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Green light given for hospital S.T.O.P. program
December 2, 2013
In an ongoing effort to improve patient satisfaction and perception, Madison County Hospital has developed the S.T.O.P. program so that patient needs can be fulfilled even more quickly.
Breaking down diabetes: Written by Lauren Jones, MS, Dietetic Intern at MCH
November 19, 2013
Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease that is characterized by a person having too much sugar, or glucose, in their blood.
Healthcare scholarships available through the MCH Auxiliary
November 15, 2013
The Madison County Hospital Auxiliary would like to ensure that well-trained healthcare professionals are available to serve the community for years to come. They are currently accepting scholarship applications from those seeking healthcare careers.
MCH welcomes new orthopedic surgeon
November 14, 2013
Stephen Olson, MD is Madison County Hospital's newest orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Olson recently joined Robert Mueller, MD and Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centers to provide excellent orthopedic care to Madison County and the surrounding communities.
Honor a loved with Lights of Love this holiday season
November 7, 2013
Lights of Love, the annual holiday illumination ceremony, is scheduled for Monday, December 2, at 5:30 p.m. in front of Madison County Hospital. The event is co-sponsored by the hospital’s Auxiliary and the MCH Foundation.
Hospital advocates recognized at annual Corporation Dinner
October 24, 2013
Madison County Hospital held its 38th annual Corporation Dinner on October 10 at the Madison County Senior Center. The annual meeting brought together corporation members and highlighted hospital events, accomplishments and successes over the past year.
MCH welcomes new occupational therapist
October 8, 2013
Cheryl Boop, MS, OTR/L is the new Occupational Therapist at Madison County Hospital.
Educational opportunities available for MCH nurses
October 7, 2013
Engle named CEO at MCH
October 1, 2013
Dr. Mitchell Spahn, Chairman of the Madison County Hospital Board of Trustees, announced that Dana Engle has been selected as the new CEO at MCH. He will begin on October 28, 2013.
New Laboratory Manager at MCH
September 20, 2013
Julie Confer is the new Laboratory Manager at Madison County Hospital.
Director of Obstetrics chosen as presenter at annual conference
September 17, 2013
Tracy Stewart, RNC-EFM, BSN, Director of Obstetrics at Madison County Hospital was a presenter at the 2013 Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Ohio Conference.
MCH volunteers recognized for service at annual awards luncheon
September 13, 2013
At Madison County Hospital, more than 120 active volunteers dedicated more than 21,000 hours this past year to helping patients, visitors, and staff. Almost half of the active volunteers also dedicate time to LifeCare Alliance/Meals on Wheels. Each fall, they are acknowledged and thanked with an annual recognition luncheon.
MCH Foundation's 2013 Bob Powers Classic Results
August 26, 2013
The Madison County Hospital Foundation's Bob Powers Classic was held August 14 and 15 at the London Country Club. Each year this event raises thousands of dollars to improve healthcare services in Madison County.
Mount Carmel Health System and Madison County Hospital sign laboratory agreement
August 1, 2013
Columbus – Mount Carmel Health System and Madison County Hospital are entering into a new agreement that will expand access to high-quality laboratory services for patients in Madison County and surrounding areas.
Registration open for the Bob Powers Classic
July 23, 2013
Teams and individuals may now register for the MCH Foundation Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing held August 14 and 15 at the London Country Club.
An acre of crops can help hospital services grow
July 16, 2013
The Madison County Hospital Foundation is partnering with area farmers in an effort to reach the fundraising goal for their current campaign, Caring for Today and Tomorrow.
MCH's emergency department wait time among lowest in central Ohio
July 10, 2013
Every second counts.
Such is true for individuals who enter Madison County Hospital's emergency department. Whether they are seeking treatment for a broken bone or body aches, each patient understands the value of time when it comes to their recovery.
MCH honors local businesses and civic organizations
July 2, 2013
The Madison County Hospital Foundation recognized 80 local business and civic organizations at their Annual Business Partners Breakfast on June 26 at the hospital.
