Wilson Health News

Physician Memorial Scholarship Applications Accepted

The medical staff of Wilson Health announces its eighth annual Physician Memorial Scholarship. Established following the death of Bruce C. Urbanc, D.O., in 2008, the Physician Memorial Scholarship is a joint effort of the Wilson Health medical staff and Wilson Health.  Applications are available by contacting the Human Resources Department, 498-5505 or the Wilson Health website, www.wilsonhealth.org, under Career Opportunities, Physician Memorial Scholarship Fund. Applications should be turned in by Friday, June 3.

Wilson Health Auxiliary Scholarship Deadline Set

The Wilson Health Auxiliary will be accepting applications for its annual scholarship through May 27, 2016.

To be eligible, a student must have already graduated from a Shelby County High School and be enrolled in a college program in the field of medicine or will be graduating this year from a Shelby County High School and be enrolling in a college program in the field of medicine. A $500 scholarship is available.

Wilson Health Welcomes New Pediatrician

Rabia Akbar, board-certified pediatrician, has joined the Wilson Health Medical Group and the medical staff of Wilson Health.

2016 Cheer Your Heart Out

February is American Heart Month and Wilson Health has an important message it would like to spread throughout the community. The hospital is committed to keeping the community heart healthy and has teamed up with 11 local high school cheerleading squads to help raise awareness of heart disease and stroke for the second annual Cheer Your Heart Out.

Wilson Health and Community Blood Center Host Blood Drive

Wilson Health and Community Blood Center are celebrating January National Blood Donor Month with a blood drive Tuesday, Jan. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Sidney American Legion Post 217 meeting hall, 1265 North Fourth Ave.  It’s a chance to make a New Year’s resolution to help others by giving blood. Everyone who registers to donate will receive a “Make Your Resolution Stick – Give Blood” mug.  Donors should schedule an appointment online at www.DonorTime.com or call 1-800-388-GIVE.

Winner Announced for Wilson Health Weight Loss Challenge

Wilson Health Sports Medicine recently held the first annual 21 Day Lean Weight Loss Challenge. Participants included faculty from partnering sports medicine schools. For three weeks, teachers and staff at Anna, Fort Loramie, Fairlawn, Riverside, Minster, New Bremen, Lehman Catholic, Botkins, New Knoxville and Jackson Center schools, participated in the weight loss challenge with the winning school receiving a $500 donation to a local food pantry of their choice.

Wilson Health Officially Welcomes 10,000th Baby Born at Copeland-Emerson Family Birth Center

On October 23, 2015, Wilson Health delivered their 10,000th baby at the Copeland Emerson Family Birth Center. At 7:34 p.m., baby girl Eva Epigmenio, was born into the world to parents, Sierra Hutchins and Jose Epigmenio, of Sidney.

Shortly after delivery, baby Eva was transferred to Dayton Children’s Hospital, where she spent the next 8 weeks in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Dooley Elected to OHA Board of Trustees

The Ohio Hospital Association, representing 220 hospitals and 13 health systems in Ohio, elected new officers and appointed new trustees to its board of trustees for 2016.

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 23rd year for Caring at Christmas and Wilson Health Hospice has once again been chosen to receive the donations.

Wilson Health to Participate in Great American Smokeout on November 19

Wilson Health is partnering with the American Cancer Society and participating in the 2015 Great American Smokeout. Every November Wilson Health sets aside the third Thursday of the month to encourage smokers to kick the habit and finally give up smoking.