Maintaining a healthy lifestyle in Wapakoneta is a significant mission among area medical providers. The community is full of healthcare resources, as numerous family physicians, specialists, dentists, optometrists, chiropractors, physical therapists and clinics are established throughout town. A new imaging center and urgent-care center and wellness center have recently opened here. Wapakoneta’s location also places it within 15 miles of three outstanding hospital campuses.
Lima Memorial Hospital is part of Lima Memorial Health System, a network comprised of the 300-bed hospital campus and 25 additional facilities within a 10-county area. Lima Memorial offers a full scope of healthcare services. The hospital’s centers of excellence includes a comprehensive heart program at the Heart and Vascular Institute, an advanced Emergency Center equipped with a Level II Trauma Center, the Family Birth Center and the Center for Orthopaedics and Neurology. Plus, Lima Memorial recently completed the modern, 24,000-square-foot Timmermeister Family Surgery Center in 2008.
Located in St. Marys is Joint Township District Memorial Hospital (JTDMH), the flagship of the extensive Grand Lake Health System (GLHS). JTDMH has been ranked among the top 1 percent of all hospitals in the nation by Premier/CareScience Health Alliance, and its Home Health and Emergency services have garnered recognition among the best in the country.
The 130-bed hospital also excels in such areas as cardiac care, transition care, rehabilitation, surgery and women’s services, to name a few. In addition to JTDMH, the system opened the new 10,000-square-foot Wapakoneta Medical Center in February 2008. The facility offers Wapakoneta Primary Care services, along with Wapakoneta Urgent Care services.
Wapakoneta is also situated near St. Rita’s Medical Center, the largest hospital in the area. Distinguishing services at St. Rita’s, located in Lima, include the offerings at the Henry & Beverly Hawk Heart Center, along with emergency and trauma care, cancer care, women’s health, pediatrics, radiology and laboratory, and addiction and behavioral services.
Seniors are offered a number of facilities in the area as well, which specialize in a continuum of care for aging patients. Retirement communities, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers are located in Wapakoneta and nearby. Further senior services and programs can be accessed in Wapakoneta through the Auglaize County Council on Aging, located in St. Marys.