MCH continues focus on patient satisfaction
June 26, 2013
Where patients come first.
For the physicians and staff at Madison County Hospital, it is more than just a tagline; it's a way of life.
Madison County Hospital Foundation awards nursing scholarship
May 15, 2013
Madison County Hospital Foundation recently awarded a nursing scholarship to hospital employee, Todd Riegel.
Komen Columbus gives $69k to Madison County
April 9, 2013
The Madison County Hospital Foundation was recently awarded $69,912 from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide mammograms and other diagnostic services to Madison County residents who cannot afford services.
MCH ready to "go live" with new medical record system
March 25, 2013
It's no joke. At noon on April 1, Madison County Hospital, in partnership with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, will change to a new electronic medical record system.
Auxiliary donation helps ease stress
February 26, 2013
In support of their mission to provide patients with exceptional healthcare and promote heart care in the community, Madison County Hospital has purchased a state-of-the-art stress testing system, thanks to a donation from the MCH Auxiliary.
Auxiliary reaches one million dollars in giving
February 13, 2013
During their February meeting, the Madison County Hospital (MCH) Auxiliary approved a donation that marked more than one million dollars in giving over the past 50 years.
Auxiliary officers sworn in for 2013
January 23, 2013
During their January meeting, the Madison County Hospital (MCH) Auxiliary officers were sworn in by Mike Browning, CFO and interim CEO. The officers are Anne Carter, President; Millie Newman, Vice President; Barb Geesling, Secretary; and Linda Houser, Treasurer.
Several hospital employees celebrated at annual awards dinner
January 8, 2013
Several Madison County Hospital (MCH) employees were recently honored at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. The evening celebrated service milestones and the 2012 "Employee of the Month" recipients.
No cost breast care services available in Madison County
October 8, 2012
Thanks to a generous grant from The Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Madison County Hospital offers Breast Care Clinics, which provide mammograms at no out-of-pocket cost.
Volunteers honored at annual awards luncheon
September 14, 2012
At Madison County Hospital, more than 120 active volunteers dedicated more then 20,000 hours this past year to helping patients, visitors, and staff. Each fall, they are acknowledged and thanked with an annual recognition luncheon. This year's luncheon took place on September 10, 2012, one day before the hospital's 50th anniversary.
Bob Powers Classic Results
August 27, 2012
The Madison County Hospital Foundation's Bob Powers Classic was held August 8 and 9 at the London Country Club. Each year this event raises thousands of dollars to improve healthcare services in Madison County.
MCH partners with OSU Wexner Medical Center on new healthcare information system
August 16, 2012
Madison County Hospital is partnering with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to bring an integrated healthcare information system to the hospital by April 1, 2013.
New workshops offer support for women undergoing cancer treatment
July 23, 2012
If you or someone you know is a woman undergoing treatment for cancer, you are invited to attend the "Look Good ... Feel Better" programs this fall at Madison County Hospital's Park Avenue Medical Building in London, Ohio.
Local businesses recognized for generosity
June 27, 2012
The Madison County Hospital Foundation recognized more than 80 local business and civic organizations at their Annual Business Partners Breakfast on June 27 at the hospital.
Register for the Bob Powers Classic
June 8, 2012
Teams and individuals may now register for the MCH Foundation Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing held on August 8 and 9 at the London Country Club.
Maternity Department receives glowing review
June 4, 2012
Madison County Hospital's Maternity Department recently received a positive review from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The positive review by ODH comes during a time when the MCH Maternity Department is expanding programs to help provide extra care to patients and their families.
Dr. Mueller discusses joint pain at Women's Health Lunch
May 24, 2012
"The more active you are the more quality years of life you give yourself," was Dr. Robert Mueller's advice to a group of more than 40 women gathered to hear him talk about joint pain and knee replacement surgery at a recent health luncheon.
Radiology gets renovated thanks to local donor
May 14, 2012
Madison County Hospital has a brand new Radiology Department, complete with new equipment and patient amenities, thanks to a gift from longtime donor Roger Keye.
