Parma General Hospital

Nov. 4 Physician Talk: Getting A Good Night's Sleep

Learn why good sleep is necessary for optimal health in a free physician talk by neurologist John Andrefsky, MD, at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center on Wednesday, Nov. 4. The free talk will be held in the Auditorium from 6:30 – 8 p.m.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 11:54 AM, 10.27.2015

Fine Arts & Crafts Show At UH Parma On Nov. 17-18

Start your holiday shopping early at the Parma Hospital Auxiliary’s Gallery of Gifts, their biggest fundraiser of the year. The arts and fine crafts show takes place Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Wednesday, Nov. 18 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Auditorium of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center.

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Volume 7, Issue 11, Posted 6:54 AM, 11.04.2015

Relax, Refresh, Learn At Free Women's Health Expo On Oct. 17

Attention women: Focus on your own health so you can be healthy and strong for your family at a fun, informative morning retreat presented by University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. The free Women’s Health Expo, which takes place on Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Embassy Suites in Independence, is an opportunity for women to find answers to all those questions you were afraid to ask.

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Volume 7, Issue 10, Posted 2:09 PM, 10.02.2015

UH Parma Medical Center, North Royalton YMCA Collaborating On Walking Program In September-October

UH Parma Medical Center is collaborating with the North Royalton Family YMCA to present a six-week adult wellness challenge. Structured as a walking program preceded by a brief informative talk by a hospital or community health expert, “Mindful in Motion” is kicked off by a comprehensive initial health assessment to give each participant a baseline of their health status. 

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 11:15 AM, 09.01.2015

Neuromuscular Specialist Joins UH Neurological Institute In Parma

Betsy Garratt, DO, a specialist in neuromuscular disorders, joins John Andrefsky, MD, in the growing UH Neurological Institute at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. Dr. Garratt will see patients at offices in Suite 204 in Medical Arts Center 4 on the UH Parma Medical Center campus, as well as in the new UH Independence Health Center. She will be performing electromyography (EMG) procedures – a diagnostic tool for identifying neuromuscular diseases such as peripheral neuropathy, carpal tunnel syndrome, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, commonly referred to as Lou Gehrig’s disease) – at UH Parma Medical Center.

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 11:16 AM, 09.01.2015

CEO of Dynamic City Mission To Speak At Community Prayer Breakfast

Generations of Cleveland’s neediest residents have received sustenance, skills, and hope from The City Mission. At University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s 26th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, October 15, hear how the mission that began in an abandoned Superior Avenue saloon more than a century ago has become one of Cleveland’s oldest and most vibrant non-profit organizations. 

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 11:16 AM, 09.01.2015

Free Physician Talk On Managing Chronic Sinusitis

Steve Hunyadi, MD, an ENT specialist at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, will discuss the diagnosis and management of chronic sinus diseases and both medical and surgical treatments. The talk will take place in UH Parma Medical Center’s auditorium on Wednesday, Sept. 30 from 6:30 – 8 p.m. The program is free, but registration is required. Call 440-743-4932 to register. 

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Volume 7, Issue 9, Posted 11:15 AM, 09.01.2015

UH Parma Hosts 5K On August 22

Take a late summer morning run through Ridgewood Golf Course and the mostly flat adjacent residential neighborhoods at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s 5K and One Mile Walk for Wellness on Saturday, Aug. 22.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 9:57 PM, 08.02.2015

Veteran OB/GYN Joins UH Parma Medical Center

Steven Galun, MD, FACOG, a veteran Obstetrician/Gynecologist, has joined the medical staff of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. The former Director of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Marymount Hospital brings a large, established practice with him to his new office in Medical Arts Center 4, Suite 306. In addition to obstetrics, the board-certified OB/GYN focuses on minimally invasive surgery and alternatives to hysterectomy.

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 9:58 PM, 08.02.2015

New Plastic Surgeon At UH Parma Medical Center

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center welcomes William F. Schleicher, MS, MD, a plastic surgeon in practice with Vasu Pandrangi, MD. In addition to general plastic surgery, Dr. Schleicher specializes in reconstructive breast surgery, surgical and injectable facial rejuvenation, and aesthetic surgery of the breast and body. 

