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- Your Ask A Doc Questions Continued

It’s important to be an active participant in your health. Knowing what to look for in the case of concussion or stoke may save your life!

Concussion

The Center for Disease Control has estimated that 1.6 to 3.8 million concussions occur each year. While this number is large, thankfully concussion education and training is also on the rise. Being proactive can help reduce your risk and improve recovery outcomes from injury.

Q: What are common concussion symptoms?

A: If you suspect a concussion, common symptoms to look for include persistent headaches, memory lapses, inattention, and excessive fatigue. If you or a loved one are experiencing these symptoms, you should seek medical attention.


 

Q: How long should I wait until after a concussion before returning to normal activity?

A: The time to return to normal activity depends on the severity of the concussion. It is important that you be evaluated by your family physician first, who may determine if referral to a neurologist is needed. Either your family physician or that neurologist would determine, based upon your evaluation, when it would be appropriate to return to normal activities.

Any suspected head injury or concussion needs prompt attention from a medical professional. If you suspect concussion, call your primary care physician or visit Memorial Hospital of Union County’s Urgent Care or Emergency Room.


 

 

Stroke

When a stroke occurs, even a few lost minutes can make a significant difference in preserving or losing brain function. It’s critical to take fast action and begin the delivery of clinical care as soon as possible. In addition to knowing the signs of stroke and acting FAST (Facial drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty; Time to call 9-1-1), you should also know how to reduce your risk of stroke.

Stroke Risk Factors:

  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Obesity
  • Diabetes
  • Alcohol consumption
  • Tobacco use
  • Circulation problems

Q: I’m in my mid-thirties and take hormonal birth control pills for family planning. I keep hearing that this can increase my risk of stroke, especially if I’m a smoker. How is this related?

A: Nicotine and some oral contraceptives, particularly those with higher estrogen content, increase stroke risk by increasing the risk of clotting and causing an inflammatory response to the vessels in the brain. Talk with your OB/GYN and family physician if you have these concerns, to discuss the best choice for you and your personal health history.


 

 

Q: Is taking aspirin each day still considered a good preventive measure for stroke?

A: It is best to speak to your family physician about your individual need for aspirin because just as with any medication there are risks and benefits to consider.

The Stroke Collaborative between Memorial Hospital of Union County and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center offers a new, one-of-a-kind telemedicine robot to deliver advanced stroke care faster than ever before. Anytime a patient is suspected of suffering a stroke, a “stroke alert” will be activated at both Ohio State and Memorial, to mobilize a team of stroke experts who are united through an advanced telemedicine robot, RP-VITA™. This leading-edge technology is the first FDA-cleared telemedicine robot that combines state-of-the-art telecommunications and AutoDrive technology.

The RP-VITA’s high definition video equipment allows stroke care specialists at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center to virtually be at the patient’s bedside from the moment they come in the door at Memorial Hospital, asking the patient questions and working alongside Memorial’s stroke team in starting tPA, a lifesaving blood clot busting treatment, and following established stroke care protocols.

Both organizations are excited about expanding the critical, lifesaving care available locally. While some patients may still require transport for advanced critical care, many will be able to remain close to home for their treatment and recovery. Not only does this offer familiarity to the patient, it also allows Memorial Hospital to work closely with the patient’s primary care physician and help coordinate the rehabilitation process that follows treatment.


 

Do you have a medical question you’d like the answer to? Send any questions to askadoc@memorialhosp.org . While there is no guarantee that your question will be selected, those questions that are chosen will be answered in the next magazine edition. We will not print your name or personal information, only the question submitted.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Uncategorised Thu, 13 Jun 2013 21:28:25 +0000
More Easy Ways to Boost Your RDA http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/9-uncategorised/235-rda http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/9-uncategorised/235-rda

spaghettiSpaghetti

An easy weeknight meal, pasta prepared with red sauce offers the benefits of vitamins and lycopene that come from tomatoes, but using a prepackaged sauce can introduce extra sugar and salt.

Try this: Steam veggies such as carrots, zucchini, and bell peppers and puree with tomatoes for a tasty, nutrient-rich sauce to serve over whole-wheat pasta.

 

Turkey Sandwich

Turkey is often the lunchmeat of choice for those attempting a healthy diet since it is low in calories and fat but high in protein, B vitamins, and amino acids. But if you pair turkey with white bread, lettuce and American cheese, you could be missing out on a simple, nutritious lunch!

Try this: Use fresh-sliced turkey from the deli rather than prepackaged meat, which can have high amounts of sodium. For a healthful twist, make your sandwich with whole-wheat bread or pita, low-fat Brie, and slices of green apples.

 

Super “Gyro”

The gyro sandwich, often made with lamb and a rich sauce, is a favorite among fans of Mediterranean food. Between the sauce and the red meat, however, it can be high in calories and fat.

Try this: Stuff a whole-grain pita pocket with bright green Romaine lettuce, sliced cucumber, red and green peppers, red onion, chickpeas and any other veggies you enjoy. Top with crumbled, low-fat feta cheese, lemon juice, olive oil, and spices such as oregano or parsley.

 

Guacamole

This tasty, avocado-based spread is great on sandwiches or with a handful of whole-grain chips. Though avocados offer healthy fats, they are also a bit high in calories, leaving many healthy eaters cautious about enjoying the fruit.

Try this: Blend one part avocado with one part green peas, along with olive oil, lime juice, garlic, cilantro, and green onions to achieve a tasty, creamy blend with fewer calories and more protein.

 

Pizza

A cheesy, thick-crust pizza topped with pepperonis and sausage…yummy, perhaps, but not the healthiest meal.

Try this: Use whole-wheat dough to create a thin crust, topping with some of the veggie-rich red sauce mentioned above, and low-fat mozzarella, broccoli florets, Roma tomatoes, mushrooms, and any of your other favorite veggies—cook on a pizza stone in the oven or on the grill.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Uncategorised Thu, 24 Mar 2011 00:39:17 +0000
Contact Us http://memorialhosp.org/contact-us http://memorialhosp.org/contact-us

Memorial Hospital of Union County

500 London Avenue
Marysville, Ohio 43040
(937) 644-6115
(800) 686-4677

 

Admitting
Patient Access: (937) 644-6115
Surgery Admissions: (937) 578-2476

Billing and Payment
(937) 578-2708

Central Scheduling
(937) 578-2020

Customer Service
If you have a concern about your care or treatment plan, you are encouraged to contact the Customer Service Department at (937) 578-2355 or by e-mail at  customerservice@memorialhosp.org.

Should you want to contact our accreditation body for unresolved issues click here.

Emergency
(937) 578-2402

Gift Shop
(937) 578-2364

Media Relations
(937) 578-2573

Medical Records / Health information Management
(937) 578-2365

Physician or Service Referral
(937) 578-2320

Social Services / Case Management
(937) 578-2332

Volunteer Services
(937) 578-2360

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) About Tue, 23 Aug 2011 21:00:25 +0000
About Us http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us

Living. Loving. Serving.

Serving at Memorial Hospital is as much a life choice as a career one. We love working here. We love living here. And we love serving here.

As such, our values are different, our approach is unique, and our commitment to community is foremost. We have a simple philosophy: If you have to go to the hospital, this is the one you want to go to. As friendly as we are competent. As personal as we are professional. That’s the way we live. That’s the way we serve.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) About Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:29:03 +0000
Fast Facts http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/fast-facts http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/fast-facts

Our vital signs.

For those who want just the facts, here’s a quick overview of Memorial Hospital—who we are, who we serve, and other vital statistics you should know.

Founded March 1952.

A not-for-profit community hospital serving Union and five surrounding counties—primary service area of 65,000 individuals.

  • Union County population: 40,909 (2000 Census)
  • Marysville City population: 15,932 (2000 Census)

Inpatient distribution by County

  • 60.7% from Union
  • 15.4% from Champaign
  • 13.6% from Logan
  • 4.1% from Madison
  • 1.4% from Hardin
  • 1.3% from Deleware
  • 1.1% from Franklin
  • 2.5% from all other counties

*Data reflects cases from Q1 and Q3 2013.

97- bed acute and primary care facility with over 30 additional service lines.

Also have operational authority over The Gables at Green Pastures, a 112-bed long-term care facility offering long- and short-term rehabilitation, skilled, intermediate, and dementia care.

Other hospital statistics include:

  • A medical staff of more than 150 physicians.
  • Over 360 adult and teen volunteers.
  • Governed by a bi-partisan eight-member Board of Trustees
  • Gross operating revenue of $177 million in 2013
  • Employees: Over 580 at Memorial Hospital and 133 at The Gables at Green Pastures

Facts from our 2013 Annual Report:

  • ER visits: 18,604
  • Babies delivered: 570
  • Lab procedures: 350,808
  • Home Health Care visits: 11,116
  • Occupational Health visits: 5,748
  • Radiology procedures: 43,354
  • Physical and Occupational therapy visits: 28,259
  • Ambulatory Care Clinic patients seen: 14,486
  • Sleep Lab studies performed: 447
  • Urgent Care visits: 17,107
  • Food and Nutrition meals served: 308,620
  • Volunteer Hours provided: 46,409

Expenses as percent of total operating expenses:

  • 42% Salaries and wages
  • 11% Supplies
  • 9% Employee benefits and taxes
  • 16% Purchases Services
  • 8% Insurance, utilities, depreciation
  • 6% Professional services
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) About Wed, 16 Mar 2011 01:03:36 +0000
Senior Leadership http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/our-team/senior-leadership http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/our-team/senior-leadership

Leadership with a heart for the community.

It’s not enough to dedicate yourself to a career. To make a difference, you have to love what you do with a passion. Even more so, you have to love the people you do it for. That’s what sets the leaders of Memorial Hospital of Union County apart. They’ve been involved in healthcare for years—either on a volunteer or professional basis. Sometimes both. They’ve studied hard. They’ve worked hard. They bring a level of excellence and expertise to our hospital that shines through not only to our staff, but to the community we serve. Every plan they make, every department they oversee, every budget they approve—it’s all done to pave the way to bring you better healthcare every day.

Click on a name below to view details.

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HubbsChipChip Hubbs

CEO/President

Chip Hubbs became President/CEO of Memorial Hospital in March 2004. Prior to arriving in Marysville, Chip served for four years as CEO of Community Memorial Hospital in Defiance County, Ohio, just outside of Fort Wayne.

Chip’s management experience spans various Senior Management positions at the Lutheran Health Network in Fort Wayne. He has worked as the Evening Administrator for the University of Chicago Hospitals. In all, Chip has worked for nine different hospitals throughout his career in every facet from groundskeeper and maintenance to intern, fellow, Evening Administrator, Executive Director, and CEO.

A graduate of Indiana University with a BS in Public Health and a Master’s degree in Health Administration, Chip earned a fellowship at the Sinai Health System in Chicago. He is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, and has received several professional acknowledgments for his work including Modern Healthcare Magazine’s Up and Comer Award in 2002, Columbus Business First’s “Forty Under 40” in September 2005, and 2013 Union County Business Leader of the Year.

Outside the hospital, Chip is Chair-Elect for the Ohio Hospital Association and was recently elected to the Board of Fairbanks Local Schools. He is past president for both the Union County Chamber of Commerce and the Union County Family YMCA. He is also a board member of the Ohio Foundation for Healthy Communities. Chip is married, has four children, and resides in Marysville.

{/slide} {slide=Spence Fisher - Executive Vice President}

FisherSpenceSpence Fisher

Executive Vice President

Joining Memorial Hospital in September of 2004, Spence Fisher leads the hospital's efforts in recruiting high-quality physicians to provide medical care to our communities and also researches and pursues opportunities for enhancements including the addition of new services and outreach locations. He also supports urgent care, pharmacy and lab operational areas.

Spence holds both his Bachelor and Master of Health Administration degrees from The Ohio State University. He has over ten years of healthcare experience including positions at Ernst & Young, LLP and OhioHealth.

He is active as a Board Member of the Community Improvement Corporation and the Union County Chamber of Commerce. Spence is married with two children.

 

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EhlersJeffJeff Ehlers

Chief Financial Officer

When it comes to managing the numbers, Memorial Hospital relies on the expertise of Jeff Ehlers who came aboard as our controller in 1997 and was appointed CFO in 1999. His responsibilities include overseeing accounting, admissions, billing, health information management, materials, and reimbursement.

Jeff came to us from Morning View Care Centers, a chain of nursing homes, where he served as the lead accountant. He was also a staff accountant for the public accounting firm of Kenneth Leventhal & Company in Columbus which is now a division of Ernst and Young.

Jeff graduated from The Ohio State University with a BSBA in Accounting, has earned his Masters in Business Administration from Urbana University, and graduated from the Union County Leadership Institute. He also has received his Certified Healthcare Finance Professional (CHFP) designation from the Healthcare Financial Management Association.

He is currently serving on the Board and Finance Committees of the Union County Family YMCA and Union County Chamber of Commerce.

{/slide} {slide=Laurie Whittington - Chief Operating Officer}

WhittingtonLaurieLaurie Whittington

Chief Operating Officer

Memorial Hospital is fortunate to have Laurie Whittington on staff for over 22 years. She served as our interim CEO during the last administration change and is currently our COO. Her long career includes 12 years as a vice president in quality, risk, and diagnostic management. She also held a supervisory position in the lab/blood bank.

Prior to joining Memorial, Laurie worked for four other healthcare facilities with experience ranging from volunteer, transport orderly, and health unit clerk to student lab secretary, laboratory services, blood bank supervisor, assistant lab director, and vice president.

Laurie is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the American Society for Clinical Pathology. She also served as an adjunct instructor in Allied Medical Professions for The Ohio State University.

Laurie graduated from Ohio State with a BS in Medical Technology. She also earned a Master’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Capella University and a certification from the American Society of Clinical Pathology.

{/slide} {slide=Robin Slattman - Chief Nursing Officer}

SlattmanRobinRobin Slattman

Chief Nursing Officer

Robin joined Memorial Hospital in December of 2006. She manages Memorial Hospital’s clinical nursing departments staffing more than 290 nursing personnel.

Before joining Memorial, Robin served Community Memorial Hospital in Hicksville, Ohio for six years as their Chief Nursing Officer and Vice President of Patient Care. She made her home in Ulysses, Kansas serving as Director of Nursing at Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital prior to that appointment. With many years working as a staff nurse in med-surg, home health, PACU and outpatient surgery in addition to management roles in home health and med-surg departments, she brings a wealth of experience and passion.

Robin is a member of the Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives and Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society. As CNO, she serves on the Ohio Hi-Point Nursing Advisory Board. Robin is a board certified nurse executive through the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She holds a Masters of Science in Management and a BSN from Indiana Wesleyan University, as well as an ADN from Northwest State Community College.

“Robin believes “successful team members make a successful organization.” She values “accountability, responsibility, consistency, and fairness.”

{/slide} {slide=Victor Trianfo - Chief Medical Officer}

TrianfoVictorVictor Trianfo, DO

Chief Medical Officer

Since joining the Medical staff of Memorial Hospital in 1999, Dr. Trianfo has held many positions within our organization including, Emergency Department Physician, Assistant Director of Emergency Medicine, Hospitalist Director, Vice President of the Medical Staff, and Physician Quality Liaison. In April 2010, he joined the Administrative team in the role of Vice President of Medical Affairs and Quality.

Dr. Trianfo is from Columbus, Ohio where he was educated by the Sisters of Notre Dame. He earned degrees in Emergency Medical Technology and Nursing from Hocking Technical College in Nelsonville, Ohio. He completed his undergraduate degree in Life Sciences from Otterbein College followed by a medical degree from Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He served his internship at Doctors Hospital of Columbus. Dr. Trianfo served as chief resident of Family Medicine at The Ohio State University where he also was an Assistant Professor of Family Medicine and Residency Director. He is Board Certified in Family Practice. Post-graduate studies include Fellowship education at Michigan State University.

Dr. Trianfo and his wife have three children and he enjoys fishing, shooting, and other outdoor activities.

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SchleeterLarryLarry Schleeter

Chief HR Officer

The newest executive to join our Senior Leadership team, Larry came aboard in 2013 to serve as Vice President of Human Resources. A seasoned veteran, he brings more than 30 years of experience and has achieved many notable accomplishments during his career, including recognition from CEO Magazine for a Super Star Award in Human Resources. He is responsible for over 750 employees at Memorial Hospital and The Gables at Green Pastures, and serves as the hospital’s liaison to its Auxiliary program.

Larry holds his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from The University of Notre Dame. He completed graduate studies in Business Administration and Human Resources at Ball State University in Indiana. He has held leadership positions in Human Resources at Frederick Memorial Healthcare System, Grant Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital, and the New Albany Surgical Hospital, along with other human resources leadership roles outside of healthcare in the central Ohio area.

Larry and his wife, Michelle, reside in Westerville. They have three children and seven grandchildren who they love to spend time with. An avid sports fan, Larry loves to golf when Ohio weather allows.

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Mareva Page

Assistant Vice President at Memorial Hospital of Union County

Since joining the Memorial Hospital team in February 2005 as the Director of Imaging Services, Mareva has taken on many responsibilities during her tenure at the hospital. In the fall of 2013, she was welcomed to the leadership team as Assistant Vice President.

