Lake Health’s TriPoint Medical Center and West Medical Center have been awarded an ‘A’ in the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing Lake Health’s achievements providing safer health care.
It was Friday, December 14, 2018. While walking in a parking lot, Kathy Vinci’s foot twisted over the rolling, loose rocks she tried to kick out of her path. Realizing she was falling and sure to hit the ground face first, she instantly reacted, lifting her arms, bracing for the impact. Her elbows hit the ground with even force, at the same time. She couldn’t move.
Sweet summer treats like ice cream and s'mores can easily get in the way of your healthy eating goals. The next time you're craving a sweet treat, try one of these lighter options the whole family will love:
Add more greens to your diet for a nutrient boost while also adding fiber! Check out these simple ways to add more greens:
Are you feeling under the weather and want to strengthen your immunity? Boosting your immune system can help to prevent or reduce the length of infection. Lake Health's Integrative Medicine team recommends the following supplements for a boost*:
Diabetes increases the risk of heart disease (also known as cardiovascular disease) by two to four times if poorly controlled. Reduce your risk of heart disease and manage your blood sugar by following these three tips from the Lake Health Diabetes Education Center:
During this uncertain time, it can be easy for your health and well-being to take a back seat while your stress increases and takes a toll on your mental and physical health. Chronic stress can cause high blood pressure, increase cholesterol levels and more. Our Lake Health Integrative Medicine team recommends these natural therapies for wellness and stress relief:
Cynthia Moore-Hardy, FACHE, Lake Health President and CEO, shares an update to our patients and community members:
Like other hospitals in Northeast Ohio and around the country, Lake Health has been busy preparing for increases in the number of COVID-19 patients. The planning started months ago in collaboration with state, regional and county partners.
Managing diabetes is a 24/7 responsibility. During emergencies, people with diabetes face particular challenges to their health so preparedness is key. For this reason, Lake Health recommends creating an emergency kit so you're equipped with the items you need if you have to head out at a moment’s notice.