The Cardiac Rehabilitation program uses exercise and education to help cardiac patients once again enjoy activities they consider important to a high quality of life. The program offers Phase 2 and Phase 3 cardiac rehabilitation.
- Patients entering Phase 2 cardiac rehab undergo a detailed assessment and orientation prior to starting the program. A doctor's referral is required. Nurses and an exercise physiologist closely supervise and monitor the group exercise sessions monitoring heart rate and heart rhythms. Blood pressure is also checked. The exercise sessions take place three times per week and normally continue for 12 weeks. Exercise levels are adjusted individually as patients progress through the program. The facility includes a variety of exercise machines. Patients and family members are encouraged to attend classes about healthy lifestyles. At the end of Phase 2 each patient is given an exercise prescription for home exercise to that physical fitness levels can be maintained. Medicare and most commercial insurers cover the cost of the Phase 2 program.
- Phase 3 of cardiac rehabilitation is an exercise maintenance program for those who want to continue exercising in a clinically supervised setting. Participants use the same equipment they used in Phase 2, but no longer wear a heart monitor.
- Education about heart disease is also an important part of the rehabilitation process at Wooster Community Hospital. Patients and their families are given information on a wide variety of topics, all of which are related to recovering from heart disease and preventing future heart disease. Topics include the anatomy and physiology of the heart, cardiac medications, and risk factors associated with heart disease. This education begins while the patient is still in the hospital and is expanded greatly in the outpatient Phase 2 Cardiac Rehabilitation Program. An individual's risk factors are identified early on and strategies for reducing them are outlined.
- Lifestyle changes such as quitting smoking, losing weight, increasing physical activity levels, controlling blood pressure and reducing blood cholesterol levels can reduce the risk of future heart disease. All participants in the Phase 2 program are referred to a clinical dietitian for advice on healthy eating.
The goal of the Transitional Care Unit will be to help people get past the hurdles of recovery and back to their lives, work, family, and independent living. Patients may stay a few days or several weeks, depending on their needs.
Our goal is to help patients get back to life, family and friends as quickly as possible. Working with each patient and their family, the team designs a highly individualized treatment plan which focuses on potential, not on limitations. This progressive approach strives to meet the needs of everyone involved in the rehabilitation process, including the patients and their loved ones. Some illnesses or events that may require inpatient rehabilitation include stroke, hip fracture, amputation, neurological disorders (multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's Disease, muscular dystrophy, etc.), rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, and others as recommended by your doctor.
The Women's Pavilion Obstetrical Unit was designed with Family-Centered Maternity Care in mind. Wooster Community Hospital would like to make your birthing experience as stress-free as possible. A patient resource room provides a place where new mothers have the opportunity to meet with a lactation specialist to obtain assistance with educational enquiries and breastfeeding.
The dedicated staff have received advanced and ongoing education to remain current in the care of mother and baby during their stay. Come to Wooster Community Hospital and make your birthing experience a special one!
Many expecting mothers and even fathers get involved with a Breastfeeding Class so they can prepare and achieve a memorable experience with their newborn. At Wooster Community Hospital you will receive instruction by a certified Lactation Consultant, you will find out where to get help if you need it, and you cover the basics of breastfeeding and more. This class is held on Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00pm.
This class is part of the fourth week of the Childbirth Preparation class but is also available to be taken on it's own.
At Wooster Community Hospital, we believe each birth is unique and special. As you prepare for the upcoming birth of your baby, we invite you to participate in our series of educational programs designed to enhance your childbirth experience. The classes are taught by an expert registered nurse who is certified in childbirth education. A variety of classes have been created to offer you flexibility and convenience.
For the benefit of our community, Wooster Community Hospital has developed a superior blood flow screening to identify potential risk factors associated with the onset of a stroke, peripheral arterial disease and abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Through our low cost blood flow screening, you can discover potential treatment before your health has been jeopardized. Screenings are done by professional staff employed by the hospital and live in this community. Results are sent to the patient within five working days. You do not need a doctor’s order for this test. Anyone can schedule this for themselves. The cost is $99/person. Ask about our Senior Partner discount.
Wooster Community Hospital offers general and diagnostic x-ray service on both an inpatient and outpatient basis. General X-rays are offered 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at the hospital; however, diagnostic studies require scheduling in advance.
General X-rays help to diagnose:
- Injuries to bones and joints such as fractures
- Diseases of the chest and abdomen, such as pneumonia, congestive heart failure, and abnormalities of the lungs, heart and large vessels
- Diagnostic X-rays are used in:
- Gastrointestinal Studies
- An upper GI series uses x rays to help diagnose problems of the upper GI tract, which includes the esophagus, stomach, and the first part of the small intestine.
Urinary Studies to evaluate:
- Function of the bladder and other tissues
- Microbial infection and inflammation of the urinary tract
- Normal and abnormal development of the upper and lower urinary tract
The X-ray Department at the Milltown Professional Building is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for your convenience.
The Imaging Services Department of Wooster Community Hospital provides diagnostic testing in all areas of Radiology. Each modality has state licensed and registered technologists. Our service area includes Wayne and surrounding counties, therefore we offer services at several locations for convenience. Our radiology services include:
- MRI (Open and Closed)
- Digital Mammography
- CT Scans
- PET/CT Scans
- Bone Density
- Nuclear Medicine
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At Wooster Community Hospital, we combine a variety of services, including Occupational Therapy, Medication Management, Nutritional Counseling, Physical Therapy, and Interventional Procedures, to provide Pain Management services. These different types of services help to free you from pain and allow you to be active again.
The types of pain we can help with range from back pain, cancer pain, headaches, or even abdominal pain and more.
We treat your pain through a range of appropriate therapies and treatments, including:
- Interventional Pain Management Procedures
- Spinal Cord Stimulators
- Pain Pumps
- Disc Decompression
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Nutrition Counseling
- Medical Management
- Neurological Evaluations
- and more