She brings extensive experience of over 15 years in healthcare, particularly in the areas of strategic planning, project management, and finance. Mareva oversees the Emergency Department, Imaging Services, and Cardiovascular Services at the hospital.

Mareva is a graduate of Ohio University with a BBA in Accounting. Before coming to Memorial, she worked at another system in central Ohio serving in various roles from finance to planning and analysis. She gives back to the community serving as treasurer for the Union County Humane Society, an organization she has long volunteered for.

Mareva lives in Powell with her husband, Chris, and their daughter.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) About Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:32:59 +0000
Board of Trustees http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/our-team/board-of-trustees http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/our-team/board-of-trustees

The finger on the pulse.

Success does not come unguided. It’s planned, debated, questioned, discussed, voted on, and accounted for. This tremendous responsibility falls to the eight-member volunteer Board of Trustees who govern the path of Memorial Hospital. Made up of local business leaders, the Board ensures everything we do lives up to our responsibility to the community and each other.

Click on a name below to view details.

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Nicholas Richard (Rick) Shortell

Chairman

Rick Shortell is currently the Executive Director of the Union County Family YMCA. Previously, Rick enjoyed a 31-year career at three electric cooperatives in Virginia, North Carolina, and Ohio with the majority of those years spent at the senior management level. He was raised in the Norfolk, Virginia area and graduated with a B.S. degree from Eastern Mennonite College in 1975.

Rick has been a resident of Union County since 1991. He is married to Ruth, a Reading Recovery Specialist with Marysville Schools and graduate of Mary Baldwin College. Together, they have three children and three grandchildren. The family is very active and enjoys cycling, snowboarding and other outdoor activities.

Rick’s involvement in the community is notable. He is a past President and board member of the Union County Chamber of Commerce; Past President and board member of the Logan Union Champaign Regional Planning Commission; Past President of the Community Improvement Corporation Board; Past Chair of the Union County/Marysville Port Authority; and member of the Union County Development Fund-Board of Managers.

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{slider=Nikki Conklin - Vice-Chairman}

Nikki Conklin

Vice-Chairman

Dr. Nikki L. Conklin, Associate Professor, Emeritus of The Ohio State University joined Memorial Hospital’s Board of Trustees in 2010. Spending a lifelong career focusing on community-based adult education and youth development led her to want to give back to the community.

Nikki received her B.S., M.S., and PhD. degrees from The Ohio State University. During her career, she taught secondary education in the Marysville and Benjamin Logan Schools, served 10 years as County Extension Agent in Union County, and dedicated 17 years to administrative roles with OSU Extension. Since retirement, she has co-authored the 2nd edition of “Education Through Cooperative Extension”, a textbook used internationally to prepare Extension educators. In 2006, she retired as Associate Director, Programs, Ohio State University Extension.

A Union County resident since 1975, Nikki resides near Ostrander with her husband, Bill, a livestock and grain farmer. Their son Eric and his wife Barbara have three children and reside near Louisville, Ky. Daughter Sarah and her husband Jan Ramge have two children and live in the Marysville area. Seldom is there a day when Nikki and Bill don’t have grandchildren at their home! When not spending time with her family, Nikki is an active member of the Ostrander Presbyterian Church, where she serves as clerk and teaches Sunday school.

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{slider=Donna Burke - Secretary}

Donna Burke

Secretary

As owner and a pharmacist at Dave's Pharmacy in Marysville, Donna Burke knows both the financial and personal attention to care it takes to operate in today's changing medical environment.

Donna joined the board in 2006 with the goal of preserving and growing our independent county hospital. She also serves on the board of the Union County Board of Health, on the Business Relations committee for the hospital's Development Council, and assists the Ohio Reformatory for Women's ABC Nursery Program. She holds a baccalaureate degree in biology from Ohio Northern University and another in pharmacy from The Ohio State University.

Donna's husband, Dave, and their two children are the joy of her life. In her free time, she enjoys running, reading, and volunteer work.

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Chad Hoffman

Past Chairman

Chad Hoffman expertly represents the township of Richwood on the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees. He is President/CEO of The Richwood Banking Company as well as a Certified Public Accountant. Chad has served on several boards and committees in Union County including the Richwood Business Association, Union County Chamber of Commerce, and Junior Achievement. He currently serves on the Union County Port Authority Board, the Union County Foundation Board and the Community Bankers Association of Ohio Board.

Memorial Hospital benefited from Chad’s experience when he filled the role of chairman for the Special Prospects Committee of the Development Council. He was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 2004. At home in Richwood, Chad and his wife Jodi enjoy their most important role of all—raising their three children. He also spends his spare time reading, watching movies, and coaching softball and baseball.

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Dennis Stone

Dennis Stone was invited to join the board of Memorial Hospital of Union County in December of 2003. He comes from an extensive 42-year career at the Ohio Auto Club (AAA) in Worthington, from which he retired in 2013 as the organization’s Executive Vice President.

He has been a member in the Plain City Lions Club. He is also a member of the St. Brigid of Kildare Church in Dublin. Shortly after attending Lorain and Lakeland Community Colleges in Cleveland, Stone served in the U.S. Army from 1966-68, including a tour in Vietnam.

He is as an avid sportsman, he also enjoys golf, classic cars and Buckeye football.

A resident of Union County since 1977, Stone and his wife of more than 40 years, Diane, have raised four children at their Plain City residence. They both are enjoying the next phase of their lives as the proud grandparents of 7 grandchildren.

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Thomas Ranney

Thomas Ranney is a Research Scientist for the Transportation Research Center (TRC) in East Liberty. He conducts behavioral research to determine how driving performance and safety are degraded by factors such as headlight glare, driver fatigue, aging, alcohol impairment, and most recently driver distraction. His work is published in DOT technical reports and in scientific journals.

Tom joined TRC in 2000. Before that, he worked for 15 years at the Liberty Mutual Research Center in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, where in addition to conducting research he was Chair of the Research Center Institutional Review Committee for the Treatment of Human Subjects. He received a Ph.D. in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, an M.S. degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and a B.S. in Computer Science from Michigan State University.

Tom is a member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, the Society of Automotive Engineers, and has been involved extensively in the technical and executive committees of the Transportation Research Board of the National Academies. He is a certified Human Factors Professional.

Tom shares his life with his wife, Debbie, their daughter, and their son who lives in Providence, R.I. He has coached youth soccer and hockey. In addition to music and reading, he enjoys staying fit through skating, ice hockey, bicycling, and gardening. He looks forward to the challenge of helping the hospital sustain its important role in the community.

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Neal Handler

Providing a strong future for the children in our community comes easily to Neal Handler, being in the field of education for over 40 years. Neal received his bachelors degree in Education from The Ohio State University, majoring in English and Speech Communication. He received his masters degree, also from The Ohio State University, majoring in Educational Administration, and Guidance & Counseling. Neal recently retired as the Coordinator of Human Resources for Dublin City Schools. Throughout his career, he has served as a high school English and Speech teacher, coach, guidance counselor, curriculum director, middle school and high school principal, and an assistant superintendent. Neal has strong ties to Union County, having worked with each school district in the county.

Invited to join the Memorial Hospital Board of Trustees in 2008, Neal looks forward to ensuring that Union County and its surrounding communities have access to personalized, quality healthcare close to home.

Neal is happily married to Maureen, a retired teacher with the Marysville Schools. They have two daughters, who are both teachers. In his free time, Neal enjoys spending time with his family, especially with his three grandchildren. In addition, he enjoys traveling, classic cars, sports, and nice restaurants.

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Gary McDowell

Gary McDowell was appointed to the board of Memorial Hospital in 2010. He is a lifelong resident of Dover township and graduated from Marysville High School. Gary served four years in the U.S. Navy before returning to the family farm following his active service.

McDowell has an extensive resume of community involvement including service on the Ohio Farm Bureau Board of Trustees representing Union, Delaware, Franklin and Madison counties; the American Farm Bureau Swine Committee; the Union County Farm Bureau Board; and the County Committee for the Farm Service Agency. He is a past member of the Union County Board of Health, one he chaired for many years.

Gary and his wife, Sallie, are the parents of five children and grandparents to eight, some of which are scattered to the far corners of these United States. They are members of Springdale Baptist Church.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) About Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:32:22 +0000
Our Team http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/our-team http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/our-team

A heart for service and a standard of excellence.

From our Board of Trustees to our senior management team and our physicians, the leaders of Memorial Hospital of Union County have been involved in healthcare for years. Your hospital team in total is dedicated to you, our patients. We all bring a level of excellence and expertise to our hospital that shines through to the community we serve.

Our community beyond the walls of Memorial Hospital is important to us. Look for our team members involved with these local organizations and events:

  • 4-H
  • Boy Scouts of America, Troup 634
  • Community Action Organization
  • Community Improvement Corporation
  • Council of Union County Families
  • Daily Needs Assistance (DNA) Plain City
  • Habitat for Humanity of Union County
  • Lady Monarch Softball
  • Local Emergency Planning Committee
  • Loving Care Hospice
  • Marysville Grace Clinic
  • Marysville Public Library
  • Memorial Hospital of Union County Auxiliary
  • Mill Valley Elementary School
  • Relay For Life of Union County
  • Rotary of Union County
  • UCO Industries
  • Union County Ag Association
  • Union County American Red Cross
  • Union County Business Education Workforce Team
  • Union County Chamber of Commerce
  • Union County Domestic Wild Animal Response Team
  • Union County Foundation
  • Union County Humane Society
  • Union County Integrated Healthcare Planning Coalition
  • Union County Livestock Committee
  • Union County Wellness Consortium
  • Union County Young Professionals
  • United Way of Union County
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) About Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:29:13 +0000
History http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/history http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/history

We grew up here, too.

Imagine a time when the nearest hospital was at least 30 miles away. Now imagine being the mother of an injured child or the family of someone suffering a heart attack. Finding healthcare beyond a doctor’s office was inconvenient at best—and unavailable at worst. Not a very comforting thought, is it? It was this very situation that gave rise to the birth of Memorial Hospital.

In 1945, influential members of the community recognized the need to bring quality healthcare closer to home for the residents of Union County.

They discussed the idea and managed to gain funding through the Hill-Burton Act, but it wasn’t enough to cover the cost of building a new hospital. That’s when the people of Union County showed the spirit of caring they’re renowned for. Together, farmers, merchants, laborers, and business owners gave whatever they could. Their support totaled more than $300,000 and on March 17, 1952, Memorial Hospital opened with 40 beds and a staff eager to care for the people who made it all possible.

Since then, Union County and the surrounding areas have grown to over 65,000 residents— and we’ve grown right alongside. Today, Memorial Hospital is a 97-bed primary and emergency care center with over 30 additional service lines including laboratory and imaging services, long-term nursing care, an occupational health center, and more. Compared to other facilities, some may consider us a hometown hospital—but we have a big commitment to the community we grew up with in the role we play, the concern we express for our friends and neighbors, and the services we provide to back up that concern.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) About Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:27:47 +0000
Mission, Vision & Values http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/mission-vision-values http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/mission-vision-values

Our reason for being.

There is a distinct difference between caring for patients and caring about them. In an age where healthcare has become at times impersonal, Memorial Hospital still believes that holding a hand, lending an ear. and speaking a kind word are just as important to you and your family as our latest medical and technological advances. You’re at the heart of all we do and all we plan to do in the future. You are why we’re here.

 

Our Mission:

To promote wellness and improve the health of people in our community.

 

Our Vision:

Together, creating a new standard for healthcare.

 

Our Values:

Memorial Hospital of Union County C.A.R.E.S.

Compassion
Attending to the unique needs of each individual. Providing family-centered support.

Accountability
Demonstrating ethical behavior. Utilizing our resources efficiently and wisely. Taking initiative for continuous improvement.

Respect
Valuing positive relationships. Fostering an environment of courtesy and support. Demonstrating integrity and trust.

Excellence
Providing high quality healthcare. Ensuring patient safety. Utilizing state-of-the-art technology.

Service
Fulfilling our role as a valued community member. Matching services to changing needs of our community. Providing comprehensive customer service.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) About Tue, 15 Mar 2011 22:24:45 +0000
Career Search http://memorialhosp.org/careers/career-search http://memorialhosp.org/careers/career-search
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Careers Wed, 23 Mar 2011 23:46:52 +0000
Careers http://memorialhosp.org/careers http://memorialhosp.org/careers
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We’re looking for people who aren’t looking for a job.

Spend any time on this web site, spend any time with our staff, or spend any time strolling through our community, and you’ll understand what we mean when we say working at Memorial Hospital is more than a place to work, more than the next slot on your resumé.

It’s a decision. To become part of a family, part of a community, and part of a legacy of serving and treating patients the way you’d want to be served and treated. When you work at Memorial Hospital, the benefits go well beyond the material (and believe us, the material ones alone are very good).

From a lower cost of living to low crime rates, click and see why working at Memorial Hospital should rank high on your list.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Careers Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:01:27 +0000
Physician Careers http://memorialhosp.org/careers/physician-careers http://memorialhosp.org/careers/physician-careers
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Current Openings:

- Family Practice

- Internal Medicine

Contact: Drew Stringfellow at (937) 578-4350 or by email at drew.stringfellow@memorialhosp.org.

 


 At Memorial Hospital of Union County, we are committed to actively recruiting and developing long-term relationships with physicians to meet the growing needs of the communities we serve.

Memorial Hospital is a 97-bed acute care facility in Marysville, Ohio. Offering more than 30 patient service lines, Memorial provides a full spectrum of quality care. These services, in conjunction with state-of-the-art technology and high patient satisfaction scores, give us a unique advantage over many similar-sized facilities. Overall, our forward-thinking hospital team has created an environment where patients receive the quality of care they deserve while physicians enjoy a desirable medical lifestyle.

Located in the third-fastest growing county in the state of Ohio, Memorial Hospital is located just 20 minutes northwest of the major metropolitan area of Columbus. Union County and its communities offer a number of amenities and attractions, including a charming historic Uptown area, public parks, and many different dining and shopping opportunities.

Home to three public school districts, and several private schools, Union County school districts consistently receive “Excellent” ratings from the Ohio Department of Education. Students benefit from personal attention and a small-town feel combined with evolving technology and numerous learning opportunities.

Union County is fortunate to be a hub of growth and commerce. Here you’ll find a wide range of thriving businesses, including Honda of America, The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company, Nestle R&D, and many evolving smaller businesses. In addition, Union County is a growing community of over 50,000 people. The median household income is 20% higher than the national average.

Memorial Hospital is pleased to offer candidates an array of recruitment options, including start-up assistance and employment. We offer competitive salary packages with a variety of benefits. If you are a physician and would like more information regarding physician opportunities at Memorial Hospital of Union County, please contact: Drew Stringfellow at (937) 578-4350 or by email at drew.stringfellow@memorialhosp.org.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Careers Wed, 16 Mar 2011 02:21:03 +0000
Employee Benefits http://memorialhosp.org/careers/employee-benefits http://memorialhosp.org/careers/employee-benefits
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You take care of others. We’ll take care of you.

To attract the kind of people who share our views on compassionate, personal patient care, Memorial Hospital offers a competitive benefits package. We care about you and the talents you bring to your job. We want you to feel rewarded in your chosen field, beyond the satisfaction you get from making a difference in so many lives every day. And we want you to know that your life outside your job matters to us, too. Below is a summary of our benefits

Employee Benefits:

  • Health and Wellness
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Health Center and Wellness Programs

Time Off:

  • Sick Leave
  • Vacation
  • 10 Paid Holidays
  • Personal Day

Incentives:

  • Shift Differential
  • Weekend Incentives
  • Certification Incentives

Retirement:

  • Public Employees Retirement System
  • Deferred Compensation

Other Benefits:

  • Credit Union
  • Direct Deposit
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employee Recognition
  • Free Parking
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Community/Family Atmosphere
  • Employee Assistance Program

*Our benefits are always being updated, so this list cannot be construed as a guarantee.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Careers Wed, 16 Mar 2011 02:18:04 +0000
Patient Portal http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/patients/patient-portal http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/patients/patient-portal

A guide to accessing your personal health record.

patientPortal

Your personal health record is just that – yours. As such, it should be available to you on your terms, where you want, when you want. We hope having access to this information will also empower you to take control of your health and partner with Memorial Hospital of Union County to not only make you feel better, but to keep you well.

    • Secure
      Your records are accessible via the secure portal only with the user ID and password that you establish.
    • Convenient
      Available 24/7, your health record is available when you need it. No need to wait for office hours or for paperwork to arrive in the mail; the information is loaded to your profile as soon as it becomes a part of your record.
    • A central collection point
      Your unique patient portal contains much of the information from any recent visit to Memorial Hospital. It will house your test results, x-rays, vitals, and even discharge instructions. You will, of course, be notified of these things while you are a patient, but we know it is a challenge to remember the volume of information. Your health record can help with reminders for yourself or to share with family and caregivers.

 

Step-by-step instructions to activate your account and access your information

Should you have any difficulty activating your account, please contact RelayHealth customer support at (866) 735-2963 or support@relayhealth.com.

1When you register for your visit at Memorial, be sure to provide the registrar with your e-mail address.

