I heard that Wooster Community Hospital has their own garden at the north end of Wooster. What is it used for?

GreenPoint Garden was established in 2008 as a way for WCH to continue expanding its mission on promoting community wellness. GreenPoint is located on Friendsville Road just ¼ mile north of our HealthPoint facility. The garden is a way for WCH to promote healthy eating to the community and that we as a hospital have a genuine commitment to health and wellness. All produce that comes from the garden is used at the hospital in the dietary department and served to the patients during the summer months.

Volunteer Services Coordinator

Q: I just had heard that The Health and Wellness Department at Wooster Community Hospital’s HealthPoint became a Certified Medical Fitness Center through the Medical Fitness Association (MFA). What does that mean?

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 the absolute highest standards in the industry.

Health and Wellness Supervisor

What do I need to do to sign up for a Marketplace Exchange Insurance Plan?

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 deductibles and copays than the higher premium plans.  However, the higher premium plans have lower per-visit copays or deductibles.

Revenue Cycle Manager

What are the benefits of the new MRI at Wooster Community Hospital?

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 compliance and comfort is the open architecture design which provides the patient with a wider space environment to accommodate patients more comfortably.

Imaging Services Manager

I am 30 years old and have been an avid runner for the past 13 years. Unfortunately excessive exercise has left me with chronic knee pain. I fear a knee replacement is in

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, osteochondral allograft transplant and autologous chondrocyte implantation. These techniques are used to relieve common knee cartilage problems as naturally as possible without requiring a full knee replacement.

Orthopaedic Surgeon

My doctor warned me about my high blood pressure and cholesterol levels and I'm worried about developing heart disease. Will I have to end up getting heart surgery?

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.


Q: How do I pick the best toys to help my child grow and learn?

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 children. When choosing toys try to buy items that need to be manipulated in some way and do more than one thing. If not, the toy becomes boring very quickly.  Also, think about where the toy is made and what materials were used.

Occupational Therapist at HealthPoint

Q: My husband is in the hospital and the doctor ordered the Medical Social Worker to work with us. What does a Medical Social Worker do?

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 health and well-being of the patient.  Social Workers also play a significant role in helping to arrange for appropriate care after patients leave the hospital.

Licensed Social Worker

Q. When I need a prescription filled I usually go to the nearest pharmacy but my doctor is encouraging me to use only one. How do I choose which pharmacy to use?

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 understanding and preventing medication errors, routinely reports cases where speaking with a pharmacist could prevent medication errors.

Pharmacy Manager