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Hospitals and healthcare

For anyone who has recently moved or is considering a move to the village of Swanton in northwest Ohio, you may wish to find out what healthcare facilities are available in the area should you or your family require any medical care. There are numerous physicians available in both the public and private sectors whether you want a local doctor for the occasional consultation or require more specialised care. You will find listings available in local publications and community websites for all local doctors in the area so you can easily find the right one for you and your family before deciding where to register and with whom.

medicalThe nearest hospital for Swanton is St. Luke’s Hospital which is a 314-bed health care facility in Maumee close to the city of Toledo. It was the last independent hospital in the Toledo area before it became part of the ProMedica Health System which it joined in 2010. Now it is part of this non-profit health care system which has facilities in various locations around northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan offering comprehensive services that include a health education and research center, health maintenance organization, nursing homes and a local business network of private practices as well as several hospitals. In this respect ProMedica has almost three thousand doctors and physicians providing care for around 2 million patients each year. St. Luke’s Hospital – as it has been known since 1951 when it was renamed – was originally established in the latter years of the 19th century as a small health clinic before it was expanded in the early 1900’s into a hospital with 50 beds to serve patients in the Toledo area. Twenty years later it was purchased by a non-profit Christian institution to serve the poorer residents in the region however since then it has been expanded several times until a lack of space forced it onto a new site in 1972 where it has been situated ever since. In the 21st century it is now one of the best hospitals in the state with state of the art equipment that includes a helipad for medical evacuations and the pioneering Da Vinci Robotic Surgical system which has been in operation here since 2007.

The Fulton County Health Center has also been serving the area for several decades and has been operating as a full-service hospital since 1973 with a variety of facilities, and programs added over the years to expand its original services. These now include a specialized Stress unit, a comprehensive Hemetology y and Oncology Treatment Center, an ultra-modern OB department and birthing rooms, contemporary Outpatient Surgery Rooms and its renowned Sleep Disorder Centres. The original Emergency Room was also extended while the Radiology & Laboratory departments have seen a great deal of expansion in recent times too. Their Physical Rehab facility is also situated nearby in downtown Wauseon while this facility’s Fulton Manor Nursing Home & Fulton Suites as well as its FulCare Occupational Medicine Program are also located on site.

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