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.
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.
Social distancing means keeping extra space between yourself and others and can be a simple way to help prevent the spread of illness.
Browse these frequently asked questions to gain a better understanding of COVID-19 and learn what to do if you suspect you may have COVID-19.
On March 20, 2019, Al Grywalski, 73 and in good health, woke feeling a little out of sorts, but chalked it up to not having eaten yet. A big breakfast didn’t help, and though he noticed slight weakness in his right foot, he dismissed the issue thinking it was no big deal. At 1:30, he headed to his fitness center for his normal workout. But after experiencing a surprising weakness in his right arm, he cut the workout short. Then, walking to his car, he noticed balance problems. Al sought immediate help. At the TriPoint Emergency Room, he announced that he thought he was having a stroke and the staff flew into action.
A family bereaved by stillbirth or early infant death typically has little time with their baby before a final goodbye. But thanks to a generous donation from Ashlie’s Embrace, Lake Health now has CuddleCots to allow families to stay with their child in the hospital for a prolonged period as they begin the grieving process.