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News at Medina Hospital

Our goal is to provide timely information to the community and the media on Medina Hospital news, programs, services and events.

Medina Hospital Wound Healing Center now open

Medina Hospital's Wound Healing Center is now open, offering chronic wound care management in an outpatient setting. The center provides complete wound care services to those suffering from diabetic ulcers, pressure ulcers, infections, compromised skin grafts and flaps. The center has a multidisciplinary team of doctors, nurses and therapists dedicated to healing chronic wounds and features Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy - or H-B-O. This treatment provides the patient with 100 percent oxygen while resting inside a pressurized room, which promotes wound healing.

Voice of the Patient Advisory Council

In an effort to include patients and family members in decisions that affect how they receive care, Medina Hospital is establishing a patient advisory group called Voice of the Patient Advisory Council (VPAC).

Medina Hospital Voice of the Patient Advisory Council (VPAC)

Medina Hospital Earned the Gold Seal of Approval for Stroke Care by The Joint Commission

Learn more about Cleveland Clinic's stroke program, as well as the symptoms of stroke at clevelandclinic.org/stroke.

Achieving the Primary Stroke Center certification means that our stroke care follows national standards and guidelines that can significantly improve outcomes for our stroke patients.

Cleveland Clinic now offers seven Primary Stroke Centers throughout Northeast Ohio to provide consistent, high-quality stroke care and treatment. In addition to Medina Hospital, main campus, Euclid, Fairview, Hillcrest, Lakewood and Marymount hospitals are Primary Stroke Centers.

Events

Events

Healthy Medina

A collaborative community wellness initiative for Medina County.

Join us in this year-long initiative!

  • BURN – calories as you participate in various fitness challenges throughout the year
  • LEARN – more about multi-dimensional wellness and how to positively impact your health at events throughout the county!
  • EARN – points for attending wellness events as you track your activities AND fun incentives when you reach milestones!
  • Check Out Our Website

For more information, contact Sarah at sarend@ccf.org

Scholarship Opportunities

Medina Hospital, the Hospital Foundation and the Medina Hospital Medical Staff are once again pleased to assist students interested in a medical career through one of four scholarship programs made available for the 2016 – 2017 academic year. While eligibility details for each scholarship vary, general requirements include that the applicant must be a graduate of one of the seven Medina County school districts and are pursuing a healthcare career field of study. Students who are thinking of becoming doctors, nurses or members of allied health professions are encouraged to apply.

The four scholarships; the Jean Myers/Gift Gallery, Medina Hospital and Hospital Foundation, Medical Staff and Bill and Ruth Kelly, scholarships range from $1,000 - $2,500 and all applications must be postmarked by March 15, 2017. Applications are available online below.

Community Connections Calendar

Community Connections Calendar is your guide to wellness events and activities held by your local Cleveland Clinic hospitals and family health centers.

Program & Classes

Program & Classes

We are happy to offer education programs and events for the entire family.

Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Exercise

Arthritis Foundation aquatic exercise program for persons with arthritis. Therapy in the water to decrease pain, stiffness and add range of motion. Held in a heated pool, trained instructors lead a series of specially designed exercises. It is not necessary to know how to swim.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

A six-week exercise Arthritis Foundation program led by a certified arthritis instructor designed to increase joint flexibility and range of motion. You must have written permission from your physician to participate in this one-hour class.

CPR

Medina Hospital is an official provider of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation courses in compliance with American Heart Association standards. Use of these materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the AHA and any fees charged for such a course do not represent income to the Association.

If you are a healthcare provider and are looking to take a Basic Life Support (BLS) or Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) class, please call 216.636.2900 for more information.

Refund Policy − The refund policy for this course is a full refund up to 24 hours before the start of the course minus $20 administrative fee. If cancellation is made the day of the class, no refund will be granted.

Blood Drives

American Red Cross Blood Drives

Medina Hospital, Edward A. Hall Conference Center

The gift of life runs through you. The need is constant. The gratification is instant. Give blood. Appointments are not necessary, but are strongly encouraged to help reduce wait times. To make an appointment for an upcoming blood drive at Medina Hospital, please call 1.800.733.2767

Prepared Childbirth Classes

Prepared Childbirth Classes at
Medina Hospital

We offer a variety of classes to help you and your partner understand how the birthing process works and how to care for your baby once he or she arrives.

All classes and programs are held at:

Medina Hospital, Edward A. Hall Conference Center
1000 E. Washington Street
Entrance A (behind the hospital)

Fibromyalgia

Aquatic Exercise for Fibromyalgia

Slower-paced aquatic program for persons with fibromyalgia or arthritis is taught in a heated pool. Program participants are led by trained instructors through a series of specially designed exercises. It is not necessary to know how to swim to participate. Recreation Center membership is not required.

