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Autumn CPR and First Aid schedule
September 18, 2017
CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Madison Health for the public and healthcare providers. Classes are held in the Park Avenue Medical Building, 55 Park Ave., London.
Second Madison Health nurse earns prestigious IBLCE credential
September 12, 2017
Lauren Damon, a registered nurse at Madison Health, is a member of this year’s class of new certificants and the second nurse at the organization to receive the International Board Certified Lactation Consultant® credential.
Madison Health and Nationwide Children's Hospital expand partnership for local athletes
September 8, 2017
Madison Health is pleased to expand its partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital to provide pediatric sports medicine care at West Jefferson High School.
Cancer Support Group formed at Madison Health
August 22, 2017
Madison Health is pleased to offer a community of support for those coping with the emotional aspects of cancer.
2017 Bob Powers Golf Classic helps build on excellence
August 17, 2017
The Madison Health Foundation's Bob Powers Classic celebrated its 28th anniversary in cool and picturesque weather August 9 and 10 at the London Country Club. Each year this event raises thousands of dollars to improve healthcare services in Madison County.
Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing supports Building on Excellence campaign
August 2, 2017
The Madison Health Foundation Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing will be held on August 9 and 10 at the London Country Club. 
Madison Messenger: Free health care Aug. 5 at London High School
July 31, 2017
On Aug. 5, more than 100 medical professionals from Madison County Public Health, the Ohio National Guard, and Madison Health will be at London High School to provide free health care services to everyone.
Summer Series: All about insect repellent: By Allison Landoll, DO
July 21, 2017
Warm summer evenings should be filled with pool time, biking, campfires and family fun, but this comes at the risk of mosquito, tick, and other insect bites. It is important to take preventive measures to protect your children against them.
Madison Health Cancer Center welcomes Joel Rice, CNP
July 7, 2017
As part of the service line expansion, Joel Rice, CNP, a board-certified advanced practice registered nurse, is currently caring for patients each weekday.
Aquatic therapy partnership makes a splash this summer
June 27, 2017

In an effort to integrate the season’s warm weather with quality therapy care, the Rehabilitation Services team at Madison Health has once again partnered with the City of London to offer aquatic therapy sessions at the London Municipal Pool.

Summer CPR and First Aid schedule
June 26, 2017
CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Madison Health for the public and healthcare providers. Classes are held in the Park Avenue Medical Building, 55 Park Ave., London.
Summer Series: Heat and dehydration: By Allison Landoll, DO
June 23, 2017
Now that summer is in full swing, it is not unusual to see temperatures climbing above 90°F. Children are especially susceptible to dehydration and other related illnesses, so here are some tips to make sure your kids stay healthy in the heat.
Madison Messenger: Hospital breaks ground on $25 million expansion
June 15, 2017

The sun shone brightly as Madison Health celebrated its expansion and renovation project with a groundbreaking ceremony June 2. More than 300 employees, physicians, volunteers, community members and dignitaries attended the ceremony, which commemorated the start of the $25 million project.

Emergency room entrance scheduled to change
June 6, 2017
In preparation for Madison Health’s $25 million expansion and renovation project, a significant traffic pattern change will take effect on Monday, June 12.
Madison Press: Madison Health breaks ground: Ceremony held for start of construction of new facilities
June 4, 2017
Madison County officials came together Friday for the groundbreaking ceremony of Madison Health’s upcoming renovations.
Columbus C.E.O. Magazine names Madison Health winner of the Columbus Metro Area Top Workplaces Award for second consecutive year
May 11, 2017
For the second consecutive year, Madison Health has been awarded a Top Workplaces honor by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine.
London Elementary penny project raises awareness, funds for breast cancer
May 10, 2017
Last October, the students and staff at London Elementary School (LES) collected pennies as part of their Pink Out for breast cancer awareness.
Temporary traffic pattern changes affect main entrance
May 9, 2017

In preparation for Madison Health’s $25 million expansion and renovation project, the second significant traffic pattern change will take effect this week.

Breathing easier through the pain: Madison Health introduces nitrous oxide for laboring mothers
May 2, 2017
The Obstetrics department at Madison Health now offers nitrous oxide, commonly referred to as “laughing gas”, to laboring mothers, joining the growing number of clinics in the United States.
Traffic pattern changes set to begin May 1
April 30, 2017
Due to construction, an important traffic pattern change will take effect on Monday, May 1, 2017.
Madison Health diabetes education program merits ADA recognition
April 26, 2017
The prestigious American Diabetes Association (ADA) Education Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education program was recently awarded to the Managing Diabetes Program at Madison Health. 
Madison Health tree receives Heritage recognition
April 24, 2017
The Madison County Master Gardner Volunteers recently presented Madison Health officials with a plaque commemorating the 2016 Heritage Tree, a Burr Oak which is located on the organization’s main campus in London.
Library donates baby bundles to promote early literacy
April 21, 2017
The London Public Library has graciously donated a supply of baby bundles to Madison Health’s Maternity Department.
Countywide bake sale set for May 5
April 18, 2017
Madison Health Auxiliary’s annual Bake-Nic is set for Friday, May 5 at multiple locations across the county.
Madison Messenger: Trees coming down at hospital campus
March 23, 2017
Later this week, crews will begin removing trees from the Madison Health campus to make way for relocation of utilities, including sewer and water lines.
Madison Press: Madison Health to clear out trees this week for expansion
March 22, 2017
Madison Health is making way for its expansion project this week — literally.
Madison Health nurse earns prestigious IBLCE credential
March 21, 2017
The International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners® (IBLCE®) announces that over 28,000 certificants provide support and services to breastfeeding families and babies all over the globe.
Spring CPR and First Aid schedule
March 17, 2017
CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Madison Health for the public and healthcare providers. Classes are held in the Park Avenue Medical Building, 55 Park Ave., London.
Madison Press: Children’s collection purchased for Martha’s Corner
March 15, 2017
The Friends of the London Public Library and the London Public Library are collaborating with Madison Health in promoting early literacy, while remembering a community leader.
Madison Messenger: New look set for hospital's Park Avenue side
February 20, 2017
Madison Health officials recently decided to add another facet to their expansion and renovation plans. Now, the $25 million project will include a makeover of the obstetrics (OB) department.
Madison Press: Madison Health reveals completed sketches of expansion project
February 15, 2017
Natural light will be key in the new Madison Health, according to the latest sketches of the hospital’s $25 million expansion and modernization project released this week.
Madison Press: Madison-Plains unveils senior internship program
February 6, 2017
Madison-Plains will be putting a few of its high school students to work in a new internship program rolling out next week.
Madison Health employees receive recognition at annual awards dinner
February 1, 2017
Several Madison Health employees were recently honored at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London.  The evening celebrated service milestones and the 2016 "Employee of the Month" recipients.
Local realtors and realtor affiliates donate to hospital campaign
January 9, 2017
The Madison County Area Realty Association (MCARA) recently made a $1,000 donation to the Madison Health Building on Excellence campaign.  
Madison Health welcomes first baby of 2017
January 5, 2017
The first baby of 2017 at Madison Health arrived at 8:45pm on New Year's Day.
Winter CPR and First Aid schedule
January 3, 2017
CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Madison Health for the public and healthcare providers. Classes are held in the Park Avenue Medical Building, 55 Park Ave., London.
Madison Press: Strawberry Festival royalty gives cancer care packages
December 23, 2016
London royalty walked the halls of Madison Health Thursday morning.
Madison Health welcomes Jennifer Crutchfield Hatton, CNP
December 12, 2016
Jennifer Crutchfield Hatton is nationally certified as a family nurse practitioner by both the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).
Heartfelt Holidays Committee ready for gala
December 2, 2016
The Madison Health Foundation’s annual Heartfelt Holidays gala is set for Saturday, December 10 at the Choctaw Lake Lodge.
Madison Health Cancer Center expands oncology services
October 31, 2016
As part of the Madison Health Cancer Center service line expansion, Adewale Fawole, MBBS, a board eligible hematologist oncologist from the OSUCC – James, will begin caring for patients on October 31.
Madison Press: Hospital celebrates growth at annual meeting
October 27, 2016
Madison Health supporters and leaders gathered to celebrate the hospital’s recent growth and recognize some of their own during the corporate dinner and annual meeting.
Madison Press: Houser remembered for service, volunteerism
October 26, 2016
A tireless volunteer and advocate for public health in Madison County is remembered for her dedication to community.
Auxiliary Basket Raffle is underway
October 18, 2016
The annual Madison Health Auxiliary Basket Raffle is currently taking place at multiple locations across the county.
Madison Health welcomes new general surgeon
September 22, 2016
Joshua Glupker, DO is Madison Health’s newest general surgeon.  Dr. Glupker recently joined the Madison Health family of physicians to provide comprehensive surgical care to Madison County and the surrounding communities
Madison Health adds advanced identity resolution technology to safeguard patients: New fingerprint identification system provides modern, convenient patient registration
August 26, 2016
Beginning August 30, Madison Health patients will experience a change in the registration process. The change is part of a plan to help protect against identity theft and the creation of duplicate medical records
Madison Press: Book box installed at ER
August 22, 2016
Madison Senior Living Community has partnered with the London Public Library to place a Library box in the emergency waiting area at Madison Health.
Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing supports Madison Health Foundation
August 3, 2016
The Madison Health Foundation Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing will be held on August 10 and 11 at the London Country Club.
Local artists bring joy to chemotherapy patients
July 26, 2016
Patients at the Madison Health Cancer Center can now enjoy artwork produced by local students.
Benefits of breastfeeding: By Michelle Khoury, DO
June 28, 2016
I wanted to share with the Madison County community a study that was recently published in Pediatrics because it was relevant to many parents of young children.
Madison Press: Supporting their safe travels
June 21, 2016

