My Story

  • Darell Barnes chose the Wooster Community Hospital OSU Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Center's Dr. Michael Todd to perform his shoulder replacement surgery in early 2015.
  • Wikipedia defines a perfect storm as “a confluence of events which leads to drastic changes” and usually refers to weather. Joe Stoll’s version of “a perfect storm” involves a series of events which led to drastic changes in his life and subsequently the lives of his family. This is Joe’s story: I knew it was time for a change when I couldn’t get out of bed in the morning without terrible pain in...
  • Paul has been coming to HealthPoint for over ten years. In 2008, Paul received a hip replacement surgery and continued to come to HealthPoint for physical therapy as well as routine exercise. Paul continues to enjoy his experience at HealthPoint day in and day out.
  • Aside from a little arthritis and some seasonal allergies, Mick Real was “healthy as a horse” for his entire 58 years.   January changed everything.   “I discovered I had the most aggressive form of prostate cancer,” Mick relates. “After the initial shock, I just surrendered it all to God. I prayed it would be as easy on (my wife) Nancy as possible.”   By April 1, Mick was well on the way to...
  • On Sunday evening, October 6, 2013, Seth Danso was at home in Accra, Ghana, when he found himself suddenly breathless. Little did he realize that just ten days later he’d be a patient of Dr. Cyril Ofori at Wooster Community Hospital. Mr. Danso was feeling very uncomfortable that evening when he happened to receive a phone call from a local friend. “I could hardly talk to him. He inquired what was...
  • Repeat customers will be the first to tell you that the Wooster Community Hospital’s new advanced technology MRI is a faster, more pleasant experience.   “This thing is amazing,” says James Herbert of the new machine, and he’s just as enthusiastic about the technologist. “I’ve told several people, ‘You don’t have to panic, because they’re so good about explaining it. They’re right there...I...
  • On the night of October 15, 2013, little did Jim Jones know that the Emergency Room (ER) trip that he and his wife, Diane, were about to make would have a different ending than they expected.   The two came in to the ER at Wooster Community Hospital after noticing that Jim’s tongue had started to swell on one side. They decided to make a trip thinking they would just be given something to reduce...
  • Bob Kruse likes to claim that his mother was an angel. “She knew I’d never be one, so she taught me how to spot them,” he said. And these days he’s seeing them“everywhere.”   Since a 2008 vehicle accident left him with a crushed ankle and pelvis, Kruse said, “angels”have been walking with him through the rehabilitation process.   After a series of surgeries to fuse his ankle bone and rebuild his...
  • Baby boy Grant Lucas Ziegler was born at WCH at 8:15am on September 6, 2013, to parents Leigh Ann and Luke Ziegler. The couple was impressed with the entire staff’s commitment to family inclusiveness and family–centered care during their hospital stay. In Leigh Ann’s words: “From the moment we arrived at 7am we knew we were expected and we had the secure feeling that they were so ready for us....
  • Nancee Morgan knew for a long time that she needed a right knee replacement but, as she said, “I tried everything else to ease my knee pain and nothing worked.” On July 15th the surgical procedure was done and Nancee was on her way to the Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit for recovery and several days of intensive physical and occupational therapy before discharge. Things, however, did not go exactly...

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