Orleans Community Health welcomes input at focus group meetings this week

By Ginny Kropf, correspondent Posted 16 November 2020 at 5:13 pm

MEDINA – Orleans Community Health/Medina Memorial Hospital is hosting a series of focus groups this week in an effort to obtain community/consumer-based input on the services provided through the local healthcare system.

The local healthcare provider also wants to hear if there are any barriers residents may have experienced or know what others may experience when it comes to receiving proper healthcare throughout the county.

Anyone who lives or works in Orleans County is welcome to participate in these groups, according to Jessica Capurso, director of Outreach, Education and Marking at the hospital’s Community Partners.

All sessions will be presented in a hybrid format, meaning one can attend in person at the Shelby Fire Hall or attend virtually through a Zoom call. Due to the quick pace of the sessions, they will be limited to 10 participants each.

Session times and dates are 1 or 5:30 p.m. Nov. 17 and 18; 1 p.m. only on Nov. 19 and 5:30 p.m. only on Nov. 20.

For all those who attend in person at Shelby Fire Hall, a light meal, snacks and refreshments will be provided. Masks, sanitizer and temperature checks will be required upon entering the facility, and social distancing will be practiced throughout the event.

Registration is required by e-mailing Heather Smith, Orleans Community Health Foundation director, at hsmith@medinamemorial.org or calling her at (585) 798-8426.

In your e-mail or voice message, please be sure to include name, e-mail, phone number, date and time of the session you want to attend and indicate if you are attending in person or through Zoom. For those attending via Zoom, Smith will send a link to log in before noon the day of the meeting.

Smith extended thanks to Shelby Fire hall for donating their space for these sessions.

“We appreciate their dedication to improving healthcare throughout our community,” Smith said.

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