Memorial Hospital of Union County is one of many Ohio organizations recognizing Living Wills and Advance Directives week. Governor Ted Strickland has declared October 12-19, 2008 as Living Wills and Advance Directives Week, Living Today, Planning for Tomorrow. The aim is to draw attention to each person’s opportunity to put in writing the care they would want to receive.
Memorial Hospital of Union County has put a fun twist on exercise by including video games as part of an active lifestyle.
“It’s common knowledge that people often dislike exercise because it can be hard work,” comments Deb Stubbs, Director of the Health Center at Memorial Hospital. “We sought to bypass that obstacle by getting creative and seeking out ways in which people are having fun and getting in exercise, sometimes without even realizing it.”
Memorial Hospital of Union County announced today that it has received a $2,000 grant from the CJ Foundation for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), the leading SIDS organization in the country. The grant will be used for the purchase of educational materials, including DVDs, materials for discharge packets and health fairs and posters, that will help to better educate staff and new parents and increase community awareness.
Memorial Hospital of Union County recently received $24,973 from the Ohio Hospital Association’s Foundation for Healthy Communities. Funding was awarded to only five Ohio hospitals, each using the grant money to work with community employers addressing obesity as a workplace wellness concern.
Memorial Hospital of Union County has been recognized as a Platinum-Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company by the American Heart Association’s Start! movement for helping employees eat better and move more. The initiative is a catalyst for positive change in the American workforce by helping companies make their employees’ health and wellness a priority.
Memorial Hospital of Union County would like to reaffirm its commitment to the Mobile and Community Meals programs.
“The Mobile and Community Meals programs have been successful within our community for over 25 years and add significant value to Union County,” says Chip Hubbs, President/CEO of Memorial Hospital. “Memorial views these services as an extension of the care we can offer and we are proud of the positive impact these programs have.”
The Board of Trustees of Memorial Hospital of Union County announced today that they are no longer currently considering changing the ownership of the hospital from public to private. Among the reasons given were uncertainty in the community, the adverse condition of capital markets, the need of the board to address more pressing issues, and the absence of an immediate need that would warrant ownership change.
As part of its mission to continue offering high quality services close to home, Memorial Hospital is pleased to announce new affiliations with orthopedic surgeons Dr. Mark Stover and Dr. Gregory Carozza.
Memorial Hospital of Union County is proud to announce that Ryan Young, Mental Health Technician in Behavioral Health Services, has been nominated for the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) Albert E. Dyckes Healthcare Worker of the Year.
Dear Community Members:
At Memorial Hospital of Union County, we are very proud of the care that we provide to patients every day. Our goal is to offer the highest quality care. How do we know if we are reaching that goal? By asking patients directly what they think about their hospital care.