Wooster Community Hospital
In January 2013 Wooster Community Hospital will open a brand new concept for our community, the Transitional Care Unit, or TCU.
The hospital now will provide a full spectrum of rehabilitative services -- a continuity of care designed to help individuals recover and, according to their needs, to make the best possible transition to independent living, home and work.
Leadership Wooster's 2012-2013 Class visited Wooster Community Hospital as part of the group's "Health and Wellness Day" on December 5th. The hospital provided breakfast to the 35 class participants, which was followed by a presentation from Wooster Community Hospital CEO Bill Sheron on healthcare reform, Medicare and Medicaid, commercial insurance, and the financial impact healthcare has on our nation and our community.
Attention 2013 BSN graduates, did you know Wooster Community Hospital has a scholarship program available? Wooster Community Hospital is offering up to $6,000 in expenses for your senior year in return for a service commitment. If you would like more information about the scholarship program please contact Loraine Frank-Lightfoot via email at: email@example.com or by calling 330.263.8137. The deadline for application submissions is December 31, 2012.
Friday the 13th. To most people, it’s an unlucky number. But to Kim Winters, it will go down in infamy as the day she got the early medical diagnosis that she credits with “saving her life.” Winters is familiar with overpowering adversity. Perhaps her greatest accomplishment in life has been raising her daughter and seeing her graduate from college.
Volunteers are needed for several workdays at Wooster Community Hospital’s GreenPoint Garden. The first is a strawberry planting session on April 14th. We also need people to weed and do general gardening on your own schedule. Or, if you can commit half a day a week please join our jolly harvest crew. Just want an opportunity to commune with nature? Come with us – it’s all about “naturally” building a healthy community.
The Diabetes Support Group at Wooster Community Hospital will host the free program “The Toll Anger Can Take When Dealing With Diabetes” in the hospital auditorium on Monday, April 16th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.
The Step-by-Step Stroke Support Group at Wooster Community Hospital will host the free program “Community Resources for Caregivers” in the hospital auditorium on Tuesday, April 10th, from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
The public is invited to attend and hear speaker Michelle Krieg speak about community resources available to caregivers in our area. Join with others recovering from stroke, as well as family members of those who have been affected by stroke.
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has awarded the Wooster Community Hospital Cancer Program its “Outstanding Achievement Award.” The WCH Cancer Program was previously awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the CoC, but the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA) recognizes the program further.
"We Count On You. I believe it was Albert Einstein who said, "Everything that can be counted does not necessarily count; everything that counts cannot necessarily be counted.” Although Einstein was right, we still do a lot of counting at Wooster Community Hospital (WCH). In part, our counting is a reflection of one of our Board member’s favorite adages - if you can’t count (measure) it, you can’t improve it. We are committed to improving what we do and demonstrating this improvement to our patients and customers.