Mercy Memorial Wound Care Center recognized with national award for clinical excellence

The Mercy Memorial Wound Care Center has been honored with the Center of Excellence Award for its high level of clinical care. The award was given by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

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Wittenberg nursing program gains national accreditation

Wittenberg University’s nursing program was recently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. The designation, which means the program has been nationally recognized for meeting the standards of its profession, also allows for more opportunities for students and adds prestige to the program which has been in place just a short time. Not all nursing programs that apply for accreditation receive it and for Wittenberg’s program, which began in the spring 2014 semester, it is especially gratifying for Beth Sorensen, Wittenberg nursing program director and professor of nursing.

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Hundreds appears for Clark County Service Day

Hundreds of volunteers came together Friday to participate in the 2nd Annual Clark County Service Day. The day helped nearly 20 nonprofits in the area with cleaning, landscaping, organizing and painting projects.

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Skin cancer screening offered May 9

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Springfield Regional Cancer Center and Oakview Dermatology will present a free SPOTme Skin Cancer Screening event on Tuesday, May 9, from 4-6 p.m. at the office Dr. Shannon Trotter, Oakview Dermatology, 30 W. McCreight Ave., Suite 110, in Springfield. The screening event is part of the American Academy of Dermatology SPOTme Skin Cancer Screening Program. The screening is free, but appointments are required. Call Ann Hembree at the Springfield Regional Cancer Center at 523-8617 to schedule an appointment.

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Clark County health commissioner: Get screened — and save your life

I saved my life today. Well, not all by myself. I had help from many people. Dr. Alan Gabbard, his staff, and the helpful staff at the Springfield Regional Outpatient Center made my thoughts into reality. Let me start at the beginning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: “Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer.” Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Most colon cancer begins as pre-cancerous polyps. If caught early, they can be removed prior to forming into cancer. Hmmmm? If you had a weird growth on your arm that would likely become cancerous, wouldn’t you have it removed before it got that far?

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Jamie Houseman named President of Mercy Memorial Hospital

Jamie Houseman, who has served in various leadership roles in the Mercy Health system for more than 18 years, has accepted the newly designed position of President of Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana. After starting her career in Cincinnati, Jamie came to this region in 2004 to become Executive Director of Oakwood Village. In 2013 she added the role of Director of Operations for Senior Health & Housing in Ohio and Kentucky. She has been responsible for six senior housing campus operations with approximately 1,000 beds and 900 employees.

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Springfield Regional Medical Center awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center

Springfield Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

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Mercy Health equips physicians for leadership

Catholic Health World has run a story on Leadership in Medicine that features Mercy Health. Among those interviewed was Dr. Paul Buchanan, who serves as Chief Medical Officer for Springfield Regional Medical Group.

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Hospital top Clark County employer, reflects statewide trend

Community Mercy Health Partners once again tops the list of major employers in Clark County, a trend local economic development leaders said mirrors the rest of the state. The other biggest employers are public schools, local and federal government, and area colleges, along with service industry businesses like Assurant. The Chamber of Greater Springfield regularly monitors and updates the list of companies with more than 100 employees as a way to track employment trends in the region. Decades ago, manufacturing firms provided the bulk of jobs in the region, according to local officials. But in recent years the region has become more diversified.

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Promoting cancer awareness

YELLOW SPRINGS — Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs is putting a spotlight on cancer awareness while raising funds for the Circle of Victory with various activities planned through Sunday, March 19.

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Mercy Memorial Wound Care Center recognized with national award for clinical excellence

The Mercy Memorial Wound Care Center has been honored with the Center of Excellence Award for its high level of clinical care. The award was given by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

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Jennifer Calicoat named Heart Hero at Springfield Regional

Jennifer Calicoat, a nursing supervisor in the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit at Springfield Regional Medical Center, has been recognized with the hospital’s first Heart Hero Award.

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Mercy Health Foundation earns high performer designation

The Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) designated the Mercy Health Foundation a 2016 High Performer. The Mercy Health Foundation joins 44 other High Performer organizations from the United States and Canada ranking in the top 25th percentile based on net production returns for 2015 results. AHP considered more than 200 participating organizations for High Performer status.

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Dr. Beverly Brooks joins Mercy Health North Family Medicine

Beverly Brooks, MD, has joined Mercy Health North Family Medicine in Springfield. Dr. Brooks has spent the past two years providing primary care at Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center and Adena Family Medical Center in Washington Court House. She has also provided coverage for urgent care and family medicine clinics elsewhere in Ohio. Dr. Brooks also has extensive experience providing care and support in challenging environments overseas. Among her assignments in Afghanistan ...

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