Hospital celebrates 50 years
April 27, 2012
"The past five decades have been filled with changes, challenges, struggles, opportunities, and victories that have allowed MCH to become the hospital it is today," said Fred Kolb, MCH CEO. "This milestone serves as a reminder that as a community hospital what we do is not about a simple product or making a profit. It's about providing quality care and compassionate service to all those who walk through our doors."
Komen Columbus gives $98k to Madison County
April 5, 2012
The Madison County Hospital Foundation and the Madison County Health Partners Free Clinic were recently awarded $98,201 from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide mammograms and other diagnostic services to Madison County women who cannot afford services.
Development Office Introduces New Staff
March 23, 2012
Kelly Snyder, CFRE, has been appointed as the new Chief Development and Marketing Officer (CDO) at Madison County Hospital, and Samantha Lynch is the new Development Coordinator.
Auxiliary donation helps patients breathe easier
March 9, 2012
Madison County Hospital has a new piece of cardiopulmonary equipment thanks to a donation from the MCH Auxiliary.
What quality health care means to MCH
February 17, 2012
Businesses use the word "quality" a lot to describe their product and services. Sometimes the word is used so much, that we forget the meaning or why it is important. In health care, the word "quality" means more than satisfactory service or an excellent product. "Quality" means that the care you are provided helps you stay healthy and recover faster.
Employees celebrated at awards dinner
February 9, 2012
Madison County Hospital employees were recently recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. The evening celebrated service milestones and 2011 “Employee of the Month” recipients.
MCH welcomes new board members
January 20, 2012
Madison County Hospital announced that Ed Goodyear, Jim Hunt, and Rod Kronk have been elected to the Hospital Board of Trustees.
MCH swears in Auxiliary officers
January 13, 2012
During the Madison County Hospital Auxiliary's January meeting, Fred Kolb, CEO, swore in officers Anne Carter, President; Millie Newman, Vice-President; Barb Geesling, Secretary; and Linda Houser, Treasurer.
Foundation welcomes new board officers
December 16, 2011
The Madison County Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees held their annual meeting on December 8 at Alexandra's Bed and Breakfast.
Heartfelt Holidays approaches
November 14, 2011
Heartfelt Holidays is an annual event that supports the Madison County Hospital Foundation’s breast cancer endowment fund and heartfelt fund, both of which help provide financial assistance for patients.
Hospital provided $5.7 million to community in 2010
November 2, 2011
At Madison County Hospital, it is our responsibility to provide quality and compassionate care to all those who come through our doors regardless of their ability to pay. Those efforts resulted in a total service to our patients equaling $5.7 million in 2010.
Remember a loved one this holiday season with Lights of Love
November 1, 2011
Lights of Love, the annual holiday illumination ceremony, is scheduled for Monday, November 28 at 5:30 pm in front of Madison County Hospital. The event is co-sponsored by the hospital’s Auxiliary and the MCH Foundation.
My thoughts on the great mammogram debate, by Mitchell Spahn, MD
October 17, 2011
With all the recent developments in the news, it is getting increasingly difficult to understand when you are supposed to go in for your screening mammogram. Do you go every year? Every other? Do you start them at 40? Do you wait until you're 50?
Madison County's updated breast cancer statistics
October 7, 2011
Five years after learning that Madison County had the highest incidence rate for breast cancer in the state, new statistics show that while the incidence rate is going down, the late-stage diagnosis rate remains high.
CFO recognized by Columbus Business First
September 22, 2011
Mike Browning, Chief Financial Officer at Madison County Hospital, was recently awarded honorable mention by Columbus Business First at their annual CFO of the Year recognition luncheon.
Volunteers Honored at Annual Awards Luncheon
September 14, 2011
This past week Madison County Hospital recognized some of their most important partners in helping the community: their volunteers.
