Health Briefs

By John Bush - [email protected]

St. Rita’s, Marimor expand partnership

LIMA — St. Rita’s Medical Center and Marimor Industries are offering a new career development program at the hospital.

Participants in the Community Based Assessments program will be referred by the Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities, and will be assessed in positions such as unit clerks, environmental specialists, patient transports, dietary specialists or distribution specialists.

During the 20- to 40-hour assessment program, a career coach will stay with the participant to provide advice and guidance, a press release stated.

The new CBA partnership agreement has been finalized and will begin with its first student in approximately one week.

BVH to host women’s health luncheon

FINDLAY — Physicians from the Blanchard Valley Hospital Women and Children’s Center will host an interactive luncheon on advances in women’s health from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 1 at the Findlay Country Club, located at 1500 Country Club Drive.

Topics discussed will include preparing for conception, the importance of an annual exam, the Burch bladder procedure and the benefits of robotic surgery. Physicians providing this health information include OB/GYNs Dr. Dawn Hochstettler, Dr. George Abate, Dr. Miguel Jordan and Dr. Lorie Thomas. A question and answer session will also be held.

RSVPs are required by Monday, and can be made by calling 419-423-5551 or emailing [email protected]

Lima Memorial introduces new technology

LIMA — Lima Memorial Health System is offering new technology that officials say can reliably and proactively monitor patients in its Heart Failure Clinic.

The CardioMEMS System is the nation’s only FDA-approved wireless heart failure monitor that has been proven to “significantly reduce hospital admissions and improve quality of life for many heart failure patients,” a press release stated.

CardioMEMS is a miniaturized, wireless sensor that is implanted in an individual’s pulmonary artery during a right heart catheterization. The wireless transmitter will detect and transmit an individual’s internal blood pressure data to his or her healthcare provider.

This data enables the cardiologist to proactively address changes in the patient’s condition with medications, often weeks before the patient would typically experience symptoms, such as weight gain.

By John Bush

[email protected]

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @bush_lima

Reach John Bush at 567-242-0456 or on Twitter @bush_lima

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