Madison Health is hitting the road.

The hospital has recently collaborated with the agency that provides transportation to a number of its patients.

Summer CPR and First Aid schedule
June 20, 2016

CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Madison Health for the public and healthcare providers. Classes are held in the Park Avenue Medical Building, 55 Park Ave., London.

Madison Health to begin major expansion and renovation project
June 3, 2016
Madison Health is planning to begin construction of a new 24,000 square foot addition to the front of the hospital in spring of 2017. 
Zika virus: What you should know: By Amanda Williams, DO
June 2, 2016
With the World Health Organization declaring Zika a global public health emergency, here’s what you should know about this virus and how to prevent its spread. 
Madison Health Foundation awarded funding from Susan G. Komen® Columbus
May 13, 2016
(COLUMBUS, OH) – The Madison Health Foundation was recently awarded $65,300 from Susan G. Komen Columbus® to provide mammograms and other diagnostic services to Madison County residents who are in need of financial assistance
Columbus C.E.O. Magazine names Madison Health a winner of the Columbus Metro Area 2016 Top Workplaces Award
May 11, 2016
Madison Health has been awarded a 2016 Top Workplaces honor by Columbus C.E.O. Magazine.
Countywide bake sale set for May 6
May 2, 2016
The 50th Annual Madison Health Auxiliary Bake-Nic is set for Friday, May 6 at multiple locations across the county.
Martha’s Corner dedicated to local pediatrician
April 18, 2016
Martha’s Corner was dedicated in remembrance of Dr. Martha Geib, a pediatrician at Madison Health and advocate for children.
Auxiliary seeks homemade donations for countywide bake sale
April 14, 2016
It’s a golden event! The 50th Annual Madison Health Auxiliary Bake-Nic is set for Friday, May 6 at various locations throughout the county.
Madison Messenger: Hospital opens satellite facility in Mount Sterling
April 4, 2016
By Kristy Zurbrick, Madison Editor
Madison Health Mount Sterling is the hospital’s newest satellite location. The 3,300 square-foot facility is attached to the Mount Sterling Community Center and offers primary care, outpatient laboratory services, and physical therapy.
Library donation promotes literacy to new families
March 16, 2016
The London Public Library and Friends of the Library have again graciously donated baby bundles to Madison Health’s Maternity Department.
Spring CPR and First Aid schedule
March 8, 2016

CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Madison Health for the public and healthcare providers. Classes are held in the Park Avenue Medical Building, 55 Park Ave., London.

Local sorority donates comfort bags to chemotherapy patients
March 4, 2016
The Iota Beta chapter of Phi Beta Psi Sorority generously donated comfort bags to the Madison Health Cancer Center for patients undergoing chemotherapy.
Madison Health welcomes Dr. Gary Erdy
March 3, 2016
Madison Health is proud to welcome Gary Erdy, MD, a primary care practitioner, to its family of physicians and further meet the healthcare needs of the Mount Sterling and surrounding communities.
Childbirth classes offered
March 2, 2016
If you or someone you know is expecting, Madison Health offers childbirth classes at the Park Avenue Medical Building, 55 Park Ave., London.
Buckle up: Car seat guidelines to help keep your child safe: By Sarah Clawson, CNP
February 24, 2016
One of the most important jobs you have as a parent is keeping your child safe when riding in a vehicle.  Each year thousands of young children are killed or injured in car crashes.  Many of these incidents can be prevented by ensuring that your child is properly buckled in an appropriate size car seat or booster seat.
Madison Health employees honored at annual awards dinner
February 9, 2016
Several Madison Health employees were recently honored at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. 
Madison Health nurse earns the WCC®, Wound Care Certified, Credential
February 1, 2016
The National Alliance of Wound Care and Ostomy® (NAWCO®) is pleased to announce that Amy Rickens, a registered nurse at Madison Health, has successfully passed the national board certification examination to become Wound Care Certified (WCC®).
Madison Health Auxiliary awards area healthcare students
January 29, 2016
The Madison Health Auxiliary awarded six area students with a $1,000 scholarship to help pursue a career in healthcare.
Madison Health welcomes Dr. Hari Perali to its family of physicians
January 7, 2016
Madison Health proudly welcomes Hari Perali, MD, as its newest family physician to provide quality healthcare to Madison County and the surrounding communities.
2016: A new year, a healthier you: By Amanda Williams, DO
January 4, 2016
New Year’s resolutions can be fun to make, but difficult to maintain.
London Elementary once again makes change for breast cancer awareness
December 21, 2015
During the month of October, the students and staff at London Elementary School collected pennies as part of their Pink Out for breast cancer awareness.
2016: A new year, a healthier you: By Amanda Williams, DO
December 14, 2015
New Year’s resolutions can be fun to make, but difficult to maintain. Each January, about one third of Americans resolve to better themselves in one way or another.
Volunteers honored for their service and dedication
November 23, 2015
At Madison Health, more than 145 active volunteers dedicated more than 24,000 hours this past year to helping patients, visitors, and staff. 
What are probiotics? By Beverly Clensey, CNP
November 4, 2015
Probiotics are “good” microorganisms or bacteria, found naturally in foods or concentrated and dried in a pill form for a health benefit.
Madison Health Opens Keny Boulevard Office
October 29, 2015
Madison Health is proud to announce the opening of a new satellite location in London to meet the growing healthcare needs of those who live and work in the community.  
Dispelling myths about colds: Keeping your child healthy: By Amanda Williams, DO
October 28, 2015
A typical child will catch five to eight colds this year – possibly more, if family or friends are around sharing their germs. While you can't completely germ-proof your child, you can learn to separate fact from fiction.
Why should I be screened for colon cancer? By Michelle Khoury, DO
October 12, 2015
We can have a big impact by screening for this disease in healthy people over the age of 50. 
The effects of sunlight on mood: By Beverly Clensey, CNP
October 7, 2015
The time spent enjoying the sunlight will soon decrease.
Backpack Shopping 101: Tips to avoid a pain in the neck
October 2, 2015
Think the books and school supplies that your child is carrying in a backpack slung haphazardly across one shoulder are harmless? Think again. 
Caring for your child’s teeth: By Zainab Al-Obosi, MD
September 30, 2015
Good dental hygiene habits should begin before your child's first tooth appears.
Roger Coate welcomed as new Lead Satellite Therapist
September 20, 2015

Madison Health’s Rehabilitation Services program is proud to announce that it is expanding its services to help meet the needs of the community.  Roger Coate, PT, DPT, now serves as the Lead Satellite Therapist at the organization’s Performance and Rehabilitation Center, located at Madison Medical Center in London.

