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  • 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.
  • New Article in the news
    Robotic Assisted Surgery became an option at Wooster Community Hospital last this summer.  Several surgeons are now offering robotic assisted procedures to their patients for particular procedures.  Recently, a new article appeared in the Wooster Weekly News, the Holmes Bargain Hunter, and the Wayne Bargain Hunter about the hospital's Robotic Assisted Surgery program. You can read that article in its entirety at this link: http://www.woosterweeklynews.com/article/20121015/NEWS/710159932/-1/wwn36 And then, for more information you can visit our...
  • WCH again Accredited for Knee and Hip Replacement
    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-...
  • Pulmonary Rehab program receives recertification
    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...
  • 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...
  • Drs. Proano and Peabody will be performing Robotic Assisted Surgery at WCH
    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-wayne-county-with-new-surgical-robot-arms You may also read an article that recently appeared in the Wooster Weekly News, Holmes Bargain Hunter, and Wayne Bargain Hunter here: http...
  • 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/...
  • The Studer Group
    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...
  • Loraine Frank-Lightfoot, MSN, MBA, Director of Patient Services
    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...
  • 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...

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