 

2Upon discharge, you will receive an e-mail from RelayHealth, our technology partner for the portal, with a link to the secure patient portal. Click on the link to begin setting up your account.

 

3You will be taken to a page that asks for your date of birth. This step provides for confirmation of your identity.   If a parent is activating the account of a child, the minor’s birthdate is used.

Portal1

 

4Verify your demographic information, making any corrections, as appropriate. This will update information in your portal, but will not be fed back to Memorial Hospital’s internal records so it will be important to notify the registrar of these changes during your next visit.

Portal2

 

5Create a user ID (using your email address is recommended) and a password. This ID must be at least 4 characters and the password at least 6 characters.

Portal3

 

6Select and answer three security questions that can be used to verify your identity in case you forget your password.

Portal4

 

7Check the box to agree to the Terms of Use.

Portal5

 

Now that your account is activated, you can access your personal health record from any computer, at any time using your user ID and password.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Patients Fri, 16 May 2014 23:20:17 +0000
Patients http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/patients http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/patients

Rest easy. You’re in the care of friends.

Being hospitalized is certainly not most people’s first choice in life’s long list of activities. It can be a stressful time for you and your family. Besides not feeling well, you’re coping with worries like where to go, what to do, and any number of questions about your treatment. Hopefully, we can help you relax a little.

At Memorial Hospital, you’re surrounded by people who care. People who might even be your neighbors. Our job is to keep you informed at every step and to make you feel at home, even in the hospital. These pages are your guide to knowing:

Medical Consent Form

The medical consent form is an authorization signed by parents giving another party consent to make emergency medical decisions in their absence. 

Medical Consent Form

Notice of Privacy Practices Guidelines

Notice of Privacy Practices Guidelines

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Patients Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:16:20 +0000
Admission Preparation http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/patients/admission-preparation http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/patients/admission-preparation

Getting ready for your arrival at Memorial Hospital

admissionsSection

Medical Consent Form

The medical consent form is an authorization signed by parents giving another party consent to make emergency medical decisions in their absence.
Medical Consent Form

Admission Procedures

Memorial Hospital knows you’re nervous enough about being in the hospital, so we make every effort to streamline the registration and admissions process to get you to your room as quickly as possible. Your comfort and privacy are paramount to us.

Feel free to get a head start by filling out this form before you arrive. Consent for Treatment & Payment

When you arrive at the hospital, go to the main admissions lobby at the Plum Street entrance. (Download the Memorial Hospital Map.) Then, come to the main registration desk. Once there, one of our highly trained professionals will ask you a few questions and help you complete the necessary paperwork in strictest confidence. It’s generally a good idea to bring your insurance cards with you. Once your registration is complete you will be given an identification bracelet and escorted personally to your room. If you need to know more, please don’t hesitate to call.

Patient Access

Call the main hospital number (937) 644-6115 or (800) 686-4677 and ask for Admissions.

Surgery Admission

Since surgery patients may face different circumstances, an Admissions Case Manager will coordinate all paperwork and pre-admission testing for you to make things easier and faster. Your family members will be shown to a comfortable waiting area with complimentary beverages while you are in surgery. Afterward, your surgeon will meet with them in this area to discuss the outcome of your procedure. If you or your family members have any questions before your surgery call:

Surgical Admissions: (937) 578-2476

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Patients Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:36:26 +0000
During Your Stay http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/patients/during-your-stay http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/patients/during-your-stay

Bringing the comforts of home to your bedside

duringStaySection

Medical Consent Form

The medical consent form is an authorization signed by parents giving another party consent to make emergency medical decisions in their absence.
Medical Consent Form

Feel free to get a head start by filling out this form before you arrive. Consent for Treatment & Payment

Chaplain and Chapel

The hospital chaplain is available to visit with you as you need or desire. Upon your request, the chaplain will notify your personal pastor, priest, rabbi, or other clergy person about your admission so that he or she can visit you regularly during your stay. The hospital chaplain can be reached at (937) 578-2318 or your nurse can contact the chaplain on your behalf.

The Goedeking Chapel is open 24-hours a day for prayer and meditation. Its doors are open for use by patients, their families, visitors, and staff. The chapel is located in the Morey Center.

Customer Service

Providing superior care and service to each one of our patients and their guests is important to us at Memorial Hospital of Union County. At any point during your stay if you feel we are not living up to this expectation, the Customer Service Department would welcome that feedback so we can make the necessary improvements. We are here to facilitate communication, answer questions, resolve any patient care concerns, and recognize superior service.

 

If you have a concern about your care or treatment plan, you are encouraged to contact the Customer Service Department at (937) 578-2355 or by e-mail at customerservice@memorialhosp.org.

If your concerns have not been addressed to your satisfaction, please feel free to contact DNV Halthcare, Inc. at 1-866-523-6842 or via e-mail at hospitalcomplaint@dnv.com.

Gift Shop

Volunteers staff and manage the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop. You may purchase personal care items, dried flower arrangements, gifts, jewelry, toys, greeting cards, candy, magazines, and books. Fresh flower arrangements are also available. All Gift Shop proceeds are donated to the hospital to improve and enhance patient services. The Gift Shop is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Mail, Gifts and Flowers

Mail, flowers, and gifts are delivered daily to patient rooms by our staff of volunteers. Regulations prohibit live flowers in any ICU room. Mail received at the hospital after your discharge will be forwarded to the address provided on your admission form.

Meals and Food

Complete meals or snacks are available for your family and visitors in the Union Square Cafe from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., seven days a week. Vending machines throughout the hospital offer sandwiches, snack foods, candy, and beverages 24-hours a day.

Your meals are prepared according to the diet prescribed by your physician with all food preparation supervised by our registered dietician. You may select meals from the restaurant-style menus delivered to your room each morning.

Sometimes your diet must be restricted in preparation for surgery or certain tests. Low salt, low fat, and low cholesterol diets are among those most commonly ordered by doctors.

Money and Valuables

Please send money, jewelry, and other valuables home with your family. If this is not possible, your nurse will arrange to have valuables stored in the hospital safe. The hospital is not responsible for money, jewelry, clothing, dentures, glasses, or other valuables kept in your room. You may wish to keep a small amount of money for a newspaper, stamps, or a Gift Shop purchase.

Newspapers

Memorial Hospital inpatients will each receive a copy of the local newspaper with their evening meal tray on Monday through Saturday. Additional copies are distributed in many of the department waiting areas. Newspapers may also be purchased outside the Morey Entrance.

Telephones

Local telephone service is provided in each patient's room, compliments of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. For local calls dial 9 for an outside line, followed by the number you wish to call. For long-distance calls dial 9, then 0 to contact the long-distance operator. You may charge long-distance calls to a phone card, credit card, home or business phone, or you can call collect.

Television

Cable television is provided in each room free of charge, compliments of Memorial Hospital. Your TV can be operated from your bed with a handheld control unit.

Free digital health education videos related to your health are available 24-hours a day through the hospital's Learning LInk program. See your in-room literature for more information.

The auxiliary has also provided a portable VCR, available upon request and availability, to view videocassettes. A selection of movies and programs suitable for young children are available. The VCR is available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Ask your nurse for details.

Patient Lounge

The patient lounge in the Morey Center offers a cheerful setting where patients may relax, watch TV, or read. During warmer months, you may enjoy fresh air on the patio outside the lounge or in the nearby Helen Spurrier Williams Memorial Garden.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Patients Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:34:55 +0000
After Your Stay http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/patients/after-your-stay http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/patients/after-your-stay

We're here to help—even after you leave

afterStaySection

Case management

Sometimes patients have complex needs when they leave the hospital. They may need the services of many different professionals, agencies, healthcare facilities, and human services programs. Professionals in case management are available to help coordinate and manage all these services.

Please call (937) 578-2332.

Social services

Social Services provides a variety of counseling, support, and referral for situations such as terminal illness, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, crisis intervention, paternity issues, cancer programs, and medical ethics.

For more information, call (937) 578-2332.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Patients Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:34:27 +0000
Billing & Payment http://memorialhosp.org/billing-payment2 http://memorialhosp.org/billing-payment2

billingSection

 

Billing and Financial Assistance

The bill you will receive covers many aspects of your hospital care- nursing care, lab testing, radiology medications, etc. You will receive a separate bill for physicians’ services, including services provided by radiologists and Emergency Department physicians.

If you have questions after you receive your bill, please contact a customer service representative at (937) 578-2708 or toll free at 1-800-686-4677 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday – Friday.

Payment Information

As a courtesy to you, Memorial Hospital will file an insurance claim with your insurance carrier(s). It is important that you provide accurate and complete insurance information at the time of registration. Unpaid balances, including all applicable deductibles, co-payments and any non-covered services, are the responsibility of the patient and must be paid within 30 days upon receipt of the statement. If you pay your invoice during the first billing cycle you can receive a 20% prompt pay discount on your balance. If you are unable to pay your balance in full, payment arrangements must be established on the account by calling (937) 578-2210 or toll free at 1-800-686-4677.

Memorial Hospital of Union County also offers Financial Assistance to patients that qualify; free-care is available through the Hospital Care Assurance Program (HCAP). The Hospital also offers Hospital-Based Financial Assistance through its own program which allows discounts based on income and family size up to 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.

Medicare Patients

Billing for Self-Administered drugs

During the course of outpatient treatment, you may be given medication Medicare considers self-administered. Medicare defines these as medication the patient could, in another setting, take themselves, and may include tablets, drops, inhalants and some injectable drugs.

In order to remain compliant with Medicare regulations related to billing of these drugs, the hospital is required to submit these self-administered drugs as non-covered items on our billing to Medicare. Once Medicare (and any other insurers you may have), have made payment to us, you will receive a bill from Memorial Hospital. In addition to any deductible and co-insurance due, this bill will reflect the charges for unpaid self-administered drugs, and payment for these items is expected from the patient. Some Part De Plans may reimburse the patient for the self-administered drugs. You will need to contact your Part D carrier for information on how to submit a claim.

Please contact the Business Office with any questions.

Please mail bill payments to:

Memorial Hospital of Union County
P.O. Box 931316
Cleveland, OH 44193-1316

or click here to pay online.

Download the Memorial Hospital Consumer Price Guide.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Patients Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:33:48 +0000
Visitors http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/visitors http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/visitors

You’re important to our patients, and us.

Sometimes the best medicine for our patients is the presence of family and friends. Memorial Hospital welcomes you as our guest and we want to make sure you feel at home. From hot, hearty meals in our Union Square Café, to private, quiet places for consultation and meditation, we try to provide for your every need while you’re here. We’ll help you:

If there is anything we can do to make your visit easier, please don’t hesitate to ask any member of the hospital staff. We look forward to having you with us almost as much as your family or loved one does.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Visitors Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:20:07 +0000
Maps & Directions http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/visitors/maps-directions http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/visitors/maps-directions

Finding your way.

Memorial Hospital is located in the heart of Marysville. We’re close to just about everything. So if you need directions to the hospital, local restaurants, shops or anything else in the area, just fill out the form below. For your convenience, we’ve also included a downloadable map of the hospital to help you get around quickly and easily. Simply click on the link and print.

Download the Memorial Hospital Map.

 

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Visitors Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:40:34 +0000
Gift Shop http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/visitors/gift-shop http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/visitors/gift-shop

Visit us for a great selection of gifts.

If you’re looking for something special for a patient, the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Gift Shop offers fresh and dried flower arrangements, gifts, cards, jewelry, toys, candy, magazines, books, and more. The Gift Shop also stocks personal care items, just in case. No matter what you purchase, the proceeds are donated back to the hospital for the benefit of our patients. And that’s a gift we’re all thankful for.

To order a gift for a friend or loved one, staying at the hospital call (937) 578-2364. We'll be happy to help with your selection. The gift shop accepts telephone orders with Visa or Master Card.

Gift shop hours

  • Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Visitors Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:38:34 +0000
Lodging & Travel http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/86-information/visitors/80-lodging-a-travel http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/86-information/visitors/80-lodging-a-travel

We take good care of our patients and our visitors

If someone you love is in our care at Memorial Hospital, or if you’re visiting us to explore a job opportunity, we want to make sure you have a comfortable place to rest. Here is a list of hotels close to the hospital. We’ve also provided directions, phone numbers and website links, so you can book your reservations easily. We look forward to seeing you.

Comfort Inn
16420 Allenby Dr
(937) 644-0400

www.comfortinn.com
map/directions
• approx. 2 miles from hospital
Days Inn
16510 Square Dr.
(937) 644-8821

www.daysinn.com
map/directions
• approx. 2 miles from hospital
Hampton Inn
16610 Square Dr.
(937) 642-3777

www.hamptoninn.hilton.com
map/directions
• approx. 2 miles from hospital
Holiday Inn Express
Hotel & Suites
411 Allenby Dr.
(937) 642-0300
www.ichotelsgroup.com
map/directions
• approx. 2 miles from hospital


Directions and travel

Click here for driving directions to the hospital.


If you need to get general driving directions to Marysville, book travel or arrange for a rental car, here are a few websites that might help.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Visitors Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:37:23 +0000
Visitor Information http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/visitors/visitor-information http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/visitors/visitor-information

At Memorial Hospital, we make an effort to protect the health, privacy, and comfort of our patients. You can take part in that effort by observing a few basic rules. We know you care as much as we do and we thank you for your kind cooperation.

  • General visiting hours are 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
  • Before visiting a patient, please stop by the nurse's station to check in.
  • To keep our patients comfortable and to minimize noise levels, we ask that only two visitors and a support person be in the patient's room at any given time.
  • Our patients are doing their best to recover, so the last thing we want to do is introduce germs and viruses into their environment. With that in mind, we respectfully ask that you don't visit the hospital if you have a cold, the flu, fever, rash, sneezes or a cough. Once you’re well, your visit will be more enjoyable for the patient and you.
  • Occasionally, our nursing staff or physicians may ask you to leave a patient's room during certain procedures or care. Please respect the privacy of your loved one and honor the staff’s request.
  • Children 12 and under are welcome to visit patients if they are part of the immediate family and under adult supervision.
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Visitors Fri, 21 Jan 2011 02:37:04 +0000
Hospital Volunteering http://memorialhosp.org/volunteer/hospital http://memorialhosp.org/volunteer/hospital

hospVolunteerAs a volunteer at Memorial Hospital, you are an essential part of the healthcare team. You help us provide quality patient care while keeping it close to home. Your time and talents are needed in nearly every department of Memorial Hospital and at The Gables, our extended care facility. The only job requirements are a sincere desire to help our patients and our staff and the ability to give a few hours each week. Take a look at the opportunities listed at both facilities and give us a call. We’ll gladly arrange an interview and find a volunteer job that benefits everyone.

 

Memorial Hospital of Union County Volunteer Openings:

  • Admissions
  • Auxiliary
  • KidzLink Daycare Center
  • Diabetes Education
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Gift Shop
  • Health Center
  • Health Information Management
  • Information Desks
  • Materials
  • Messenger Service
  • Mobile Meals / Community Meals
  • Occupational Health Center
  • Patient Care
  • Physical Therapy
  • Print Shop
  • Public Relations
  • Radiology
  • Surgical Services

 

The Gables at Green Pastures Volunteer Openings:

  • Activities Assistant
  • Information Desk
  • Visitation

 

How to Apply

You’ve seen the opportunities. You’re ready to heed the call. So now what? Becoming a volunteer at Memorial Hospital is simple. All it takes is a phone call and we’ll set up an interview at your convenience to find the best place to use your time and talents.
If you’re interested in becoming a Hospital Volunteer, forming an Auxiliary Twig, or becoming an Auxiliary member, please call:

(937) 578-2360 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2360

If you’d prefer to serve on one of our many Development Council Committees, please contact us at:

(937) 578-2320 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2320

 

Volunteer Applications

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Volunteers Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:07:37 +0000
Development Council http://memorialhosp.org/volunteer/development-council http://memorialhosp.org/volunteer/development-council

The mission of the Memorial Hospital Development Council is to build and strengthen relationships within our community and to cultivate continued support for future growth. Founded in 2000, the Council is a network of residents and business leaders who represent the partnership between the community and the hospital. The diverse experience and expertise of these individuals make them a valuable resource to Memorial Hospital and Union County.

The Development Council misison begins with our employees, medical staff, and retirees and extends to those who donate their time and energy through the Auxiliary, Development Council, Board of Trustees, and volunteer staff. Ultimately, our mission reaches the patients—the people of the larger community we stand ready to serve.

Beyond raising financial support for Memorial Hospital, the Development Council actively promotes a healthy community through healthcare education, community involvement, and service programs. Basically, the Council is a working link between the hospital and the people of Union County. There are six committees of influential community volunteers along with a hospital committee representing the employees of Memorial Hospital and the Gables.

 

Development Council Committees

The Major Gifts Committee establishes, maintains, and strengthens relationships with an elite group of individuals and businesses capable of contributing $25,000 or more to fund the development of Memorial Hospital.

The Special Prospects Committee forms the same links with individuals capable of contributing $10,000 or more to the Development Fund. Donors become members of the Diamond Society with special opportunities to network and attend members-only sneak-preview events.

The Planned Gifts Committee provides educational materials and programs to make the community aware of planned giving options and what the concept of planned giving means to the future of Memorial Hospital.

