Care Management

Care Management

While you are a patient at Medina Hospital our primary goal is to speed your return to good health. As our experts respond to your medical needs, we know that meeting your social, financial, emotional and environmental needs can also contribute to your recovery process. Care Management is a key resource in meeting those needs.

Care Management Staff

Our caring staff combines the skills of nurses, social workers and insurance reviewers (utilization review) to assess the patient’s needs. These individuals work closely with the patient, family, physician and healthcare team.

Staff is assigned to specific nursing units. All inpatients and observation patients are reviewed at the time of admission to ensure they meet inpatient admission criteria. Patients are continually reviewed throughout their hospitalization to ensure they are discharged to the appropriate setting, at the appropriate time.

Discharge Planning

An essential part of your post-hospital care is discharge planning. Considering these plans early helps to alleviate later stress as you recover. Medina Hospital social workers have a primary role in the development of this discharge plan. We can help you design a post-hospital care plan tailored to your specific needs.

Providing Resources

Our social workers can link patients and their families to:

  • Home Healthcare
  • Homemaker Services
  • Medical Equipment
  • Day Care Programs
  • Nursing Home Placement
  • Counseling/Rehabilitation Services
  • Support Groups
  • Legal Services
  • Meal Programs
  • Financial Assistance Programs

For more information about how we can help, call the Medina Hospital Care Management Department at 330.721.5022.

Community Resource Center

Community Resource Center

The Community Resource Center offers two libraries:

  • The Medical Library provides all hospital staff with information to enhance and support the quality of health care, research, education and administration.
  • The Patient & Family Health Information Library provides patients and families information to better manage their health and disease.


The Librarian facilitates timely access to information in relevant formats from resources both within and outside Cleveland Clinic, and teaches information management skills to enable the user to keep pace with the rapidly evolving health sciences literature.


Services include providing reference assistance, performing information searches utilizing data bases, providing interlibrary loans and training users to access library resources.


The libraries contain books, journals, audiovisuals and electronic resources.


The library is located on the lower level by Entrance A at the south side of the hospital.


  • Monday: 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Please contact the librarian for further information and assistance at 330.721.5986 or .

Life Pouch

Life Pouch

In the case of an emergency, minutes matter. Life Pouches provide local safety and rescue personnel with pertinent information when called to your home in an emergency.

All you have to do is complete the Life Pouch form, insert the form into the Life Pouch and affix it to the outside of your refrigerator. This program should enable you and your family to feel more secure because you will be prepared with vital information that is easily accessible in a medical emergency.

If you live in Medina County and wish to receive a Life Pouch for you or a family member contact Community Outreach at 330.721.5992.

Life Pouches have been made possible in partnership with:

  • Medina Hospital
  • HANDS Foundation
  • Lodi Community Hospital
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medina County Drug Abuse Commission
  • Medina County Women's Endowment Fund
  • Senior Services Network
  • Summa-Wadsworth Rittman Hospital
Spiritual Care

Spiritual Care

Medina Hospital emphasizes a ministry to the whole person. We believe that your spiritual well-being contributes to your physical health. We encourage you to share important spiritual and/or cultural beliefs or traditions with us as part of your health care. Pastoral care offers caring listeners who have been trained to help with your special needs as a hospital patient and those of your family. Professionally trained chaplains are available to address your spiritual needs and concerns. Our pastoral care staff is committed to respecting each person's faith, cultural beliefs and traditions.

Spiritual Care Visits

Regular visits are made to patient’s rooms as time permits. The chaplain is usually in the hospital weekdays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. At other times a chaplain is on-call.

Requesting a Spiritual Care Visit

Anyone may request a chaplain’s visit---you, a family member, your clergy, your doctor or a member of the hospital staff. You simply need to ask your nurse and she will arrange for someone from the Spiritual Care department to visit. We respond promptly to specific requests. If you wish to schedule a visit from clergy of a particular faith or from your own pastor, priest or rabbi, please be sure to communicate this with your nurse.

Interfaith Chapel

The Interfaith Prayer Chapel offers a quiet place of solace to patients, visitors and staff. The Chapel is located on the first floor of the hospital, near the surgery waiting area. The Chapel is open 24/7.

Harp Therapy

Our Harp Therapy Program helps promote patient healing. Healing in this case means helping to bring mind, body and spirit into a state of oneness. Harp Therapy is an ancient art. The resonant sound of harp music is a means to provide comfort care – a gentle cradle of sound – to support individuals in times of physical, emotional or spiritual stress.

Areas addressed are: anxiety, breathing, fear, nausea, pain and depression. The certified therapeutic harp practitioners are graduates of the International Harp Therapy Program. Requests for harp therapy can be made by patients, family members or the medical team by asking a nurse to notify Spiritual Care. Harp therapy is a free service to Medina Hospital patients.

Harp Therapy Fund

Through the generous donations from the family and friends of former patients, a Harp Therapy fund was established at Medina Hospital in their memory for the benefit of other patients needing the healing sounds of the harp. To help continue this vital program, anyone may make a contribution or make a donation in memory of a loved one by designating their gift to the Medina Hospital Foundation Harp Fund.

To reach a chaplain or to make a harp therapy donation, call Spiritual Care at 330.721.5188.

Support Groups

Support Groups

Sometimes we need some support getting through difficult times. The following support groups meet at Medina Hospital. Support Groups are free and all are welcome to attend.

Diabetes Support Group

Location: Medina Hospital, Entrance A, Dining Conference Room.
For more information: Contact the diabetes educator in the Education Department at or 330.721.5981.

This support group is open to interested members of the community and all participants of the Diabetes Self-Management Program. A registered nurse will lead the group and facilitate discussion. Our goals: To discuss your personal experiences about living with diabetes or caring for someone with diabetes; And to connect you with others affected by diabetes who will listen and share their own experiences. Please join us and share your ideas with one another.

NAMI (National Alliance for the Mentally Ill) Support Group

Meeting Date: Second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Location: Medina Hospital, Entrance A, Conference Center
For more information: Call 330.335.3021.

If you are an adult family member who has a loved one that suffers from a serious mental illness, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression or severe anxiety disorder, attend the NAMI Support Group. You're not alone. Learn how to cope with the daily issues when a loved one has a mental illness, how to utilize the telephone support system and the benefits and services that are available.