Visitor Policy Update
Due to the increasing prevalence of COVID-19 in Ashtabula County, ACMC is changing its visitation status. The new restrictions mean no visitors may accompany a patient. Exceptions will be made for compassionate care and patients requiring special assistanceACMC COVID-19 Updates
ACMC’s dedication to patient safety was reflected in a sixth "A" safety grade recently given by The Leapfrog Group, a national, nonprofit organization focused on the quality and safety of American healthcare. The "A" rating puts ACMC in the top third of hospitals across the nation for patient safety. ACMC scored high on The Leapfrog Group’s rating system in the areas of surgical safety, caregiver responsiveness, and infections. For example, ACMC ranked among the best hospitals in the nation for never leaving foreign objects in a patient’s body or allowing air or gas bubbles in the blood. ACMC ranked well-above average in categories such as fewer patient falls or injuries, C. diff. infections, and fewer patients with dangerous bedsores.Read more about ACMC's "A" rating by clicking here
COVID-19 Testing at ACMC
Due to the limited availability of tests, ACMC and our provider offices cannot offer COVID-19 tests to confirm results of a home test, to meet requirements for travel, or for exposure to COVID-19 without symptoms.COVID-19 Testing and Vaccine
With rise in COVID cases, ACMC begins new visitor restrictions
Due to the increasing prevalence of COVID-19 in Ashtabula County, ACMC is changing its visitation status. The new restrictions mean no visitors may accompany a patient. Exceptions will be made for compassionate care and patients requiring special assistance.
ACMC providers offer COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots in their offices
ACMC family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatric providers are now offering COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots in their offices at The Ashtabula Clinic and at Family Health Centers in Ashtabula, Conneaut, Geneva, Jefferson, and Orwell. To schedule an appointment, please contact your provider or request an appointment via MyChart. To schedule your child for the vaccine or booster, please call 440-997-6969, option 1. For those who are receiving the first vaccine of Moderna or Pfizer, a second appointment will be scheduled for the following month. The booster is recommended at least six months after the second dose of the Moderna or Pfizer vaccine and two months after getting the Johnson and Johnson vaccine. Anyone 18-and-older can get the Moderna or Johnson & Johnson booster. The Pfizer booster is available to anyone 16-and-older. If you are getting a second dose or booster, please remember to bring your vaccine card to your appointment.Call 440-997-6969, option 1
Family Medicine Specialist Feras Hamdan, MD
ACMC welcomes Family Medicine specialist Feras Hamdan, MD, to the Geneva Family Health Center. He sees alongside Emily Cheich, DO, and Kathleen Shontz, NP. Prior to joining ACMC, Dr. Hamdan completed his Family Medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University – MetroHealth Medical Center. Dr. Hamdan said he works closely with his patients to ensure they fully understand their illness or disease, as well as the possible treatment option. “I want to communicate clearly what is going on with my patient. Without good communication, treatment may not be as effective. I treat people the way I want to be treated,” he said. Dr. Hamdan also encourages patients to make lifestyle changes that could prevent future health disorders. “I am a firm believer that the best medicine is preventative medicine. When we diagnose a health risk early enough, there is time to change the potential outcome. It is never too late to live a healthy life,” he said. Geneva Family Health Center is located at 1028 South Broadway Street in Geneva. Dr. Hamdan sees patients ages 2 and up. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Hamdan by calling 440-997-6969.
ACMC Center for Sleep Medicine
A good night’s sleep is refreshing and makes for a productive next day. A bad night’s sleep can hurt productivity at work, school, and home. While an occasional bad night’s sleep is nothing to worry about, if the bad nights are more frequent than the good, you may be one of 40 million Americans who have a chronic sleep disorder. Common sleep problems include sleeplessness or insomnia, restless leg syndrome, snoring, sleep apnea, and sleepwalking. ACMC has been offering testing and treatment for sleep disorders since 2003. The ACMC Center for Sleep Medicine is accredited by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and The Joint Commission. Get to the bottom of your sleepless nights by calling ACMC’s Center for Sleep Medicine. A provider order is needed for a sleep study. To contact the ACMC Center for Sleep Medicine, call 440-997-6744.Sleep (Center for Sleep Medicine)