The Business Relations Committee fortifies the hospital's connection with the business sector. The committee arranges educational programs and health screenings throughout the year to support our mission to be the community's link to quality healthcare.

The Annual Support Committee is charged with increasing the overall number of donors to Memorial Hospital. It is the organizing arm for the Medallion Club ($100 per year or more of giving), our Memorial and Honorary Gifts program, and Partners in Progress (PIP), our employee donation program.

The Community Relations Committee organizes and conducts programs and educational events for the benefit of the community at large. Through events like women's and men's health programs, this group of volunteers continues as a vital educational arm of Memorial Hospital.

 

Contact Us

To learn more about the Development Council Committees, please contact us at:
(937) 578-2320 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2320

If you’re interested in becoming a Hospital Volunteer, forming an Auxiliary Twig, or becoming an Auxiliary member, please call:
(937) 578-2360
or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2360

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Volunteers Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:06:46 +0000
Auxiliary http://memorialhosp.org/volunteer/auxiliary http://memorialhosp.org/volunteer/auxiliary

auxiliaryIn an age where healthcare costs are skyrocketing, who would have thought something as simple as a “twig” could help keep them in check? What does a twig have to do with healthcare? At Memorial Hospital, plenty. For over a half century, volunteers of the Memorial Hospital Auxiliary have played a vital role in providing much needed medical equipment, furnishings, and more. The individual groups within the Auxiliary are called twigs.

Each twig’s primary goal is to sponsor fundraising events and to create community awareness of our hospital and the services we provide. The money raised is used exclusively to benefit the patients and their families through the purchase of items like new cardiac monitors, x-ray equipment, furniture, telephones, and televisions in patient rooms—just to name a few. In fact, over 50 years ago, one of the first contributions made by the Auxiliary was used toward the construction of Memorial Hospital. Since then, hundreds of thousands of dollars have been contributed by the Auxiliary to finance construction projects and other needs within the hospital and at our extended care facility, The Gables of Green Pastures.

The Auxiliary twigs sponsor several fundraisers each year, including raffles, jewelry sales, craft and bake sales, and more. One favorite fundraiser is the Auxiliary’s annual celebration held every November, the Festival of Trees.

By joining a twig or forming a new twig with your friends, you will discover a genuine purpose in helping others. Give us a call, we would love to help you find the project that best fits your talents.

 

Ongoing Auxiliary projects include:

  • TV’s and cable service in each patient room
  • Toys and coloring books for ER and Surgery pediatric patients
  • New mom gifts
  • Softies for mastectomy patients
  • Staxi transport wheelchairs

 

Contact Us

Auxiliary Application

If you’re interested in becoming a Hospital Volunteer, forming an Auxiliary Twig, or becoming an Auxiliary member, please call:
(937) 578-2360
or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2360

If you’d prefer to serve on one of our many Development Council Committees, please contact us at:
(937) 578-2320 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2320

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Volunteers Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:05:43 +0000
Volunteer http://memorialhosp.org/volunteer http://memorialhosp.org/volunteer

A few hours each week never paid so much.

A sincere heart is certainly not limited to just those who choose the medical profession as their career. In fact, many of the services we offer at Memorial Hospital could not be realized if it weren’t for the dedicated service of our volunteer staff.

From working in the gift shop, to helping with fundraising and public relations, to serving on one of our Development Council committees—if you have a even few hours each week, we encourage you to give your time to us, our staff and our patients. The rewards you’ll reap are immeasurable. Click below to see how you can get involved:

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Volunteers Wed, 16 Mar 2011 21:03:10 +0000
Report Card #11 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-11 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-11

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

   

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

   

91 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

   

98 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

   

95 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

   

87 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

   

95 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

   

98 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2013 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card #10 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-10 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-10

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

   

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

   

91 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

   

98 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

   

95 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

   

87 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

   

95 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

   

98 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2012 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card #9 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-9 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-9

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2009, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

   

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

   

91 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

   

98 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

   

95 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

   

87 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

   

95 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

   

98 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences October 1, 2011 - September 30, 2012
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2012 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card #8 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-8 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-8

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2008, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

   

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

   

91 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

   

98 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

   

95 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

   

87 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

   

95 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

   

98 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2012 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card #7 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-7 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-7

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2007, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

   

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

   

90 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

   

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

   

94 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

   

87 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

   

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

   

91 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

   

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences April 1, 2011 - March 31, 2012
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2011 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card #5 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-5 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-5

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2006, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

90 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

94 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

87 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

91 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2011 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card #4 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-4 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-4

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2006, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

90 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

94 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

87 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

91 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences July 1, 2010 - June 1, 2011
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2011 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/current-report-card http://memorialhosp.org/current-report-card

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2010, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

   

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

   

91 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

   

98 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

   

95 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

   

87 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

   

95 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

   

98 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences October 1, 2012 - September 30, 2013
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2013 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card #2 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-2 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-2

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2006, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

93 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

92 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

94 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

88 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

95 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

92 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences January 1, 2010- December 31, 2010
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2010 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card #3 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-3 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-3

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2006, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

93 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

92 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

94 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

88 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

95 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

92 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences April 1, 2010- March 31, 2011
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2010 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card #1 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-1 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-1

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2006, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

   

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

   

93 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

   

92 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

   

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

   

94 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

   

88 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

   

95 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

   

92 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

   

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences October 1, 2009- September 30, 2010
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2010 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Report Card #6 - Customer Service http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-6 http://memorialhosp.org/report-card-6

Quality Counts at Memorial

Memorial Hospital of Union County’s commitment to quality is guided by patient surveys distributed, collected and reported by Press Ganey® and the Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems (HCAHPS).

Press Ganey is the nationally recognized expert in patient satisfaction. For more than 25 years, it has provided health care organizations with data and improvement strategies directed by consumer feedback. Press Ganey now partners with almost half of U.S. hospitals to gauge and improve the quality of care provided to patients they serve. To learn more, visit www.pressganey.com.

In 2006, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services began to gather information via a standardized HCAHPS survey. Data reports gathered from patients discharged from the majority of health care organizations across the country provides an accurate “apples to apples” comparison amongst hospitals in the nation. More information is available at www.hcahpsonline.org.

 

Willingness to Recommend

 

A measurement of how likely the patient is to recommend our hospital to their family and friends.

   

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about likelihood to recommend.

 

Value of Nurse Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our nurses listen and keep each patient informed, the attention paid to personal needs, and attitudes toward patient requests.

   

94 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about nurse communication.

 

Value of Physician Communication

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our physicians explain the care delivered in understandable terms, how well each patient is kept informed, if concerns or questions are addressed in an appropriate manner, and the amount of time the physician(s) spent with the patient.

   

90 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about physician communication.

 

Hospital Staff Responsiveness

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how quickly our staff responds to the requests of the patient and the effort put into resolving an issue.

   

97 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about hospital staff responsiveness.

 

Pain Management

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well our staff worked to manage his or her pain during hospitalization.

   

94 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about pain management.

 

Quietness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the noise levels in the environment related to talking, equipment alerts, televisions, etc.

   

87 Percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental quietness.

 

Cleanliness of Environment

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of the state of cleanliness in the environment as well as overall perceptions of facility sanitation and cleanliness.

   

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about environmental cleanliness.

 

Discharge Information

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of how well prepared and educated he or she is to continue recovery after leaving the hospital.

   

91 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about discharge information.

 

Overall Experience

 

A measurement of the patient’s perception of their overall Memorial Hospital experience.

   

96 percent of Memorial Hospital respondents give a high score of “Very Good” or “Good” when asked about their overall hospitalization experience.

 

*HCAHPS - Survey of Patients' Hospital Experiences January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011
**Press Ganey - Based on calendar year 2011 Press Ganey results.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Report Card Tue, 09 Aug 2011 23:07:31 +0000
Health Tips http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/90-publications/wellaware/230-healthtips http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/90-publications/wellaware/230-healthtips

Breathe Well, Live Well

Tips for controlling your asthma

Asthma triggers are not the same for everyone but common ones can be avoided with proper planning. Use these tips to breathe and live well.

Avoid or limit exposure to campfires. Stay away as much as possible from campfires or position yourself away from the wind.

Change the filters on your heating system (if you have forced air heating). Have your heating and humidifier units checked for proper functioning. Disposable filters should usually be changed monthly. It is important to reduce dust mite, mold and dander levels in your home.

Get vaccinated. Seasonal flu shots are available and should be given to asthma patients and household members unless there is a history of allergic reactions.

Manage stress. Emotional anxiety may intensify your asthma symptoms, triggering a full-blown attack. Getting adequate sleep, eating right and exercising regularly will help foster your emotional well-being and in turn, suppress the chance of another attack.

Pay attention daily to pollen and mold counts for your area. Many local weather forecasts will report on mold and pollen counts during this time of year. You can check the National Allergy Bureau for daily counts and if they are high, avoid the outdoors from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mold counts tend to be highest on hot, humid or damp days, while pollen counts are high on hot, dry and windy days.

Practice good hand hygiene. Simple colds can trigger an asthma attack. Any virus or cold that impacts the lungs can cause a serious problem. Hand washing can help minimize your exposure to germs and unwanted illnesses.

Protect yourself. During autumn, fallen leaves tend to produce mold from rain and damp environments. Wearing a surgical mask or other facial protective gear while you rake leaves will prevent air-born mold spores from entering your lungs and igniting an attack.

Quit smoking and avoid smoking areas. Cigarette smoke is an irritant that often aggravates asthma. In fact, secondhand smoke is a risk factor for new cases of asthma in young children.

Review your asthma maintenance/action plan (MAP). Reviewing your MAP daily or weekly will help hold you accountable to the necessary actions that control your asthma, such as medication. See your doctor about formulating or updating your MAP if necessary.

When you're indoors or in the car, keep the windows closed and air-conditioning on. Even if it's not hot out, turning on the A/C will keep pollen and mold spores from blowing into your home or car through the window, especially if the air-conditioning unit is equipped with a HEPA filter.

Your primary care physician and pulmonologist are important sources of help in controlling your asthma. If you notice a flare up in your symptoms, call your doctor soon so he or she can re-evaluate your action plan.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) WellAware Tue, 13 Sep 2011 23:17:31 +0000
WellAware http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/publications http://memorialhosp.org/hospital-guide/about-us/publications

Memorial Hospital publishes WellAware, an informative magazine filled with tips for better health, news about the hospital and its programs, inspiring stories of patients and staff members plus a calendar of community events. Our donors and patients receive a free copy in the mail, but if you’d like to have one, just point and click to get the inside story in seconds.

 

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) WellAware Wed, 11 May 2011 21:16:04 +0000
Critical Care http://memorialhosp.org/critical-care http://memorialhosp.org/critical-care

We understand that there are many benefits to healing in an environment you’re familiar with and feel comfortable in. Our Critical Care services allow patients to remain close to loved ones and their home, helping to reduce a need for transfer and allowing all aspects of treatment and recovery to be coordinated by a single, highly skilled medical team.

A pulmonology and critical care specialist has additional training in treating a variety of health conditions experienced by critically ill patients, as well as the diagnostics, technology, and procedures of an intensive care environment. These physicians are skilled in uniting healthcare experts from different disciplines to create an inclusive treatment plan best suited to a patient’s unique needs.

At Memorial Hospital of Union County, our Critical Care program focuses on treating the sickest of patients with very serious medical conditions and health concerns, like sepsis or pneumonia, for example, with a specially trained team of medical professionals. This team approach ensures that patients are receiving the highest level of quality, coordinated care. From advanced cardiac life support to diagnostics, and even counseling patients and their families, Memorial Hospital’s Critical Care team looks after a patient’s whole wellbeing.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:57:32 +0000
Neurosurgery http://memorialhosp.org/neurosurgery http://memorialhosp.org/neurosurgery

Many people hear neurosurgery and think of the brain, but this specialty offers treatment for a variety of conditions. A neurosurgeon focuses on the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of conditions that impact any part of the nervous system. This includes the brain, spine and spinal cord, as well as peripheral nerves. Neurosurgeons specialize in the diagnosis and surgical treatment of a variety of disorders, including herniated discs, vertebral fractures, closed head trauma, and brain tumors.


Location:
Ambulatory Care Center
500 London Avenue
Marysville, Ohio 43040

 

Availability:
Appointments are available the 2nd and 4th Friday of every month between 8:00am and 11:30am.

 

Appointments:
To schedule an appointment, call Central Scheduling at (937) 578-2020.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Thu, 01 Aug 2013 20:56:38 +0000
The Heart Partnership http://memorialhosp.org/the-heart-partnership2 http://memorialhosp.org/the-heart-partnership2

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 A Lifesaving Partnership

Minutes matter when it comes to saving the lives of people experiencing a ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), a type of heart attack characterized by a blocked blood supply to the heart. At Memorial Hospital of Union County, we make every minute count through The Heart Partnership with The Ohio State University (OSU) Medical Center.

 In 2009, Memorial Hospital partnered with OSU Medical Center to form The Heart Partnership for cardiology services, but before that, the two were partnered in saving lives through the STEMI program. This program utilizes a series of steps for rapid diagnosis and treatment of STEMI patients, involving local emergency medical services (EMS) personnel, physicians, and nurses in the Emergency Department (ED) at Memorial Hospital, and their counterparts in the Cardiac Catheterization Lab at OSU Medical Center.

 Healing Hearts

The staff at OSU Medical Center Cardiac Catheterization Lab are ready and waiting when a STEMI patient arrives. The patient moves directly from the helicopter to the lab where the patient’s artery is reopened by a balloon angioplasty, which involves widening the artery by temporarily inflating a balloon inside it, or the placement of a scaffold-like mesh tube called a stent. The entire process, from arriving at the door of Memorial to receiving the balloon angioplasty, is commonly referred to in the healthcare community as the door-to-door-to-balloon time (D2D2B) time. Memorial’s D2D2B time is faster than the national recommendation and is one of the best in Central Ohio.

“I believe we have one of, if not the, strongest and most successful STEMI partnerships, in the state. We’re thankful to Memorial’s staff for making this collaboration a success,” says Sharon Hammond, RN, BSN, MA, EMT-P, Regional STEMI Coordinator at The Ohio State University Medical Center. For more information about The Heart Partnership, call (937) 578-4343.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Tue, 09 Apr 2013 22:00:28 +0000
Stroke Care http://memorialhosp.org/stroke-care2 http://memorialhosp.org/stroke-care2

If stroke strikes, think FAST.

When you suspect a stroke, every minute matters. Fast action leads to fast treatment and improved patient outcomes. Now Memorial Hospital of Union County is part of Ohio State’s Stroke Telemedicine Network. Two expert teams delivering quick, superior stroke care from the moment you arrive. Through video equipment, real-time testing, and patient interview, specialists at Ohio State are available 24/7 and partner with an elite team at Memorial to deliver lifesaving care.

What is the StrokeCollaborative?

The StrokeCollaborative is Memorial Hospital of Union County’s partnership with the Stroke Telemedicine Collaborative offered by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. It connects a care team of doctors and nurses at Memorial Hospital with stroke experts at Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center through the use of advanced video equipment. Together, your care team and Ohio State’s professionals will provide you and your family the best stroke treatment available.

How does StrokeCollaborative work?

When you arrive at Memorial Hospital’s emergency room with symptoms of a stroke, a “Stroke Alert” takes place. This alert lets Memorial and Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center know that you need immediate help. Ohio State’s stroke team quickly comes together and talks to your local care team on special video equipment, right there in your patient room. To slow or stop your symptoms, Ohio State’s stroke team assists your doctor in giving you treatments that may include dissolving or removing blood clots that cause stroke.

Likewise, if you are already an inpatient and stroke is suspected, our medical experts will call a “Stroke Alert”, eliciting the same skilled, rapid response.

How does StrokeCollaborative help me?

Should you or a loved one suffer a stroke, this collaboration between Memorial Hospital and Ohio State’s stroke experts gives you and your family a superior level of care.

  • The StrokeCollaborative allows you and your family members to be seen as quickly as possible by the best stroke team in the region, when every minute matters.
  • The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is a Primary Stroke Center, which means that, together, we offer effective, specialized and advanced stroke care that leads to better patient outcomes.
  • Ohio State’s stroke team includes critical care physicians and vascular neurosurgeons expertly trained in stroke care. Ohio State’s Wexner Medical Center has the only surgeons in central Ohio who can perform both traditional surgery and endovascular surgery. (Endovascular surgery is a special type of surgery that helps patients recover more quickly.)

Stroke is commonly known as a “brain attack”. It happens when a blood clot blocks one of your arteries or when a blood vessel breaks. As a result, blood flow to the brain is blocked. Because your brain needs oxygen to its job, the brain’s cells begin to die when oxygen supply is cut off. Brain damage can occur, which is why FAST response is critical to improve patient outcome.

It is the third leading cause of death in the United States and the number one cause of disability. Each year, more than 750,000 people suffer from a stroke. The side effects from stroke can last a lifetime and include loss of body function and the ability to move, talk or think.

Stroke is always a medical emergency. Research shows that treatment by an expert stroke team within three to six hours of your first symptom can slow or stop the effects of stroke. The StrokeNetwork connects you and your healthcare team to the most expert stroke team in the region.

