Wilson Health News

Wilson Health Raises Awareness of Breast Cancer

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month and Wilson Health is encouraging women to get their screening mammograms.

The breast cancer mortality rate in Shelby County is 27 percent higher than the national rate. The screening mammography rate in Shelby County is 58.1 percent compared to a national rate of 72.4 percent. Ohio ranks seventh in highest number of breast cancer diagnosis.

Auxiliary Donations Improve Patient Experience

Since the Wilson Health Auxiliary’s inception in 1974, the organization has donated over $797,000 to Wilson Health. Each year, more than 80 volunteers give their time and talent to the hospital and average more than 13,000 hours of service. The Auxiliary raises funds through hospital gift shop sales, fundraisers and dues paid by members. These funds are donated to the Wilson Health Foundation. Hospital departments are asked to submit a wish list of equipment needs that would enhance the patient experience.

Brake for Breakfast on October 18

Wilson Health will recognize Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October by educating the public and encouraging women to get mammograms with a drive-thru "Brake for Breakfast" event on October 18. 

Brake for Breakfast is a free event that will take place at Wilson Health's PrimeCare physician office located at 1205 Fairington Dr. (off of Fair Rd.) in Sidney from 6 -9 a.m.

Tis the Season for Ticks!

You may have heard this year’s tick season is in full swing and some are saying it might be the worst in years.  Here’s some important information and how to best protect you and your family from the dangers of tick-borne disease, namely Lyme disease.

Wilson Health Offers Mended Hearts Support Group

Wilson Health partners with Mended Hearts, a community-based, national support network for heart patients and their caregivers. The group will meet June 25, 2018 from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on the Wilson Health main campus. Enter through the main entrance (door #1) and look for directional signage to the board room.  Dr. Ryan Clark, cardiologist, will present information on stress tests.

Wilson Health Earns Fifth Consecutive ‘A’ Grade for Patient Safety

The Leapfrog Group, a Washington D.C-based organization aiming to improve health care quality and safety for consumers and purchasers, recently released the new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. Wilson Health was one of 750 awarded an ‘A’ for its efforts in protecting patients from harm and meeting the highest safety standards in the U.S.

Wilson Names Meyer Healthcare Worker of the Year

The Albert E. Dyckes Healthcare Worker of the Year Award is given each year to one Ohio caregiver who personifies a leader who gives back to the community and routinely goes beyond the call of duty. All nominees will be honored at the June OHA Recognition Banquet in Columbus.

Raising Awareness for Bike Helmet Safety

Wilson Health is teaming up with the Sidney Police Department and Scott Family McDonald’s in Sidney to help promote bike helmet safety.

Wilson Health Announces CEO Resignation

The Board of Trustees of Wilson Health has announced the resignation of Mark Dooley, President and CEO. Dooley has accepted a CEO position with a hospital in Florida. He will step down from his position at Wilson Health on May 11, 2018.

Wilson Health Hospice Offers Grief Support Group

The first of an eight-week series of grief support group meetings will be held on Tuesday, March 13 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. According to Ruth Montgomery, LISW-S, bereavement coordinator, the goals of this support group are to provide educational information about grief and loss, assist group members in developing coping and adapting skills and to offer emotional support.