Tips for improving your memory: By Amanda K. Williams, DO
September 15, 2015
It is quite common as you grow older to find it harder to remember and carry out mental tasks. 
Reasons to get the pneumonia vaccine: By Sarah Clawson, CNP
August 31, 2015
Many patients have asked me if they need to get a pneumonia shot.  There are many reasons why I encourage my patients to get this important vaccine.  
2015 Bob Powers Golf Classic dedicated to Mona Flax
August 26, 2015
The Madison Health Foundation's Bob Powers Classic celebrated its 26th anniversary in picturesque weather August 12 and 13 at the London Country Club. Each year this event raises thousands of dollars to improve healthcare services in Madison County.
A sincere thank you from Madison Health: By Jennifer Clarke, Director of Education
August 18, 2015
Successfully using customer feedback is a must for any business looking to provide users with the service they need.  At Madison Health, our goal is to provide you with a positive, customer-driven experience.
10 medications for older adults to avoid: By Amanda K. Williams, DO
August 11, 2015
Because older adults require treatment with multiple medications, there is a greater likelihood of experiencing unwanted side effects.
Building Bridges at Madison Health
August 7, 2015
Madison Health has once again collaborated with the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) to bring the Bridges to Transition program to the facility.
HPV vaccine is for both girls and boys: By Zainab Al-Obosi, MD
August 4, 2015
The HPV vaccine is recommended for preteen boys and girls at age 11 or 12 so they are protected before ever being exposed to the virus. 
Going hog wild at Madison Health
July 27, 2015
Madison Health welcomes the public to its first annual hog roast on Thursday, August 13 at the London Country Club, following the Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing scramble.
Lower your sodium intake to lower your blood pressure: By Michelle Khoury, DO
July 20, 2015
My patients often ask me if it is necessary for them to take their blood pressure medications.  Often, it is necessary to use medications to keep the blood pressure under control.  However, adopting healthy habits can lower your blood pressure without the need for medication. 
Auxiliary awards healthcare scholarships to area students
July 19, 2015

The Madison Health Auxiliary recently awarded scholarships to six area students.  The Auxiliary provided $1,000 scholarships to each student to help ensure that well-trained healthcare professionals are prepared to serve the community.

Registration open for the Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing
July 17, 2015
Teams and individuals may now register for the Madison Health Foundation Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing.  It will be held on August 12 and 13 at the London Country Club.
The Madison Press: Mount Sterling to get medical facility
July 16, 2015

Madison Health will plant a medical facility in Mount Sterling.

The London-based medical facility has formed a partnership with the Mt. Sterling Community Center and will lease an approximately 3,200-square-foot new addition to the community center and provide medical services.

Providing comfort through art
July 15, 2015

“I dream my painting, and then I paint my dream.” – Vincent Van Gogh

 

When commissioned to create a painting for Madison Health’s surgery department, Beckie Neff uses a similar, spiritual approach when seeking inspiration for her pieces.

Easier access to Madison Health
July 8, 2015

Madison Health has become more accessible.  The organization recently purchased a golf cart to provide transportation to and from parking locations across campus for all patients and visitors, especially those who need assistance walking. 

West Nile Virus: By Beverly Clensey, CNP
July 7, 2015
What comes with the warmer weather from June to September are mosquitoes.  These pesky little insects can carry the West Nile Virus and make you sick.
Local businesses honored for contributions to Madison Health
June 30, 2015
The Madison Health Foundation recognized 81 local businesses and civic organizations at its Annual Business Partners Breakfast on Wednesday, June 24.
Suicide: Knowledge saves lives: By Amanda K. Williams, DO
June 29, 2015
Suicide is a significant public health concern affecting people of all ages. Help prevent suicide in Madison County by knowing the facts, warning signs, and where to get help.
Why a sports physical is important: By Zainab Al-Obosi, MD
June 22, 2015
A new school year is just around the corner and many student athletes will be receiving their annual sports physical. 
Summer CPR and First Aid schedule
June 17, 2015
CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Madison Health for the public and healthcare providers. Classes are held in the Park Avenue Medical Building, 55 Park Ave., London.
Don’t lose rest over sleep apnea: By Nadene Schlosser, CRT, RCP, Director of Cardiopulmonary Services
June 15, 2015
Tossing, turning, snoring and waking up in a fog might mean more than just a bad night’s sleep, especially if it happens on a regular basis.  You may actually be experiencing sleep apnea.
What is a Nurse Practitioner? By Sarah Clawson, CNP
June 2, 2015
There is an increase in the overall population, aging baby boomers, and newly insured under the Affordable Care Act.  These factors will bring millions more into the health care system, adding to the primary care shortage dilemma facing America today.  Because of this shortage, nurse practitioners are playing an ever increasing role in providing primary care.
Skin cancer: Types and prevention: By Amanda K. Williams, DO
May 20, 2015
Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer.  It usually results from too much exposure to the sun and starts in the cells of the skin.  Some other types of cancer that start in other parts of the body and can spread to the skin, but these are not skin cancers.  Fortunately, skin cancer can be both preventable and treatable. 
Diabetes and the effects of smoking: By Zainab Al-Obosi, MD
May 18, 2015
Are you smoker and diabetic? Are you a parent?  Did you know that three most common causes of peripheral arterial disease are high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes?
Local breast health program awarded funding from Susan G. Komen® Columbus
May 13, 2015
(COLUMBUS, OH) – The Madison Health Foundation was recently awarded $74,605 from Susan G. Komen®  Columbusto provide mammograms and other diagnostic services to Madison County residents who are in need of financial assistance.
Tanner’s legacy to provide relief for grieving families
May 6, 2015
To commemorate Tanner’s legacy and provide some support for other grieving families, Erin and Michael, along with Tanner’s extended family, established the Tanner Fund. 
Diabetes and the effects of smoking: By Zainab Al-Obosi, MD
May 5, 2015
The three most common causes of peripheral arterial disease are high cholesterol, smoking and diabetes.
Huggies Travels to London (Ohio) to Celebrate Royal Birth
May 1, 2015
As the Royals prepare to welcome another baby into the world in London, England - Huggies is heading to Madison Health  in London, Ohio - to give each baby born there this week their own royal welcome.
Madison Health Cancer Center affiliates with The James Cancer Network
April 27, 2015
The Madison Health Cancer Center is an official member of The James Cancer Network for medical oncology services in London.
Countywide bake sale set for May 1
April 26, 2015
The 49th Annual Madison Health Auxiliary Bake-Nic is set for Friday, May 1 at locations throughout the county
Weight loss that lasts: By James Wilson, RD, LD
April 21, 2015
If you turn on the television or read the latest magazine, chances are you will be inundated with the “newest” and “best” diets, but these never last long term.
Madison Health Emergency Services expands physician support
April 20, 2015
In an effort to maintain timely and quality care in the emergency room, Madison Health has added a physician’s assistant (PA) to the department during peak hours.
Are you getting too much sugar? By Darren Renz, RD, LD
April 13, 2015
We all have heard the advice from Mary Poppins, that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but should we listen?
Can type 2 diabetes be prevented? By Zainab Al-Obosi, MD
April 10, 2015
Diabetes can be prevented in the prediabetes stage.
Auxiliary seeks homemade donations for countywide bake sale
April 9, 2015
The 49th Annual Madison Health Auxiliary Bake-Nic is set for Friday, May 1 at various locations throughout the county.  Current volunteers are seeking donations of baked goods.
Understanding the types of Dementia: By Amanda Williams, DO
April 1, 2015
According the Alzheimer’s Association, “dementia is a general term for a decline in mental ability severe enough to interfere with daily life.”
Spring CPR and First Aid schedule
March 31, 2015
CPR and First Aid classes are offered at Madison Health for the public and healthcare providers. Classes are held in the Park Avenue Medical Building, 55 Park Ave., London.
A hopping good time at Madison Health
March 30, 2015
Madison Health hosted its second annual Breakfast with the Easter Bunny and Egg Hunt event on Saturday, March 28, 2015.  
Keep calm and know cancer: By Shabana Dewani, MD
March 25, 2015
We can prevent cancer and someday we will even be able to cure it. To get to this point, it is important that we learn more about cancer and how we can defeat it. 
Kicking the Habit: Tips to Quit Smoking: By Sarah Clawson, CNP
March 17, 2015
Studies have shown that there are many benefits to quitting smoking.  The earlier you quit, the greater the benefits.
Families become focus for new cesarean deliveries
March 16, 2015
Families anticipating a low-risk cesarean now have the option to choose having a family-centered cesarean, a relatively new concept that only a few hospitals in the nation have implemented.
Madison Health welcomes new neurologist
March 10, 2015
Madison Health is proud to welcome Xiaomei Gao-Hickman, MD, a neurologist with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, to its family of physicians and further meet the healthcare needs of the community.
Screening for type 2 diabetes: By Zainab Al-Obosi, MD
March 3, 2015
Diabetes is one of the major causes of early illnesses and deaths in the United States.  Studies show that 8 to 9 percent of Americans are affected by diabetes and almost a third of this percentage remains undiagnosed.    
Go red in February for heart disease awareness: By Mike English, RN, Clinical Educator
February 24, 2015
February is designated as heart disease awareness month and wearing the color red in the month of February serves as a reminder of this killer disease
Library donation promotes literacy to new families
February 19, 2015
The London Public Library and Friends of the Library have graciously donated baby bundles to Madison Health’s Maternity Department.
Aladdin Shriners donate to Madison County children
February 17, 2015
The Madison County Shrine Club recently presented Madison Health with a $1,000 donation
Stress: Developing the right mindset: By Amanda K. Williams, DO
February 16, 2015
Stress is inevitable, but emerging research is showing that how one thinks about stress is what makes the difference. 
Accessing healthcare online: By Russ Hessler, Director of Medical Records
February 11, 2015
An important tool in providing our patients a way to understand their health and other medical conditions is the addition of a tool called OSUMyChart. 
Healthy habits to lower blood pressure: By Michelle Khoury, DO
February 9, 2015
Often times, patients often ask if they can stop taking their blood pressure medications.  We know many effective ways to lower blood pressure without medications.  If you are willing to adopt healthy habits, it is likely you will require less medication for blood pressure, and may even be able to stop taking medication for blood pressure.
Madison Health and Nationwide Children's Hospital team up for local athletes
February 2, 2015
Madison Health has proudly partnered with Nationwide Children's Hospital to provide pediatric sports medicine care in and around Madison County.
The season of giving continues for Madison Health
January 22, 2015
The traditional season of giving may be over, but Madison Health has received the largest single contribution in the hospital’s history.
Healthcare scholarships available through the Madison Health Auxiliary
January 20, 2015
The Madison Health Auxiliary provides financial assistance to qualified students to help ensure that well-trained healthcare professionals are prepared to serve the community.
Seasonal flu facts: By Sarah Clawson, CNP
January 9, 2015

Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness that is caused by a virus. The flu can be serious but most people will recover on their own.   However, some people need to go to the hospital because of the flu.  Some people even die from the flu.  This is because the flu can cause a serious lung infection called pneumonia. 

  
Madison Health offers education to breastfeeding mothers
December 22, 2014
Thanks to a grant Ohio Lactation Consultant Association (OLCA), Madison Health was able to expand breastfeeding education to new mothers in 2014. 
Forgetfulness: Is it a normal part of aging? By Amanda K. Williams, DO
December 16, 2014
A lot of older adults worry about becoming more forgetful. 
New Name and Brand Unveiled: Madison County Hospital changes name to Madison Health
November 17, 2014
Hospital leadership unveiled the facility's new name and brand at a grand reopening and sign unveiling ceremony today where many hospital doctors, staff, stakeholders and donors, along with local elected officials and representatives from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Mount Carmel Health System, gathered in anticipation of the announcement. The hospital and affiliate medical offices will now be known as Madison Health.
Falls in the elderly can be prevented: By Zainab Al-Obosi, MD
October 13, 2014
Falls in older persons are a common occurrence and are major factors threatening their independence.  As is the case for many conditions affecting the elderly, falls usually occur when body injuries or disorders compromise their ability to balance.
Get to know our doctors, not our waiting room
September 19, 2014
Patients seeking treatment at Madison County Hospital’s emergency room now have the opportunity to bypass the waiting area and be seen more promptly by an expert physician, thanks to a change of flow that was implemented in May. Since its inception, the average wait time to be examined by a physician has decreased to only 13 minutes.
Volunteers honored at annual awards luncheon
September 18, 2014
At Madison County Hospital, more than 145 active volunteers dedicated more than 24,000 hours this past year to helping patients, visitors, and staff.  Almost half of the active volunteers also dedicate time to LifeCare Alliance/Meals on Wheels.  Each fall, they are acknowledged and thanked with an annual recognition luncheon.
Enhanced dining experience unveiled at MCH
September 15, 2014
Madison County Hospital recently unveiled the newly renovated G.C. Diner to an eager group of special guests, employees, volunteers and physicians.  The Diner is named in honor of Gladys Campbell, a 24-year employee of the MCH Medical Records Department, whose estate gift funded the project.
MCH to host second annual Race for Recovery event
September 10, 2014
Madison County Hospital will host its second annual Race for Recovery on Saturday, October 11 at the London High School track.  The event will take place from 11am until 1pm.
September recognized as FASD Awareness and Prevention Month in Ohio
September 9, 2014

When a pregnant woman consumes alcohol, so does her unborn child.  Each year, nearly 40,000 children are born with mental, behavioral and/or physical challenges resulting from prenatal exposure to alcohol, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA, 2010). 

MCH builds Bridges with local students
September 8, 2014
Madison County Hospital has once again collaborated with the Madison County Board of Developmental Disabilities (MCBDD) to bring the Bridges to Transition program to the facility.
Bob Powers Golf Classic celebrates 25 years
August 21, 2014
The Madison County Hospital Foundation's Bob Powers Classic celebrated its 25th anniversary August 13 and 14 at the London Country Club. Each year this event raises thousands of dollars to improve healthcare services in Madison County.
MCH partners with The James at Ohio State to provide medical oncology services close to home
August 6, 2014
Madison County Hospital has teamed up with one of the nation's leading cancer care providers, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), to provide medical oncology services.  Because of this relationship, patients at MCH will have access to the latest in medical oncology care, delivered by a cancer expert from The James, right here in our community.
Rehabilitation Services expand at MCH
July 2, 2014

Madison County Hospital's Rehabilitation Services program is proud to announce that it is expanding its services to help meet the needs of the community.

Local businesses honored for contributions to MCH
June 26, 2014

The Madison County Hospital Foundation recognized 81 local businesses and civic organizations at their Annual Business Partners Breakfast on June 25.

Mike Lynch Named Honorary Chair of the 25th Annual Bob Powers Golf Classic
June 25, 2014

Madison County Hospital is pleased to announce the selection of Mike Lynch as the Honorary Chair of the 25th Annual Bob Powers Golf Classic.

Central Ohio infection preventionist named 2014 Hero of Infection Prevention
June 19, 2014

Anaheim, CA, June 9, 2014 - The Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (APIC) announced that Lita Jo Henman, MPH, CIC, infection preventionist (IP) at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, is a recipient of the Heroes of Infection Prevention Award.

Local Breast Health Program Awarded Funding from Susan G. Komen® Columbus
May 19, 2014

(COLUMBUS, OH) – The Madison County Hospital Foundation was recently awarded $62,194 from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide mammograms and other diagnostic services to Madison County residents who cannot afford services.

Occupational Therapy Helps Individuals Live Life to its Fullest: Celebrating Occupational Therapy Month at MCH
April 24, 2014

Occupational therapy enables people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability. It is a practice deeply rooted in science and is evidence-based, meaning that the plan designed for each individual is supported by data, experience, and “best practices” that have been developed and proven over time.

 

Basic Training Begins in May: A new class about type 2 diabetes
April 10, 2014

In response to the high rate of diabetes in the community, Madison County Hospital will launch a new educational series, Basics, for those with type 2 diabetes in May. 

MCH joins Neonatal Ambassador Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital
March 21, 2014

Madison County Hospital's commitment to enhance obstetric services has led to membership in the Neonatal Ambassador Program, part of a larger outreach program at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

MCH welcomes new primary care practice manager
March 12, 2014

Maureen "Mo" Sorensen has been hired to serve as the practice manager for Madison County Hospital’s primary care group practice.  The practice is scheduled to open later this year.

Medicaid Expansion Program may provide eligibility without spend down
March 11, 2014

The Medicaid Expansion Program may now benefit individuals that currently pay a monthly spend down or were not previously eligible.

Online medical records access now available at MCH
March 7, 2014

In an effort to provide patients the most comprehensive access to their medical records, Madison County Hospital has implemented OSUMyChart, an online tool offered through The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC).

 

MCH Radiology Department introduces lung cancer screening program
February 24, 2014

One scan could extend your life span.

 

In order to combat against the increasing prevalence of lung cancer in our community, the Radiology department at Madison County Hospital recently unveiled plans to offer a lung cancer screening program for area residents.