Registration Required: 330.725.1000, ext. 3060. Cost is $3 per session, physician's permission form required. Classes meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3 - 4 p.m. at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Rd., Medina.

Fitness

Pre-Surgery Fitness Program (Joints in Motion Program)

Studies have shown that improving your fitness level prior to surgery can improve your outcome and recovery time. Patients planning joint replacement surgery will meet with an athletic trainer who will develop an exercise specifically for them. Patients must complete an application and waiver and obtain written release from their physician before they can participate. An appointment is required for your first visit.

Sports, Camp and Work Physicals

No appointment required. Payment is required at time of physical. Insurance will not be billed. Parent must be present for student physicals.

Screenings

Blood Pressure Screening

Measure your blood pressure and discuss your results with a Medina Hospital nurse.

Body Composition Screening

Body composition is a measure of lean body tissue (muscle, bone and organs)compared to body fat.

Bone Density Screening

Using ultrasound waves, a heel scan will calculate your t-score to determine if you are at risk for osteoporosis. A Medina hospital health professional will discuss your results for you and answer any questions you have regarding your results.

Hand Grip Screening

Measure your grip strength with a hand-held device. Learn how to improve your grip.

Heart Healthy Screenings

Total cholesterol, blood sugar, blood pressure and body composition are all measured. A Cleveland Clinic nurse will discuss your results with you and answer any questions you may have regarding these results. A two-hour fast is required.

Sit and Reach Flexibility Screening

Sit and Reach Flexibility measures the flexibility of your lower extremity and low back. Tightness in these areas can increase your risk for low back pain. This screening involves sitting on the floor with legs out straight ahead. Feet (shoes off) are placed flat against the box. Both knees are held flat against the floor. The individual leans forward slowly as far as possible and holds the stretch for two seconds. Once the screening is completed, the individual receives his/her results from the health professional and is counseled on the results.

Stroke Risk Screening

Review your risk for stroke with a Medina Hospital nurse. Learn more about the symptoms of stroke and what to do if someone is exhibiting those symptoms. All screenings are free. Please call 330.721.5992 or e-mail sarend@ccf.org for date, time and location information.

All screenings are free and take place at the Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. Screening schedule varies. Call 330.721.5992 or e-mail sarend@ccf.org for date and time information.

Seniors

AARP Driver Safety Program

Learn defensive driving techniques, how to adjust your driving to age-related changes, how to handle problem situations, and much more. Join AARP Driver Safety Program instructor, Donald A. Ungar, as he teaches the nation's first and largest classroom refresher course geared especially toward your needs.

Call 330.721.5992 for dates and times. Cost is $15 for AARP members/$20 for non-AARP members. Class is held in Edward A. Hall Conference Center, Medina Hospital.

Smoking Cessation

Tobacco Treatment Center

Let us help you snap the habit! The Cleveland Clinic’s Tobacco Treatment Center will create a customized plan, based on the latest scientific knowledge, to help you succeed when you are ready to quit the tobacco habit. One-on-one support and resources you need to lead a tobacco-free life are now available to you through this customized program.

  • Tailored Treatment Plan: Certified tobacco cessation specialist will help you learn more about your tobacco use, attempts at quitting and dependence on nicotine. The specialist will create a unique plan for you to help with your success.
  • Combination of Medication and Behavioral Therapy: Treatment will likely include tobacco treatment medications and intensive counseling with reading material, telephone and wed based programs.
  • Follow-Up Provided: Specialists will follow your progress, offering tips and encouragement along the way.

To learn more, please call 216.444.8111 or visit clevelandclinic.org/tobacco.

Support Groups

Look Good… Feel Better

A free American Cancer Society program combats appearance-related side effects of cancer. Also supported by the Personal Care Products Council Foundation and the National Cosmetology Association. Participants are provided with free makeup kits.

  • Date & Time: Second Wednesday each month, 1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Location: Medina Hospital, Edward A. Hall Conference Center
  • Registration: American Cancer Society Patient Service Center at 888.227.6446.

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Family-to-Family Education Program

If you have a family member with a mental illness, you are invited to attend this free 12-part education program. The classes are taught by family members who are part of NAMI. The curriculum focuses on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder (manic depression), clinical depression, panic disorder and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The course covers clinical treatment of these illnesses and teaches family members the skills needed to cope more effectively. Learn how to be an effective provider and find emotional support. Call 440.503.6448 to register or for more information.