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Alliance Community Hospital offers Health Caring Resource Center Library

August 18, 2016

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When health care concerns arise, one of the most important steps is understanding the issue. Unfortunately, it's easy to get lost in the world of health information. Determining if the information is accurate, trustworthy and relevant can be almost impossible for the health care consumer.

The Health Caring Resource Center Library, located inside Alliance Community Hospital, can help consumers learn more about health conditions. The facility provides access to information to assist in making informed decisions about one's health.

The Health Caring Resource Center is free and open to ACH staff, patients, visitors and the community. Resources range in levels of complexity, from children's picture books to health-related books written for the layperson, and even professional literature on a wide variety of topics.

Most of the books and DVDs may be borrowed for two weeks. There are free handouts available on many health topics as well as a computer available to research health topics. Health magazines are available to read while relaxing in the calm environment.

Patients at Alliance Community Hospital receive a "Health Packet" during their stay providing information about their diagnosis. Patients may also request additional health information to be delivered to their room. In the last six months 148 packets of information have been delivered to the bedside.

The library is staffed Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. A consumer health librarian is on site in the Health Caring Resource Center every Wednesday and Friday to assist with researching or obtaining health information. The telephone number to contact the Health Caring Resource Center is 330-596-7144.

The Patient Advisory Council of Excellence (PACE) Committee is proud to provide this information for the community. PACE advocates for a better understanding for the community about services and health care options available at Alliance Community Hospital.


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