Wellness initiatives increase community health awareness
February 21, 2014

New Year's resolutions are in full swing at Madison County Hospital and several employees and community members recently completed a six-week core stability class to invest in their wellness. 

MCH Obstetrics Department increases comfort for breastfeeding mothers
February 4, 2014

Mothers who choose to exclusively breastfeed their newborns will receive a plush robe from the Madison County Hospital Obstetrics Department.

MCH Emergency Department launches Teleburn program with OSUWMC
January 31, 2014

On Wednesday, December 11, 2013, Madison County Hospital became the first remote Teleburn consult for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC).

National Birth Defects Prevention Month seeks to raise awareness of birth defects: Written by Tracy Stewart RN, BSN, Director of Obstetrical Services at MCH
January 24, 2014

Madison County Hospital is joining the National Birth Defects Prevention Network (NBDPN) to increase awareness of birth defects, the leading cause of infant mortality in the United States.

2014 MCH Auxiliary officers installed
January 14, 2014

During the Madison County Hospital Auxiliary's January meeting, Dana Engle, CEO, swore in officers Millie Newman, President; Nancy Snyder, Vice-President; Marilyn Knox, Secretary; and Linda Houser, Treasurer.

MCH welcomes first baby of 2014
January 6, 2014

Right on cue, the first baby of 2014 at Madison County Hospital arrived at 10:22 p.m. on New Year's Day. 

Green light given for hospital S.T.O.P. program
December 2, 2013

In an ongoing effort to improve patient satisfaction and perception, Madison County Hospital has developed the S.T.O.P. program so that patient needs can be fulfilled even more quickly. 

Breaking down diabetes: Written by Lauren Jones, MS, Dietetic Intern at MCH
November 19, 2013

Diabetes Mellitus is a chronic disease that is characterized by a person having too much sugar, or glucose, in their blood.

Healthcare scholarships available through the MCH Auxiliary
November 15, 2013

The Madison County Hospital Auxiliary would like to ensure that well-trained healthcare professionals are available to serve the community for years to come. They are currently accepting scholarship applications from those seeking healthcare careers.

MCH welcomes new orthopedic surgeon
November 14, 2013

Stephen Olson, MD is Madison County Hospital's newest orthopedic surgeon.  Dr. Olson recently joined Robert Mueller, MD and Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centers to provide excellent orthopedic care to Madison County and the surrounding communities. 

Honor a loved with Lights of Love this holiday season
November 7, 2013
Lights of Love, the annual holiday illumination ceremony, is scheduled for Monday, December 2, at 5:30 p.m. in front of Madison County Hospital. The event is co-sponsored by the hospital’s Auxiliary and the MCH Foundation.
Hospital advocates recognized at annual Corporation Dinner
October 24, 2013

Madison County Hospital held its 38th annual Corporation Dinner on October 10 at the Madison County Senior Center. The annual meeting brought together corporation members and highlighted hospital events, accomplishments and successes over the past year.

MCH welcomes new occupational therapist
October 8, 2013

Cheryl Boop, MS, OTR/L is the new Occupational Therapist at Madison County Hospital.

Educational opportunities available for MCH nurses
October 7, 2013

Madison County Hospital, in affiliation with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has added several educational opportunities for its clinical staff.

Engle named CEO at MCH
October 1, 2013

Dr. Mitchell Spahn, Chairman of the Madison County Hospital Board of Trustees, announced that Dana Engle has been selected as the new CEO at MCH.  He will begin on October 28, 2013.

New Laboratory Manager at MCH
September 20, 2013

Julie Confer is the new Laboratory Manager at Madison County Hospital.

Director of Obstetrics chosen as presenter at annual conference
September 17, 2013

Tracy Stewart, RNC-EFM, BSN, Director of Obstetrics at Madison County Hospital was a presenter at the 2013 Association of Women's Health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses (AWHONN) Ohio Conference.

MCH volunteers recognized for service at annual awards luncheon
September 13, 2013

At Madison County Hospital, more than 120 active volunteers dedicated more than 21,000 hours this past year to helping patients, visitors, and staff.  Almost half of the active volunteers also dedicate time to LifeCare Alliance/Meals on Wheels.  Each fall, they are acknowledged and thanked with an annual recognition luncheon.

MCH Foundation's 2013 Bob Powers Classic Results
August 26, 2013

The Madison County Hospital Foundation's Bob Powers Classic was held August 14 and 15 at the London Country Club. Each year this event raises thousands of dollars to improve healthcare services in Madison County.

Mount Carmel Health System and Madison County Hospital sign laboratory agreement
August 1, 2013

Columbus – Mount Carmel Health System and Madison County Hospital are entering into a new agreement that will expand access to high-quality laboratory services for patients in Madison County and surrounding areas.

Registration open for the Bob Powers Classic
July 23, 2013

Teams and individuals may now register for the MCH Foundation Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing held August 14 and 15 at the London Country Club.

An acre of crops can help hospital services grow
July 16, 2013

The Madison County Hospital Foundation is partnering with area farmers in an effort to reach the fundraising goal for their current campaign, Caring for Today and Tomorrow.

MCH's emergency department wait time among lowest in central Ohio
July 10, 2013

Every second counts.

 

Such is true for individuals who enter Madison County Hospital's emergency department. Whether they are seeking treatment for a broken bone or body aches, each patient understands the value of time when it comes to their recovery.

MCH honors local businesses and civic organizations
July 2, 2013

The Madison County Hospital Foundation recognized 80 local business and civic organizations at their Annual Business Partners Breakfast on June 26 at the hospital.

MCH continues focus on patient satisfaction
June 26, 2013

Where patients come first.

 

For the physicians and staff at Madison County Hospital, it is more than just a tagline; it's a way of life.

Madison County Hospital Foundation awards nursing scholarship
May 15, 2013

Madison County Hospital Foundation recently awarded a nursing scholarship to hospital employee, Todd Riegel.

Komen Columbus gives $69k to Madison County
April 9, 2013

The Madison County Hospital Foundation was recently awarded $69,912 from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide mammograms and other diagnostic services to Madison County residents who cannot afford services.

MCH ready to "go live" with new medical record system
March 25, 2013

It's no joke.  At noon on April 1, Madison County Hospital, in partnership with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, will change to a new electronic medical record system.

Auxiliary donation helps ease stress
February 26, 2013

In support of their mission to provide patients with exceptional healthcare and promote heart care in the community, Madison County Hospital has purchased a state-of-the-art stress testing system, thanks to a donation from the MCH Auxiliary.

Auxiliary reaches one million dollars in giving
February 13, 2013

During their February meeting, the Madison County Hospital (MCH) Auxiliary approved a donation that marked more than one million dollars in giving over the past 50 years.

Auxiliary officers sworn in for 2013
January 23, 2013

During their January meeting, the Madison County Hospital (MCH) Auxiliary officers were sworn in by Mike Browning, CFO and interim CEO.  The officers are Anne Carter, President; Millie Newman, Vice President; Barb Geesling, Secretary; and Linda Houser, Treasurer.

Several hospital employees celebrated at annual awards dinner
January 8, 2013

Several Madison County Hospital (MCH) employees were recently honored at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London.  The evening celebrated service milestones and the 2012 "Employee of the Month" recipients.

No cost breast care services available in Madison County
October 8, 2012
Thanks to a generous grant from The Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Madison County Hospital offers Breast Care Clinics, which provide mammograms at no out-of-pocket cost.
Volunteers honored at annual awards luncheon
September 14, 2012
At Madison County Hospital, more than 120 active volunteers dedicated more then 20,000 hours this past year to helping patients, visitors, and staff. Each fall, they are acknowledged and thanked with an annual recognition luncheon. This year's luncheon took place on September 10, 2012, one day before the hospital's 50th anniversary.
Bob Powers Classic Results
August 27, 2012
The Madison County Hospital Foundation's Bob Powers Classic was held August 8 and 9 at the London Country Club. Each year this event raises thousands of dollars to improve healthcare services in Madison County.
MCH partners with OSU Wexner Medical Center on new healthcare information system
August 16, 2012
Madison County Hospital is partnering with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to bring an integrated healthcare information system to the hospital by April 1, 2013.
New workshops offer support for women undergoing cancer treatment
July 23, 2012
If you or someone you know is a woman undergoing treatment for cancer, you are invited to attend the "Look Good ... Feel Better" programs this fall at Madison County Hospital's Park Avenue Medical Building in London, Ohio.
Local businesses recognized for generosity
June 27, 2012
The Madison County Hospital Foundation recognized more than 80 local business and civic organizations at their Annual Business Partners Breakfast on June 27 at the hospital.
Register for the Bob Powers Classic
June 8, 2012
Teams and individuals may now register for the MCH Foundation Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing held on August 8 and 9 at the London Country Club.
Maternity Department receives glowing review
June 4, 2012
Madison County Hospital's Maternity Department recently received a positive review from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). The positive review by ODH comes during a time when the MCH Maternity Department is expanding programs to help provide extra care to patients and their families.
Dr. Mueller discusses joint pain at Women's Health Lunch
May 24, 2012
"The more active you are the more quality years of life you give yourself," was Dr. Robert Mueller's advice to a group of more than 40 women gathered to hear him talk about joint pain and knee replacement surgery at a recent health luncheon.
Radiology gets renovated thanks to local donor
May 14, 2012

Madison County Hospital has a brand new Radiology Department, complete with new equipment and patient amenities, thanks to a gift from longtime donor Roger Keye.