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Volume 7, Issue 8, Posted 9:58 PM, 08.02.2015

Cancer Survivor Speaks Universal Language

Ukrainian immigrant Stepha Lyuta firmly believes that coming to the United States – and finding University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center – saved her life.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 AM, 07.01.2015

Farmers' Markets Held At UH Parma June 30-Sept. 15

PARMA – Farm-fresh produce and local specialties come to University Hospitals Parma Medical Center later this month with the return of Farmers' Markets. The market will take place under the covered patio outside the hospital’s main entrance every Tuesday from June 30 - Sept. 15 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:36 AM, 07.01.2015

Spiritual Care Volunteers Needed At Hospital

Recruiting is underway for volunteers to address the spiritual needs of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center patients and families. Spiritual care aides work in the Emergency Department and the Surgery Waiting Room, providing comfort to patients and their families. They also visit patients in their rooms, provide directions and information to visitors, and stand in for clergy when the family’s priest or minister is unavailable. 

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:35 AM, 07.01.2015

#PatientsFirst

With the King v. Burwell decision quickly approaching, our goal will remain to protect families and patients no matter the outcome. The Supreme Court is poised to rule on the legality of Obamacare’s exchange subsidies. The President’s health care law states that some individuals who receive health insurance through state-run exchanges are eligible to receive subsidies in order to make the plans affordable. There is no mention in the law, however, as to whether individuals in federally-run exchanges can receive these subsidies. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has interpreted the law to allow the federal government to offer subsides to individuals who reside in states that did not choose to create a state-run exchange. If the Supreme Court finds that the federal government is not legally authorized to offer these subsidies, health insurance costs will increase for millions of Americans.

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Volume 7, Issue 7, Posted 12:35 AM, 07.01.2015

Parma, Parma Heights Police Departments Train To Administer Overdose-Reversing Drug

The latest lifesaving weapon in the arsenal of area police departments is deployed with a small atomizer, courtesy of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. UH Parma Medical Center’s EMS Training & Disaster Preparedness Institute is training police officers from Parma and Parma Heights to administer Nasal Narcan, a powerful pharmaceutical drug that reverses the effects of heroin and other opioids in minutes. Each officer and sergeant who patrols in these cities will be armed with Narcan, following passage of Ohio House Bill 170 last year that permits police officers and lay people to administer the opioid-reversing drug naloxone (commonly known as Narcan).

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 8:19 AM, 06.01.2015

Hospital Auxiliary Holds Garage Sale On June 19

The Parma Hospital Auxiliary will hold a garage sale on June 19 to benefit patient care. The sale, held in the covered patio area outside the main entrance of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, will take place from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. Members of the public can reserve tables for $30 each and keep their own profits. Call the Auxiliary Office at 440-743-2372 for more information. Participants are responsible for set-up, pricing, take-down and staffing their tables.

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Volume 7, Issue 6, Posted 8:19 AM, 06.01.2015

Walk On Wednesdays Through June 3

Get off the couch and out on the trail with Walk on Wednesdays, a series of informal fitness walks sponsored by University Hospitals Parma Medical Center at James Day Park in Parma from April 29 – June 3.

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 8:29 AM, 05.01.2015

Heroic Hiker Raises $10,000 For Parkinson's Research

The retired nurse who embarked on a hike of the Appalachian Trail to raise awareness and research funds for Parkinson’s disease completed 200 challenging miles and reached altitudes of more than 6,000 feet before suspending his trek due to complications from the disease. 

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 8:29 AM, 05.01.2015

Stroke Screening, Neurologist Talk On May 14

Consistent, high-quality care of stroke patients earned University Hospitals Parma Medical Center the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment and success in ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence. 

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Volume 7, Issue 5, Posted 8:29 AM, 05.01.2015

Parkinson's Patient Embarks On 2,183-Mile Hike To Benefit Parkinson's Research

A University Hospital’s nurse who retired March 20 is headed on a mission: a 2,183-mile thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail to raise money for Parkinson’s research. Delivered a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease in 2012, Brian Butler RN chose to retire from his job in the Electrophysiology Lab at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, and to fulfill his lifelong dream of completing a six-month trek along this scenic trail through 14 eastern U.S. states. He began on March 25 in Springer Mt., GA.

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Volume 7, Issue 4, Posted 11:29 AM, 04.01.2015

Cancer Survivors Honored At March 6 Hockey Game

To honor cancer survivors and encourage women to get mammograms, University Hospitals Parma Medical Center is sponsoring Think Pink Night at the March 6 Lake Erie Monsters hockey game at Quicken Loans Arena. Survivors and their physicians and nurses will be saluted, participating in a ceremonial puck drop at the start of the 7:30 p.m. game and a post-game skate with Monsters’ players.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 11:36 PM, 03.01.2015

Lifelong Health: Keeping Older Adults Safe, Thriving

The full-service ElderCenter at University Hospital’s Parma Medical Center gives meaning to each day for adults of all ages and abilities. With participants from ages 44 to 103, days are tailored to each individual’s needs. Nurses with decades of experience administer medication, an activities coordinator organizes music, crafts and reminiscence sessions, and the manager is on a first-name basis with every participant and their family members.

