Ashtabula County Medical Center | ACMC Pulse | Winter 2018

2 ACMC Pulse  • IN THE FOLLOWING PAGES, you will read about various ways Ashtabula County Medical Center (ACMC) ensures patient safety. In the spirit of the Hippocratic Oath, which urges doctors to do no harm, hospitals across the nation work to minimize the risks to every patient who walks through their doors. At ACMC, that attention to patient safety begins with our caregivers. Each day, our caregivers come to work to do their best for our patients and for their fellow caregivers. Make your health a priority However, each of us needs to be proactive in taking care of our own health. We all need to follow the health guidelines for vaccines, tests and procedures. These schedules have been developed because health professionals see trends. The old adage, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” still rings true. We can stop health problems with early detection and treatment—before To your continued good health Many of our providers see their role as a partner in helping you learn about and manage your unique health needs. Michael Habowski, President and CEO ACMC Healthcare System WINTER 2018 ACMC Pulse is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of: Ashtabula County Medical Center 2420 Lake Ave. Ashtabula, OH 44004-4993 440-997-2262 Information in ACMC PULSE comes from a wide range of medical experts. Models may be used in photos and illustrations. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your healthcare provider. 2018 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. Where to find us LAKE ERIE Pennsylvania 534 20 20 46 11 7 531 Conneaut Jefferson Ashtabula Geneva Geneva Family Health Center 1028 S. Broadway (440) 466-8933 Conneaut Family Health Center 354 W. Main Road (440) 599-2262 To learn more, visit . Jefferson Family Health Center 234 N. Chestnut St. (440) 576-8933 ACMC Main Campus 2420 Lake Ave. (440) 997-2262 The Ashtabula Clinic 2422 Lake Ave. (440) 992-4422 Ashtabula Family Health Center 2259 Lake Ave. (440) 994-7654 ACMC Regional Home Health 2131 Lake Ave. (440) 992-4663 they become major health scares. Healthcare costs would be much lower if we would all do a better job of preventing illness and disease. That’s why our providers remind patients each year to get their flu and pneumonia shots and why pediatricians give parents a vaccination schedule. By preventing the common diseases, or at least minimizing their effects, we will have much healthier lives. Our providers are your partners in health ACMC has many physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who can help you make wise health decisions. Each brings a different perspective to their diagnosis and treatment. For example, many of our providers see their role as a partner in helping you learn about and manage your unique health needs. They use a holistic approach, which means they look at your overall health and prescribe treatment to address the root causes of illness or injury. I encourage you to take advantage of the health experts we have available here. ACMC features more than 75 providers across 28 specialties. They are here to help you improve your health and quality of life. Welcome