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New Location

We have combined our Administrative and Mentor Clinic location into one new beautiful building located at 8587 East Avenue, Mentor, OH, 44060. We also have new extended clinic hours at the Mentor clinic location.

Handwashing

Our Lake Health team members know that clean hands help patients with healing. We hope you'll join us and sing along to our parody video, and remember to wash your hands often!

Handwashing

“The Center for Disease Control and Prevention states that hand hygiene is one of the most important ways to prevent the spread of infections and illness.” 

The above information was obtained from the Center for Disease Control. Read the full article.

Wound Healing Center at ACMC receives national award

The Wound Healing Center at ACMC recently received a Center of Excellence Award. Those on-hand for the award ceremony include (from left) Jeff Tilton, Regina Jeschenig, Connie Shinault, Dawn Johnston, ACMC President and CEO Michael Habowski, Wound Healing Center Medical Director Olusegun Ogunlesi, Julie Hazeltine, Diana Fogaras and A. Craig Frisina.

Ebola

Ebola

Picture obtained from www.cdc.gov

The 2014 Ebola epidemic is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa. One imported case from Liberia and associated locally acquired cases in healthcare workers have been reported in the United States. CDC and partners are taking precautions to prevent the further spread of Ebola within the United States.

Symptoms of Ebola include:

  • Fever (greater than 38.6°C or 101.5°F)
  • Severe headache
  • Muscle pain
  • Weakness
  • Diarrhea
  • Vomiting
  • Abdominal (stomach) pain
  • Unexplained hemorrhage (bleeding or bruising)

Symptoms may appear anywhere from 2 to 21 days after exposure to Ebola, but the average is 8 to 10 days.

Recovery from Ebola depends on good supportive clinical care and the patient’s immune response. People who recover from Ebola infection develop antibodies that last for at least 10 years

Prevention

There is no FDA-approved vaccine available for Ebola.

If you travel to or are in an area affected by an Ebola outbreak, make sure to do the following:

  • Practice careful hygiene. For example, wash your hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer and avoid contact with blood and body fluids.
  • Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids (such as clothes, bedding, needles, and medical equipment).
  • Avoid funeral or burial rituals that require handling the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
  • Avoid contact with bats and nonhuman primates or blood, fluids, and raw meat prepared from these animals.
  • Avoid hospitals in West Africa where Ebola patients are being treated. The U.S. embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on facilities.
  • After you return, monitor your health for 21 days and seek medical care immediately if you develop symptoms of Ebola

For more information on Ebola and up to date information, visit www.cdc.gov

Related Links


What you need to know about Ebola

Ebola fact sheet
Questions and Answers on the 2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak

Doctor of Infectious Disease Medicine Olusegun Ogunlesi, ACMC Chief Nursing Officer Ken Frame, RN, and ACMC President and CEO Michael Habowski present information on the current state of Ashtabula County Medical Center's level of preparedness for events such as an ebola outbreak.

West Nile Virus

West Nile Virus

Protect yourself from West Nile Virus by preventing mosquito bites. A single mosquito bite can make you sick. Why take a chance? Use repellent on yourself, your friends and your family.

The following information was obtained from the CDC Fact Sheet:

What Is West Nile Virus?

West Nile virus (WNV) is a potentially serious illness. Experts believe WNV is established as a seasonal epidemic in North America that flares up in the summer and continues into the fall. This fact sheet contains important information that can help you recognize and prevent West Nile virus.

What Can I Do to Prevent WNV?

Prevention measures consist of community-based mosquito control programs that are able to reduce vector populations, personal protection measures to reduce the likelihood of being bitten by infected mosquitoes, and the underlying surveillance programs that characterize spatial/temporal patterns in risk that allow health and vector control agencies to target their interventions and resources.

The easiest and best way to avoid WNV is to prevent mosquito bites. 

  • When you are outdoors, use insect repellent containing an EPA-registered active ingredient. Follow the directions on the package. 
  • Many mosquitoes are most active at dusk and dawn. Be sure to use insect repellent and wear long sleeves and pants at these times or consider staying indoors during these hours. 
  • Make sure you have good screens on your windows and doors to keep mosquitoes out. 
  • Get rid of mosquito breeding sites by emptying standing water from flower pots, buckets and barrels. Change the water in pet dishes and replace the water in bird baths weekly. Drill holes in tire swings so water drains out. Keep children's wading pools empty and on their sides when they aren't being used. 

Article obtained from the Center for Disease Control: Read the full Fact Sheet.

MRSA

MRSA

“In the community, most MRSA infections are skin infections that may appear as pustules or boils which often are red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage.”  Or “While 25% to 30% of people are colonized* in the nose with staph, less than 2% are colonized with MRSA.”

Article obtained from the Center for Disease Control. Read the full article.

Influenza

Influenza

Seasonal Flu: Have you gotten your flu shots? Influenza (flu) is a viral infection that can be serious and even fatal. It can be prevented with immunization and treated with antivirals Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. Over a period of 30 years, between 1976 and 2006, estimates of flu-associated deaths in the United States range from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people. A line from the above can be adapted for the site. 

Article obtained from the Infectious Diseases Society of America. Read the full article.

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Mission

Committed to Excellent and Quality Patient Care

  • Committed to treating each patient with quality, excellent and compassionate care
  • Patient satisfaction is top priority
  • Patient privacy and security (HIPPA)
  • Timely and easy access to medical care

Contact

Axelix Health Consulting, Inc.

Administrative Office
38033 Euclid Avenue, Suite T8
Willoughby, OH 44094
(Note: Patients are not seen at this location - Administrative office only)

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Phone: (440) 867-4800
Answering Service: (866) 223-1986

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