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Hospital Happenings

A look at executive changes, new building projects, innovative efforts and programs, awards, special recognition and other important developments happening at hospitals and health systems across Ohio.

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May 2020

The deal for a Michigan-based health system to acquire Summa Health is off. In a joint statement this morning, Southfield, Mich.-based Beaumont Health said it was ending its proposed partnership with Akron-based Summa. 5.29.20 Read more 

Akron Children’s Hospital to open Ravenna pediatric center on June 2. 5.28.20 Read more

Akron Children's Hospital will launch its Portage Health Center on Tuesday, June 2, with the opening of a pediatrics primary care office at the Ravenna site. 5.28.20 Read more 

St. Luke's Hospital appoints interim president. 5.28.20 Read more

Cincinnati Children’s and University of Cincinnati Name New Chair of Pediatrics, Chief Medical Officer and Research Foundation Director 5.28.20 Read more

Adena Health System will officially open its newest location to the Circleville community with the addition of an Urgent Care facility on June 1. 5.27.20 Read more

Mercy Medical recognized for heart failure accreditation. 5.24.20 Read more

Premier Health’s newest urgent care center opens. 5.18.20 Read more

Memorial Hospital Receives an ‘A’ for Patient Safety. 5.18.20 Read more

Cleveland Clinic in multicenter clinical trial studying blood test to detect more than 50 types of cancer. 5.18.20 Read more

Akron Children's establishes 1st telehealth chair with $1M donation. 5.15.20 Read more

St. Rita’s nationally recognized with an ‘A’ safety grade. 5.9.20 Read more

Premier Health, Fidelity Health Care, CompuNet, UD Partner on COVID-19 IgG Antibody Testing Initiative. 5.1.20 Read more

Nationwide Children's chooses CEO for its new gene-therapy company. 5.1.20 Read more

April 2020

McCafferty outpatient VA Clinic doctors moving to Parma. 4.27.20 Read more

Wexner Medical Center first hospital to use remote surgical pacemaker technology. 4.27.20 Read more

Dayton Children's buys commercial property in Dayton. 4.22.20 Read more

UC Health plans to test new treatment on COVID-19 patients, seeks recovered donors. 4.14.20 Read more

Doctor who helped save lives in New York during 9/11, fights COVID-19 in Ohio. 4.13.20 Read more 

Adena Health System providing innovation to give patients a safe option for routine care. 4.10.20 Read more

SOMC provides shopping safety checklist. 4.6.20 Read more 

An emergency doctor at MetroHealth is getting some social media attention for a musical tribute to his mentor, Dr. Frederick Robbins, in the midst of the coronavirus crisis. 4.5.20 Read more 

Frontline staff at Adena Health System are prepared for COVID-19. 4.3.20 Read more 

March 2020

Battelle, OSU Wexner Medical Center develop new coronavirus test, with results in few as 5 hours. 3.30.20 Read more 

University of Toledo Medical Center CEO accepts job with Mercy Health 3.27.20 Read more

University Hospitals next week will roll out an app that promotes social distancing by allowing doctors to monitor patients’ health remotely — keeping coronavirus patients at home or in isolation, and eliminating the need for other patients to come in for checkups. 3.23.20 Read more

Cleveland Clinic has launched a free coronavirus (COVID-19) online screening tool. 3.19.20 Read more

University Hospitals health system has agreed to the full purchase of University Suburban Health Center, a move that will lead to a return of an urgent care center at the facility, and other changes. 3.18.20 Read more

Fisher-Titus has nominated registered nurse Kelly Schaffer for the Ohio Hospital Association’s Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award. 3.14.20 Read more

Adena Health System expanding its care for patients with the addition of four new providers across multiple service lines. 3.11.20 Read more

OhioHealth system to receive 2019 Foster McGaw Prize. 3.11.20 Read more 

Mount Carmel Health’s parent company, Michigan-based Trinity Health, announced it has hired a new top executive for the hospital system. 3.9.20 Read more

Ohio State's new simulator gives aspiring heart surgeons hands-on skills without risk. 3.9.20 Read more

Premier Health’s executive vice president and chief operating officer, Barbara Johnson, has been named by Modern Healthcare as one of its 2020 Minority Leaders to Watch. 3.8.20 Read more

Bellefonte Ironton Urgent Care and Primary Care will be transitioning to Southern Ohio Medical Center. 3.6.20 Read more

Adena Regional Medical Center has been named by Healthgrades as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals for 2020. 3.5.20 Read more

February 2020

Nationwide Children’s Hospital hosted a dedication ceremony Friday outside its new Big Lots Behavioral Health Pavilion. 2.28.20 Read more

Cincinnati has the highest rated hospitals in the United States, next to Austin, Texas. 2.28.20 Read more

Akron Children’s has acquired the practice of pediatrician Dr. Marilyn Tiu. 2.24.20 Read more

Mercy Health fills gaps in access to care. 2.24.20 Read more

OhioHealth is seeking to build a 60,000-square-foot medical center on High Street in Worthington. 2.19.20
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Adena Health's new behavioral health center provides a sanctuary from ER chaos. 2.19.20 Read more

Adena introduces hyperbaric wound care. 2.19.20 Read more

ProMedica is changing the name of ProMedica Toledo Children’s Hospital to ProMedica Russell J. Ebeid Children’s Hospital. 2.12.20 Read more

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center recently opened an electrophysiology lab in its cardiac services wing to diagnose abnormal heartbeats. 2.11.20 Read more

Miami Valley Hospital and Atrium Medical Center were named as part of Healthgrades’ annual “100 best hospitals” list. 2.11.20 Read more