If you or someone you know begins experiencing any of the following symptoms, think FAST and immediately call 9-1-1.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:28:11 +0000
Pain Management http://memorialhosp.org/pain-management7 http://memorialhosp.org/pain-management7

With causes ranging from conditions like arthritis and fibromyalgia to work injuries and migraines, chronic pain affects each sufferer differently. Defined as pain that lasts longer than six weeks, chronic pain doesn’t have to impact your quality of life.

It’s not uncommon for sufferers to be unsure where to turn for relief and unaware that a variety of treatment methods can be used to create a personalized care plan, unique to their individual needs. The Pain Management Center at Memorial Hospital of Union County provides comprehensive pain management services to the community to solve this debilitating problem.

The center provides treatment for a variety of conditions, including neck and back pain, headaches, fibromyalgia, chronic pelvic pain, Reflex Sympathetic Dystropy (RSD), nerve damage, as well as pain associated with arthritis, muscle spasms, and shingles.

Our expert team uses a variety of treatment options, in addition to medication, including:

  • Discography/spinal diagnostic procedures (lumbar, cervical, thoracic)
  • Epidural steroid injection
  • Facet joint injection
  • Intradiscal Electrothermal Therapy (IDET)
  • Radiofrequency treatment
  • Intraspinal Drug Therapy and Spinal Cord Stimulation (SCS)
  • Myoneural injection (with or without Botox)
  • Nucleoplasty
  • Selective nerve root block
  • Celiac plexus block
  • Stellate ganglion block
  • Lumbar sympathetic block

 

Contact:
Call (937) 578-4580 or toll-free (800) 686-4677, ext. 4580

 Location:
The Pain Management Center sees patients through the hospital’s Ambulatory Care Center within the main building.

Appointments:
A physician’s referral is needed to schedule an appointment. Please bring your insurance cards with you to each visit. Most major insurances are accepted, including worker’s compensation. If you have insurance, we will gladly process your claim.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Mon, 09 Jul 2012 19:57:54 +0000
Lymphedema Therapy http://memorialhosp.org/lymphedema-therapy7 http://memorialhosp.org/lymphedema-therapy7

Do you have chronic swelling in your arms or legs? You may have a condition called lymphedema, a build-up of lymph fluid when lymph nodes have been damaged by radiation, surgery, or injury.

One of only a few lymphedema therapy programs in central Ohio, our staff can offer relief. Our certified lymphedema therapist can put control back into your hands by alleviating discomfort and helping you manage this lifelong condition. Through personalized therapy and patient education, you can live your life to the fullest.

Most insurances cover lymphedema treatment, making it easier than ever to take control of your health.

A physician referral is needed to schedule an appointment. To contact our therapy team and learn more, call (937) 578-2261.

 

 

 

 

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 27 Jun 2012 19:29:27 +0000
Virtual Tours http://memorialhosp.org/virtual-tours http://memorialhosp.org/virtual-tours
Obstetrics Virtual Tour

 

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Thu, 07 Jul 2011 00:03:51 +0000
Women’s Health Physical Therapy http://memorialhosp.org/women-s-physical-therapy http://memorialhosp.org/women-s-physical-therapy

 Part of being a woman includes recognizing your unique healthcare needs. The different stages of life all affect a woman’s body, often in a variety of ways. The Physical Therapy team at Memorial Hospital of Union County offers a special program focusing on the lifelong health of a woman, helping to minimize and relieve symptoms you may experience.

Our skilled experts provide a dedicated approach to guiding you back to your optimal health, beginning with a thorough evaluation of your individual needs. A customized treatment plan is then created especially for you to restore strength and mobility, maximizing your function in everyday activities.

We are happy to assist women with any of the following symptoms or diagnoses.

 

Musculoskeletal Dysfunction During and After Pregnancy

  • Low Back Pain
  • Sacroiliac and Pubic Dysfunctions
  • Sciatica, Nerve Compression Syndromes
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Neck and Upper Back Pain
  • Plantar Fascitis
  • Postural Imbalances
  • Post-Cesarean Section/Episiotomy Pain and Weakness

Urinary Incontinence - Stress, Urge, Mixed

Fecal Incontinence

Pelvic Floor Pain & Dysfunction

  • Post-Surgical Gynecologic Pain and Weakness
  • Pelvic Floor Tension
  • Dyspareunia
  • Coccydynia
  • Post-Chemotherapy/Radiation Rehabilitation
  • Vulvadynia
  • Prolapsed Uterus, Rectocele, Cystocele-Pre and Post Surgery
  • Vaginismus
  • Sacroiliac (SI) Joint Dysfunction
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Chronic Constipation/IBS
  • Post-Hysterectomy
  • Abdominal Surgery

Osteopenia and Osteoporosis

  • Fractures
  • Kyphotic Posture
  • Back Pain
  • Respiratory Compromise
  • Fall Risk Analysis and Prevention

Chronic Pain & Headaches

  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headaches

Post-Mastectomy/Breast Reconstruction Care

  • Post-Operative Pain/Tightness
  • Scarring
  • Upper Extremity Weakness/Deconditioning
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Axillary Web Syndrome (cording)
  • Abdominal Weakness
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Mon, 25 Apr 2011 19:00:50 +0000
Other http://memorialhosp.org/other http://memorialhosp.org/other

Part of our mission is to arm you with the tools and resources you need to stay well, not just to provide the expert medical care you need when you are ill. We’re pleased to present many services for individuals and organizations that can do just that.

Use the menu to the left to explore other services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Fri, 25 Mar 2011 02:09:43 +0000
Women's Health http://memorialhosp.org/women-s-health http://memorialhosp.org/women-s-health

Memorial Hospital caters to the healthcare needs of women at every stage in life with a full spectrum of services. From routine examinations and testing to surgery and cancer treatment, our specialists offer compassionate care that makes a difference. Your friends at Memorial Hospital will be beside you every step of the way with the education, top-notch medical care, and support you need to stay healthy and strong.

Use the menu to the left to explore Women's Health services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Fri, 25 Mar 2011 02:06:01 +0000
Surgery Care http://memorialhosp.org/surgery-care http://memorialhosp.org/surgery-care

Whether your surgery is performed on an outpatient basis or requires a hospital stay, you will find that the surgery team at Memorial Hospital brings a vast knowledge of the latest techniques and technology to your care. Each procedure receives a comprehensive care plan that pays special attention to you and your loved ones.

Use the menu to the left to explore Surgery Care services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Fri, 25 Mar 2011 02:05:35 +0000
Specialty Physician Care http://memorialhosp.org/specialty-physician-care http://memorialhosp.org/specialty-physician-care

You don’t have to leave town to find access to highly trained experts. Looking beyond general health and wellness and focusing on specific medical conditions, many specialists are on-hand to treat you close to home, optimizing convenience while saving you time and mileage.

Use the menu to the left to explore Specialty Physician Care services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Fri, 25 Mar 2011 02:05:11 +0000
Senior Health Care http://memorialhosp.org/senior-health-care http://memorialhosp.org/senior-health-care

gablesMemorial Hospital recognizes that the golden phase of your senior years presents its own unique health and wellness needs. To help you maintain good health and independence, our skilled team is pleased to offer a wide range of services for seniors.

Use the menu to the left to explore Senior Health Care services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Fri, 25 Mar 2011 02:04:48 +0000
Preventive Care http://memorialhosp.org/preventive-care http://memorialhosp.org/preventive-care

Much like you perform routine maintenance to keep your vehicle operating smoothly, your own health needs periodic check-ups and other preventive care measures to keep your “motor” running. Memorial Hospital provides a variety of preventive care services so you can take control of your health and maintain optimal wellness.

Use the menu to the left to explore Preventive Care services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Fri, 25 Mar 2011 02:04:25 +0000
Pediatric Care http://memorialhosp.org/pediatric-care http://memorialhosp.org/pediatric-care

Children have a special place in our hearts at Memorial Hospital. We are dedicated to making your child feel welcome and comforted. We know that little ones don’t understand what’s going on with their medical treatment; they only know they don’t feel good. That’s why we take extra special care of our smallest guests in every way.

Use the menu to the left to explore Pediatric Care services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Fri, 25 Mar 2011 02:03:53 +0000
Heart and Lung http://memorialhosp.org/heart-and-lung http://memorialhosp.org/heart-and-lung

Excellence in Heart Care

Never before has the need to solve the problem of heart disease been greater. As the leading cause of death in Ohio, heart disease affects one in three people and creates daily struggles for too many patients and their families. Are you affected? What about your loved ones?

Memorial Hospital of Union County has partnered with the nationally ranked Ohio State University Medical Center, giving a promise to the people of our community - an important and permanent way to care for them close to home. The Heart Partnership will bring us state-of-the-art prevention, diagnostic and treatment delivery systems, and expert physicians. Memorial Hospital along with OSU Medical Center will address these immediate and growing needs by providing:

  • A single location center of excellence devoted to outstanding cardiac care, staffed by an expert cardiology physician team
  • A multi-use catheterization laboratory for cardiac and peripheral vascular work
  • Implantation of pacemakers and other cardiac rhythm devices
  • An enhanced diagnostic care center that will be conveniently located and provide peace of mind to thousands of patients each year
  • A cardiology clinic offering comprehensive patient services and detailed case management
  • Advanced educational opportunities for the prevention of heart disease

Use the menu to the left to explore Heart and Lung services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Fri, 25 Mar 2011 01:58:59 +0000
Diagnostics http://memorialhosp.org/diagnostics http://memorialhosp.org/diagnostics

Not feeling like yourself? If you’re in need of testing for a diagnosis, our expert team can help guide you back to the path of wellness. Memorial Hospital has a wide range of services to assess your health and get you back to doing what you love.

Use the menu to the left to explore Diagnostic services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Fri, 25 Mar 2011 01:58:34 +0000
Cancer http://memorialhosp.org/cancer http://memorialhosp.org/cancer

A cancer diagnosis is often a scary and overwhelming time. Memorial Hospital offers a team of specially trained physicians and health care professionals to walk you through nearly every step of the fight against cancer. Ranging from skilled imaging specialists and lab technologists to compassionate team members who administer chemotherapy, our team is at your side.  A variety of high quality services are locally available to help minimize drive times, allowing you and your loved ones to stay closer to home.

Use the menu to the left to explore Cancer services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Fri, 25 Mar 2011 01:57:49 +0000
All Services http://memorialhosp.org/all-services http://memorialhosp.org/all-services

Below is an alpabetized listing of our services. Click a link below for more information.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Thu, 10 Mar 2011 02:58:34 +0000
Breast Health http://memorialhosp.org/breast-health4 http://memorialhosp.org/breast-health4

breasthealthTake Control Of Your Wellbeing
In addition to monthly self breast exams, an annual mammogram is essential to detecting changes in your breast tissue over time as well as the early detection of breast cancer or other abnormalities. Experts recommend the procedure annually beginning at age 40. If you have a family history of breast health concerns, you should talk to your physician about starting even younger.

Additionally, if you notice a change in the way your breasts normally look or feel, you should contact your health care provider right away. Some specific changes to note include:

  • Swelling, warmth, redness or darkening
  • Lump, hard knot or thickening
  • Changes in the size or shape of a breast
  • Itchy, scaly sore or rash on the nipple
  • Nipple discharge that starts suddenly
  • Dimpling or puckering of the skin
  • Pulling in of the nipple or other parts of the breast
  • New, reoccurring pain in one spot

Schedule your mammogram today. Most insurance policies do not require a physician’s order for a screening mammogram. Mammograms are available from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. weekdays as well as some evenings and Saturdays. Please call Central Scheduling at (937) 578-2020 for an appointment.

Memorial Hospital of Union County also has a Susan G. Komen grant for women who need financial assistance with mammograms. Please call (937) 578-4088 for more information.

 

With You Every Step of the Way
Memorial Hospital’s comprehensive breast health program offers state-of-the-art technology, highly trained and caring physicians, and a number of support services, all designed to keep you well. From start to finish, our patients have a fully committed team of experts on their side.

Central to our program is a breast navigator. To provide additional support and communication, a specially trained nurse coordinator serves as a breast navigator for women who require additional diagnostics or who receive a cancer diagnosis. This dedicated team member focuses on a patient’s entire wellbeing, from surgery options to nutrition and counseling. The navigator sets up appointments, answers questions, and helps tap into Memorial’s team of experts.

 

Comprehensive, Expert Care Close To Home
From prevention and detection to treatment and recovery, the specially trained staff at Memorial Hospital of Union County is on-hand for all stages of a woman’s journey. Our comprehensive breast health program provides consistent, high quality care close to home, for maximum convenience.

Patients have easy access to all of Memorial Hospital’s services, including a team of strategically aligned specialists, such as radiologists, surgeons, pathologists, plastic surgeons, and oncologists creating a seamless and individualized care plan for each woman.

Patient services include:

  • Digital mammography and ultrasound
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Minimally invasive breast biopsy
  • Mastectomy and lumpectomy
  • Reconstruction
  • Medical oncology and chemotherapy
  • Lab services
  • Nutritional support
  • Counseling services
  • Financial services

Peace of mind is especially important as it relates to one’s health. Our swift mammography results are available within 24-hours and biopsy results are typically available 24- to 72-hours after the procedure. Any patient who undergoes a biopsy will meet with her surgeon to review results and discuss any necessary next steps.

 

A Clearer Picture Of Your Health
Most commonly used as a screening tool, mammography is a non-invasive procedure that uses x-ray technology to create an image of the breast tissue, which is then used to detect and diagnose breast disease. Our state-of-the-art digital mammography equipment ensures high image quality, shorter appointments, and faster results, helping to simplify the screening process.

In some situations a mammogram is used diagnostically, meaning that it will evaluate breast health based on an abnormal finding, such as a suspicious area found during a screening mammogram or finding a lump during a self breast exam.

For some women, a breast biopsy also may be required for proper diagnosis and treatment. Memorial Hospital offers stereotactic and ultrasound guided breast biopsies, both minimally invasive procedures. Now women can expect minimal scarring and fast recovery times, often immediately returning to everyday activities.

Our Mammotome biopsy technology utilizes a small probe guided by ultrasound or x-ray through a ¼ inch incision. The Mammotome computer software provides the surgeon with specific angle and depth information, while the probe gently extracts eight to 10 samples. As it is minimally invasive, this biopsy only needs local anesthetic. It does not require stitches and causes minimal scarring, which helps prevent confusion in the interpretation of future mammograms.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:49:18 +0000
Pediatric Therapy http://memorialhosp.org/pediatric-therapy5 http://memorialhosp.org/pediatric-therapy5 78156746Our specially trained therapists focus on the evaluation and treatment of problems with mobility, balance, speech, coordination, strength, developmental concerns, pain, and flexibility. We appreciate that each child in unique in personality, needs, and goals, so our team creates treatment specifically suited to your child.

The pediatric therapy team at Memorial Hospital offers a full-range of physical, occupational, and speech therapy services for a variety of conditions, including:

  •   Impairments
  •   Functional limitations
  •   Disabilities
  •   Changes in function and health resulting from injury, disease, or other causes
  •   Delayed milestones

We work closely with referring physicians and parents, and can even supplement school-based therapy services, helping to teach skills and exercises that can be carried over to home.

Physical and Occupational Therapy:

A special addition to our pediatric physical and occupational therapy is our therapy dog, Dorian, and his partner Teresa Keathley, PT.  Graduates of the Canine Companions for Independence program, Dorian and Teresa are a wonderful team for leading physical and occupational therapy appointments. Together, the pair is a perfect blend of expertise, encouragement, and fun.

Contact:
A physician’s referral is suggested for appointments. To contact Memorial’s pediatric therapy team, call (937) 578-2261.

Location:
171 Morey Drive, Suite A
Marysville

Availability:
Appointments are available Monday – Friday from 8:30am to 5:00pm.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Thu, 10 Mar 2011 00:49:18 +0000
Vascular Surgery http://memorialhosp.org/vascular-surgery10 http://memorialhosp.org/vascular-surgery10

The circulatory system is a vast and complex network of arteries, veins, and other blood vessels. Dangers like blood clots and narrowing of the arteries can pose an immediate threat to your health if not diagnosed and treated quickly.

Memorial Hospital offers a team of vascular surgeons who are armed with the latest technology to diagnose your problem and initiate treatment immediately for both children and adults. They may treat lymphedema, peripheral vascular disease, and aneurysms. Some of the procedures handled by our vascular surgeons include:

  • Angioplasty stenting
  • Dialysis access
  • Surgical bypass
  • Carotid endarterectomy
  • Chest/abdomen aneurysm repair (open surgery and endovascular)
  • Thoracic outlet syndrome
  • Varicose vein (surgical and sclerotherapy)

Contact:
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Go or Dr. Vaccaro (Wednesday) call Central Scheduling at (937) 578-2020.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:47:35 +0000
Urology http://memorialhosp.org/urology10 http://memorialhosp.org/urology10

The urology specialists at Memorial Hospital are dedicated to managing health issues involving the urinary tract and bladder in men and women as well as the male reproductive system. Our specialists work to correct non-surgical problems like urinary tract infections and surgical problems ranging from cancer to congenital defects. We put your comfort and privacy first and foremost. Some of the problems typically handled by our urologists include:

  • Prostatitis
  • Cystitis
  • Prostate cancer
  • Bladder stones
  • Kidney stones
  • Bladder cancer
  • Vasectomies
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:47:20 +0000
Urgent Care http://memorialhosp.org/urgent-care2 http://memorialhosp.org/urgent-care2

urgentCare

Somewhere between the need for an emergency room and a regular doctor visit is the need for urgent care.

