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  • Due to the high incidence of flu, Wooster Community Hospital requests your cooperation with the following:   Don’t visit a patient if you have flu-like symptoms (fever with cough, sore throat, nasal congestion, headache, fatigue, body aches, vomiting or diarrhea) Please take precautions to prevent the spread of flu: Wash your hands frequently Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze Thank you for your cooperation as we strive to protect and care for our patients and visitors.
  • IAC Accreditation for Echocardiography
    Wooster Community Hospital has been granted a three-year term of accreditation in Echocardiography in the area of Adult Transthoracic, Adult Transesophageal and Adult Stress by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC).   According to the IAC, “Accreditation by the IAC means that Wooster Community Hospital has undergone a thorough review of its operational and technical components by a panel of experts.  The IAC grants accreditation only to those facilities that are found to be providing quality patient care, in compliance with national...
  • Diabetes Care at Wooster Community Hospital
    “Nearly 26 million Americans suffer from diabetes, and a third of those don’t even realize it,” said Carol Inkrott, dietitian and certified diabetes educator at Wooster Community Hospital. Another 79 million have prediabetes, a condition that not only puts them at risk of developing full-blown diabetes but also signifies that damage to blood vessels and nerves has already begun. November is National Diabetes Month, and recently a new article appeared in the Wooster Weekly News, the Holmes Bargain Hunter, and the Wayne Bargain Hunter about...
  • Awards Brunch - Nov 16th - 11:30am
    The Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary The Awards Brunch will be held on Friday, November 16th at 11:30 a.m. in the Wooster Community Hospital Auditorium. Tickets are $12.00 per person, and you may call 330-263-8299 to register. This will be the 18th year for the awards. The Women of Achievement Award recognizes women representing a lifetime of service and excellence, and the Wooster Community Hospital Auxiliary is proud to present the 2012 Women of Achievement Award.
  • Fall Community Newsletter
    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 new catheterization procedure he might be a condidate for called radial artery catheterization.  Hostetler jumped at the chance.  "I was all over it.  Let me try it," said Hostetler. To read more...
  • Wooster Weekly News article by Lisa Amstutz
    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 this.  We hope you'll take a moment to read that article.  Just click on this link to view the Wooster Weekly News article: http://www.woosterweeklynews.com/article/20120615/HEALTH/...
  • Cleverley & Associates 5-Star Community Value Hospital
    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 performance in 4 core areas: 1. Financial viability and plant reinvestment 2. Hospital cost structure 3. Hospital charge structure 4. Hospital quality performance. The CVI suggests that a...
  • August 20th, 6-7pm
    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 ideas for exercising alone or in a group. In addition to Dawn McClure, who teaches exercise classes at Wooster Community Hospital’s HealthPoint facility, the panel will include: • Jen Carstensen...
  • HIMMS Recognizes Wooster Community Hospital
    HIMSS Analytics announced Wooster Community Hospital has achieved Stage 6 on the EMR Adoption ModelSM (EMRAM). Wooster Community Hospital (www.woosterhospital.org) is renowned for award-winning care and its wide range of services. HIMSS Analytics developed the EMR Adoption Model in 2005 as a methodology for evaluating the progress and impact of electronic medical record systems for hospitals in the HIMSS Analytics™ Database. Tracking their progress in completing eight stages (0-7), hospitals can review the implementation and utilization of...
  • WCH Partners with Local Roots for Good Agricultural Practices Training
    Wooster Community Hospital and Local Roots have joined together to promote safe food handling. Good Agricultural Practices (GAP) are used to reduce risk on farms. Microbial contamination can happen anywhere from farm to fork. On the farm, contamination sources vary from animals, water, soil, and above all humans. Local Roots will host a GAP training on Monday, June 25th from 6 to 9pm. The 3 hour training program will be taught by Ohio State University Extension Agents and will help you determine if you should have your farm GAP certified....

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