Hospital celebrates 50 years
April 27, 2012
"The past five decades have been filled with changes, challenges, struggles, opportunities, and victories that have allowed MCH to become the hospital it is today," said Fred Kolb, MCH CEO. "This milestone serves as a reminder that as a community hospital what we do is not about a simple product or making a profit. It's about providing quality care and compassionate service to all those who walk through our doors."
Komen Columbus gives $98k to Madison County
April 5, 2012
The Madison County Hospital Foundation and the Madison County Health Partners Free Clinic were recently awarded $98,201 from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to provide mammograms and other diagnostic services to Madison County women who cannot afford services.
Development Office Introduces New Staff
March 23, 2012
Kelly Snyder, CFRE, has been appointed as the new Chief Development and Marketing Officer (CDO) at Madison County Hospital, and Samantha Lynch is the new Development Coordinator.
Auxiliary donation helps patients breathe easier
March 9, 2012
Madison County Hospital has a new piece of cardiopulmonary equipment thanks to a donation from the MCH Auxiliary.
What quality health care means to MCH
February 17, 2012

Businesses use the word "quality" a lot to describe their product and services. Sometimes the word is used so much, that we forget the meaning or why it is important. In health care, the word "quality" means more than satisfactory service or an excellent product. "Quality" means that the care you are provided helps you stay healthy and recover faster.

Employees celebrated at awards dinner
February 9, 2012
Madison County Hospital employees were recently recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. The evening celebrated service milestones and 2011 “Employee of the Month” recipients.
MCH welcomes new board members
January 20, 2012
Madison County Hospital announced that Ed Goodyear, Jim Hunt, and Rod Kronk have been elected to the Hospital Board of Trustees.
MCH swears in Auxiliary officers
January 13, 2012
During the Madison County Hospital Auxiliary's January meeting, Fred Kolb, CEO, swore in officers Anne Carter, President; Millie Newman, Vice-President; Barb Geesling, Secretary; and Linda Houser, Treasurer.
Foundation welcomes new board officers
December 16, 2011

The Madison County Hospital Foundation Board of Trustees held their annual meeting on December 8 at Alexandra's Bed and Breakfast.

Heartfelt Holidays approaches
November 14, 2011
Heartfelt Holidays is an annual event that supports the Madison County Hospital Foundation’s breast cancer endowment fund and heartfelt fund, both of which help provide financial assistance for patients.
Hospital provided $5.7 million to community in 2010
November 2, 2011
At Madison County Hospital, it is our responsibility to provide quality and compassionate care to all those who come through our doors regardless of their ability to pay. Those efforts resulted in a total service to our patients equaling $5.7 million in 2010.
Remember a loved one this holiday season with Lights of Love
November 1, 2011
Lights of Love, the annual holiday illumination ceremony, is scheduled for Monday, November 28 at 5:30 pm in front of Madison County Hospital. The event is co-sponsored by the hospital’s Auxiliary and the MCH Foundation.
My thoughts on the great mammogram debate, by Mitchell Spahn, MD
October 17, 2011
With all the recent developments in the news, it is getting increasingly difficult to understand when you are supposed to go in for your screening mammogram. Do you go every year? Every other? Do you start them at 40? Do you wait until you're 50?
Madison County's updated breast cancer statistics
October 7, 2011
Five years after learning that Madison County had the highest incidence rate for breast cancer in the state, new statistics show that while the incidence rate is going down, the late-stage diagnosis rate remains high.
CFO recognized by Columbus Business First
September 22, 2011
Mike Browning, Chief Financial Officer at Madison County Hospital, was recently awarded honorable mention by Columbus Business First at their annual CFO of the Year recognition luncheon.
Volunteers Honored at Annual Awards Luncheon
September 14, 2011
This past week Madison County Hospital recognized some of their most important partners in helping the community: their volunteers.
New ultrasound an advanced tool in breast cancer diagnostics
August 26, 2011
Thanks in part to the Madison County Hospital Foundation Breast Cancer Initiative, the radiology department has a new ultrasound machine with the technology to help better diagnose breast cancer.
Bob Powers Classic Golf Outing a Success
August 16, 2011

Last year the Madison County Hospital Foundation renamed their County Classic golf outing the Bob Powers Classic in honor of their long time volunteer chairman. The Bob Powers Classic was held August 10 and 11 at the London Country Club. Each year this event raises over $20,000 to improve health care services in Madison County.

New technology allows for minimally invasive breast biopsy
July 29, 2011
At the Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital, we use a "stereotactic biopsy" method as a minimally invasive way to biopsy very small breast abnormalities. Not only can this procedure test for breast cancer at the earliest and most treatable stage, but it can be done with minimal discomfort.
Patient Takes on Breast Cancer with Help from MCH
July 20, 2011
With the help of Madison County Hospital's Breast Care Clinics, one Sedalia woman was able to get the treatment she needed after being diagnosed with breast cancer, so she could get back to planning her daughter's high school graduation party.
Annual golf outing renamed Bob Powers Classic to honor longtime volunteer
June 21, 2011

This year the MCH Foundation's annual golf outing has been renamed the Bob Powers Classic in honor of the outing's longtime volunteer chairperson. You can now register for the Madison County Hospital Foundation’s 2011 Bob Powers Classic golf outing held on Wednesday, August 10 and Thursday, August 11 at the London Country Club.

Local businesses recognized for generosity
June 15, 2011

The Madison County Hospital Foundation recognized over 80 local business and civic organizations at their Annual Business Partners Breakfast on June 15 in the hospital.

Taking the mystery out of general surgery
June 3, 2011
The word "surgery" can be intimidating. No one wants to feel ill, and better yet, no one wants to have to undergo surgery. However, some surgical procedures can help prevent illness or greatly relieve discomfort and pain.
You don't have to diet alone
May 23, 2011
After visiting his physician's office and learning he is pre-diabetic, Bob Thomson decided to visit a dietitian to learn more about how he could create a healthier lifestyle for him and his family.
When it comes to breast health, know what's normal for you
May 10, 2011

We all receive conflicting information in the news when it comes to our health. What is good for you one day can be bad for you the next. However, Susan G. Komen for the Cure is helping keep it simple when it comes to your breast health with breast self-awareness.

Meet Our New Speech Therapist
April 22, 2011
Erin McCullough, M.A., CCC-SLP is the new Speech-Language Pathologist at Madison County Hospital (MCH).
New Endoscopy Goes HD
April 8, 2011
High-definition technology is quickly becoming the new standard in our homes, as well as in our healthcare facilities. While we want a clearer picture on our television screens, our physicians and surgeons are looking to get clearer images during procedures. Madison County Hospital physicians can now get the clearest image available through their new HD endoscopy.
MCH, a year in review
March 25, 2011

Written by Freb Kolb, Madison County Hospital CEO

While we are well on our way through 2011, I wanted to take a moment to review the advancements we made last year at Madison County Hospital and thank our physicians, staff, and community members who continue to help strengthen us and improve our ability to be Madison County's healthcare provider of choice.

MCH Welcomes New Director of Maternity
March 11, 2011

Tracy Stewart, RN, is the new Director of Obstetrics at Madison County Hospital (MCH). Tracy's 13 years of experience working in maternity care will help her manage a department that helps welcome more than 280 babies each year.

