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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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March 2020

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

November 2019

Adena Pike Medical Center recognized with 2019 Performance Leadership Awards . 11.26.19 Read more

One of Mercy Health's top executives to depart by the end of the year. 11.22.19 Read more

Summa Health receives $2.1 million gift to support mental health. 11.21.19 Read more

Dr. James Merlino has been named Cleveland Clinic's chief clinical transformation officer, a newly created position for the system, according to a news release. 11.21.19 Read more

A six-month, $2 million renovation project will now enable cardiology patients at UC Health to receive outpatient care in one centralized location on the Clifton Campus. 11.21.19 Read more

Fisher-Titus has announced it is joining Marina Home Health, LLC, a locally owned durable medical equipment (DME) business serving North Central Ohio. 11.20.19 Read more

Mercy Health-Cincinnati intends to relaunch a walk-in medical office in downtown’s Central Business District on Dec. 2. 11.20.19 Read more

One of Cincinnati Children’s top surgeons departs. 11.19.19 Read more

Kettering Health Network 'developing plans' for Miami Township site. 11.19.19 Read more

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center was the first hospital in North America to try a new technology for kidney-stone surgery called the SuperPulse Thulium fiber laser. 11.18.19 Read more

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has partnered with Best Upon Request to provide concierge services to new moms and their families at the system’s flagship hospital in Edgewood. 11.15.19 Read more

The Ohio Department of Health has been awarded $12 million in federal funding to address maternal mortality across the state. 11.15.19 Read more 

University Hospitals Parma Medical Center opens pilot Lung Nodule Center. 11.14.19 Read more

Fayette County Memorial Hospital, Adena partnership sees results. 11.13.19 Read more 

Cleveland Clinic, 3 universities get $1B to teach and research. 11.13.19 Read more

Premier Health, one of the region's largest employers is wrapping up an expansion that will increase the size of its workforce even more. 11.13.19 Read more

Kettering Health Network buys former Premier Health clinic in Vandalia. 11.12.19 Read more

The University of Cincinnati and UC Health are more than half way to the $2 billion they hope to raise by 2024. 11.12.19 Read more

Mercy Health Avon Primary, Specialty and Walk-in Care held a red ribbon-cutting to introduce its new office to the public on Nov. 7. 11.12.19 Read more

Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center are collaborating to treat cystic fibrosis adult patients. 11.11.19 Read more

Lt. Dan VGo connects Nationwide Children's patients with loved ones overseas. 11.11.12 Read more

The University of Cincinnati and the affiliated UC Health hospital system intend to launch a joint effort to raise more than $2 billion within the next five years. 11.8.19 Read more

A 1-mill, five-year renewal tax to continue funding Southwest General Health Center programs and services passed overwhelmingly in all four municipalities where it appeared on the ballot. 11.8.19 Read more

UC Health, Greater Cincinnati’s academic health system, announced today the upcoming retirement of Mr. Clarence Pauley III, Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer. 11.8.19 Read more

Adena Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Total Hip and Knee Replacement Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards. 11.7.19 Read more

Trinity Health has named David Spivey, CEO of one of its Michigan hospitals, as interim president at Mount Carmel East. 11.7.19 Read more

A Cincinnati health care center that provides primary care to low-income and uninsured children and adults in Greater Cincinnati has opened a new, larger facility on the West Side. 11.7.19 Read more

The city of Portsmouth Health Department is now the recipient of a $125,000 Drug-Free Communities grant courtesy of U.S. Sen. Rob Portman. R-OH. 11.6.19 Read more

University Hospitals names Alan J. Papa new president of UH Ahuja Medical Center. He will assume his role as president on Nov. 18. 11.6.19 Read more

The University of Toledo is celebrating the opening of the Pre-Health Advising Center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 9 a.m. Thursday outside University Hall, Room 2160. 11.6.19 Read more 

Independent hospital's $60M expansion could infuse $400K into local economy. The project is expected to generate significant tax revenues for the city of Greenville that could amount to as much as $400,000 over the life of the project. 11.5.19 Read more

Mercy Health-Cincinnati has begun a $2 million construction project to create a new interventional radiology suite at Clermont Hospital. 11.5.19 Read more

OhioHealth and Jewish Family Services are partnering to help 225 known local Holocaust survivors get health care by taking the OhioHealth Wellness on Wheels Primary Care mobile unit to the East Side agency’s parking lot on Mondays. 11.4.19 Read more

