Identified below, in alphabetical order, are the major hospitals in Toledo and Lucas County. The hospitals are listed with specialties and certifications (if any), addresses, and phone numbers.
BAY PARK COMMUNITY HOSPITAL
Member of ProMedica Health System. 2801 Bay Park Dr., Oregon. 690-7900.
Specialties: Inpatient acute care and outpatient services; emergency services; diagnostic services, including cardiac cath, MRI, and CT scans; rehab services, including physical, speech, and occupational therapy; medical/surgical services. Certification: Health Care Financing Administration.
Member of ProMedica Health System. 5200 Harroun Rd., Sylvania, 824-1444.
Specialties: Oncology center is a referral facility center for cancer patients in the region; psychiatry; rehabilitation center is regional center using an interdisciplinary approach; on the hospital campus ProMedica (Flower's parent company) offers apartment living, assisted living, nursing care for the elderly people and for people with Alzheimer's disease. Certification: Extended-care facility accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; rehabilitation center is accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities; certified by the Ohio Department of Health as a Level I perinatal center.
MEDICAL COLLEGE OF OHIO HOSPITALS
State-owned. 3000 Arlington Ave., Toledo, 383-4000.
Specialties: Solid organ transplant program; adult cardiac care; Cancer Institute; radiation therapy department that uses noninvasive techniques to treat brain tumors; comprehensive rehabilitation programs including inpatient, outpatient, and brain-injury services; Level I trauma center; Geriatric Psychiatry Center; Kobacker Center, child and adolescent psychiatric hospital. Certifications: Accreditation from Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
RIVERSIDE MERCY HOSPITAL (Closing this fall)
Member of Mercy Health Partners. 1600 North Superior St., Toledo. 729-6000.
Specialties: Physical, occupational, and speech therapy; transitional care unit; comprehensive respiratory care; outpatient surgery; Mercy Center for Health Promotion located on campus, a center that includes a health fitness center. Certification: Certified by the Ohio Department of Health as a Level II emergency department.
ST. ANNE MERCY HOSPITAL (Opening this fall)
Member of Mercy Health Partners. 3404 Sylvania Ave., Toledo
St. Anne's will be a 70-bed hospital offering a range of services, including labor and delivery, intensive care, surgery, and emergency services.
ST. CHARLES MERCY HOSPITAL
Member of Mercy Health Partners. 2600 Navarre Ave., Oregon. 698-7200.
Specialties: Rehabilitation services including physical, occupational, and speech therapy; pain-management program; psychiatric care; senior services; women's care center; cancer center; sleep disorders center. Certification: Accreditation with commendation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; certified by the Ohio Department of Health as a Level II perinatal center; rehabilitation services accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.
ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL
Independent hospital. 5901 Monclova Rd., Maumee. 893-5911.
Specialties: Birthing center; outpatient center with surgery services; rehabilitation and occupational health services; emergency and trauma services; imaging services; sleep disorders center; heart center performs open-heart surgery and angioplasty; transitional care center. Certification: Hospital and transitional care center accredited with commendation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; transitional care center also licensed by the state as a skilled nursing facility.
ST. VINCENT MERCY MEDICAL CENTER
Member of Mercy Health Partners. 2213 Cherry St., Toledo. 321-3232.
Specialties: Women's services; The Heart Center; Level I Trauma Center with pediatric commitment; primary-care services; Burn Care and Reconstructive Center; neurosurgical and spine institute; sleep-disorder center; oncology services; psychiatric services; palliative care unit; orthopedic services. Certification: Accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations; certified by the state as a Level III perinatal center, the highest designation.
MERCY CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Member of Mercy Health Partners. 2213 Cherry St., Toledo, 251-8000.
(located on 6th floor of St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center and in an outpatient facility across Cherry Street from St. Vincent).
Specialties: Range of inpatient and outpatient specialties, including cardiology, oncology, nephrology, genetics, surgery, neonatology, and emergency care. Certification: Member of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions , and Children's Miracle Network.
TOLEDO CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL
Member of ProMedica Health System. 2142 North Cove Blvd., Toledo. 291-5437. (located on third and fifth floors of The Toledo Hospital)
Specialties: Level III newborn intensive-care unit; largest pediatric and pediatric intensive-care unit in the region; equipped to handle pediatric trauma and emergency cases. Certification: Accreditation from Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Member of Ohio Children's Hospital Association and National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions.
THE TOLEDO HOSPITAL
Member of ProMedica Health System. 2142 North Cove Blvd., Toledo. 291-4000.
Specialties: Heart institute, including cardiology and cardiovascular surgery; obstetrics; gynecology and fertility treatment; sports medicine; emergency medicine (new ER to open in fall of 2002); fertility treatment; Level I trauma center; Jobst Vascular Center. Certification: Accreditation with commendation by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations. Certified by the Ohio Department of Health as a Level III perinatal center, the highest designation.
Other health care providers:
In addition to the area's hospitals, there are dozens of smaller groups of physicians, from family practice doctors to specialists in a variety of medical fields. Some of these physicians are affiliated with or owned by a larger health system, while some are independent.
Suggestions on finding a doctor: Check with your health plan. Your plan may have a panel of physicians you're required to select from in order to be reimbursed for medical expenses. The phone book lists area physicians and other medical providers.
The Academy of Medicine of Toledo-Lucas County is the professional organization representing many of the area's physicians. The Academy has a physician referral line and can provide information on physicians, their specialties and their locations. Call 473-3200 and ask for the referral desk. Also, many of the area health systems and hospitals have physician referral lines.