MCH to continue mammograms at no out-of-pocket cost thanks to Komen Columbus
March 4, 2011
The Madison County Hospital Foundation, on behalf of the Battelle Breast Care Center, has again received a grant from the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure for breast cancer screenings and education in Madison County.
Gift Shop named Edie's Place in honor of volunteer
February 9, 2011

The Madison County Hospital Auxiliary would like to welcome everyone to Edie's Place, the new name of the Auxiliary gift shop. Edie's Place was named in honor of Edie Tolley. Edie has been the gift shop's volunteer manager for the past 12 years.

Employees Celebrated at Annual Awards Dinner
January 24, 2011
Madison County Hospital employees were recently recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. The evening celebrated service milestones, 2010 “Employee of the Month” recipients, and awards for exceptional service.
Include Mammograms in your New Year's Resolution
January 14, 2011

Most New Year's resolutions involve some promise to get healthy, whether that means losing a few pounds or dusting off your walking shoes in an effort to get fit. This year make a resolution you can keep by scheduling your annual mammogram.

New Year’s Baby 2011
January 4, 2011
The first baby born at Madison County Hospital in 2011 has arrived. On Monday, January 3 at 2:20 am proud parents Megan and John Rammel of London welcomed their son Baylon Arthur Rammel.
Madison County Hospital Welcomes New Orthopedic Surgeon
December 6, 2010
James Romanowski, MD, is Madison County Hospital’s newest orthopedic surgeon. Dr. Romanowski has joined Dr. Robert Mueller of Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Center, Inc and will be seeing patients in the Professional Office Building located next to the hospital.
Heartfelt Holidays — a community event to support a community cause
November 10, 2010

Each year Madison County residents support the community by planning, attending, and donating to Heartfelt Holidays, an annual event that supports the Madison County Hospital Foundation’s breast cancer endowment fund and heartfelt fund, both of which help provide financial assistance for patients. This year’s fundraising event at Choctaw Lake Lodge on Saturday, December 4 is no exception.

Remember a loved one this holiday season with Lights of Love
November 5, 2010
Lights of Love, the annual holiday illumination ceremony, is scheduled for Monday, November 29 at 5:30 pm in front of the hospital. The event is co-sponsored by the hospital’s Auxiliary and the MCH Foundation.
New ED Discharge Procedure at MCH
October 29, 2010
Starting in early November, MCH will be instituting a new discharge procedure in the Emergency Department to offer patients the opportunity to pay their co-pay or deposit amount before they leave.
Cure Your Fears — MCH's breast cancer awareness campaign
October 7, 2010
In support of MCH’s ongoing fight against breast cancer, the Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure awarded the MCH Foundation a $100,000 grant this year.It is funding a “Cure Your Fears” campaign featuring Madison County women who have survived breast cancer. The campaign stresses that early detection is essential to surviving breast cancer and asks women not to be afraid of getting screened.
Madison County Hospital Welcomes New Board Members at Annual Corporation Dinner
September 24, 2010

Madison County Hospital held its 35th annual Corporation Dinner on September 16 at the Madison County Senior Center. The annual meeting brought together corporation members and highlighted hospital events, accomplishments, and successes over the past year.

Volunteers Recognized at Annual Awards Luncheon
September 20, 2010
Volunteers are vital to the success of MCH. They help in a variety of ways including managing the gift shop, assisting in administrative work, delivering meals on wheels, and helping in various departments of the hospital. Without their dedication and constant support, MCH would not be able to provide such high quality care to the community.
New Breast Care Specialist at Battelle Breast Care Center
August 26, 2010
Ruth Roddy, RN, is the new Breast Care Specialist at the Battelle Breast Care Center. An employee at Madison County Hospital for 20 years, Ruth is a wonderful addition to MCH’s breast care services.
MCH Foundation Dedicates Golf Outing to Bob Powers
August 17, 2010
This year’s annual Madison County Hospital Foundation County Classic golf outing was held August 11 and 12 at the London Country Club. Each year the event raises over $20,000 to improve health care services in Madison County.
Get Healthy at the MCH Wellness Center
August 11, 2010
After retiring, Marilyn Knox, a volunteer at MCH, decided it was a good time to get healthy by exercising at the Madison County Hospital Wellness Center, located in the Park Avenue Medical Building.
Dr. Hura offers health tips at annual luncheon
July 28, 2010
On Friday, July 23, the Madison County Hospital Auxiliary and MCH Foundation hosted their annual Women’s Health Luncheon at the Madison County Senior Center. This year featured Dr. Don Hura, MCH’s newest general surgeon, who presented “Getting Older, Staying Young.”
State of Madison County Hospital
July 7, 2010
A little over a year ago the leadership of Madison County Hospital made some difficult decisions to ensure the future success of the hospital. After much consideration, we closed our extended care unit and transitioned our Home, Health and Hospice services to Universal. We made those changes in response to the difficulties facing hospitals nationwide such as declining reimbursement, rising costs, and an increase in uncompensated care. Our primary concern was to keep the hospital financially secure so we could continue to provide compassionate and quality health care.
Madison County Hospital Setting the Standard for Infection Prevention
July 2, 2010
According to the Center for Disease Control, it is estimated that four to five percent of all patients get an infection while in the hospital. However, at Madison County Hospital there has not been a hospital-acquired infection since December of 2008.
Golf for a Cause at the Madison County Hospital Foundation’s County Classic
June 23, 2010
Summer has officially begun, and that means it’s time to play golf. Register today for the Madison County Hospital Foundation’s 2010 County Classic golf outing held on Wednesday, August 11 and Thursday, August 12 at the London Country Club.
Hospital Foundation Recognizes Business Partners for Contributions
June 18, 2010

The Madison County Hospital Foundation recognized over 80 local business and civic organizations at the Annual Business Partners Breakfast on June 16 in the Harley Room at the hospital.

Are you getting too much sugar?
June 4, 2010
We all have heard the advice from Mary Poppins, that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down, but should we listen?
MCH Continues Environmental Efforts with Green Team
May 21, 2010
In an effort to continue to be environmentally friendly, Madison County Hospital is going to expand their recycling efforts by way of an established “Green Team.”
When a Visit to the Emergency Room Turns into Something More
May 7, 2010
When Linda Rinehart, an intervention specialist for the local schools, was still up at 4 am in the morning with continual stomach pain, she did not know where it would lead.
Clinical Breast Examiner Now Available at the Battelle Breast Care Center
April 22, 2010
Sue Besinger, RN, Breast Care Specialist at the Battelle Breast Care Center successfully completed the requirements to become a Certified MammaCare Clinical Breast Examiner.
New Occupational Therapist at Madison County Hospital
April 9, 2010
The rehabilitation services department at Madison County Hospital is pleased to welcome Mike Jewell as their new occupational therapist.
MCH Recognized for Patient Satisfaction
March 29, 2010
Madison County Hospital had just been recognized by Press Ganey for a significant improvement in patient satisfaction scores.
MCH Foundation Receives Komen Grant to Fund Breast Cancer Services
March 12, 2010
Madison County Hospital Foundation has just been approved for a $100,000 grant from The Columbus Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure according to Executive Director Mona Flax. The money will be used for breast cancer screening, treatment, and educational services for the women of Madison County.
Breast Cancer Support Group Offered at The Battelle Breast Care Center
March 5, 2010
The Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County is pleased to announce the creation of a support group for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer.
Hospital Employees Contributions Celebrated at Awards Dinner
February 19, 2010
Madison County Hospital employees were recently recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. The evening celebrated service milestones, 2009 “Employee of the Month” recipients, and awards for exceptional service.
MCH Maternity Department Receives Glowing Review
February 8, 2010
Madison County Hospital’s Maternity Department did not receive any citations from their annual Ohio Department of Health (ODH) survey conducted on February 3.
Change Brings About Change in Madison County’s Fight Against Breast Cancer
January 18, 2010
While out shopping in Madison County, you may have noticed a clear box with a pink sign full of coins on the counter. Or, you may have seen a pink brochure while visiting the local library.
Latest Technology Extends Madison County Hospital’s Reach
January 5, 2010
With the assistance of Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Madison County Hospital has acquired telemedicine — a new technology that allows physicians and patients to communicate while being miles away.
Colonoscopies Can Save Lives
December 11, 2009
Although occurrences of colorectal cancer have been declining in recent years, it is still the third leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. Many of the deaths could be avoided by regular screening from a physician, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).
Madison County Hospital Adds Powerful New Tool in Fight for Early Detection of Breast Cancer
November 24, 2009
According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 254,650 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in 2009 in the U.S. In November, thanks to the hospital foundation’s Breast Cancer Initiative, The Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital advanced the fight against this pervasive disease by installing a state-of-the-art digital mammography system.
Community Residents Help Make Heartfelt Holidays a Success
November 12, 2009
Lake Choctaw residents Al and Angie Wilderman will again chair the Heartfelt Holidays fundraising event at the Choctaw Lake Lodge on Saturday, December 5. Al and Angie have been active with the Madison County Hospital Foundation and this dinner event since 2003. This year they will welcome Dan and Patty Blazer as chairs-elect.
Ready for the Holidays — Lights of Love set for November 30
November 6, 2009
Lights of Love, the annual holiday illumination ceremony, is scheduled for Monday, November 30 at 5:30 p.m. in the front lawn of the hospital. The event is co-sponsored by the hospital’s Auxiliary and the Foundation.
New Visitation Policy at Madison County Hospital
October 20, 2009
Due to the current flu epidemic, the hospital is instituting a new visitation policy beginning Wednesday, October 21. This policy will be in effect until the end of flu season.
Breast Care Initiative Update: Why do Madison County breast cancer patients have a high mortality rate?
October 8, 2009