Fairfield Medical Center Foundation Donates $112,964 to FMC Maternity Services. 11.4.19 Read more

Too much screen time changes children's brains, study from Cincinnati Children's finds 11.4.19 Read more

Ashtabula County Medical Center and Molina Healthcare of Ohio recently celebrated the opening of ACMC’s new Baby Closet, providing new mothers with supplies they may need when they leave the hospital. 11.3.19 Read more

The new Outpatient Center, a part of Mercer Health's West Wing Expansion, has seen 30% increase in volume since opening last October. 11.1.19 Read more

October 2019

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is debuting a mobile medical care center to deliver pediatric subspecialty services to those who can’t easily access the main campus in Avondale or satellite facilities. 10.30.19 Read more

University Hospitals’ CEO Thomas “Tom” Zenty III will retire from UH at the end of January 2021 when his contract expires, he announced Tuesday. 10.29.19 Read more

Akron Children’s Hospital’s CEO emeritus William H. Considine was honored recently for his decades of service, but Considine, too, honored the hospital. 10.28.19 Read more

Here's where Quantum Health is moving its headquarters. 10.28.19 Read more

Cleveland at forefront of Alzheimer’s disease research. 10.28.19 Read more

Mercy Health’s Trauma Prevention and Education program is offering tips to the public about how to ensure the safety of children trick-or-treating for Halloween. 10.23.19 Read more

Cleveland Clinic, American Well to launch telehealth company ​10.21.19 Read more

Cleveland Clinic’s annual Medical Innovation Summit to focus on ‘caring for every life’. 10.18.19 Read more

The Proton Therapy Center operated by Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and UC Health has hit a significant milestone in researching the use of high doses of proton beams delivered at ultra-high speeds to treat cancer. 10.14.19 Read more

TriHealth buys out partner in local hospital. 10.14.19 Read more

Construction of Mercy Health – St. Rita’s new $15 million medical residency campus will begin soon as the hospital seeks to stay ahead of the anticipated national physician shortage. 10.14.19 Read more 

Blanchard Valley Health System is now a member of the Mayo Clinic Care Network. 10.12.19 Read more

MetroHealth donated $1 million to Cuyahoga Community College to establish a center that will link people to academic and workforce training programs at the hospital system’s main campus. 10.11.19 Read more

Mercy Health-Cincinnati named the next president of Clermont Hospital. 10.10.19 Read more

The Ross County Health District, in collaboration with the Hope Partnership Project, has been awarded a two-year $600,000 grant to prevent and reduce overdose deaths associated with opioids. 10.8.19 Read more

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has received its biggest single donation ever, and the $5 million gift will help build a Center for Integrative Oncology within the cancer center that’s to open next year on the campus of the system’s flagship hospital in Edgewood. 10.8.19 Read more

Therapy dog helping patients and loved ones at OhioHealth's inpatient hospice care center. 10.7.19 Read more

Akron Children’s Hospital, which has a large presence in Trumbull and Mahoning counties, is raising its minimum wage to $15 per hour. 10.5.19 Read more

Trinity Health System announced Wednesday it will open two healthcare facilities in Belmont County. 10.2.19 Read more

TriHealth CEO taps new regional leader. Chief executive Mark Clement has shifted the roles of some of the hospital system’s senior leaders. 10.2.19 Read more

A replacement medical director has been tapped by the MetroHealth System to oversee health-care operations at the Cuyahoga County jails. 10.1.19 Read more

Fairview Hospital, using a $26,000 Community West Foundation grant, recently purchased 62 containers (each containing four kits) to be donated to the Lakewood, Fairview Park and Olmsted Falls school districts.10.1.19 Read more

September 2019

People traveling past Trumbull Regional Medical Center on Saturday morning may notice pink-colored clothing, pink hair and pink banners as the 14th annual Pink Ribbon Run and Walk for cancer awareness takes place 9.27.19. Read more

Mount Carmel raise means all Columbus health systems will have $15 minimum wage. All four Columbus hospital systems will have a $15 minimum wage as Mount Carmel Health System takes the final step in a two-year campaign to raise pay. 9.24.19 Read more

The Licking County Health Department (LCHD) introduces a new way for Licking County residents and visitors to search for healthy living resources throughout the county by using two new interactive maps on the health department’s website. 9.24.19 Read more

