News

Pulmonary Rehab program receives recertification
Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 7:02am
Wooster Community Hospital's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program was recently recertified by the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR). Successful certification requires a rigorous review of all aspects of the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program and compliance with the association's stringent standards of care in each area. The...
Fall Community Newsletter
Friday, September 7, 2012 - 7:18am
Philip Hostetler likes to joke that heart catheterizations "run in the family."  After all, his grandfather, father and brother have all undergone this procedure.  So it didn't come as a complete surprise when, after experiencing some heart arrhythmia this spring, his cardiologist ordered one for him as well. Dr. Cyril Ofori mentioned there was a...
Drs. Proano and Peabody will be performing Robotic Assisted Surgery at WCH
Monday, August 27, 2012 - 9:35am
Wooster Community Hospital is pleased to announce the addition of Robotic Assisted Surgery technology for a selected group of surgical procedures.  Read the Daily Record article about these new procedures at this link: http://www.the-daily-record.com/local%20news/2012/08/27/the-robot-team-established-at-wooster-community-hospital-will-perform-the-first-surgeries-in-...
Wooster Weekly News article by Lisa Amstutz
Friday, August 24, 2012 - 9:52am
Wooster Community Hospital cares about your safety just as much as we care about providing you with the best care.  That's why we added software that reduces the dose of radiation from your imaging tests here.  In a recent article in the Wooster Weekly News, writer Lisa Amstutz highlighted the benefits to patients and described why your hospital chose to do...
The Studer Group
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 - 8:48am
Wooster Community Hospital has partnered with The Studer Group to continue to assess its performance and strive to achieve excellence in every area.  The Studer Group works with over 800 healthcare organizations in the U.S. and beyond, teaching them how to achieve, sustain, and accelerate exceptional clinical, operational, and financial outcomes.  Over the past...
Loraine Frank-Lightfoot, MSN, MBA, Director of Patient Services
Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 7:34am
Wooster Community Hospital is proud to announce that its Director of Patient Services, Loraine Frank-Lightfoot, BSN, MBA, has been chosen as one of 20 recipients across the nation by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Executive Nurse Fellows program. At WCH, she is responsible for directing nursing practice and patient services for a hospital that has been recognized by...
Cleverley & Associates 5-Star Community Value Hospital
Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 10:20am
Wooster Community Hospital has again been named a Community Value 5-StarTM Hospital by Cleverley & Associates for the 7th consecutive year, and the 8th out of the last 9 years. The Community Value Index (CVI) was created to provide a measure of the value that a hospital provides to its community. The CVI is composed of 10 measures that assess a hospital’s...
August 20th, 6-7pm
Monday, August 6, 2012 - 9:38am
The Diabetes Support Group at Wooster Community Hospital will host the free program “Diabetes in Motion – Exercise Options Near You” in the hospital auditorium on Monday, August 20th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. A panel of exercise specialists from our area will discuss walking and biking paths, Silver Sneakers, options for those with physical limitations, and...
Patient Navigators at Wooster Community Hospital
Monday, July 30, 2012 - 12:12pm
The Daily Record ran an article on Sunday, July 29th, which featured Polly Johnson, Patient Navigator, and the new services she and Susan Van Sickle, RN, are providing to patients and their families.  You can read more in this link: http://www.the-daily-record.com/health/2012/07/29/polly-johnson-was-named-wooster-community-hospital-s-patient-navigator-as-a-way-to-...
Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Receives CARF Accreditation
Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 10:45am
Wooster Community Hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit has been granted Accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). On April 26-27th, representatives of CARF performed an on-site accreditation survey of the hospital’s Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. The hospital was just notified that it has been granted a three-year...