New ultrasound an advanced tool in breast cancer diagnostics
August 26, 2011
Thanks in part to the Madison County Hospital Foundation Breast Cancer Initiative, the radiology department has a new ultrasound machine with the technology to help better diagnose breast cancer.
Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing a Success
August 16, 2011
Last year the Madison County Hospital Foundation renamed their County Classic golf outing the Bob Powers Classic in honor of their long time volunteer chairman. The Bob Powers Classic was held August 10 and 11 at the London Country Club. Each year this event raises over $20,000 to improve health care services in Madison County.
New technology allows for minimally invasive breast biopsy
July 29, 2011
At the Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital, we use a "stereotactic biopsy" method as a minimally invasive way to biopsy very small breast abnormalities. Not only can this procedure test for breast cancer at the earliest and most treatable stage, but it can be done with minimal discomfort.
Patient Takes on Breast Cancer with Help from MCH
July 20, 2011
With the help of Madison County Hospital's Breast Care Clinics, one Sedalia woman was able to get the treatment she needed after being diagnosed with breast cancer, so she could get back to planning her daughter's high school graduation party.
Annual golf outing renamed Bob Powers Classic to honor longtime volunteer
June 21, 2011
This year the MCH Foundation's annual golf outing has been renamed the Bob Powers Classic in honor of the outing's longtime volunteer chairperson. You can now register for the Madison County Hospital Foundation’s 2011 Bob Powers Classic golf outing held on Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11 at the London Country Club.
Local businesses recognized for generosity
June 15, 2011
The Madison County Hospital Foundation recognized over 80 local business and civic organizations at their Annual Business Partners Breakfast on June 15 in the hospital.
Taking the mystery out of general surgery
June 3, 2011
The word "surgery" can be intimidating. No one wants to feel ill, and better yet, no one wants to have to undergo surgery. However, some surgical procedures can help prevent illness or greatly relieve discomfort and pain.
You don't have to diet alone
May 23, 2011
After visiting his physician's office and learning he is pre-diabetic, Bob Thomson decided to visit a dietitian to learn more about how he could create a healthier lifestyle for him and his family.
When it comes to breast health, know what's normal for you
May 10, 2011
We all receive conflicting information in the news when it comes to our health. What is good for you one day can be bad for you the next. However, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is helping keep it simple when it comes to your breast health with breast self-awareness.
Meet Our New Speech Therapist
April 22, 2011
Erin McCullough, M.A., CCC-SLP is the new Speech-Language Pathologist at Madison County Hospital (MCH).
New Endoscopy Goes HD
April 8, 2011
High-definition technology is quickly becoming the new standard in our homes, as well as in our healthcare facilities. While we want a clearer picture on our television screens, our physicians and surgeons are looking to get clearer images during procedures. Madison County Hospital physicians can now get the clearest image available through their new HD endoscopy.
MCH, a year in review
March 25, 2011
Written by Freb Kolb, Madison County Hospital CEO
While we are well on our way through 2011, I wanted to take a moment to review the advancements we made last year at Madison County Hospital and thank our physicians, staff, and community members who continue to help strengthen us and improve our ability to be Madison County's healthcare provider of choice.
MCH Welcomes New Director of Maternity
March 11, 2011
Tracy Stewart, RN, is the new Director of Obstetrics at Madison County Hospital (MCH). Tracy's 13 years of experience working in maternity care will help her manage a department that helps welcome more than 280 babies each year.
MCH to continue mammograms at no out-of-pocket cost thanks to Komen Columbus
March 4, 2011
The Madison County Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Battelle Breast Care Center, has again received a grant from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer screenings and education in Madison County.
Gift Shop named Edie's Place in honor of volunteer
February 9, 2011
The Madison County Hospital Auxiliary would like to welcome everyone to Edie's Place, the new name of the Auxiliary gift shop. Edie's Place was named in honor of Edie Tolley. Edie has been the gift shop's volunteer manager for the past 12 years.
Employees Celebrated at Annual Awards Dinner
January 24, 2011
Madison County Hospital employees were recently recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. The evening celebrated service milestones, 2010 “Employee of the Month” recipients, and awards for exceptional service.
