Ashtabula County Medical Center | ACMC Pulse | Summer 2022

Behavioral Medicine Unit receives Guardian of Excellence Award Ashtabula County Medical Center’s inpatient Behavioral Medicine Unit is one of only 250 hospital units across America to receive a Guardian of Excellence Award. Achieving the award places ACMC in the 95th percentile for patient experience. The award is given annually by Press Ganey, an independent organization that monitors healthcare performance improvement, patient experience and caregiver engagement. In recognizing ACMC’s Behavioral Medicine Unit, it was noted that the high ranking is the result of years of focus and determination to keep care and treatment options focused on patients. The Behavioral Medicine Unit at ACMC is a 17-bed unit that offers individual, group and family therapy to address emotional, physical and spiritual needs; recreational activities; nutrition and medication education; and connection to community resources for ongoing support after discharge. The goal of inpatient behavioral medicine treatment is to promote wellness, assist individuals to function at their highest level and improve quality of life. The unit’s skilled and compassionate healthcare professionals will help make this difficult time less stressful for the patient and family alike. Pursuit of excellence Employee wellness initiatives earn Platinum Healthy Worksite Award ACMC Healthcare System has received a Healthy Worksite Award, Platinum level, from the Healthy Business Council of Ohio for outstanding employee wellness initiatives. It is the highest award given by the Council, and ACMC is only one of 14 large organizations in the state to receive the award. The Healthy Worksite Award recognizes Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee wellness through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. ACMC Healthcare System has long been a strong advocate of employee wellness. ACMC’s Premiere Fitness offers low-cost memberships to caregivers and their spouses. As part of the annual wellness program, caregivers complete a personal wellness profile and various health screenings to better understand their current level of health. They work with certified staff to develop an individualized plan for health improvement. Incentives are in place to encourage caregivers to meet certain healthcare metrics. The program has been in place for 12 years and is also open to caregivers’ spouses. For the past year, ACMC has provided online workout videos for caregivers and the public to view (live on Facebook or on-demand on Facebook and YouTube). The lowimpact videos have proved to be popular options for those who cannot regularly visit Premiere Fitness. EARN NATIONAL AND STATEWIDE ACMC services and caregivers PRESTIGE 8 ACMC Pulse •