ProMedica Bay Park recognized for COPD care & kidney care

Press Staff Writer

        ProMedica Bay Park Hospital has been recognized as a high-performing hospital for the care of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and kidney failure, according to the annual U.S. News and World Report Procedures and Conditions rating.
        U.S. News & World Report generates hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide across 15 specialties and 17 procedures and conditions.
        According to the publication, a hospital's score is based on multiple data categories and receives one of three ratings -- high performing, average or below average. Further, hospitals that earned a high-performing rating were considered significantly better than the national average.
Classes enrolling
        Oregon Recreation will present REFIT workout classes Mondays Sept. 10-Oct. 15 at the Oregon Senior Center, 4350 Navarre Ave.
        Classes will meet at 6:30 p.m. The cost is $25 for the six-week session.
        Each class is designed for all fitness levels, and the “movement+music” method allows participants to feel successful the first time they walk in the door.
        Other classes enrolling include:
        • All ages and levels are welcome to enroll in a six-week yoga class being presented Wednesdays, Sept. 12-Oct. 17 in the City of Oregon Community Room, 5330 Seaman Rd., Oregon.
        Session 1 classes will be offered from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Session 2 classes will be held from 5:30-6:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per session, due by Tuesday, Aug. 31.
        Attendees will explore how yoga can help improve strength and stamina, improve range of motion and help quiet and calm the mind. Please bring your own yoga mat.
        • Two sessions of an Outdoor Bootcamp will be presented Tuesdays, Sept. 11-Oct. 16 and Thursdays Sept. 13-Oct. 18. Classes will meet at 5724 Bayshore Rd., Oregon. The cost is $25 for six classes.
        The high-intensity class incorporates physical agility drills and full-body strength training utilizing playground equipment, benches, hills and more to challenge power, athletic training and speed by simulating sports-specific movements.
        For more info and to sign up, visit or call 419-698-7169.
Magruder VIP Club
plans “Wicked” trip
        The Magruder VIP Club On-the-Go will travel to see the play, “Wicked” at a special matinee Thursday, Dec. 9 at the KeyBank State Theatre in Playhouse Square, Cleveland.
        The trip will depart at 9:45 a.m. from the City/County Complex, 1868 E. Perry St., Port Clinton and return at about 5:30 p.m.
        Participants will arrive in downtown Cleveland in time to enjoy lunch on their own in the theatre district before the show.  A map of local restaurants will be supplied on the bus. “Wicked” curtain time is 1:30 p.m.
        The trip price is $135, which includes bus transportation and a main floor ticket.  
        The trip is open to VIP Club members, guests and the general public. For more information or to sign up, call Marty at 419-265-2479 or email Michele at
        Payment in full is due at reservation. The deadline is Oct. 18. Because this is a theatre trip, tickets are non-refundable.
Vision Associates joins
ProMedica Physicians
        Vision Associates has signed an agreement with ProMedica Physicians to join its network of more than 1,000 providers.
        The practice will adopt the name ProMedica Physicians Vision Associates and will continue serving the Northwest Ohio area. This transition will be seamless to patients.
        Vision Associates has provided eye care to the community for more than 30 years. The practice includes Michael Abowd, MD; Jenna Bailey, OD; John Burchfield, MD; Matthew Currie, MD; Hooman Harooni, MD; Scott Sadowski, OD; Michele Schlagheck, OD; Niraj Shah, MD Jeffery Stephens, MD; Gerald Striph, MD; as well as 70 office employees.
        “We’re thrilled to have the talented team of physicians and providers at Vision Associates join ProMedica and be a part of our network of trusted and highly-skilled providers,” said Kent Bishop, MD, chief medical officer for ProMedica Physicians and Acute Care and president, ProMedica Physicians “We’re looking forward to working together with the entire Vision Associates team to continue providing high-quality eye care for years to come.”
        To schedule an appointment with ProMedica Physicians Vision Associates, call 419-578-2020.
        For more information about ProMedica, visit


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