Include Mammograms in your New Year's Resolution
January 14, 2011
Most New Year's resolutions involve some promise to get healthy, whether that means losing a few pounds or dusting off your walking shoes in an effort to get fit. This year make a resolution you can keep by scheduling your annual mammogram.
New Year’s Baby 2011
January 4, 2011
The first baby born at Madison County Hospital in 2011 has arrived. On Monday, January 3 at 2:20 am proud parents Megan and John Rammel of London welcomed their son Baylon Arthur Rammel.
Madison County Hospital Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon
December 6, 2010
James Romanowski, MD, is Madison County Hospital’s newest orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Romanowski has joined Dr. Robert Mueller of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, Inc and will be seeing patients in the Professional Office Building located next to the hospital.
Heartfelt Holidays — a community event to support a community cause
November 10, 2010
Each year Madison County residents support the community by planning, attending, and donating to Heartfelt Holidays, an annual event that supports the Madison County Hospital Foundation’s breast cancer endowment fund and heartfelt fund, both of which help provide financial assistance for patients. This year’s fundraising event at Choctaw Lake Lodge on Saturday, December 4 is no exception.
Remember a loved one this holiday season with Lights of Love
November 5, 2010
Lights of Love, the annual holiday illumination ceremony, is scheduled for Monday, November 29 at 5:30 pm in front of the hospital. The event is co-sponsored by the hospital’s Auxiliary and the MCH Foundation.
New ED Discharge Procedure at MCH
October 29, 2010
Starting in early November, MCH will be instituting a new discharge procedure in the Emergency Department to offer patients the opportunity to pay their co-pay or deposit amount before they leave.
Cure Your Fears — MCH's breast cancer awareness campaign
October 7, 2010
In support of MCH’s ongoing fight against breast cancer, the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded the MCH Foundation a $100,000 grant this year.It is funding a “Cure Your Fears” campaign featuring Madison County women who have survived breast cancer. The campaign stresses that early detection is essential to surviving breast cancer and asks women not to be afraid of getting screened.
Madison County Hospital Welcomes New Board Members at Annual Corporation Dinner
September 24, 2010
Madison County Hospital held its 35th annual Corporation Dinner on September 16 at the Madison County Senior Center. The annual meeting brought together corporation members and highlighted hospital events, accomplishments, and successes over the past year.
Volunteers Recognized at Annual Awards Luncheon
September 20, 2010
Volunteers are vital to the success of MCH. They help in a variety of ways including managing the gift shop, assisting in administrative work, delivering meals on wheels, and helping in various departments of the hospital. Without their dedication and constant support, MCH would not be able to provide such high quality care to the community.
New Breast Care Specialist at Battelle Breast Care Center
August 26, 2010
Ruth Roddy, RN, is the new Breast Care Specialist at the Battelle Breast Care Center. An employee at Madison County Hospital for 20 years, Ruth is a wonderful addition to MCH’s breast care services.
MCH Foundation Dedicates Golf Outing to Bob Powers
August 17, 2010
This year’s annual Madison County Hospital Foundation County Classic golf outing was held August 11 and 12 at the London Country Club. Each year the event raises over $20,000 to improve health care services in Madison County.
Get Healthy at the MCH Wellness Center
August 11, 2010
After retiring, Marilyn Knox, a volunteer at MCH, decided it was a good time to get healthy by exercising at the Madison County Hospital Wellness Center, located in the Park Avenue Medical Building.
Dr. Hura offers health tips at annual luncheon
July 28, 2010
On Friday, July 23, the Madison County Hospital Auxiliary and MCH Foundation hosted their annual Women’s Health Luncheon at the Madison County Senior Center. This year featured Dr. Don Hura, MCH’s newest general surgeon, who presented “Getting Older, Staying Young.”
