With the aide of computer processing, images are created showing organs, vessels, and body tissues with great clarity. Wooster Community Hospital uses state-of-the-art technology with our new 64 slice CT scanner. In addition to the high speed and quality images produced by the scanner, new cardiac studies, vessel analysis, and three-dimensional reconstructions can also be performed.
The Progressive Care Unit (PCU) at Wooster Community Hospital is a specialized medical surgical and cardiac unit with private one-bed rooms. This unit was designed to provide our patients and their families with state of the art care, while ensuring privacy and comfort.
Our specialized equipment and unit design allows us to care for patients that require cardiac monitoring, blood pressure readings, specialized catheter readings, and patients who require a higher level of nursing care without having to move them to the Intensive Care Unit. For patients requiring breathing therapy, the Progressive Care Unit has specialized equipment readily available. Our state of the art equipment and specially trained nursing staff allows us to provide compassionate, quality care in a healing setting.
- All Registered Nurses working in the Progressive Care Unit are trained in advanced cardiac life support techniques.
Wooster Community Hospital offers Digital Mammography as a screening tool for the detection of breast diseases in women. As early detection is the best protection. Digital Mammography is capable of detecting cancer one to three years before the development of a lump or the production of any symptoms.
Women with dense breasts are more easily imaged with digital mammography because of the ability to manipulate the images without additional exposures to the patient. Without the need of conventional film processing patients wait time is dramatically decreased. Also with digital mammography the radiation dosage to the patient is decreased by 1/4 per exposure compared to film screen mammography.
Digital mammography also utilizes computer aided detection (CAD) which is an additional reading tool used to interpret the digital films. It is like having a second set of eyes for the Radiologist. It helps the Radiologist by highlighting areas in the breast that may indicate a need for further review.
At Wooster Community Hospital, we can treat and test for common problems in our accredited Sleep Disorders Center. Sleep is a natural, and very vital part of our daily routine. It promotes good health, is soothing to the mind, and enables everyone to be productive in work and play. However, more than 25% of Americans suffer from excessive daytime sleepiness from chronic sleep disorders. Sleep disorders can negatively affect the immune system, personality, work performance, lead to serious or fatal health problems including heart disease and high blood pressure.
Anyone who suffers from excessive daytime sleepiness, has trouble falling asleep, maintaining sleep, or disturbs the sleep of others by snoring loudly is a candidate for a sleep evaluation. Common problems include sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, muscle spasms during sleep, and narcolepsy. Accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine assures quality care for patients with sleep disorders. A physician’s referral is necessary for evaluation.
The Laboratory at Wooster Community Hospital is a full service laboratory licensed by the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CLIA) and accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). WCH Laboratory uses state of the art equipment to perform over one million individual test determinations annually on inpatients, outpatients, Emergency Department patients, and nursing home patients. Routine and emergency testing is performed on a 24 hour basis in Chemistry, Hematology, Microbiology, Transfusion Services, and Anatomic Pathology
The Vascular Laboratory at Wooster Community Hospital provides blood flow evaluations on the veins and arteries of the legs, arms, and neck. Testing is performed using ultrasound and Doppler equipment that produces images of blood vessels as well as blood flow information.
All examinations are performed by registered and experienced Vascular Technologists who work with highly trained Vascular Surgeons to provide accurate and diagnostic information that assists the doctor patients have been referred to in treating patients with disorders of the circulatory system.
Wooster Community Hospital and HealthPoint offer the service of Ultrasound, or Sonography. This technology is a valuable imaging tool that uses sound waves (and no radiation) to view images of the body. Ultrasound can evaluate many of the body's internal organs, as well as allow observation of unborn babies.
Some Ultrasound exams, such as those for blood vessels and the heart, can be captured in real time. This provides an actual recording of information for the physician to review. Other organs and unborn children are best evaluated with a sequence of still pictures taken during the examination.
With the aide of computer processing images are created showing organs, vessels, and body tissues with great clarity. Wooster Community Hospital uses state-of-the-art technology with our 64-slice CT scanner. In addition to the high speed and quality images produced by the scanner, new cardiac studies, vessel analysis, and 3-D reconstructions can also be performed.
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a noninvasive, state-of-the-art technology utilizing a magnetic field and radio waves to produce detailed images of the inside of the human body without the use of radiation.
Bone Densitometry is an X-Ray procedure that measures bone loss due to bone disease. Bone Densitometry measurement is simple, safe, noninvasive, and painless. It is used most often to diagnose Osteoporosis, which is the loss of bone mass.
With the use of special software, the WCH Bone Densitometry Scan can access the stability of any spine fractures related to loss of bone mass. This information will help your doctor determine if there is a need to take certain steps in protecting bone health.