Wilson Health News

March is Colorectal Cancer Month

It’s the type of cancer no one wants to talk about. But according to the American Cancer Society (ACS), cancers of the colon and rectum are among the most common cancers in the United States. In fact, the colon cancer rate in Shelby County is 60 percent higher than the national rate. It can occur in both men and women and are most often found in people who are over 50 years of age.

Chris Herren Welcomed Back to Shelby County

Former NBA Player Shares Story with Students and Community 

On March 1, Chris Herren will be coming back to Shelby County. The public is welcome to attend this inspiring presentation which will be held at Fort Loramie High School at 7:30 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Random Acts of Kindness

Sometimes the smallest acts of kindness can be the best medicine. 
 
Nathan (Nate) Hughes is a patient transporter at Wilson Health. Hughes is responsible for transporting patients who require in-hospital transportation to and from special services or treatment areas within the Wilson Health facility.

New After Hours Clinic to Open at Wilson Health

Wilson Health will open a new After Hours Clinic on January 9, 2017. The clinic will be located in the Professional Building (Suite 100) on Wilson Health’s main campus at 915 West Michigan Street in Sidney.

The After Hours Clinic will be open Monday through Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No appointments are necessary and the clinic will be staffed by skilled and experienced medical professionals of Wilson Health Medical Group.

9 Area Schools Receive Safe Sports School Award

Nine area high schools are the recipients of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for their partnership with Wilson Health Sports Medicine. The award champions safety and recognizes schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. The award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment. The nine schools are:  Anna H.S., Christian Academy, Fort Loramie H.S., Houston H.S., Lehman Catholic H.S., Minster H.S., New Bremen H.S., New Knoxville H.S. and Sidney H.S.

Wilson Health Receives CVS Health Community Grant

Wilson Health has received a CVS Health Community Grant for $17,000 to begin offering the BABY & ME™ Tobacco Free Program to patients. The Community Grants Program was created by CVS Health, as part of its commitment to help people achieve their best health by providing financial assistance to programs that are focused on smoking cessation and prevention. The grant is part of Be The First, CVS Health's $50 million, five-year initiative to help deliver the nation's first tobacco-free generation and extend the company's commitment to help people lead tobacco-free lives.

Caring at Christmas Program Benefits Hospice Patients

Instead of mailing Christmas cards to friends and family this year, area residents may choose to donate the money they would have spent on cards and postage to “Caring at Christmas,” an annual program that raises money for charity. This year marks the 24th year for Caring at Christmas and Wilson Health Hospice has once again been chosen to receive the donations.

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD)

As the days shorten and the temperatures begin to drop, it’s safe to say winter is approaching. For some people this can trigger a case of seasonal depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Wilson Health Earns "A" Grade for Patient Safety

New Hospital Safety Scores, which assign A, B, C, D and F letter grades to hospitals nationwide and provides the most complete picture of patient safety in the U.S. health care system, were announced today by The Leapfrog Group, a national patient safety watchdog.

Wilson Health Invites Public to Hope Launch

The loss of a child is a very emotional time in the life of a parent. The loss is often a private burden that parents must carry alone. Wilson Health would like to reach out to all those who have experienced a similar situation. On Saturday, October 15, Wilson Health will host the 8th Annual Hope Launch in conjunction with National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Awareness Day.