Connecting the Community: Euclid Hospital and Community Support Task Force work to connect residents with healthcare information

Are you in need of healthcare information and just don’t know who to ask? Have you been feeling ill for a while and think you need to see a physician?

Many residents have those same questions along with many others. Through the Community Support Task Force (CSTF), Euclid residents are able to connect with Euclid Hospital for healthcare information they are searching for.

Information at your fingertips.

A program has been set up in select apartment buildings in Euclid to connect apartment residents with healthcare information. Satellite care areas – located in a common area of the building, such as a lobby – have been designated as a hub to house healthcare, program and screening information.

The hope is that since the information is easily accessible, residents will be proactive, rather than reactive, about their healthcare needs. “It’s important to meet residents where they are so the information is at their fingertips,” says Kristal Grida, City of Euclid neighborhood engagement specialist.

The CSTF would like to work with other apartment and property managers in Euclid and Collinwood to disseminate healthcare information to their clients as well.

Making connections.

Euclid apartment residents now receive “Community Connections” newsletter – a quarterly Cleveland Clinic community hospital publication. “Community Connections” is a schedule of events, activities and resources, close to home, designed to help keep everyone healthy and well.

The publication is also available at Euclid Public Library, Euclid City Hall and Euclid Hospital lobby. “It’s all about connecting residents to our resources,” says Ann Coughlin, community outreach program manager at Euclid Hospital, “We have programs in place that everyone can benefit from to lead a healthy life.”

Euclid Hospital and the CSTF are working to connect residents with healthcare information – from pediatrics to geriatrics. Mark Froimson, MD, President of Euclid Hospital believes that the CSTF is instrumental in “connecting and enabling our citizens to have access to information about healthcare resources appropriate for their condition or symptoms, as well as accessing the right care at the right time.” 

For more information about the healthcare services offered at Euclid Hospital, visit euclidhospital.orgor call 216.531.9000.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 11:42 PM, 10.15.2014