The Joint Center at Wooster Community Hospital has again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval™ for Knee and Hip Replacement by demonstrating compliance with The Joint Commission’s national standards for health care quality and safety in disease-specific care. The certification award recognizes Wooster Community Hospital’s dedication to continuous compliance with The Joint Commission’s state-of-the-art standards.
Joint Commission certification is a rigorous process requiring a facility to meet numerous criteria and host an on-...
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 Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at Wooster Community Hospital is the only AACVPR certified program in Wayne, Holmes, Medina, and Ashland counties. The Wooster Community Hospital program...
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.
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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:
You may also read an article that recently appeared in the Wooster Weekly News, Holmes Bargain Hunter, and Wayne Bargain Hunter here:
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:
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 several years, Wooster Community Hospital has established itself as a leader in quality of care, leading technology, and has brought numerous new healthcare services to the community...
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 Thomson-Reuters as one of the Top 100 Hospitals for three consecutive years. During her tenure she has developed and implemented a nursing philosophy and practice model, shared...
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...
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...
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:
For further information, visit the "Patient Care Navigator" section of this website, which can be found under "Your Visit" in the menu at the top...