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ProPublica Releases Database On Nursing Home Inspections
If you are looking for information on what inspectors have found in particular nursing homes in the Toledo area (or anywhere in the United States), ProPublica has produced an easy to use database to compare nursing homes based on the deficiencies cited by regulators and the penalties imposed in the past three years. The database allows searches of over 80,000 nursing home inspection reports to evaluate nursing homes near you. Visit ProPublica’s website for nursing home inspection data.
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Two New Infusion Centers Open In Toledo Area
Toledoans with chronic or other conditions that need ongoing intravenous or injection therapies, by injecting medications directly into a vein, have two new infusion centers in the area. Infusion Associates and Horizon Infusions have both recently opened facilities, in Toledo and Perrysburg respectively. John Crawford, director of operations for Infusion Associates, said they saw the need for a new center as access to infusion care was lacking in the area. Many new biologic medicines today are used to treat a wide variety of conditions including rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus or Crohn’s disease.
Toledo Zoo Announces Launch Of New “Wild Wellness Walkers” Program
The Toledo Zoo is the place to be this summer for those looking to do some healthy walking. Their newest program is the Wild Wellness Walkers, sponsored by the Toledo Clinic. The program provides visitors with a unique opportunity to walk the zoo grounds along four designated paths. The 7:30 am start time allows walkers to watch as the zoo comes to life with a glimpse of the animals as they start their day. The program is open to all ages and abilities; however, registration is required. The program is free and available to both zoo members and non-members.
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Mercy Health Recognized As An Elite Stroke Treatment Center
St. Vincent Medical Center has once again earned honors for its stroke care at its Comprehensive Stroke Center, receiving the American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Comprehensive Stroke Centers and a Joint Commission Seal of Approval. Bob Baxter, president of Mercy Health-Toledo said these certifications are “a testament to the level of care provided every day in our Mercy Health facilities to those who have experienced a stroke.” As evidenced by this certification, Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center is among an elite group of healthcare organizations focused on highly-specialized stroke care.