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 11:36 PM, 03.01.2015

New Fitness Classes Start March 2 At UH Parma Health Education Center

As a part of its commitment to supporting a healthier community, UH Parma Medical Center’s Health Education Center provides a variety of opportunities for total wellness. Classes are designed to improve and maintain physical, emotional and mental health and are for all ages and ability levels. 

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Volume 7, Issue 3, Posted 11:36 PM, 03.01.2015

UH Parma To Train Medical Residents

The Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) is establishing a medical residency program at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center to train future primary care physicians.

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Volume 7, Issue 1, Posted 8:30 AM, 01.05.2015

UH Parma's Home Health Named To Nation's HomeCare Elite™

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s Home Care has been named a Top Agency of the 2014 HomeCare Elite™, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States. Now in its ninth year, the HomeCare Elite identifies the top 25 percent of Medicare-certified agencies and highlights the top 100 and top 500 agencies overall.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:54 AM, 12.02.2014

UH Neurological Institute Expands To Parma

Patients in the southwest and central suburbs of Cuyahoga County now have access not only to the Joint Commission-certified Primary Stroke Center at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center, but the extensive services of the University Hospitals Neurological Institute – ranked among the best neurology/neurosurgery programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

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Volume 6, Issue 12, Posted 10:51 AM, 12.02.2014

Sparkle, Cheer In The Gift Shop

Santa’s Elves have been busy in the Gift Shop at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center putting out all kinds of wonderful holiday merchandise. This year's finds include a selection of items from the hit Disney movie “Frozen,” snowmen, ornaments, nativity sets, winter accessories, and more holiday décor. 

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Volume 6, Issue 11, Posted 10:45 AM, 11.03.2014

Woman Up - Get Your Mammogram!

Ladies: It's time to take control of your health. Woman Up to prevent and beat breast cancer. Women 40 and older should receive an annual mammogram, according to Sherry Hillier, MD, a radiologist at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center. Dr. Hillier also advocates for the added specificity of tomosynthesis, an advanced 3-D digital imaging for early detection of breast cancer. UH was the first health care provider in Northern Ohio to offer tomosynthesis. This technology is available locally at UH Parma Medical Center's Outpatient Center.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 10:31 AM, 10.09.2014

Classes, Vaccine Clinics Scheduled At UH Parma's Health Education Center

Registration starts now! Classes, programs, vaccine clinics, and more are offered for all ages and ability levels at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center's Health Education Center, 7300 State Road. Classes are designed to improve and maintain physical as well as emotional and mental health. Whether it’s getting fit, relieving stress, educating children, learning CPR, or sampling a new hobby, there’s something for everyone in the family. 

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 9:24 AM, 10.02.2014

A Morning Of Inspiration With Nationally Renowned Music Therapist

Enjoy an interactive, musical morning with Deforia Lane, PhD, renowned director of University Hospitals’ nationally recognized Music Therapy Program
, at University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s 25th Annual Community Prayer Breakfast on Thursday, October 16.

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Volume 6, Issue 10, Posted 10:32 AM, 10.09.2014

Free Foot Screening

If you have a wound that won't heal, look to the Wound Center at UH Parma Medical Center for care. On Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 1 p.m., UH Parma Medical Center hosts a free foot screening and informational program on hyperbaric oxygen therapy. This special therapy delivers 100 percent oxygen to help heal diabetic foot and leg ulcers, bone infections, and side effects of radiation treatment from head and neck cancer. Call the Wound Center at 440-743-4774 to register. Free diabetic socks to the first 20 people who register.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 1:58 PM, 09.25.2014

Nancy Tinsley Appointed New President Of UH Parma Medical Center

University Hospitals (UH) has appointed Nancy M. Tinsley, RN, MBA, FACHE, as President of UH Parma Medical Center.  Ms. Tinsley is a seasoned executive with nearly 20 years of experience in health care operations, most recently serving as Vice President of Institute Clinical Operations at UH Case Medical Center. Her appointment as President is effective Aug. 25.

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Volume 6, Issue 9, Posted 4:27 PM, 09.01.2014