State of Madison County Hospital
July 7, 2010
A little over a year ago the leadership of Madison County Hospital made some difficult decisions to ensure the future success of the hospital. After much consideration, we closed our extended care unit and transitioned our Home, Health and Hospice services to Universal. We made those changes in response to the difficulties facing hospitals nationwide such as declining reimbursement, rising costs, and an increase in uncompensated care. Our primary concern was to keep the hospital financially secure so we could continue to provide compassionate and quality health care.
Madison County Hospital Setting the Standard for Infection Prevention
July 2, 2010
According to the Center for Disease Control, it is estimated that four to five percent of all patients get an infection while in the hospital. However, at Madison County Hospital there has not been a hospital-acquired infection since December of 2008.
Golf for a Cause at the Madison County Hospital Foundation’s County Classic
June 23, 2010
Summer has officially begun, and that means it’s time to play golf. Register today for the Madison County Hospital Foundation’s 2010 County Classic golf outing held on Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12 at the London Country Club.
Hospital Foundation Recognizes Business Partners for Contributions
June 18, 2010
The Madison County Hospital Foundation recognized over 80 local business and civic organizations at the Annual Business Partners Breakfast on June 16 in the Harley Room at the hospital.
Are you getting too much sugar?
June 4, 2010
We all have heard the advice from Mary Poppins, that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but should we listen?
MCH Continues Environmental Efforts with Green Team
May 21, 2010
In an effort to continue to be environmentally friendly, Madison County Hospital is going to expand their recycling efforts by way of an established “Green Team.”
When a Visit to the Emergency Room Turns into Something More
May 7, 2010
When Linda Rinehart, an intervention specialist for the local schools, was still up at 4 am in the morning with continual stomach pain, she did not know where it would lead.
Clinical Breast Examiner Now Available at the Battelle Breast Care Center
April 22, 2010
Sue Besinger, RN, Breast Care Specialist at the Battelle Breast Care Center successfully completed the requirements to become a Certified MammaCare Clinical Breast Examiner.
New Occupational Therapist at Madison County Hospital
April 9, 2010
The rehabilitation services department at Madison County Hospital is pleased to welcome Mike Jewell as their new occupational therapist.
MCH Recognized for Patient Satisfaction
March 29, 2010
Madison County Hospital had just been recognized by Press Ganey for a significant improvement in patient satisfaction scores.
MCH Foundation Receives Komen Grant to Fund Breast Cancer Services
March 12, 2010
Madison County Hospital Foundation has just been approved for a $100,000 grant from The Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure according to Executive Director Mona Flax. The money will be used for breast cancer screening, treatment, and educational services for the women of Madison County.
Breast Cancer Support Group Offered at The Battelle Breast Care Center
March 5, 2010
The Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County is pleased to announce the creation of a support group for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Hospital Employees Contributions Celebrated at Awards Dinner
February 19, 2010
Madison County Hospital employees were recently recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. The evening celebrated service milestones, 2009 “Employee of the Month” recipients, and awards for exceptional service.
MCH Maternity Department Receives Glowing Review
February 8, 2010
Madison County Hospital’s Maternity Department did not receive any citations from their annual Ohio Department of Health (ODH) survey conducted on February 3.
Change Brings About Change in Madison County’s Fight Against Breast Cancer
January 18, 2010
While out shopping in Madison County, you may have noticed a clear box with a pink sign full of coins on the counter. Or, you may have seen a pink brochure while visiting the local library.
Latest Technology Extends Madison County Hospital’s Reach
January 5, 2010
With the assistance of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Madison County Hospital has acquired telemedicine — a new technology that allows physicians and patients to communicate while being miles away.
Colonoscopies Can Save Lives
December 11, 2009
Although occurrences of colorectal cancer have been declining in recent years, it is still the third leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Many of the deaths could be avoided by regular screening from a physician, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Madison County Hospital Adds Powerful New Tool in Fight for Early Detection of Breast Cancer
November 24, 2009
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 254,650 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2009 in the U.S. In November, thanks to the hospital foundation’s Breast Cancer Initiative, The Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital advanced the fight against this pervasive disease by installing a state-of-the-art digital mammography system.
