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Avita Ontario South Opens Today

20 Jan , 2023  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Avita Health System has announced that Avita Ontario South Campus will open Friday in the former Sears building at 600 Richland Mall, Ontario.

The facility will feature a walk-in clinic, medical offices, a dietitian office, x-ray, and lab draw stations. The Avita Walk-In Clinic will be the first to move into the new facility and will open their doors Friday, Jan. 20 at 8:00am.

“Renovating the former Sears building allows us to add new providers and bring some of our off-site medical offices, pharmacy, and walk-in clinic together in one convenient location,” said Kim Winkle, Vice President of Operations, Avita Health System.

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Avita Ontario South Campus Readies For Opening

11 Jan , 2023  

By 1812Blockhouse

The steady expansion of both physical facilities and services is continuing at Avita Ontario Hospital.

Avita announced via social media on Tuesday that the new Avita Ontario South Campus, housed in the former Sears department store building, will be welcoming its first occupants in the coming days.

In specific, the Ontario Walk-In Clinic will be moving to the South Campus on Friday, January 20. The Clinic will be joined by the Avita Ontario Pharmacy in February.

Signage for these departments has already been affixed to the building.

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All About Richland

October Offers Reduced Cost Blood Screenings

26 Sep , 2022  

From Avita Health System

Reduced Cost Blood Screenings will be offered throughout the month of October.

To participate, a voucher must be purchased in the Cashier’s Office at any Avita Hospital or the Bellville Walk-In Clinic from October 3 through October 31.

The following vouchers will be offered:

  • HealthLink Lab Profile – $30
    (Lipids, Chems, CBC)
  • PSA – $25
    (Prostate-Specific Antigen)
  • HgbA1c – $30
    (Glycosylated Hemoglobin)
  • TSH – $15
    (Thyroid Stimulating Hormone)
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Avita Ontario Hospital Opens New Inpatient Wing

11 Apr , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Avita Health System opened its new inpatient wing at Ontario Hospital on Monday.

“We added 12 inpatient rooms on the second floor of Ontario Hospital,” said Jerome Morasko, President/CEO at Avita Health System. “These additional rooms expand our medical/surgical and intensive care units. They are all private and furnished with the most advanced medical technologies.”

The new inpatient rooms are part of Phase III of Ontario Hospital, which included an LDRP maternity unit that opened in February.

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Pretty In Pink

1 Mar , 2022  

By 1812Blockhouse

It took almost no time for Avita Ontario Hospital to see the first birth in its new Maternity Unit that we shared news of in our last post.

On Monday night, the Hospital was bathed in pink to celebrate the birth of a baby girl (see below).

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Avita Ontario Hospital Opens Maternity Unit

1 Mar , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse, By Avita Health System

Avita Health System has announced that the maternity unit at Ontario Hospital opened at 8:00am on Monday, February 28.

“Our maternity unit was designed with the patient in mind,” said Jerome Morasko, President/CEO at Avita Health System. “We wanted to bring another option for obstetrical care to the area and offer a birthing experience in an atmosphere that is safe, comfortable, and feels like home.”

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Avita’s Phase III Brings Obstetrics Unit To Ontario

15 Sep , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

This week, Avita Health System announced that construction started earlier this year on Phase III of Ontario Hospital.

This third phase has been in progress since March 2021 and will include additional inpatient beds and a new Labor Delivery, Recovery, and Postpartum (LDRP) unit on the second floor.

“We always had a plan to expand the number of inpatient beds available at Ontario Hospital to better meet the needs of the community,” said Jerome Morasko, President/ CEO, Avita Health System. “We also wanted to bring another option for obstetrical care to the area. Our new unit allows patients to deliver their babies in state-of-the art LDRP rooms and provides a unique birthing experience right here in Richland County.”

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Avita Updates Visitation, Other Rules Amid COVID Surge

11 Aug , 2021  

By 1812Blockhouse, Avita Health System

With a doubling in reported cases of COVID-19 in the last week here in Richland County, health care providers are taking notice.

While there has not been a corresponding doubling of hospitalizations or deaths related to the pandemic, there is a heightened awareness of the virus and a renewed effort toward reasonable precautions and vaccination.

Avita Health System has released a temporary set of COVID guidelines as a result related to patient visitation, cafeteria and gift shop access, etc.. Those new guidelines include:

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Avita Seeking Type 2 Diabetes Patients For Study

15 Jun , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Avita Health System is participating in the Personalized-Medication Adherence and Persistence Program (P-MAPP) – a national research initiative to better understand the medication perceptions of patients with Type 2 diabetes. Avita is currently seeking patients with Type 2 diabetes to participate in ongoing research at Galion and Ontario Hospitals.

P-MAPP was developed in collaboration with the FDA’s Center for Drug Research; it brings together real world data with input from patients. For more than 12 months, Avita’s team of pharmacists have been actively recruiting patients and engaging their input on what drives decisions regarding how, when, and if they take certain medications to manage their diabetes. The study will continue for another year.

“One thing you encounter in researching the habits of patients is we too often only look objectively at patient data in databases of information rather than simply engaging the patient for their input on their habits,” said Brad Schwartz, Pharmacy Clinical Services Manager at Avita Health System. More…

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Avita Expands Patient Visitation

24 Mar , 2021  

Special to 1812Blockhouse

Avita has expanded patient visitation at their hospitals, clinics, and medical offices effective this past Monday, March 22.

Avita temporarily stopped patient visitation in March 2020 and re-opened visitation in a limited capacity in June. Avita has now expanded the visitation policy to allow 2 visitors at a time, maximum of 6 per day for patients in the following units: medical/surgical, intensive care unit, emergency department, and maternity. For surgery and medical offices, Avita is allowing 2 visitors at a time, maximum of 2 per day.

Visiting hours for hospital patients is 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Overnight visitation is not permitted. More…

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