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Healthy bodies, minds and spirits are important to Worthington residents and employers. A coalition of supportive, health-minded citizens organized and oversees the Healthy Worthington Resource Center & Food Pantry, a volunteer organization dedicated to health and wellness throughout the community. The organization distributes food and personal items to individuals or families in need within the Worthington area and provides resources and referrals to additional sources of assistance for employment, self-sufficiency and basic needs. The group promotes healthy living through proper nutrition and exercise throughout the Worthington area.

The City of Worthington recognizes the value of good health and fitness and has responded to the needs and expectations of the community through programs and amenities offered through the Worthington Community Center. The family-oriented, state-of-the-art facility features an aquatic complex, fitness center and many more amenities for family fun and fitness. The center includes two pools (a leisure pool for family fun and a lap pool for exercise and swimming lessons), as well as the fitness center and two basketball courts.

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The “Healthy New Year, Worthington” Health & Fitness Expo, conducted by the Chamber in January at The Shops at Worthington Place, offers free health screenings to the community and showcases the services of many of Worthington’s top-rated health care professionals. They include physicians, dentists, eye care professionals, clinics, corporate wellness programs, nutritionists, therapists, chiropractors and fitness centers, as well as the wide variety of assisted living, skilled nursing, home health and memory care programs that call Worthington home.

Three major hospital systems, each highly rated by accrediting organizations, are active Chamber members and serve the area with a comprehensive array of health services.

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized charitable health care organization serving and supported by the community. Named by Thomson Reuters as one of the 10 best health care systems in America three years in a row, OhioHealth has also been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for six consecutive years. The OhioHealth family includes 21,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, 18 hospitals, 23 health and surgery centers, home-health providers, medical equipment and health service suppliers.

Among the OhioHealth facilities serving the Chamber service area are Riverside Methodist Hospital, the Westerville Medical Campus, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital-Columbus, Grady Memorial Hospital near Delaware, Dublin Methodist Hospital, the McConnell Heart Health Center, OhioHealth Sleep Services – Worthington, OhioHealth Urgent Care – Lewis Center and HomeReach Home Care.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center leads the region in the “America’s Best Hospitals” rankings by U.S. News & World Report. Ten Ohio State medical specialties are recognized for excellence in the magazine, deemed one of the country’s leading consumer guides to top-performing hospitals. CarePoint in nearby Lewis Center opened in Fall 2010, offering family practice; internal medicine; cardiovascular and sports medicine; orthopedics; physical therapy; and imaging services.

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The Center has many other honors to its credit: On the national Best Doctors Inc.’s “Best Doctors in America” list for 2010-2011, 87 percent were Ohio State faculty. Healthgrades has rated 18 treatments the best among central Ohio hospitals based on a national survey of clinical outcomes, patient satisfaction, patient safety and health conditions — more than any other local hospital. The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center also is the first hospital in central Ohio to achieve Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), one of the highest possible honors awarded for nursing excellence. And, the Wexner Medical Center is one of only five U.S. academic medical centers recognized as a “Top Performer” by the University HealthSystem Consortium.

Located in nearby Westerville and serving the northeastern part of central Ohio, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s is a community hospital with the clinical capabilities of facilities far larger. With a state-of-the-art emergency department, maternity center and cancer center, patients are able to get a personal health care experience without sacrificing quality of care.

The Mount Carmel St. Ann’s Maternity Pavilion is the only hospital building in the Columbus area designed and utilized exclusively for maternity care. It welcomes nearly 5,000 deliveries per year and includes a Level III special care nursery. The recently renovated emergency department sees 72,000 visits per year, and the hospital itself features 11 state-of-the-art operating rooms and dedicated angio and cath labs. The campus also boasts a dedicated Women’s Health Center and a Cancer Center offering outpatient infusion and radiation therapy services.

Expertise in health care in Worthington extends to man’s best friend, as well. Pet owners rely on MedVet, the largest emergency and specialty veterinary hospital in the Midwest and one of Worthington’s major employers. MedVet operates a cancer center and offers 24-hour, emergency veterinary care, including life-saving CPR, emergency surgery, trauma evaluations and diagnostic lab services.

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