Community Residents Help Make Heartfelt Holidays a Success
November 12, 2009
Lake Choctaw residents Al and Angie Wilderman will again chair the Heartfelt Holidays fundraising event at the Choctaw Lake Lodge on Saturday, December 5. Al and Angie have been active with the Madison County Hospital Foundation and this dinner event since 2003. This year they will welcome Dan and Patty Blazer as chairs-elect.
Ready for the Holidays — Lights of Love set for November 30
November 6, 2009
Lights of Love, the annual holiday illumination ceremony, is scheduled for Monday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the front lawn of the hospital. The event is co-sponsored by the hospital’s Auxiliary and the Foundation.
New Visitation Policy at Madison County Hospital
October 20, 2009
Due to the current flu epidemic, the hospital is instituting a new visitation policy beginning Wednesday, October 21. This policy will be in effect until the end of flu season.
Breast Care Initiative Update: Why do Madison County breast cancer patients have a high mortality rate?
October 8, 2009
According to the results of a recent epidemiology study conducted by Wright State for Madison County, it appears that the high mortality rate is due to a lack of screening and early detection.
The Flu Facts
October 2, 2009
Learn more about the season flu and H1N1 (or swine flu), where to get vaccinated, and the symptoms to look for.
MCH Recognizes Volunteers at Annual Awards Luncheon
September 14, 2009
Volunteers are an important part of the team at Madison County Hospital. They run the gift shop, assist in administrative work, deliver meals on wheels, and help in various departments of the hospital including the emergency room, operating room, and OB. Without their dedication, MCH would not be able to provide such high quality care to the community.
County Classic Goes Pink — Foundation's Annual County Classic Supporting Breast Care Services
September 13, 2009
This year's Madison County Hospital Foundation's County Classic golf outing was special. Not only because this year marked the 20th anniversary of the event, but also because this year's event raised approximately $22,000 to expand breast cancer services in the county
Welcome back Lieutenant Colonel Baker!
September 1, 2009
Madison County Hospital is happy to welcome back Chief Nursing Officer Patrick Baker. As a Lieutenant Colonel for the 179th Ohio Air National Guard out of Mansfield, Ohio, Baker has returned after serving six months in Iraq as a Healthcare Administrator.
County Classic Goes Pink - Foundation's Annual County Classic Supporting Breast Care Services
August 14, 2009
This year's Madison County Hospital Foundation's County Classic golf outing was special. Not only because this year marked the 20th anniversary of the event, but also because this year's event raised approximately $22,000 to expand breast cancer services in the county.
Madison County Hospital Welcomes Six New Physicians to the Community
August 7, 2009
Utilizing skills gained at hospitals across the county, Madison County Hospital's new physicians are bringing their expertise to Madison County. Whether you're need of a surgeon, pediatrician or specialist, MCH has a variety of health care professionals ready to provide you with quality care.
Golfers get ready!
June 23, 2009
The Madison County Hospital Foundation is already well underway with plans for the 2009 County Classic golf outing, held on Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13 at the London Country Club. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event.
New Medical Director Named for Battelle Breast Care Center
June 17, 2009
Mitchell Spahn, M.D., OB/GYN, has been named the new Medical Director of the Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital. Dr. Spahn also serves as the hospital's Chief-of-Staff.
Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, Two Eyes a Nose
June 10, 2009
It's the wish of every new parent to have a healthy baby. Ten fingers, ten toes, two eyes, a nose. That's what Katrina and Clifford Branham thought they had. A beautiful, healthy baby girl. Their daughter Mikaylah was everything they could have hoped for.
June 9, 2009
When Madison County Hospital's Chief Nursing Officer Patrick Baker bought a book by Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel at the hospital's Auxiliary's book sale, he never imagined that one day he'd get to meet the coach himself halfway around the world.
Green for Gold
May 26, 2009
The Madison County Hospital Gift Shop will host a gold buy-back on Tuesday, June 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.
