Max-Wellness "Mini-Max" in Lake Health's West Medical Center, Lake County, Ohio is First in the Country
CLEVELAND, OH - Max-Wellness®, the first of its kind dedicated wellness retailer which began operations in 2010 with four prototype stores in Northeast Ohio and South Florida, will partner with Lake Health, a private, not-for-profit community health care provider in Northeast Ohio, for a summer 2011 launch of its unique Mini-Max store concept. Mini-Max is a smaller-format Max-Wellness store specifically designed to be located within hospitals and rehabilitation centers to provide health and wellness products needed to further a patient's recovery after leaving the hospital. The stores also feature other wellness products of interest to the hospital's visitors and employees.
"Lake Health is proud to become the home of the first Mini-Max in the country and embark on this exciting initiative with Max-Wellness, another Northeast Ohio-based company," said Cynthia Moore-Hardy, FACHE, President and CEO of Lake Health, which operates two acute care hospitals, along with 13 other health care sites including urgent care and physical therapy locations, in growing Lake County, Ohio near Cleveland.
Max-Wellness will collaborate with the health care professionals at Lake Health to provide a relevant offering of products for head-to-toe care tailored to the needs of patients at West Medical Center. Max-Wellness advocates, who will staff the Mini-Max, will provide assistance to the patient, caregiver or family members in selecting products the patient needs for continuing care and improving the patient's general wellness.
CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio, April 25, 2011 - The Lake Health Resource Center has been selected as one of 50 hospitals to participate in a national study, the Value of Library and Information Services in Patient Care Study (Value Study). The purpose of the Value Study is to understand the value of the health library, information services and the librarian.
The study will investigate the use and value of the print and electronic resources provided by the library and the information services (mediated or assisted information requests/searches) provided by the librarian that aid in clinical decision-making. Lake Health medical staff and nurses will be invited to complete a web-based survey to participate in the study. The survey began on March 17, 2011.
Lake Health's Value Study results are expected in summer 2011. The individual site results will be used as benchmarks for information use and patient outcomes as one component of evidence-based library and information practice. These results can be used in planning to improve provision of medical library resources and services and ultimately to improve patient care. Lake Health participants could eventually benefit from such improvements to quality, accessibility, and timeliness of information they need to care for their patients.