When you come to the Urgent Care by Memorial Hospital, you’ll be seen quickly by a physician. We can do lab tests, X-rays and other diagnostic procedures, as well as treat you for minor injuries, aches and pains, colds, sore throats, upset stomach, and a host of other problems.

Our Urgent Care is especially helpful when you need medical attention after hours or if you don’t have a family physician. Plus, a visit here may require a lower co-payment than a emergency room visit.

So if you need fast medical attention, but don’t need an emergency room, we’ll see you at the Urgent Care.

Some Things You Should Know:

  • Conveniently located near State Routes 33 and 36, next to the YMCA and Applebee’s on Charles Lane.
  • Our Urgent Care provides the highest quality pediatric and adult care.
  • Our facility has the ability to perform X-rays and laboratory work on-site.
  • Staff utilizes state-of-the-art electronic medical records for quick and precise record keeping.
  • Convenient and fast service with a focus on patient satisfaction.
  • Low cost compared to emergency department care.
  • All patients seeking care must provide identification or an insurance card.
  • All co-pay and deductible payments are required at time of service.
  • Self-pay patients will be offered a 30% discount for payment at time of service or a 20% discount for payment within thirty days. All self-pay patients will be required to pay $25 or 25% co-pay at the time of service, which ever is greater.  

Reasons to visit Urgent Care:

  • Cuts or wounds that may require stitches
  • Sprains, strains, or broken bones
  • Ear infections
  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Diarrhea, fever or vomiting
  • Sore throats
  • Minor burns and rashes

Location:
1140 Charles Lane
Marysville, OH 43040
(937) 578-4310

Conveniently located near State Routes 33 and 36, next to the YMCA and Applebee’s on Charles Lane.

Availability:
Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Weekends: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Holiday Schedule:
New Years Day closed
Memorial Day 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
July 4th 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Labor Day 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Day before Thanksgiving 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Thanksgiving Day closed
Day before Christmas 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Christmas Day closed

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:44:14 +0000
The Gables at Green Pastures http://memorialhosp.org/the-gables-at-green-pastures7 http://memorialhosp.org/the-gables-at-green-pastures7

Visit www.gablesatgreenpastures.org

Residents at The Gables enjoy the quiet comforts of quality living in an environment that readily supports their physical requirements while nurturing their social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Rehabilitation Neighborhood
The focus of this neighborhood is the acute clinical care and rehabilitation of short- and long-term residents. Many of these residents come to The Gables after being discharged from the hospital and need additional professional medical care or rehabilitation before they can return to their normal lifestyles. Others need daily medical attention that must be administered by clinical personnel. This Skilled Nursing Neighborhood houses a full-service therapy center for physical, speech, and occupational therapy sessions. Hospice and respite care are also offered.

Long-Term Care Neighborhood
Maintaining functional independence is the goal for residents in the Long-Term Care neighborhood. Those who live here are typically able to perform many activities of day-to-day life, but are unable to live totally on their own. Our caring staff is sensitive to the needs of these individuals and does everything possible to help them live with dignity in a supervised, home-like environment. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of our many planned events and social activities ranging from crafts to worship. They are also invited to participate in monthly council meetings to help decide on recreational activity programs for their enjoyment.

Special Care Neighborhood
Coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is often more than most family caretakers can bear. That’s where The Gables can help. We offer the loving care and secure facilities your loved one needs to live in comfort and safety. Recreational staff provides group and individual activities designed to stimulate thinking and enhance mental capacity—like reminiscing about the past, listening to familiar music, and socializing with others. Meals are served in a home-like setting with a dining room specifically tailored for this neighborhood. You can count on The Gables to make the quality of life your loved one deserves our number one priority.

Everyone who lives at The Gables is a valued member of our community, whether he or she is a short-term rehabilitation patient or a long-term resident. Some people wish only to live comfortably and quietly without major concerns. Others have lived and worked at a faster pace and still prefer a more active daily routine. Because we care about the physical and emotional needs of all residents, The Gables offers choices in our neighborhoods, activities and services. We also encourage family members to visit often and remain active in our resident community. After all, family is the most important part of feeling at home.

Contact:
(937) 642-3893

Location:
The Gables at Green Pastures
390 Gables Drive
Marysville, OH 43040

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:43:27 +0000
Surgical Services http://memorialhosp.org/surgical-services10 http://memorialhosp.org/surgical-services10

No one likes to think about surgery, but when an accident or illness leaves no other option, it’s nice to know that the highly skilled surgical team at Memorial Hospital is close to home. Whether your procedure is performed on an outpatient basis or if a hospital stay is required, our surgeons, anesthesiologists, perioperative nurses, and support staff are right there beside you to provide the very best care before, during, and after the surgery. We take care of your family, too, by staying in close communication and ensuring their comfort.

The scope of our surgical specialties covers:

  • ENT (Ear, Nose and Throat)
  • General
  • Gynecology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedic
  • Plastic Surgery
  • Podiatry
  • Urology

 

Location:
We offer both inpatient and outpatient surgical services on Memorial Hospital's main campus.

Availability:
Monday through Friday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. with 24-hour coverage provided by on-call staff.

Appointments:
One of Memorial's case managers will coordinate all paperwork and pre-admission testing for you. Your surgeon's office will provide you with the information you need to contact the Case Management office to set up your pre-admission appointment where they will review the process and preparation required. If you or your family members have any questions before your surgery, please call (937) 578-2479.

Admission preparation:
Specific instructions on eating, drinking or taking medications vary by procedure. Please check with your doctor to find out what preparations are needed for your surgery. Your case manager will also review these matters with you at your pre-admission appointment prior to your scheduled surgery.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:42:36 +0000
Sports Medicine http://memorialhosp.org/sports-medicine7 http://memorialhosp.org/sports-medicine7

Most sports-related injuries are caused by trauma or overuse of muscles and joints. At Memorial Hospital, we treat plenty of minor injuries like bruises, sprains, and strains as well as more serious issues like fractures and joint dislocations. We offer a full spectrum of medical services for athletes designed to meet your needs based on the type and severity of your injury. We devote an entire team to your care to help you get back in the game and back to your life. Your support team may include any or all of the following professionals:

  • Orthopedist/orthopedic surgeon
  • Physiatrist
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Sports medicine specialist
  • Athletic trainer

For further information, please contact us at sportsmedicine@memorialhosp.org

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:42:12 +0000
Speech Therapy Services http://memorialhosp.org/speech-therapy-services7 http://memorialhosp.org/speech-therapy-services7

Memorial Hospital of Union County Rehabilitation offers speech therapy for both children and adults.

Pediatric Speech Therapy

Pediatric Speech Therapy is available through Memorial Hospital at an off-campus location at 171 Morey Drive in Marysville.  A site designed exclusively for pediatric therapy allows for the best care in Union County and convenience of having physical, occupational, and speech therapy all in one location.  Your child’s therapists will work together to effectively collaborate his or her care in one location, allowing for the best programming and convenience for you as a parent- right here in our community.

Common conditions treated in pediatric speech therapy include

  • Autism/Autism spectrum disorders
  • Social language skills
  • Language delays and disorders
  • Stuttering
  • Articulation problems
  • Apraxia
  • Voice problems
  • Feeding difficulties

 

Adult Speech Therapy

Speech Language Pathologists at Memorial Hospital treat a wide variety of deficits in language, cognition, and swallowing caused by disease or trauma.  Each patient receives a thorough one-on-one evaluation followed by an individualized diagnostic and treatment plan. The patient's primary care physician then receives a report complete with treatment recommendations.

Common conditions affecting adult speech include

  • Stroke
  • Brain aneurysm
  • Brain injuries
  • Concussion
  • Brain tumor
  • Bell’s Palsy
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis
  • Aphasia (speech difficulties due to damage to part of the brain that impacts language)
  • Apraxia of speech (problems saying sounds, syllables, and words)
  • Dysarthria (difficulty controlling or coordinating the muscles of speech)
  • Memory/cognitive communication disorder
  • Swallowing disorders
    • Aspiration of solids or liquids
    • Choking
    • Dehydration
    • Malnutrition
    • Globus sensation (feeling of a lump in the throat)
  • Voice Disorders
  • Fluency Disorders (ability to speak easily and smoothly)
  • Reading/Writing Deficits

 

Contact
Speech Services (937) 578-2362 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2362

Locations
Adult and Pediatric Speech Therapy
171 Morey Drive in Marysville

Availability
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Enrollment
A referral from your doctor is recommended for speech therapy services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:40:30 +0000
Social Services and Case Management http://memorialhosp.org/social-services-and-case-management2 http://memorialhosp.org/social-services-and-case-management2

When illness or injury strikes, you’re left with all kinds of questions and decisions to make. Getting the best medical care is priority one, but what happens when you go home? Will you need extra medical care? Will you be able to care for your home, children or pets? Who will drive you to your doctor’s office? These are just a few of the worries that can hinder the progress of a healthy recovery. Memorial Hospital is here to support you by linking you to the community resources and programs you need to get back on your feet.

Our Social Services and Case Management team partners with your healthcare providers to carefully plan what services you might need both during your stay and after you are discharged from the hospital. We begin this planning when you are admitted. Our case managers contact your insurance company for benefit information and pre-certification for services needed during and beyond your hospital stay. Our staff is involved in your care and discharge planning, helping connect you with the resources you need when you go home. We can assist you with:

  • Assisted living or extended care facilities
  • Home health care agencies
  • IV/TPN services
  • Medical equipment providers
  • Support groups
  • Rehabilitation programs
  • Hospice services
  • Cancer treatment
  • Social security
  • Emergency response programs
  • Counseling services
  • Transportation
  • Assistance for crime victims
  • Advanced directives

Our Social Services and Case Management teams will get you the help you need to make a healthy, worry-free recovery. All you have to do is get better.

Contact:
(937) 578-2332 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2332

Location:
On the main corridor at the entrance to the Morey Center, just past the hospital gift shop.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:30:37 +0000
Sleep Diagnostic Services http://memorialhosp.org/sleep-diagnostic-services7 http://memorialhosp.org/sleep-diagnostic-services7

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Do you have difficulties sleeping? Are you an insomniac? Do you fall asleep, but wake up several times through the night? Or do you have trouble staying awake? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, the on-site sleep laboratory at Memorial Hospital might be able to help. Our comfortable suites are equipped with the latest in computer technology. While you rest, doctors who specialize in pulmonology and neurology will diagnose your specific sleep disorder and help find solutions that will give you the good night’s sleep that you've been missing.

Memorial Hospital’s Sleep Center is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM). To receive a five-year accreditation, a sleep center must meet or exceed all standards for professional health care as designated by the AASM. The accreditation process involves detailed inspection of a center’s facility and staff, including an evaluation of testing procedures, patient contacts, and physician training. Additionally, the facility’s goals must be clearly stated and include plans for positively affecting the quality of medical care in the community it serves.

Established since 2001 and renovated in 2007, the Sleep Center offers a relaxing, spa-like ambience and features four comfortable suites with the latest in amenities and computer technology, including Select Comfort® adjustable firmness beds, Sony® flat screen televisions with in-room cable, wireless internet, in-room mini-refrigerators, infrared cameras for live video, private showers, and handicap accessibility.

In-Home Sleep Testing Available
For patients who suspect they suffer from obstructive sleep apnea and snoring, in-home sleep studies offer a convenient choice for diagnostic care. These tests allow patients to enjoy the comforts of home while undergoing their sleep study. As with in-lab testing, sleep study results are used to determine if additional testing is needed and to identify a treatment plan.

In order to qualify for in-home testing, patients must meet clinical criteria, set by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM), and be eligible through their insurance provider.

Contact:sleepLab
(937) 578-4001 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 4001

Availability:
Usually, your physician’s office will notify us of your need for a sleep study. Our staff will contact you to arrange the study at a time that’s convenient for you. We will work with your regular sleeping schedule to perform your study.

Admission preparation:
Please shower and shave before coming to the lab. Bring something comfortable to sleep in, a change of clothes, and anything else you feel is necessary for an overnight stay (i.e. books, snack and toiletries). Your hair needs to be clean, dry, and free of oils, sprays, gels, and lotion. Please remove all nail polish. Do not take a nap during the day of your study. Please bring all your scheduled medicines including any emergency medicine. You may eat your normal diet. Please avoid any caffeine. If you have a cold, please call the lab before your scheduled appointment to re-schedule for another day.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:29:15 +0000
Rheumatology http://memorialhosp.org/rheumatology http://memorialhosp.org/rheumatology

A rheumatologist is an internist or pediatrician who is qualified by additional training and experience in the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and other diseases of the joints, muscles, and bones. After four years of medical school and three years of training in either internal medicine or pediatrics, rheumatologists devote an additional two to three years in specialized rheumatology training.

Rheumatologists treat arthritis, certain autoimmune diseases, musculoskeletal pain disorders, and osteoporosis. There are more than 100 types of these diseases, including rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, gout, lupus, back pain, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, and tendonitis.

Many types of rheumatic diseases are not easily identified in the early stages. Rheumatologists are specially trained to do the detective work necessary to discover the cause of swelling and pain. It’s important to determine a correct diagnosis early so that appropriate treatment can begin early. Some musculoskeletal disorders respond best to treatment in the early stages of the disease.

The role the rheumatologist plays in health care depends on several factors and needs. Typically the rheumatologist works with other physicians, sometimes acting as a consultant to advise another physician about a specific diagnosis and treatment plan. In other situations, the rheumatologist acts as a manager, relying upon the help of many skilled professionals including nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. Team work is important, since musculoskeletal disorders are chronic. Health care professionals can help people with musculoskeletal diseases and their families cope with the changes the diseases cause in their lives.

Contact:
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Gupta (Monday or Friday) call Central Scheduling at (937) 578-2020.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:28:51 +0000
Rehabilitation Services http://memorialhosp.org/rehabilitation-services7 http://memorialhosp.org/rehabilitation-services7

Being sidelined due to pain, injury or surgery can definitely put a crimp in your lifestyle. The Rehabilitation Services department at Memorial Hospital can help restore, maintain or improve your physical ability, so you can get back to your normal routine.

Once your doctor refers you to our rehabilitation department, our specialized team (which may include a physiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist or audiologist) will evaluate and treat your condition.

Our professional staff and services are used to treat everything from arthritis, fractures, strains and sprains, to serious medical conditions like brain or spinal cord injuries, cancer, stroke, speech and language disorders, and more. Our job is to make the most dramatic difference we can to improve your quality of life.

Physical Therapy
Memorial Hospital’s therapists and therapy assistants provide service to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes. Our staff includes therapists with advanced training and interests in foot orthotics, orthopedic treatment, spine rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, sport-specific training, neurological rehabilitation, and aquatic assisted therapy.

With services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, physicians refer patients for treatment of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, orthopedic and sports related conditions and injuries.

Physical therapy is available at the hospital's main campus on London Avenue and at our satellite offices at the Union County YMCA and Mill Valley Plaza locations in Marysville, and Lovejoy Plaza location in Plain City. A warm water pool provides the opportunity for aquatic assisted therapy at the Union County YMCA satellite office.

Occupational Therapy
Our occupational therapists have a wide range of skills and expertise working closely with physicians, nurses, and other therapists. They help patients achieve their maximum level of independence following an injury or disease.

Services are provided both for inpatients and outpatients. Independence with everyday activities (self-feeding, bathing, dressing, and work activities) is improved with work on upper extremity strengthening, range of motion, fine motor skills, and coordination. When functional skills cannot be restored, our therapists work with patients to find compensatory or alternative methods to accomplish these activities of daily living.

Much of our outpatient work focuses on restoring and/or maximizing functional use of the hands and arms after an injury or disease. Our certified hand therapists work closely with the orthopedic surgeons to maximize success for the patient.

Speech Therapy
Memorial Hospital’s speech therapists provide evaluation and treatment of patients with speech disorders caused by stroke, progressive neurologic disorders, head injury, delays in speech and language development in children, and developmental disorders including

  • Aphasia
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Articulation problems
  • Dysanthria
  • Stuttering
  • Memory/cognitive communication disorder

Speech pathologists provide each patient with a thorough one-on-one evaluation and an individualized diagnostic and treatment plan is developed. The patient’s physician then receives a report complete with recommendations for a treatment plan.

Patients with voice disorders caused by abusing the voice, progressive neruologic disorders, psychogenic voice disorders, reflux laryngitis, head and neck cancer, viral infections, intubation, and spontaneous vocal conditions from unknown causes are welcomed.

