Page 48 - Discover Magazine 2019
P. 48

                                                                                               CONTINUUM OF CARE
         HEALTH CARE
   From the 20,000 square foot Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center at Wilson Health to the Rehab Studios at Ohio Living
Dorothy Love, there is a continuum of healthcare for area residents.
The landscape of healthcare continues to change and Wilson
Health has evolved with these changes, continuing to operate as an independent community hospital and health system.
The central hub of Wilson Health is the hospital, founded in 1930. Located minutes from the interstate in Sidney, the full-service hospital offers a wide array of inpatient, outpatient, and specialty services. Fully-accredited by the Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program (HFAP) for maintaining high patient quality and safety standards, Wilson Health is licensed for 90 beds and has a medical staff of over 150 physicians.
Wilson Health’s connection to the communities it serves is unique in a world where "Big Healthcare" entities dominate the industry and act more like corporations. More than a hospital where people go for an urgent medical need, Wilson Health is a trusted health resource focusing on improving the overall health of the community. Its deep roots in Shelby County position Wilson to be a trusted partner for assistance, education and motivation.
The purpose and approach to healthcare at Wilson Health has shifted to being a leader in education
and prevention. This focus includes childbirth classes, CPR and First Aid, nutrition services, sports medicine with area schools, smoking cessation classes, preventative screenings, youth health education programs, community health outreach, grief support services, weight and wellness seminars, support groups, and diabetes prevention, education and management programs.
To remain independent and enhance its purpose of improving the health
of the community, Wilson Health has partnerships with Dayton Children’s Hospital, Kettering Health Network, Lima Memorial Health System, St. Rita’s Medical Center, Premier Health, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. When a higher level
of care is needed, Wilson can use
these partnerships to navigate patients through the healthcare system and,
if necessary, quickly move patients to another location for the care they need. Through these partnerships, Wilson has added pediatric, cardiac and stroke specialists to its team of clinicians, providing access to immediate care for life-threatening situations.
The Wilson Health Emergency Department handles nearly 30,000 visits annually and is staffed by a team of emergency medicine providers.
For those patients requiring surgery, Wilson Health offers a wide variety
of inpatient and outpatient options. Types of surgeries performed at Wilson include gynecological; orthopedic; ear,
nose and throat; urological; diagnostic cardiac catheterizations, general and bariatric surgery. The surgical area includes state-of-the-art suites with advanced technology that makes them comparable to top hospitals throughout the nation.
The private rooms for both medical and surgical patients provide a comfortable setting for patients and families. The rooms are spacious and quiet, and designed to accommodate large medical equipment.
The Wilson Health Medical Group includes 40 medical providers who offer comprehensive healthcare services including family medicine, internal medicine, OB/GYN, endocrinology, ENT, pediatric care, bariatric and general surgery. Most of these providers are housed in the Thomas Boecker Professional Building on Wilson Health’s main campus. Satellite offices in Fort Loramie and Minster, Jackson Center, Anna, and Botkins bring Wilson Health to residents throughout the county. A new medical office in Piqua is set to open in spring 2019 to offer primary care and women’s health services to Miami County.
The Francis Women’s Center at Wilson Health offers a private and relaxed environment in which women can receive digital mammography, bone density testing, ultrasound,
 46 Discover Shelby County Ohio

   46   47   48   49   50