According to the results of a recent epidemiology study conducted by Wright State for Madison County, it appears that the high mortality rate is due to a lack of screening and early detection.

The Flu Facts
October 2, 2009
Learn more about the season flu and H1N1 (or swine flu), where to get vaccinated, and the symptoms to look for.
MCH Recognizes Volunteers at Annual Awards Luncheon
September 14, 2009
Volunteers are an important part of the team at Madison County Hospital. They run the gift shop, assist in administrative work, deliver meals on wheels, and help in various departments of the hospital including the emergency room, operating room, and OB. Without their dedication, MCH would not be able to provide such high quality care to the community.
County Classic Goes Pink — Foundation's Annual County Classic Supporting Breast Care Services
September 13, 2009
This year's Madison County Hospital Foundation's County Classic golf outing was special. Not only because this year marked the 20th anniversary of the event, but also because this year's event raised approximately $22,000 to expand breast cancer services in the county
Welcome back Lieutenant Colonel Baker!
September 1, 2009
Madison County Hospital is happy to welcome back Chief Nursing Officer Patrick Baker. As a Lieutenant Colonel for the 179th Ohio Air National Guard out of Mansfield, Ohio, Baker has returned after serving six months in Iraq as a Healthcare Administrator.
County Classic Goes Pink - Foundation's Annual County Classic Supporting Breast Care Services
August 14, 2009
This year's Madison County Hospital Foundation's County Classic golf outing was special. Not only because this year marked the 20th anniversary of the event, but also because this year's event raised approximately $22,000 to expand breast cancer services in the county.
Madison County Hospital Welcomes Six New Physicians to the Community
August 7, 2009
Utilizing skills gained at hospitals across the county, Madison County Hospital's new physicians are bringing their expertise to Madison County. Whether you're need of a surgeon, pediatrician or specialist, MCH has a variety of health care professionals ready to provide you with quality care.
Golfers get ready!
June 23, 2009
The Madison County Hospital Foundation is already well underway with plans for the 2009 County Classic golf outing, held on Wednesday, August 12 and Thursday, August 13 at the London Country Club. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the event.
New Medical Director Named for Battelle Breast Care Center
June 17, 2009
Mitchell Spahn, M.D., OB/GYN, has been named the new Medical Director of the Battelle Breast Care Center at Madison County Hospital. Dr. Spahn also serves as the hospital's Chief-of-Staff.
Ten Fingers, Ten Toes, Two Eyes a Nose
June 10, 2009
It's the wish of every new parent to have a healthy baby. Ten fingers, ten toes, two eyes, a nose. That's what Katrina and Clifford Branham thought they had. A beautiful, healthy baby girl. Their daughter Mikaylah was everything they could have hoped for.
Buckeye Abroad
June 9, 2009
When Madison County Hospital's Chief Nursing Officer Patrick Baker bought a book by Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel at the hospital's Auxiliary's book sale, he never imagined that one day he'd get to meet the coach himself halfway around the world.
Green for Gold
May 26, 2009
The Madison County Hospital Gift Shop will host a gold buy-back on Tuesday, June 9 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the hospital cafeteria.
Madison County Hospital honors nurses
May 5, 2009
This year, during National Nurses Week, Madison County Hospital has special reason to honor the 80 men and women who work as nurses at the hospital.
Swine Flu Update
April 28, 2009
In response to the swine flu outbreak, the following information was compiled from the CDC website to help answer some commonly asked questions
Hospital honored service men and women
April 20, 2009
On Wednesday, April 15 at 11:30 a.m. Madison County Hospital hosted a special flag raising ceremony to honor fellow co-worker Patrick Baker, Chief Nursing Officer at the hospital who was deployed on January 1 to serve in Iraq for six months. The ceremony also honored and remembered all local service men and women who have served and are serving our country. Members from American Legion Post #105 in London also participated with a rifle and bugle salute.
April 16th is National Healthcare Decision Day
April 13, 2009
April 16th is National Healthcare Decision Day, bringing awareness to the importance of advance care planning and communicating and documenting health care decisions. Madison County Hospital's Social Services Department is available on this day to help discuss advance planning options and answer questions.
Physical therapy and home care services still available at MCH
April 7, 2009
Last week, Madison County Hospital announced several organizational changes including the closing of the SNRU (Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation Unit), a nursing unit community members know as the Extended Care Unit.
Hospital launches plan to improve financial performance
March 28, 2009
Madison County Hospital's senior leadership team announced Friday it is taking action to secure the hospital's long-term presence in the community. MCH has implemented a plan to insure future success and financial stability in light of the weakening economy impacting many of the nation's hospitals.
Building a Healthy Community Supporting Local Healthcare
March 12, 2009
For over 45 years, Madison County Hospital has been a part of the community. Just like many of the area businesses, MCH has made many positive contributions to our quality of life and to our community. The hospital serves as a health care provider, economic driver, charitable organization, employer, educator and community advocate.
Dr. AJ Beisler Leaves MCH
March 3, 2009
OAJ Beisler, MD general surgeon has resigned from the medical staff at Madison County Hospital effective April 1, 2009. Partner Mark Coate, MD will assume care for all active patients of Dr. Beisler.
One 10-year old boy's story of strength, courage and determination to ride a bike this summer.
February 3, 2009
Ten-year-old Frank Hildebrand likes to talk about playing Nintendo Wii games, his favorite Ohio State football player and his 3rd place prize in sheep showmanship at last year's Madison County Fair. He plays baseball in the summer and sleds in the winter. He went to 4-H camp for the first time last year and loved it. His parents humbly boast he gets straight A's.
Over 50 Madison County Hospital employees were recently recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner.
February 3, 2009
Over 50 Madison County Hospital employees were recently recognized at the annual Employee Recognition Dinner held at the Brennan Loft in downtown London. The evening celebrated service milestones, 2008 "Employee of the Month" recipients and awards for exceptional service.
Battelle and MCH are improving breast care services in Madison County
January 20, 2009
Dr. Robert Casillas, Vice President and Manager of Battelle's Biomedical Science and Technology Product Line, presented the Madison County Hospital Foundation with another $75,000 gift toward their $300,000 pledge to the hospital's Breast Cancer Initiative. On hand to receive the check on behalf of the Foundation was Mona Flax, Chief Development Officer at MCH.
Smoke Free in 2009
December 15, 2008
Madison County Hospital is planning to join other hospitals across Central Ohio in creating a tobacco-free campus. The initiative, still in early planning stages, would prohibit tobacco use on the hospital campus including private and hospital owned vehicles and adjacent properties. MCH anticipates being completely tobacco-free by early 2009.
MCH OB's department is rated in the top 1% in the country
November 26, 2008
According to the country's most widely used measurement and improvement researcher, Madison County Hospital's Obstetrics (OB) department is in the top tier of all OB departments in the country in four key areas.
Battelle & Madison County Hospital Launch Fight Against Breast Cancer
October 23, 2008
Battelle and Madison County Hospital have joined together in the fight against breast cancer in Madison County. The reason is simple: Madison County's breast cancer incidence and mortality rates are among the highest in the state.
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