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Stories from across Ohio about local hospitals meeting the needs of their communities.
 

$600,000 Grant Awarded to Health Recovery Services

ATHENS COUNTY - OHIOHEALTH O'BLENESS HOSPITAL

A local substance abuse treatment program received a large funding boost from the state of Ohio in order to support a pilot program for opiate-dependent mothers and newborns in the Athens area. Read more


Helping Patients Overcome Roadblocks

BELMONT COUNTY - BARNESVILLE HOSPITAL

Even individuals who are hardworking and pride themselves on being independent can encounter stumbling blocks. These road blocks are exacerbated when you do not have health insurance and are having difficulty accessing the health care you need. Fortunately for John Smith there was a team of individuals ready to assist and help him through this difficult and stressful time. Read more


Advancing Medical and Health Care Knowledge

CUYAHOGA COUNTY - ST. VINCENT CHARITY MEDICAL CENTER

Carmen was shocked six years ago when she went to a St. Vincent Charity health screening and found her blood sugar was nearly four times what it should be. Read more


Giving Babies a Healthy Start!

ERIE COUNTY - FIRELANDS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

At Firelands Regional Medical Center, the board of directors, administration, physicians and care team want to provide the community with the resources necessary for every baby to get a great start in life. Read more
 

Mount Carmel Mobile Medical Coach and Street Medicine Team Cares for Franklin  County Homeless

 FRANKLIN COUNTY - MOUNT CARMEL HEALTH SYSTEM

Removal of barriers by Medicaid, such as access to medication and care, has truly served to improve Roger’s quality of life and, very possibly, has saved his life in the past three years. Today, Roger has housing, a job and most importantly, improved health and well-being, and that is in large part thanks to Medicaid expansion. Read more


 Greater Access to Health Care Services in Bond Hill — Making a Difference

 HAMILTON COUNTY - MERCY HEALTH

 As a receptionist, Joretta Kidd talks for a living. These days she’s talking a lot to friends and family about  breast cancer and early detection. “I’m passionate about it. I feel like I need to tell everybody. I’m grateful,”  said Joretta. Read more




 


Blanchard Valley Health System’s Caughman Health Center Provides Care to Patients Regardless of Ability to Pay

HANCOCK COUNTY - BLANCHARD VALLEY HEALTH SYSTEM

Imagine having Medicaid or being uninsured, and calling doctor’s office after doctor’s office, and no one will accept you as a patient. Read more

Drug Take Back Day Slated at Sites in Kenton, Adam Forest

HARDIN COUNTY - HARDIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Area residents are being asked to discard their unused and outdated medications a three location in Hardin County during the Drug Take Back Day on Saturday. Read more



Fighting Hunger: Supporting Nutrition and Health in Lake County

LAKE COUNTY - LAKE HEALTH

Traveling through Lake County’s cities and countryside, you probably don’t give hunger a thought. But, every day, more than 30,000 adults and children go without the nutrition needed to sustain good health. Read more

OhioHealth Removes Barrier for Rushmore Academy Students Seeking Employment

MARION COUNTY - OHIOHEALTH

A casual conversation during their kids’ soccer practice between Dr. Heather Columber, OhioHealth family physician, and Todd Schneider, assistant director of Rushmore Academy, resulted in a win for the entire community. Read more

OhioHealth and March of Dimes: On the Road to Reduce Infant Mortality

RICHLAND COUNTY - OHIOHEALTH

OhioHealth has unveiled the Mom & Baby Mobile Health Unit, the result of a new partnership with the March of Dimes. This mobile unit is made available by the March of Dimes over the next five years. The mobile unit will provide critical prenatal services to underserved expectant mothers in northern Richland County. Read more 

ProMedica Memorial Tackles Food Scarcity for Children

SANDUSKY COUNTY - PROMEDICA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

ProMedica Health System, in partnership with the Fremont City Schools, is in its four year of providing summer lunches and healthy activities for children in low-income areas served by the hospital. This program is called Purple and White Delight, reflecting the widely popular colors of local schools. Read more

SANE Program Provides Support for Victims, Aids Law Enforcement

SUMMIT COUNTY - CLEVELAND CLINIC AKRON GENERAL HOSPITAL

In November 2015, Cleveland Clinic Akron General started a Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner program called Providing Access To Healing, or PATH, to accommodate, properly care for, collect evidence from and protect survivors of sexual assault and domestic violence who seek medical care in Summit and surrounding counties. Read more

“I’m Blessed”… A Story of Stroke Survival, Hospital Collaboration

TUSCARAWAS COUNTY - UNION HOSPITAL

Rebecca Parr of Dennison is not giving idle advice. She credits the quick action of her family to call for help and the care provided at the Union Hospital Emergency Center for surviving a potentially devastating stroke. Read more
 

Memorial Hospital Medication Therapies Center Working with Patients to Reduce Hospital-Readmissions, Improve Clinical Outcomes

UNION COUNTY - MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Pharmacists and others are teaming up to educate and treat more than 7,000 patients a year at Memorial Hospital’s Medication Therapies Center in Marysville. Read more




 

Access to Medicaid Coverage Has Hope Ready to Return to Work

WAYNE COUNTY - CLEVELAND CLINIC WOOSTER

In 2013, Hope Murray, an 18-year-old woman, was dealing with serious pain from Crohn’s disease. Hope was bedridden for a year and a half, and although her physician had her on medication, she believed that this pain would never really go away. Read more



Diabetes Classes Eased Transition to Healthier Lifestyle

WYANDOT COUNTY - WYANDOT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Frank’s doctor recommended he and his wife Connie enroll in Living with Diabetes, an education course on managing diabetes, at Wyandot Memorial Hospital’s Wellness Center. Read more

 

 

   

 

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