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  • 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...
  • Patient Navigators at Wooster Community Hospital
    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-assist-patients-with-chronic-illness 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...
  • Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit Receives CARF Accreditation
    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 accreditation, which is the highest level of accreditation given. CARF Accreditation attests that Inpatient Rehabilitation services are of the highest quality with a demonstration of...
  • 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...
  • Now at Wooster Community Hospital
    Wooster Community Hospital is pleased to announce that Mark Tereletsky, DO, MS, FACOI, has chosen to join the Wooster Hospitalist Group, and will serve as a Hospitalist, caring for patients who are in Wooster Community Hospital. Wooster Community Hospital has hospitalists working in the hospital at all times. Dr. Tereletsky is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, having completed his medical degree at the Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine, and his Internal Medicine Residency at the Flint Osteopathic Hospital in Flint, Michigan, and has...
  • 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....
  • Diabetes on Vacation - Eat Well, Travel Well - June 18th, 6-7 p.m.
    The Diabetes Support Group at Wooster Community Hospital will host the free program “Diabetes on Vacation – Eat Well, Travel Well” in the hospital auditorium on Monday, June 18th, from 6:00-7:00 p.m. As we enter the summer, our vacation and travel plans can make managing diabetes more difficult. It is possible to eat well and travel well with diabetes, however. Join us as Carol Inkrott, RD, LD, Certified Diabetes Educator shares tips and lessons with us. Bring your own ideas and suggestions, and be prepared to share and learn together!...
  • Erin Bender Ransom Joins HealthPoint staff
    Wooster Community Hospital’s HealthPoint facility is pleased to announce the addition of Erin Bender Ransom, DPT, to the HealthPoint staff. Erin Bender Ransom is a Wooster High School graduate who received her Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science from Kent State University in 2007, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 2010. Bender Ransom says, “I enjoyed growing up in Wooster and we look forward to coming back to join the community and raise our family here.” She will use her expertise to treat...
  • Cancer Program Receives Award
    This week, the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) presented Wooster Community Hospital with the “Outstanding Achievement Award" trophy. The WCH Cancer Program was previously awarded Accreditation with Commendation by the CoC, and was notified that it had been awareded the Outstanding Achievement Award (OAA), which recognizes the program further. According to the CoC, “The award is granted to facilities that demonstrate a Commendation level of compliance with seven standards that represent six areas of cancer program...

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