We also provide evaluation and treatment of patients with swallowing disorders caused by stroke, progressive neurologic disorders, dementia, head and neck cancer, and laryngectomy. These disorders may include:

  • Aspiration of solids or liquids
  • Choking
  • Dehydration
  • Malnutrition
  • Globus sensation (feeling of a lump in the throat)

Forms:
PT/OT Registration Information
Health History Form
No Show Policy/Cancel Policy

Contact:
Rehabilitation Services (937) 578-2261 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2261
Physical Therapy at the YMCA (937) 578-4238 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 4238
Physical Therapy at Mill Valley (937) 738-7818
Physical Therapy at Plain City (614) 504-7145
Speech Therapy (937) 578-2362 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2362

Location:
The Rehabilitation Services department is located on Memorial's main campus at 500 London Avenue.
Physical Therapy services are also offered through three other offsite locations

  • Union County YMCA site (1142 Charles Lane, Marysville)  (937) 578-4238 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 4238
  • Mill Valley site (Mill Valley Plaza, Unit 8, 17809 Route 31, Marysville)  (937) 738-7818
  • Plain City site (900 Village Blvd. Suite 4, Plain City, OH  43064, in the Lovejoy Plaza)  (614) 504-7145


Availability:

Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We also provide inpatient treatment on the weekends.

Enrollment:
A referral from your doctor is recommended for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services. For information regarding self-referral options, please contact the Rehabilitation Services department.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:23:19 +0000
Pulmonary Rehabilitation http://memorialhosp.org/pulmonary-rehabilitation7 http://memorialhosp.org/pulmonary-rehabilitation7

Coping with the symptoms and complications of lung disease can be overwhelming. Memorial Hospital offers state-of-the-art pulmonary rehabilitation services to help improve your daily life through a comprehensive program of education and exercise in an encouraging, supportive environment.

The rehabilitation program is ideal for those who suffer with COPD, emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, cystic fibrosis, even those who are preparing for lung surgery. The goal is to control the symptoms as much as possible, reduce the severity of continuing problems, increase exercise tolerance, and educate you and your family on various aspects of lung disease and self-care. The program also prepares you to return to work and other activities. The result is an improved quality of life with more independence.

While in pulmonary rehabilitation, you will attend exercies sessions three times per week. We will monitor your vital signs, oxygen saturation, and shortness of breath.

Pulmonary rehabilitation will help you:

  • Condition to achieve your level of optimal physical fitness in order to carry out the activities of daily living
  • Decrease depression and anxiety
  • Promote independance and self-reliance
  • Increase exercise tolarance
  • Decrease the amount and severity of future health issues and hospitalizations

Contact:
(937) 578-2580 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2580

Location:
Memorial Hospital Health Center, located in the Gibson Wing.

Availability:
The Health Center is open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Monday through Thursday and on Fridays from 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Appointments:
No matter where your physician is based, we welcome your participation in our Pulmonary Rehabilitation program. The Health Center staff will call you to schedule your first appointment and verify your insurance coverage.

Enrollment:
To enroll in pulmonary rehabilitation, a referral from your doctor is required. Once enrolled, our Health Center staff works closely with you and your doctor to meet your individual program objectives and provide regular reports on your progress.

Transportation:
UCATS may be available to provide transportation if that is a challenge. Call (937) 642-5100 for more information.

Registration:
Registration is completed in the Health Center office. Please bring your insurance card, driver's license or state ID, and written physician order to your first appointment.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:15:24 +0000
Pulmonary Medicine http://memorialhosp.org/pulmonary-medicine2 http://memorialhosp.org/pulmonary-medicine2

When it comes to treating diseases of the lungs and respiratory tract including asthma, emphysema, cystic fibrosis, and cancer, Memorial Hospital offers the services of highly skilled pulmonologists and specially trained staff to help you breathe easier. We carefully review your situation including family history of lung disease, exposure to environmental toxins, infectious diseases, and more. We couple that with cutting edge diagnostic technology including bronchoscopy, CT scans, computerized pulmonary function equipment, and more to determine the best course of treatment for you.

Memorial Hospital also features pulmonary rehabilitation services to help you on the road to recovery once you go home.

 

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:15:01 +0000
Psychiatry http://memorialhosp.org/psychiatry6 http://memorialhosp.org/psychiatry6

Behavioral problems, depression, anxiety and other mental disorders can have a devastating impact on a person’s health, relationships and day-to-day functioning. But there is no need to suffer alone. Effective, proven treatments are available for you or a loved one through the expertise of Memorial Hospital’s psychiatry team. Psychiatrists are physicians with a medical degree who have undergone many years of training to diagnose, treat, and prevent mental and emotional disorders.

Thanks to scientific discoveries about mental illness and the brain’s chemical makeup, psychiatrists are able to more clearly identify the root causes of these disorders and successfully treat them with a combination of psychotherapy and medication.

Memorial Hospital’s psychiatrist, Smitha Patel, MD, is available to treat both children and adults.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:14:32 +0000
Podiatry http://memorialhosp.org/podiatry10 http://memorialhosp.org/podiatry10

We don’t usually pay too much attention to our feet until something goes wrong. That’s where the podiatry specialists at Memorial Hospital come in. They have the skill and expertise to help resolve health issues with your feet and ankles, including surgical procedures when needed.

From prescription orthotics to help you walk better to comprehensive services like podiatric medicine, dermatology, radiology and more, our experts use their skills in handling arthritic, diabetic, and other medical problems associated with the feet and lower extremities to help get you back in step.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:14:03 +0000
Physical Therapy http://memorialhosp.org/physical-therapy7 http://memorialhosp.org/physical-therapy7

Being sidelined due to pain, injury or surgery can definitely put a crimp in your lifestyle. The Rehabilitation Services department at Memorial Hospital can help restore, maintain or improve your physical ability, so you can get back to your normal routine.

Once your doctor refers you to our rehabilitation department, our specialized team (which may include a physiatrist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, speech therapist or audiologist) will evaluate and treat your condition.

Our professional staff and services are used to treat everything from arthritis, fractures, strains and sprains, to serious medical conditions like brain or spinal cord injuries, cancer, stroke, speech and language disorders and more. Our job is to make the most dramatic difference we can to improve your quality of life.

Physical Therapy
Memorial Hospital's therapists and therapy assistants provide service to patients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease or other causes. Our staff includes therapists with advanced training and interests in foot orthotics, orthopedic treatment, spine rehabilitation, vestibular rehabilitation, sport-specific training, women's health, incontinence and pelvic floor rehab,neurological rehabilitation, and aquatic assisted therapy.

With services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, physicians refer patients for treatment of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, orthopedic, and sports related conditions and injuries.

Physical therapy is available at the hospital's main campus on London Avenue and at our satellite offices at the Union County YMCA and Mill Valley Plaza locations in Marysville, and Lovejoy Plaza location in Plain City. A warm water pool provides the opportunity for aquatic assisted therapy at the Union County YMCA satellite office.

 

Forms:
PT/OT Registration Information
Health History Form
No-Show / Cancelation Policy

Contact:
Rehabilitation Services (937) 578-2261 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2261

Physical Therapy at the YMCA (937) 578-4238 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 4238

Physical Therapy at Mill Valley (937) 738-7818

Physical Therapy at Plain City (614) 504-7145

Location:
The Rehabilitation Services department is located on Memorial's main campus at 500 London Avenue.
Physical Therapy services are also offered through three other offsite locations

  • Union County YMCA site (1142 Charles Lane, Marysville)  (937) 578-4238 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 4238
  • Mill Valley site (Mill Valley Plaza, Unit 8, 17809 Route 31, Marysville)  (937) 738-7818
  • Plain City site (900 Village Blvd. Suite 4, Plain City, OH  43064, in the Lovejoy Plaza)  (614) 504-7145

 

Availability:
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Friday, 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

We also provide inpatient treatment on the weekends.

Enrollment:
A referral from your doctor is recommended for physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy services. For information regarding self-referral options, please contact the Rehabilitation Services department.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:12:06 +0000
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation http://memorialhosp.org/physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation5 http://memorialhosp.org/physical-medicine-and-rehabilitation5

PtRehabIf you have persistent lower back pain, suffer from arthritis, or are recovering from a sports-related injury you may be referred to Memorial Hospital’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists.

Physical medicine is a comprehensive approach to your individual needs that combines preventive medicine, non-surgical treatment, and teamwork to reach a set goal. Your treatment is overseen by a physiatrist (doctor of physical medicine) and might include:

  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Prescription medication
  • Heat and cold therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Manual therapy
  • Injection techniques
  • Biofeedback
  • Special therapy

In addition to helping people with acute and chronic pain, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is also important for people with birth defects, muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, stroke, brain injury or other major disability. The ultimate goal is to improve your mobility, physical ability, and quality of life.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:11:20 +0000
Pediatrics http://memorialhosp.org/pediatrics6 http://memorialhosp.org/pediatrics6

Children have a special place in our hearts at Memorial Hospital. We are dedicated to making your child feel welcome and comforted. We know that little ones don’t understand what’s going on with their medical treatment, they only know they don’t feel good. That’s why we take extra special care of our smallest guests in every way.

Our surgical staff takes extra measures to bring comfort and calm to our youngest patients. Kids even have the option of riding to the operating room in a wagon instead of on their bed.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:10:58 +0000
Pathology http://memorialhosp.org/pathology4-2 http://memorialhosp.org/pathology4-2

Pathology offers detection and diagnosis of disease through analysis of cell and tissue samples. The pathologists work closely with the clinicians in an effort to provide a clinicopathological understanding of disease processes. This sometimes involves biopsy reports during surgical procedures as an intraoperative aid to the surgeon.

Our clinical interests include:

  • Hematopathology
  • Surgical, pulmonary, endocrine, and genitourinary pathology
  • Neuropathology
  • Immunohistochemistry and electron microscopy
  • Cytopathology

To keep pace with the needs of you and your doctor, Memorial Hospital has an accredited, full-service laboratory under the direction of a Board Certified Pathologist. In addition, we have a strong relationship with The Ohio State University Medical Center for more involved testing procedures.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:10:33 +0000
Parish Nursing and Health Ministry http://memorialhosp.org/parish-nursing-and-health-ministry2 http://memorialhosp.org/parish-nursing-and-health-ministry2

As part of our ever-expanding efforts to make a difference in the lives of those in Union County and the surrounding areas, Memorial Hospital created the position of Parish Nurse and Health Ministries Coordinator. As an outreach to the community, the Parish Nurse and Health Ministries Coordinator bridges the gap between medicine and theology by helping local churches establish a Health and Wellness Ministry for their congregation. Health ministries focus on whole person health, recognizing that an individual's spirituality is a key component of good health.

Disease prevention and health promotion are two areas of practice within the church. Health bulletin boards, health fairs, and screening for high blood pressure and diabetes are a few examples of outreach within churches. Programs are often conducted on topics addressing the physical, mental, and spiritual health of a congregation.

If you or your church leadership have an interest in starting a health ministry, we welcome your call to the Parish Nurse and Health Ministries Coordinator at Memorial Hospital.

Contact:
(937) 578-2237 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2237

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:10:05 +0000
Otolaryngology http://memorialhosp.org/otolaryngology10 http://memorialhosp.org/otolaryngology10

Otolaryngology is the branch of medicine that specializes in diagnosing and treating disorders of the ear, nose, throat, head, and neck in both children and adults. More commonly known as ENTs, otolaryngologists at Memorial Hospital manage sinus and voice problems, swallowing difficulties, inner ear issues, removal of benign or cancerous growths in the head and neck area, and more.

Some diagnostic procedures are performed at the office for quick diagnosis and treatment. Some of these are fiberoptic laryngoscopy (a tiny scope to visualize the nose and throat) and adult myringotomy (ear tubes).

Surgical procedures offered by our specialists include:

  • Removal of tonsils and adenoids
  • Placement of ear tubes
  • Sinus surgery
  • Septoplasty (nose surgery)
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 22:09:23 +0000
Orthopedics http://memorialhosp.org/orthopedics10 http://memorialhosp.org/orthopedics10

Your bones, muscles, joints, and connective tissues are what keep you upright and moving. So what happens when any part of this complex system is damaged due to injury, genetic defect or disease? Fixing it is the job of an orthopedic specialist. At Memorial Hospital we offer a variety of surgical and non-surgical treatment options for patients with bone and joint issues, including arthritis.

Our orthopedic surgeons bring decades of experience and expertise to your care with:

  • Treatment of sports-related injuries
  • Total knee and hip joint replacements
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Bone fracture repair
  • Knee arthroscopy
  • Shoulder rotator cuff repair
  • Carpel tunnel surgery
  • Knee ligament reconstruction

They also work closely with many other health professionals like athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other physicians in related fields to make sure you get back in motion as quickly and safely as possible.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:58:45 +0000
Ophthalmology http://memorialhosp.org/ophthalmology10 http://memorialhosp.org/ophthalmology10

Ophthalmology is the medical specialty dedicated to treating diseases and injuries to the eye. Unlike the optometrist who examines your eyes for glasses or contact lenses, an ophthalmologist is actually a surgeon who has spent years studying eye disease progression and ever-evolving surgical techniques. Some of the treatments offered by Memorial Hospital’s ophthalmology specialists include:

  • Cataract surgery
  • Refractive surgery
  • Corneal transplants
  • Lens surgery
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Eye trauma
  • Glaucoma
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:58:28 +0000
Oncology/Hematology http://memorialhosp.org/oncology-hematology3 http://memorialhosp.org/oncology-hematology3

There have been more advances in cancer treatment than in any other area of medicine. Thanks to continuous research and treatment breakthroughs, people diagnosed with cancer can lead long and active lives. Cancer patients, when well managed, can work, travel, and go about daily activities with decreased pain, fatigue, and nausea.

The last thing you want to do is go one-on-one with a deadly killer. So we're fighting cancer with a whole team. The oncology team at Memorial Hospital is committed to supporting you and your family with the latest advancements in chemotherapy, nutritional guidance, and more.

The team approach allows healthcare professionals from different disciplines to focus their expertise on a common enemy. And when you add that to the advanced technology and other cancer services we offer, it levels the battlefield.

Since cancer affects more than just your physical wellbeing, we also offer the emotional support and social services you need to keep life on track for you and your family.

In cooperation with our oncology services, the hematology department provides consultation, testing, and treatment for patients with different types of malignant or non-malignant blood disorders. From pharmaceutical therapies to biotechnology, our hematologist is versed in all the latest medical advances and are ready to help in your battle against a blood disorder.

If you've been faced by a diagnosis of cancer, get all the help you can. Get a whole team on your side. There's a great one right here in Marysville.

Contact:
To make an appointment for treatment close to home, call Central Scheduling at (937) 578-2020.
To contact the Oncology Coordinator call (937) 578-4088.

Location:
Services are offered within Memorial Hospital's Ambulatory Care Center.

Availability:
We are accepting patients in our oncology clinic on Tuesdays and Fridays.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:58:03 +0000
Occupational Health Center http://memorialhosp.org/occupational-health-center2 http://memorialhosp.org/occupational-health-center2

The vast spectrum of business and industry in Union County demands a healthcare system that understands and meets the needs of employers and employees. Memorial Hospital has provided high-quality occupational health services since 1983 through our Occupational Health Center. Our extensive experience with the Bureau of Workers' Compensation helps reduce delays in treatment and speeds up the claims process.

We offer a full range of services that can be customized to the needs of your company. And with our broad-based physician network, we can process and manage claims as well as provide the services employees need to make a safe transition back to work.

Our physicians specialize in occupational health and emergency medical care. The Occupational Health Center works directly with the Memorial Hospital Emergency Room to allow 24-hour service in the event of a work-related injury. A commitment to an occupational health plan allows your company to remain more productive and have a happier, healthier workforce.

The Occupational Health Center offers:

Substance abuse screenings

  • DOT-regulated screenings
  • Non-DOT-regulated screenings
  • Instant result testing
  • Consortium services

Injury Care

  • Initial treatments
  • Substance abuse screenings
  • Follow-up care
  • Consultations
  • Return-to-work evaluations
  • Claims management

Additional Services

  • Physician on-site services
  • Nursing on-allsite services
  • Speakers
  • Health fairs
  • Health education

Accounts
To set up an account for your business, please complete a Business Account Application and email it to ohcmail@memorialhosp.org or fax it to (937) 578-2822. All of our services are also available on a self-pay basis. For any questions regarding our services, please call (937) 578-2417 or (866) 690-2123.

Contact:
For inquiries or scheduling, email us at ohcmail@memorialhosp.org  or call (937) 578-2417 or (866) 690-2123.

To set up an account, email us at ohcmail@memorialhosp.org  or call (937) 578-2421.

Location:
On the lower level of the hospital, beneath the Health Center. We offer parking at the OHC entrance on the far north end of the building, lower level.

Availability:
Open Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:54:17 +0000
Obstetrics http://memorialhosp.org/obstetrics10 http://memorialhosp.org/obstetrics10

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You’re expecting—congratulations! There’s nothing more exciting than preparing for the arrival of a new baby. Besides choosing a name and nursery colors, you also need to be prepared for the big day by becoming an active participant in your delivery experience. Memorial Hospital offers you a wide range of services, classes, and accommodations to customize your delivery to suit your needs.

Memorial Hospital has an experienced staff of obstetricians, family practitioners, and pediatricians who work with our labor and delivery nurses to make sure the reassuring care you need is easily accessible. We respect your values and preferences in everything from pain management to birth method, and we make every effort to keep you comfortable and in charge of your experience.

