For Our Patients
ProMedica's Mission is to improve your health and well-being. And at ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital, our active, consulting and courteous medical staff of more than 100 see to just that. Our experienced, local clinical team is focused on providing exceptional care to all of our patients and visitors.
For more than 80 years, our 25-bed, acute-care hospital has served our neighbors in Fostoria, Ohio, and the surrounding three counties. We are a critical-access hospital with Joint Commission accreditation.
In the Spotlight
Hospital Auxiliary Now Accepting Scholarship Applications
The ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Auxiliary has announced they will offer five, $400 scholarships to area high school seniors and college students who are pursing higher education in the field of health care. Applications may be obtained through area high school guidance counselors, at the FCH Welcome Desk inside Entrance 1/Main Entrance, and online at www.promedica.org/givefostoria. Completed applications should be sent to Cindy Reinhard, Auxiliary Scholarship Chair, at 470 Linwood Ave., Fostoria, Ohio 44830 by Sat., Feb. 28, 2015.
Now Open … New Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Center
In an effort to further promote continuity of care for patients, we invested $1.6 million into creating an approximately 8,000 square-foot Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Center on the garden level of ProMedica Medical Center in Fostoria. In addition to constructing office space for the Northwest Ohio orthopaedics and Sports Medicine orthopaedic specialty clinic, the full spectrum of rehabilitation and therapy services offered through ProMedica Total Rehab Fostoria have been relocated to the new site as well.
“The new facility created a central location for patients to receive the high-quality orthopaedic care and therapy they’ve come to expect from us,” said Tom Borer, chief operating officer, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. “It will not only increase efficiency and coordination of care for our clinical team, but be more convenient for our patients and their families too.”
The project features a new therapeutic exercise area along with physical, occupational and speech therapy clinic space; dedicated rooms for orthopaedic patient consultations; an X-ray room; and the addition of an elevator.
“In a time of rapid change in health care, this project demonstrates our continued efforts to improve our patients’ experience while preserving access to critical resources locally,” said Tom Borer. “In collaboration with Northwest Ohio orthopaedic and Sports Medicine, Drs. Brian Hecht and Michael Tremains, we are able to further strengthen this program for the benefit of our patients and reinvest in the community too.”
Located at 455 W. Fourth Street, the building, now known as the ProMedica Medical Center was donated to the ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital Foundation by NSI Crankshaft, formerly known as Norton Manufacturing, in 2009. In 2011, nearly $400,000 was spent renovating a 2,800-square-foot section of the building’s first floor to house Drs. Badik and Badik family medicine practice. Alvada Construction completed the family medicine office, and was awarded the bid for the orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Center as well.
Plans to Expand and Relocate Dialysis Center Announcement
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital (FCH) has committed over $1 million to create a more than 3,000 square-foot dialysis center in the Graystone Medical Building in Fostoria. The new facility include additional treatment areas, private area for physician consultation and education, clinical office space, expanded storage room and more.
In 2013, the FCH dialysis team, added a third shift in the department to accommodate up to six new patients. Currently, 30 local and area patients receive dialysis treatment in an approximately 1,000 square-foot area on the second floor of the hospital.
“The new center will not only improve privacy, comfort and access for patients, but yet again allow additional patients to receive dialysis in Fostoria by our experienced dialysis team,” said Amy Preble, RN, director, dialysis and emergency services, ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital. “The anticipated need for this life-saving treatment continues to grow.”
Although initial plans are still being finalized, the first step will be to relocate Dr. Roy Harvey’s family medicine office, currently located in the Graystone Medical Building, into renovated space at ProMedica Medical Center. Dr. James Byatt’s office will also be moved to the Fourth Street site that currently houses Drs. Badik and Badik family medicine practice as well as the future orthopaedic and rehabilitation center.
The project is slated to take approximately one year to complete with a tentative completion timeline of mid 2015.
Cancer and Infusion Center Provides Expanded New Home for the Expertise you Trust
ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital began caring for patients in the new Cancer and Infusion Center September 2012. The new facility offers a dedicated private entrance and convenient parking for patients and their families, as well as nine treatment rooms and a separate area for physician consultations and exams. The private treatment areas feature natural light, personal TVs and serene artwork.
To learn more about the Cancer and Infusion Center, check out this three-minute video highlighting the features of the new facility as well as our physicians, staff and services.
This video is dedicated in memory Jerry Nelson, a featured patient in the video, who lost his battle with cancer following the opening of the new Cancer and Infusion Center.
Having surgery can be scary. Our goal is to ease our patients fears by ensuring all their needs are met and consistently providing exceptional care. Our patients benefit from the experience of our team, including our physician partners and the ProMedica orthopaedic Institute. You can count on us to deliver the highest standard of care that’s not only safe but satisfying. Our team has a long-standing history of receiving high marks in patient satisfaction as well as national quality and safety reports. It’s all part of our Mission – to improve your health and well-being!
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Admission and Discharge
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Giving and Volunteering
People help ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital in many ways, and for that we are grateful. The reasons why they help and the ways in which they do it may vary, but the end result is always the same - a better experience for our patients and their families. Interested in helping in your own personal way? Learn more about Giving and Volunteering.
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