Grand Lake Health System was among 111 Ohio employers recognized for promoting employee wellness by the Healthy Business Council of Ohio. 2.8.20 Read more

Akron Children’s Hospital is using new x-ray technology that will allow patients to stand and get a low dose of radiation. 2.5.20 Read more

Ashley Boyer, MHA, BSN, RN, has been promoted to Chief Nursing Officer for Memorial Health. Boyer now joins Memorial’s senior administration. 2.4.20 Read more

UH Samaritan Richland Health Center opening Feb. 17. 2.4.20 Read more 

UC Health achieves new record in transplantation. 2.4.20 Read more 

Genesis to partner with Nationwide Children's Hospital to enhance local care. 2.3.20 Read more 

January 2020

Akron Children’s opens new health center in Wooster. 1.29.30 Read more 

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Lima presented a check Tuesday night to the Allen County Board of Developmental Disabilities for $50,000 toward the building of the $1.25 million All Ability Playground project. 1.28.20 Read more

St. Anne Hospital opening cardiovascular lab. 1.23.20 Read more

South General achieves excellence designation for its nurses and patient care: Strong Points 1.23.20 Read more 

Fayette County Memorial Hospital to explore joining Adena Health. 1.23.20 Read more

OhioHealth and Berger Health System merger goals going according to plan after one year. 1.22.20 Read more

Adena Cancer Center recieves grant for cancer care. 1.22.20 Read more

OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital raises minimum wage to $15 per hour. 1.22.20 Read more

Cleveland Clinic names Hiroyuki Fujita the new chair of Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital’s board of trustees, beginning earlier this month. 1.21.20 Read more

Dayton Children's Hospital buys more property near health campus. 1.14.20 Read more

Mercer Health Medical Group at Southland Extends Hours. 1.9.20 Read more

Fisher-Titus Pulmonary Medicine in Norwalk has welcomed three new providers, Dr. Basem Haddad, Dr. Bashar Salem, and Lisa Wallace, MSN, ACNP-BC. 1.8.20 Read more 

Mercy Health-St. Rita's names Dr. Matt Owens as new chief clinical officer on Friday. 1.6.20 Read more

A look Ahead 2020: Health systems to continue adding to skyline. 1.6.20 Read more

Mercy Health-Home Health named 'top agency' 1.4.20 Read more

Kettering Health buys up more land south of Dayton. 1.3.20 Read more

Lake Health increases community benefit by 9 percent, officials report. 1.2.20 Read more

UC Health names first chief diversity officer, Jeanetta Darno. 1.2.20 Read more 

December 2019

Gene therapy invented at Nationwide Children's lands $1.1B commercialization deal for Boston biotech. 12.24.19 Read more

Christ Hospital hires one of city's top doctors, Dr. Julian Guitron. 12.23.19 Read more

Summa Health provided $110.7 million in community benefit last year. 12.23.19 Read more 

Mercy Health boosting wages for thousands of workers . 12.20.19 Read more

Construction ahead of schedule at Marion General Hospital. 12.19.19 Read more

Cliff A. Megerian, MD, named next CEO of University Hospitals Health System. 12.19.19 Read more

Three registered nurses at Avita Health System are being honored with The DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. Also, for the first time ever, one nurse has earned The Nurse Leader Award. 12.18.19 Read more

Mercy Health announces partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 12.17.19 Read more

A Greater Cincinnati hospital is the first in the region to be named a Level IV maternity hospital. It joins only six others in the state. 12.16.19 Read more

UC Medical Center Named a Level IV Maternity Hospital. 12.16.19 Read more

Graham students get lessons on dangers of vaping from Mercy-Health​. 12.10.19 Read more

Cleveland Clinic Akron General Hospital has been designated an "Autism Friendly Hospital." 12.10.19 Read more

For a third-straight year, ProMedica President and CEO Randy Oostra was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of its 100 most influential people of the healthcare industry. 12.10.19 Read more

It’s important to improve mental health access, newborn survival rate and respiratory care for children in the Mahoning Valley, and a new study by Akron Children’s Hospital lays out some strategies to do so. 12.10.19 Read more

Cleveland Clinic invested more than $1 billion in community benefit in 2018, the most in the health system’s history, the company announced. 12.6.19 Read more

Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley will offer an expanded behavioral health program to area children, adolescents and teens starting Tuesday to address a growing need for those services. 12.5.19 Read more

MetroHealth to base a Life Flight helicopter at Lake Health TriPoint Medical Center. 12.5.19 Read more

A nonprofit health care provider is now seeing patients at its new medical center in west Dayton — a project that brings employment opportunities and expanded healthcare services to the area. 12.5.19 Read more

Local hospitals up community benefit contributions 12% to $1.6 billion, Cleveland Clinic contributes more than $1 billion. 12.5.19 Read more

To combat a national spike in teen vaping, Licking County students must be educated about the practice's dangers, Licking Memorial professionals said Tuesday. 12.4.19 Read more

St. Luke's Hospital to merge with Michigan-based McLaren Health Care. 12.4.19 Read more

The University of Cincinnati intends to remove “interim” from the title of Dr. Andrew Filak Jr., dean of the College of Medicine and senior vice president for health affairs. 12.4.19 Read more

In its fourth community health needs assessment, Akron Children’s Hospital has identified pediatric health priorities for its service area through 2022. 12.3.19 Read more

Dayton hospital launches new nonprofit chapter. The national nonprofit Flashes of Hope provides children with cancer a professional portrait and pampering. 12.3.19 Read more

Healthy Business Council of Ohio honors Wood County Hospital. 12.3.19 Read more