In our obstetrics wing, you can enjoy birthing rooms equipped with Jacuzzis, spa showers, and even a comfortable bed for your partner. Your comfort is the prime focus, but you are still surrounded with the latest medical technology to ensure a safe delivery for you and your baby.

The Miracle Life Center features:Obstetrics

  • Four labor/delivery/recovery (LDR) rooms for routine deliveries
  • Six private postpartum rooms
  • Three swing rooms that can be used as birthing (LDR) rooms or postpartum rooms
  • Two private triage rooms for outpatient exams
  • A 15-crib nursery
  • An on-unit c-section suite
  • Five Jacuzzi tubs

Other special features and programs that are available for you and your family include:

  • Comfortable and soothing labor suites with soft mood lighting
  • Fathers are allowed and, in fact, encouraged to stay 24-hours a day in Mom's private room which even includes sleeping accomodations for him
  • A celebration meal for Mom and a guest
  • A dedicated, experienced staff - many of whom have been caring for multiple generations of families - and all of whom are crosstrained to care for you and your baby at every stage of your stay
  • A breastfeeding consultant on staff
  • HUGS security system
  • A kitchenette and vending/coffee area for after hour snacks for the entire family
  • The Little Lambs mural - an opportunity to honor your baby's birth with the purchase of a nameplate for permanent display
  • Hearing tests for all babies prior to discharge

As you prepare for the challenges of parenthood, Memorial Hospital also offers pre- and post-natal education. Our childbirth classes are taught by experienced obstetrical nurses and are designed to enhance your knowledge of labor, delivery, and recovery. Relaxation techniques, Lamaze breathing, exercise, medications, and pain relief options are all covered. The series also touches on basic infant care and self-care during the postpartum period. You can also take advantage of a special class on breastfeeding.

Memorial Hospital is proud to be part of the welcome celebration for your baby and we look forward to helping him, or her, enjoy a lifetime of good health.

Contact:
(937) 578-2329 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2329

Registration:
Make arrangements for pre-registration with Memorial's admissions department after your 30th week so you can focus on yourself when you arrive to deliver your baby.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:53:14 +0000
Nursing Home (Short- and Long-Term Care) http://memorialhosp.org/nursing-home-short-and-long-term-care-5 http://memorialhosp.org/nursing-home-short-and-long-term-care-5

Visit www.gablesatgreenpastures.org

gablesOne of the most difficult situations a family can face is acknowledging that an elderly loved one can no longer manage living at home. Home is familiar. Home is where the heart is. Understandably, the decision to move someone out of the home they’ve loved for years is devastating to everyone.

Memorial Hospital helps ease the burden by offering a refreshing concept. One that takes into account the interests, physical needs, and lifestyle of your loved one and creates an experience that is comfortable, meaningful, and fulfilling—like home. It’s called The Gables at Green Pastures. Residents at The Gables enjoy the quiet comforts of quality living in an environment that readily supports their physical requirements while nurturing their social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

Rehabilitation Neighborhood
The focus of this neighborhood is the acute clinical care and rehabilitation of short- and long-term residents. Many of these residents come to The Gables after being discharged from the hospital and need additional professional medical care or rehabilitation before they can return to their normal lifestyles. Others need daily medical attention that must be administered by clinical personnel. The Skilled Nursing Neighborhood houses a full-service therapy center for physical, speech, and occupational therapy sessions. Hospice and respite care are also offered.

Long-Term Care Neighborhood
Maintaining functional independence is the goal for residents in the Long-Term Care neighborhood. Those who live here are typically able to perform many activities of day-to-day life, but are unable to live totally on their own. Our caring staff is sensitive to the needs of these individuals and does everything possible to help them live with dignity in a supervised, home-like environment. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of our many planned events and social activities ranging from crafts to worship. They are also invited to participate in monthly council meetings to help decide on recreational activity programs for their enjoyment.

Special Care Neighborhood
Coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is often more than most family caretakers can bear. That’s where The Gables can help. We offer the loving care and secure facilities your loved one needs to live in comfort and safety. Recreational staff provides group and individual activities designed to stimulate thinking and enhance mental capacity—like reminiscing about the past, listening to familiar music, and socializing with others. Meals are served in a home-like setting with a dining room specifically tailored for this neighborhood. You can count on The Gables to make the quality of life your loved one deserves our number one priority.

Everyone who lives at The Gables is a valued member of our community, whether he or she is a short-term rehabilitation patient or a long-term resident. Some people wish only to live comfortably and quietly without major concerns. Others have lived and worked at a faster pace and still prefer a more active daily routine. Because we care about the physical and emotional needs of all residents, The Gables offers choices in our neighborhoods, activities, and services. We also encourage family members to visit often and remain active in our resident community. After all, family is the most important part of feeling at home.

Contact:
(937) 642-3893

Location:
The Gables at Green Pastures
390 Gables Drive
Marysville, OH 43040

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:52:25 +0000
Neurology http://memorialhosp.org/neurology4 http://memorialhosp.org/neurology4

Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, and Alzheimer’s disease are all examples of brain and central nervous system disorders. Through our Neurology department, Memorial Hospital offers diagnosis, treatment, and therapy options for a wide range of neurological issues like:

  • Recurring headaches
  • Coma
  • Dementia (including Alzheimer's disease)
  • EMG's
  • Seizures and epilepsy
  • Sleep disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Infections
  • Tumors
  • Movement disorders (like Parkinson's disease)
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Disorders of peripheral nerves, muscle and neuromuscular junctions

Contact:
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Jones (on Mondays) call Central Scheduling at (937) 578-2020.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Mayr (on Mondays) call  (614) 533-5500.

 

To schedule an appointment with Dr Galloway (Mondays, Tuesdays, or Fridays), call Central Scheduling at 937-578-2020.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:51:56 +0000
Nephrology http://memorialhosp.org/nephrology http://memorialhosp.org/nephrology

Nephrology focuses on your kidneys. A nephrologist is a physician trained in Internal Medicine with additional specialty training in diseases of that vital organ. In addition to caring for dialysis and kidney transplant patients, they diagnose and treat:

  • High blood pressure
  • Acute and chronic renal failure
  • Blood or protein in the urine
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Fluid, electrolyte and acid-based disorders

Availability:
We are accepting patients for Tuesday and Friday appointments.

Contact:
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Patel call Central Scheduling at (937) 578-2020
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Wehrum call Central Scheduling at (614) 291-0022

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:50:59 +0000
Mobile Meals http://memorialhosp.org/mobile-meals http://memorialhosp.org/mobile-meals

communityMealsPart of successfully maintaining an independent lifestyle in your senior years is to be able to count on caring people to provide services you can no longer take care of. Memorial Hospital’s Mobile Meals service provides nutritious lunches every weekday to people throughout Union County who can no longer cook for themselves or are unable to participate in our Community Meals program.

These meals are planned by a registered dietitian and prepared in Memorial Hospital’s Food and Nutrition Services kitchen. Each meal is packed in a thermal tray so it’s just the right temperature when it’s delivered to your home by one of our friendly volunteers. Once you’re part of our Mobile Meals program, you’ll also be visited by a registered nurse (R.N.) who will evaluate your health to ensure that your needs are being met through the program.

Meal recipients are encouraged to donate whatever they can afford toward the cost of the program. The approximate average cost of each meal is $6.60. A Supplemental Meals program that offers the same services as Mobile Meals is available to people under the age of 60.

Contact:
(937) 578-2445 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2445

Requirements:
For Mobile Meals, you must be age 60 or over, unable to prepare your own meals, unable to participate in the Community Meals program due to physical or emotional difficulties, lack other meal support services in the home or community, or be the spouse of an eligible participant.

The Mobile Meals program requires you to be regularly evaluated by the Memorial Meals R.N. These visits are a good opportunity to identify any other health problems you might be having. The R.N. may also refer you to other services as needed.

Enrollment:
Clients may be referred to Mobile Meals or Supplemental Meals by anyone. If you or someone you know needs assistance, contact the Memorial Meals Coordinator at the number above.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:50:08 +0000
Long-Term and Rehabilitation Care http://memorialhosp.org/long-term-and-rehabilitation-care5 http://memorialhosp.org/long-term-and-rehabilitation-care5

Visit www.gablesatgreenpastures.org

gablesRehabMemorial Hospital helps ease the burden by offering a refreshing concept in long-term and rehabilitation care. One that takes into account the interests, physical needs, and lifestyle of your loved one and creates an experience that is comfortable, meaningful, and fulfilling. It’s called The Gables at Green Pastures. Short- and long-term residents at The Gables enjoy the quiet comforts of quality living in an environment that readily supports their physical requirements while nurturing their social, emotional, and spiritual needs.

The Gables consists of 112 beds in a series of three “neighborhoods” based on the specific care your love one needs.

Rehabilitation Neighborhood
The focus of this neighborhood is the acute clinical care and rehabilitation of short- and long-term residents. Many of these residents come to The Gables after being discharged from the hospital and need additional professional medical care or rehabilitation before they can return to their normal lifestyles. Others need daily medical attention that must be administered by clinical personnel. The Skilled Nursing Neighborhood houses a full-service therapy center for physical, speech, and occupational therapy sessions. Hospice and respite care are also offered.

Long-Term Care Neighborhood
Maintaining functional independence is the goal for residents in the Long-Term Care neighborhood. Those who live here are typically able to perform many activities of day-to-day life, but are unable to live totally on their own. Our caring staff is sensitive to the needs of these individuals and does everything possible to help them live with dignity in a supervised, home-like environment. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of our many planned events and social activities ranging from crafts to worship. They are also invited to participate in monthly council meetings to help decide on recreational activity programs for their enjoyment.

Special Care Neighborhood
Coping with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia is often more than most family caretakers can bear. That’s where The Gables can help. We offer the loving care and secure facilities your loved one needs to live in comfort and safety. Recreational staff provides group and individual activities designed to stimulate thinking and enhance mental capacity—like reminiscing about the past, listening to familiar music, and socializing with others. Meals are served in a home-like setting with a dining room specifically tailored for this neighborhood. You can count on The Gables to make the quality of life your loved one deserves our number one priority.

Everyone who lives at The Gables is a valued member of our community, whether he or she is a short-term rehabilitation patient or a long-term resident. Some people wish only to live comfortably and quietly without major concerns. Others have lived and worked at a faster pace and still prefer a more active daily routine. Because we care about the physical and emotional needs of all residents, The Gables offers choices in our neighborhoods, activities, and services. We also encourage family members to visit often and remain active in our resident community. After all, family is the most important part of feeling at home.

Contact:
(937) 642-3893

Location:
The Gables at Green Pastures
390 Gables Drive
Marysville, OH 43040

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:48:13 +0000
Laboratory Services http://memorialhosp.org/laboratory-services6 http://memorialhosp.org/laboratory-services6

labLaboratory tests are diagnostic tools your physician uses to confirm or rule out a suspected illness or disease, track the course of chronic disease or determine the success of prescribed, ongoing medical treatment.

The results of most routine tests are delivered within 48-hours to your physician.

Direct Access Services
In keeping pace with the needs of you and your doctor, Memorial Hospital has broadened the scope of traditional laboratory services. Beyond our accredited on-site hospital laboratory that boasts the very latest in diagnostic techniques and technology, we have opened a patient-ordered lab testing service called Direct Access at our Damascus Road facility.

Direct Access allows you to take control of your health evaluation by offering 25 different lab tests and screens that don’t require an order from your doctor. You just stop in and order your tests. The results are read by our professionals and made available to you within 24-hours. If the results indicate you need medical care, you can set up an appointment with your doctor immediately and take the test results with you—no more waiting for them to be transferred. Some of the tests available through Direct Access include:

  • Blood sugar for monitoring or diagnosing diabetes
  • Hgb A1c and microalbumin for diabetes treatment follow-up
  • Creatinine for kidney problems
  • Cholesterol, triglyceride, and HDL for heart disease risk
  • ALT, AST, Alkaline phosphatase, and bilirubin for diagnosis of liver disease/hepatitis
  • CBC (complete blood count) for infection, anemia or blood diseases
  • Iron and iron binding tests for anemia
  • Urine drug testing for adults
  • Pregnancy tests, both urine and blood
  • PSA screening for prostate cancer
  • TSH for monitoring thyroid function
  • Occult blood to detect blood in fecal samples and screen for colon cancer

Your results are delivered with a general explanation of the test and the normal expected parameters to help you understand your individual outcome. A board-certified pathologist is available to explain your results and answer any questions you might have about your tests.

You can view the Direct Access brochure here:
Direct Access Brochure

Contact:
Memorial Hospital of Union County
(937) 578-2409
Monday - Friday 6:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Saturday 7:00 a.m. - Noon
Closed on Sunday and all major holidays.
Enter through the MacIvor entrance off of Plum Street or park in the lab parking area near the Miracle Life Center entrance.

Damascus Lab
388 Damascus Road, Marysville
(937) 578-4045
Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday - Call to check hours of operation.
Closed on weekends and all major holidays.
Every third Friday this location will close at noon.
Any patient needing afternoon lab services on these days should visit the lab at Memorial Hospital of Union County.

Allen Family Medical Building Lab
660 London Avenue, Marysville
(937) 578-4377
Monday - Friday 7:45 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Closed on weekends and all major holidays.

Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine
900 Village Blvd, Suite 4, Plain City
(937) 578-2415
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed Lunch noon - 1:00 p.m.
Closed on weekends and all major holidays.

Family Physicians of Urbana
900 Scioto Street, Urbana
(937) 652-1834
Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Closed Lunch noon - 1:00 p.m.
Closed on weekends and all major holidays.

Requirements:
Some tests require that you do not eat or drink anything except water before your blood is drawn. Additionally, some require a waiting period after you have taken certain medications. If your physician did not provide you with specific instructions, feel free to call our office with your questions.

Registration:
Our three draw locations offer in-department registration. Bring along your physician order so we will know exactly which tests are needed. You will be asked to provide your insurance card upon registration. You will be responsible for payment of any laboratory services not covered by your insurance company, including fees for Direct Access services.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:46:58 +0000
Internal Medicine http://memorialhosp.org/internal-medicine http://memorialhosp.org/internal-medicine

Most people aren’t quite sure what an internist does. Their first guess is usually a doctor who deals with internal organs. Well, that’s part of it, but the discipline of Internal Medicine involves a lot more. At Memorial Hospital we have internists who typically serve as a personal physician for adults and are skilled in disease prevention and in managing complex disorders of the body that don’t require surgery, like diabetes.

There are also ten subspecialties within Internal Medicine. If a patient is experiencing stomach problems that won’t go away, for example, a general internist might refer the patient to a gastroenterologist, an internist who specializes in disorders of the digestive system. A specialist receives up to two years of additional training in their chosen field and must pass a certification exam. These subspecialties include:

  • Cardiology—the treatment of diseases of the heart and blood vessels
  • Endocrinology—the study of glands and other structures that secrete hormones
  • Gastroenterology—the care of conditions of the digestive tract, liver, and pancreas
  • Hematology—the study of blood and blood-forming tissues
  • Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology—the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases
  • Oncology—the study and treatment of cancerous tumors
  • Pulmonary Medicine—concerned with disorders of the lungs and respiratory system
  • Rheumatology—the treatment of disorders involving joints and connective tissues
  • Geriatrics—the study of diseases affecting older adults
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:05:09 +0000
Inpatient Care http://memorialhosp.org/inpatient-care6 http://memorialhosp.org/inpatient-care6

inpatientThere’s no two ways about it. Being sick or injured and away from home is hard. No one understands that better than Memorial Hospital. When we created the Morey Center and our Intensive Care Unit, we kept the needs of our patients and their families a priority.

At Memorial Hospital, our doctors, nurses, and technologists know more than what's on your chart. We know you. And we make sure your visitors and family members feel at home, too. We know we're your local connection and providing the extras in your care is our aim.

The Morey Center, our med/surg unit, features many amenities you might not expect to find, such as a comfortable lounge, outdoor patio, TVs with multiple channels and educational videos, private rooms with windows, and a nearby cafeteria and gift shop.

Our top priority is to help you recover in a warm, supportive environment where you and your family are active participants in your care. That’s the difference Memorial Hospital makes every day—because you are our guest.

Contact:
Morey Center: (937) 578-2254 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2254

Intensive Care: (937) 578-2324 or (800) 686-4677, ext. 2324

Location:
The Morey Center is located in the southeast section of the hospital, while the ICU is in the center of the main hallway. The most convenient parking is in the large lot off London Avenue.

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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:02:12 +0000
Infectious Disease http://memorialhosp.org/infectious-disease2 http://memorialhosp.org/infectious-disease2

These highly skilled doctors, specializing in infectious disease control, work with your physician to provide additional expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating infections and diseases of all medical specialties through state-of-the-art, evidence-based medical care.

Subspecialty Treatments and Programs include:

  • Wound Care
  • Respiratory Tract Infections, like pneumonia
  • Sepsis Syndrome
  • HIV/AIDS Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Infusion Services
  • Central Nervous System Infections, like meningitis and encephalitis
  • Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Management of Antibiotic Associated Complications
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jason.hollback@memorialhosp.org (Super User) Services Wed, 09 Mar 2011 21:00:54 +0000