12 weeks 6 days ago

A: Wooster Community Hospital has always been an industry leader when it comes to promoting its community’s health and well-being.  This includes encouraging sound nutritional choices, partaking in regular exercise, and living an overall healthy lifestyle.  Becoming a Certified Medical Fitness Center is a seal of approval that the department meets...

12 weeks 6 days ago

A:  This is a question that we hear on a rather frequent basis. Our response is as follows: The patient always has the right to choose where they receive their care. This is clearly stated in Medicare policy and rules, for example.

18 weeks 5 days ago

The Health Insurance Marketplace Exchange (Marketplace) is a new way to help you obtain the health insurance that you need at hopefully an affordable price. When using the Marketplace, you will be required to provide certain information about your income and the size of your household to calculate your monthly premium. The lower priced premium plans have higher...

18 weeks 5 days ago

WCH has recently installed a new Magnetic Resonance Imaging machine, also known simply as MRI. An MRI is a test that uses a magnetic field and pulses of radio wave energy to generate pictures of the inside of your body.  This new machine offers many great benefits for WCH patients. The scanner first allows for faster scan times. Another feature improving patient...

18 weeks 5 days ago

If you are having any joint pain in your knees, it is important to seek medical attention from your doctor. If you are under the age of 40 then you may be a candidate for a form of knee preservation surgery known as cartilage restoration. Cartilage restoration consists of multiple surgical techniques to include microfracture, osteochondral autograft transplant,...

18 weeks 5 days ago

Some of the most life threatening diseases deal with the heart and it is essential to have an annual exam where your doctor can check your blood pressure and cholesterol levels.  Having abnormally high blood pressure and cholesterol can be a sign of heart disease and simple management through general cardiology has been shown to help prevent heart attacks.

 by Jessica Glenbocki OTR/L, MOT
51 weeks 4 days ago

A:  Though it may seem gift buying is all about satisfying an “I want,” the truth is there’s more to buying toys than being on top of the latest kid trend. Toys that allow your child to develop fine and gross motor skills, motivate them to explore their environment, and learn sharing and turn taking skills are important for all...

Sherri Atanasov, Licensed Social Worker
1 year 1 week ago

A:  Medical Social Workers assist patients and families to cope with psychological and social problems that they may encounter when faced with an illness, hospitalization and medical treatment.  A medical Social Worker performs a comprehensive assessment of a patient’s social, emotional, environmental, financial, and support needs, which may affect the...

1 year 2 weeks ago

A.  Developing a relationship with your pharmacist is important because aside from accurately dispensing your prescriptions, the most important thing that a pharmacy or pharmacist can offer to you is information.  The Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP), a non-profit organization recognized world-wide as the premier education resource for...

Diane Rowe, BSN, RN, CDE
1 year 3 weeks ago

Many people feel anxious and confused when they hear they have diabetes.  They start reading about it in brochures, books and on websites. Family, friends and neighbors offer advice.  All these opinions may leave them more confused. 

Here are some truths about diabetes: