Jonathan Sharpe, DPM, a Lake Health board-certified podiatrist, and John Hagopian, MD, a board-certified anesthesiologist, were named Physicians of the Year for 2012 by Lake Health team members. Dr. Sharpe earned the honor at TriPoint Medical Center; Dr. Hagopian at West Medical Center.
Dr. Sharpe earned his podiatric medicine degree from the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine and completed his residencies at the Cleveland Clinic and Kaiser Permanente in Cleveland. His special medical interests include revisional and reconstructive foot and ankle surgery, trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Sharpe joined Lake Health's medical staff in 2007.
Dr. Hagopian earned his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in Toledo and completed his residency at Northwestern University in Chicago and his fellowship at the University of Michigan Hospitals. Dr. Hagopian has been a member of Lake Health's medical staff for ten years and previously served as chair of the Department of Anesthesiology.
CONCORD TOWNSHIP, Ohio, December 19, 2012 - To help make the holiday season brighter for those in need, Lake Health team members donated clothes and toys to 127 Lake County children they adopted as part of the Salvation Army's Angel Tree Program.
The children were selected from among the 831 program participants whose angel tags adorned Christmas trees displayed at Lake County businesses, shopping centers and restaurants. The Angel Tree program, created in 1987, distributes tags to various businesses and organizations. Each tag provides a child's first name, age, gender, clothing size, and three suggested gifts, allowing individuals and organizations to purchase toys or clothing items for children in need. Overall, a record 326 bikes were collected for the children this year.
"This is what the Christmas season is all about for us, helping those who can't otherwise help themselves," said Nicholas Gilpin, social service ministry director for the Lake County Salvation Army. "We truly appreciate the incredible generosity of Lake Health employees and the entire community. There will be many smiling faces in Lake County on Christmas morning."
"The Angel Tree Program helps families who aren't able to provide Christmas for their children," said Gary Robinson, Lake Health's vice president of government and community affairs. "For all of us, it was an opportunity to give a little, but make a big difference in the lives of area children."
Concord Twp., OH, January 7, 2013 – In an effort to stem the spread of the seasonal flu, Lake Health has begun limiting visitors to West Medical Center and TriPoint Medical Center. Although Lake Health will make exceptions in some circumstances, the following temporary restrictions have been put in place immediately:
- Visitors must be 19 years of age or older; visitation will be limited to two healthy visitors per patient.
- Adults who exhibit any flu-like symptoms or have been diagnosed with the flu within the past seven days are asked not to visit.
- All visitors will be asked to wash their hands before and after a patient visit using soap and water or the alcohol-based hand sanitizer located in each patient room.
CONCORD TOWNSHIP, OH, December 7, 2012 -- Lake Health will hold a FREE information meeting for its "Weight 4 Life" anytime weight management program on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at 7 p.m. in the Private Dining Room at TriPoint Medical Center, 7590 Auburn Road, Concord Township.
This 12-week program includes experts that will empower you to lose weight and make lifestyle changes by personalizing a plan for you; a one-hour initial consult with a registered dietitian and exercise physiologist; weekly group sessions focusing on nutrition, exercise and behavior modification; weekly group fitness classes; healthy food demonstrations; and ongoing support. You can join the program at any time!
Registration for the information meeting is required. There is a $350 fee for the 12-week program. For more information or to register, call the Lake Health Wellness Institute at 440-375-8735.