Monthly Archives: August 2009
SOMC Hosts Scioto County Walking ChallengePosted on August 18, 2009
On the heals of the Scioto Slimdown, Southern Ohio Medical Center and the Portsmouth Area Chamber of Commerce will team-up to host an eight-week walking challenge aimed at encouraging the community to be active.
“The event will be called the Scioto County Walking Challenge and will focus on participants completing at least 30 minutes of exercise a day,” Regina Tipton, wellness specialist, who is working with the chamber to organize the challenge, said.
The competition will begin Sept. 5 with a one-mile kick off walk at 8 a.m. during SOMC’s annual Run For Your Life event. The program will conclude Oct. 30.
“We are challenging everyone to walk around the Daytona 500 and every 30 minutes of exercise will equal one mile,” she explained. “The team that completes the 500 mile track first, and the team that completes the most miles in general, will both be named winners of the competition.”
Anyone can form a team and there is no limit to the number that can participate. There must be a designated captain, team name, and each member must submit a $7 entry fee to cover the cost of T-shirts.
Registration forms for the event are available at any of the Life Center locations and must be completed and returned to the LIFE Center by Aug. 21. Forms can also be faxed to 354-6102.
“We are at a stage in our economy where our health tends to fall to the wayside,” she added. “This challenge will be an efficient and cost effective way to manage your health and we hope to see both our employees and community members participate.”
For more information about the challenge, please contact Tipton at 356-7510.
Interventional Cardiologist Gill Welcomed At SOMCPosted on August 14, 2009
SOMC Donates School Supplies to Benefit CommunityPosted on August 13, 2009
Human Resources Employment Office RelocatingPosted on August 12, 2009
Girl Scouts Donate Blankets to SOMC Cancer CenterPosted on August 7, 2009
SOMC Heart and Vascular Services Pass ODH InspectionPosted on August 5, 2009
Southern Ohio Medical Center recently passed inspection from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) for Adult Cardiac Catheterization and Adult Open Heart Programs.
“The success of passing this inspection ensures our community that we conduct a compliant program that offers best practice heart care,” said Amy Fraulini, director of SOMC Heart and Vascular Services.
The ODH surveyors arrived at SOMC July 16 for a two-day site visit to review the entities of both programs in detail, tour the cath lab and open-heart facilities, as well as observe several surgical procedures.
“The surveyors were very complimentary of our team and the preparation that occurred for this site visit,” said Fraulini. “The surveyors travel all over the state reviewing health care facilities and they were wowed by our Heart and Vascular Center, the flow of patient care, how well our staff worked together, and our overall patient satisfaction.”
The five areas of the inspection included: physical building and equipment; patient care; staffing; administrative policies and procedures; and patient rights. The surveyors also interviewed open-heart patients and their families to gain a better understand of the care that was provided to them while at SOMC.
“This site visit was the first of many for SOMC’s Heart and Vascular Services and ODH will return once every three years, unannounced,” said Fraulini. “This achievement is yet another way to measure our progress toward obtaining the highest quality of heart and vascular care available.”