Madison County Hospital honors nurses
May 5, 2009
This year, during National Nurses Week, Madison County Hospital has special reason to honor the 80 men and women who work as nurses at the hospital.
Swine Flu Update
April 28, 2009
In response to the swine flu outbreak, the following information was compiled from the CDC website to help answer some commonly asked questions
Hospital honored service men and women
April 20, 2009
On Wednesday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m. Madison County Hospital hosted a special flag raising ceremony to honor fellow co-worker Patrick Baker, Chief Nursing Officer at the hospital who was deployed on January 1 to serve in Iraq for six months. The ceremony also honored and remembered all local service men and women who have served and are serving our country. Members from American Legion Post #105 in London also participated with a rifle and bugle salute.
April 16th is National Healthcare Decision Day
April 13, 2009
April 16th is National Healthcare Decision Day, bringing awareness to the importance of advance care planning and communicating and documenting health care decisions. Madison County Hospital's Social Services Department is available on this day to help discuss advance planning options and answer questions.
Physical therapy and home care services still available at MCH
April 7, 2009
Last week, Madison County Hospital announced several organizational changes including the closing of the SNRU (Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Unit), a nursing unit community members know as the Extended Care Unit.
Hospital launches plan to improve financial performance
March 28, 2009
Madison County Hospital's senior leadership team announced Friday it is taking action to secure the hospital's long-term presence in the community. MCH has implemented a plan to insure future success and financial stability in light of the weakening economy impacting many of the nation's hospitals.
Building a Healthy Community Supporting Local Healthcare
March 12, 2009
For over 45 years, Madison County Hospital has been a part of the community. Just like many of the area businesses, MCH has made many positive contributions to our quality of life and to our community. The hospital serves as a health care provider, economic driver, charitable organization, employer, educator and community advocate.
Dr. AJ Beisler Leaves MCH
March 3, 2009
OAJ Beisler, MD general surgeon has resigned from the medical staff at Madison County Hospital effective April 1, 2009. Partner Mark Coate, MD will assume care for all active patients of Dr. Beisler.
One 10-year old boy's story of strength, courage and determination to ride a bike this summer.
February 3, 2009
Ten-year-old Frank Hildebrand likes to talk about playing Nintendo Wii games, his favorite Ohio State football player and his 3rd place prize in sheep showmanship at last year's Madison County Fair. He plays baseball in the summer and sleds in the winter. He went to 4-H camp for the first time last year and loved it. His parents humbly boast he gets straight A's.
Over 50 Madison County Hospital employees were recently recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner.
February 3, 2009
Over 50 Madison County Hospital employees were recently recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. The evening celebrated service milestones, 2008 "Employee of the Month" recipients and awards for exceptional service.
Battelle and MCH are improving breast care services in Madison County
January 20, 2009
Dr. Robert Casillas, Vice President and Manager of Battelle's Biomedical Science and Technology Product Line, presented the Madison County Hospital Foundation with another $75,000 gift toward their $300,000 pledge to the hospital's Breast Cancer Initiative. On hand to receive the check on behalf of the Foundation was Mona Flax, Chief Development Officer at MCH.
Smoke Free in 2009
December 15, 2008
Madison County Hospital is planning to join other hospitals across Central Ohio in creating a tobacco-free campus. The initiative, still in early planning stages, would prohibit tobacco use on the hospital campus including private and hospital owned vehicles and adjacent properties. MCH anticipates being completely tobacco-free by early 2009.
MCH OB's department is rated in the top 1% in the country
November 26, 2008
According to the country's most widely used measurement and improvement researcher, Madison County Hospital's Obstetrics (OB) department is in the top tier of all OB departments in the country in four key areas.
Battelle & Madison County Hospital Launch Fight Against Breast Cancer
October 23, 2008
Battelle and Madison County Hospital have joined together in the fight against breast cancer in Madison County. The reason is simple: Madison County's breast cancer incidence and mortality rates are among the highest in the state.