Wilson Health News

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.

PHYSICIAN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP WINNER ANNOUNCED

Wilson Health recently announced the recipient of the 8th Annual Physician Memorial Scholarship. This year’s scholarship winner is Tessa Benanzer of Fort Loramie.

Wilson Health Athletic Trainer Partnership with YMCA

A leader in the area for sports medicine services, Wilson Health recently expanded their sports medicine services by establishing a new partnership with Sidney-Shelby County YMCA.

Melissa Noble, certified athletic trainer, is the official athletic trainer for the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA. She provides athletic training coverage and access to the hospital’s comprehensive sports medicine services. The partnership officially began on August 1.

2016 Wilson Health Golf Classic Raises Over $45,000

On July 11, the Shelby Oaks Golf Club in Sidney was the site for the 22nd annual Wilson Health Foundation Golf Classic. Golfers came from all over the region to play golf and help contribute to the Wilson Health Foundation general endowment fund. This fund provides perpetual support to Wilson Health and helps acquire advanced medical equipment and technology and fulfill other health needs identified in the community. This year’s event raised over $45,000. Since inception, total funds raised are now $869,678.

Wilson Health Hospice Volunteer Training Offered

Wilson Health Hospice is offering training classes for anyone who would like to assist patients facing terminal illness and their families.

The classes will begin July 19 and will continue every Tuesday and Thursday through August 4 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Classes will be held at the Wilson Health Home Care & Hospice office, located on the second floor of 1083 Fairington Drive, Sidney.

Rebound: The Chris Herren Story Inspiring Presentation

On August 25, Chris Herren will be welcomed into the community. The goal is simple; to raise awareness in our community about substance abuse and the detrimental effects it has on people of all ages specifically the youth population.

Rebound: The Chris Herren Story
Thursday, August 25, 7 p.m.
Lehman Catholic High School

Hereos Behind the Badge Blood Drive Event

Wilson Health is teaming up with Shelby County Police, Fire and EMS departments as well as the Community Blood Center of Dayton to recruit more donors and help raise awareness of the need for blood donations. On August 23, 2016, the Heroes Behind the Badge blood drive event will take place. This one day only donation event comes at a very crucial time when the blood supply in our area is in great demand.