Women & Children
ELCH provides you and your family with the best overall hospital experience
through state-of-the-art equipment and caring professionals. Partnerships
with regional physicians from Mercy Helath for heart health are some of
the services available at ELCH with your care in mind.
River Valley Health Partners has created classes for the community to provide
women with information and knowledge for first time mothers, for caring
of family members with diseases and medical diagnosis and for protecting
your family in the event of medical emergencies. Our desire is to improve
the confidence of the people within our community by instilling knowledge
and understanding in caring for your loved ones. For a listing of education
classes, locations and to make an appointment,
Center for Breast Care
The Center for Breast Care has been renovated to differentiate our care
from other area mammogram suites by providing patients with a very positive
experience. The waiting room is inviting and relaxing with comfortable
amenities and beverages. The private changing rooms include fluffy, warm
3D Imagery for Your Baby
ELCH recently acquired a new ultrasound machine that takes 3-D/4-D images.
The technology improves our diagnostic capabilities by enabling staff
to view more granular images and it displays two different perspectives
of the same section of tissue. The equipment also improves overall patient
satisfaction, by taking less time to scan images. ELCH is using the ultrasound
technology to perform prenatal wellness visits by examining the health
of babies while they develop in the womb.
Mammography is performed digitally at ELCH. Digitally captured images are
performed more quickly and images are archived electronically and in greater
detail resulting in fewer patient call backs. Mammography uses low dose
radiation, and it can detect breast cancer in its earliest form, much
earlier than self-examinations. It should be noted that self-exams still
need to be performed in conjunction with annual mammograms.
Our local area doctors have cared for women throughout their life. Reproductive
health includes preventative health screens and exams, surgical procedures,
and family planning. The physicians help women during their pregnancy
by monitoring the health of their unborn child with ultrasounds. They
also help women manage high risk pregnancies. Dr. Torres is an OB/GYN
physician and she works out of the Calcutta office. You can make an appointment
by calling 330-385-9670. Dr. Wright, a Gynecologist, works in Calcutta.
You can make an appointment by calling 330-385-6654.
River Valley Physicians Family Medicine Practice is a good place to start
your journey to better overall health. Dr. Mehlenbacher and Dr. Varkey
have the expertise to perform health checks, wellness visits, vaccinations,
diagnose various medical conditions and perform minor procedures right
in the office for you and your family. As family practice physicians,
they can begin seeing your infant children and partner with you and your
family throughout your life. They are your partners in care. You can make
an appointment by calling 330-932-0183.