Cleveland Clinic and Luye Medical unveiled an arhitectural scale model of the Shanghai Luye Lilan Hospital. The new hospital, set to open to patients in 2024, is the first project by Cleveland Clinic Connected. 9.24.19 Read more

UC Health, Greater Cincinnati’s academic health system, has opened a unique center that brings together the region’s top clinicians to provide multidisciplinary, patient-focused care for a variety of back, neck and spine disorders. 9.23.19 Read more

Marion Technical College has added a new degree program to its healthcare department lineup.
Beginning this fall, MTC is offering surgical technology, which provides training for individuals who wish to become allied health professionals working in an operating room setting. 9.22.19  Read more

Bon Secours Mercy Health has hired Jean Haynes as the Cincinnati-based hospital system's first chief population health officer, a position that includes leading both clinical and non-clinical functions. 9.13.19 Read more

Kettering Health Network offers a robust wellness program for its 12,000 employees. During last year's Not a Single Pound holiday challenge, employees were able to lose a total of 788 pounds. 9.12.19 Read more

Lance Beus, CEO, Clinton Memorial Hospital, assured the community the hospital’s OB/GYN services will remain and will be expanding. 9.12.19 Read more

The fundraising arm of Mercy Health- Lorain Hospital, Mercy Health Foundation Lorain, officially has moved into its new location at the historic Citizens Home Savings bank building at 360 Cleveland Ave. in Amherst. 9.12.19 Read more

Lorain County Community College kicked off its new Healthcare Apprenticeship Pathway Program that offers paid opportunities for regional health care employers and employees starting with state tested nursing assistants positions. The goal is for LCCC students to earn money while they learn. 9.10.19 Read more

More OHA member health systems in Central Ohio are working to add programs and increase treatment efforts. 9.8.19  Read more

Nearly half — 44 percent — of the nurses in Northeast Ohio are graduates of the Kent State University College of Nursing. Even before they earn their degrees, Kent State Geauga students in the nursing program are being hired as nursing interns throughout the University Hospitals health care network, the school reports. 9.4.19 Read more

Akron Children’s Hospital’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center’s services for patients with tic and Tourette disorders has been added to a list of national programs that stand out for its excellent care. 9.4.19 Read more

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center President Ronda Lehman has been named president of the health network’s Lima market, overseeing the medical center, affiliated outpatient services, operations and growth in the 10-county Lima region. 9.4.19 Read more

Case Western Reserve University and Boston-based Akouos signed an exclusive licensing agreement to develop a gene therapy. The technology is owned jointly by CWRU and University Hospitals. It may be able to stop the progression of hearing loss and prevent deafness in people with USH3A, which is a form of hereditary hearing loss linked to defects in the sensory hair cells in the inner ear, the release stated. Read more

Cancer researchers at Nationwide Children’s Hospital dig into Ewing sarcoma. In the United States, 80% of the children diagnosed with cancer will survive at least five years. 9.1.19 Read more

CommQuest Services plans to open a detox center inside Aultman Hospital this fall to streamline access to treatment for patients. 9.3.19  Read more

Avita Galion Hospital’s maternity center has been recognized by the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health for completing the Ten Steps for Successful Breastfeeding. 9.5.19 Read more

August 2019

Fisher-Titus has announced plans to be part of a new regional surgery center in Norwalk. 8.30.19 Read more

Atrium Medical Center will hold open interviews next month in hopes of hiring registered nurses and respiratory therapists at one of Greater Cincinnati’s largest hospitals. 8.30.19  Read more

Ohio State University's Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital has named Dr. William Farrar, a longtime physician with the hospital, its new CEO. 8.30.19  Read more

Lynn Lee, MD, a cancer researcher at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, has been awarded a $330,000 grant to help identify a way to combat a type of leukemia that is difficult to treat. 8.14.19 Read more.

The alliance between Memorial Health and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, known as The Heart Partnership, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary this month. 8.14.19 
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Tim Prestridge, former chief financial officer and chief operating officer of Clinton Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, has been hired as CFO of Mercy Health-Cincinnati’s Anderson Hospital. 8.13.19 Read more.

A researcher in The Ohio State University College of Medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has received $4.25 million in grant funding to develop the first parasite vaccine to treat a neglected tropical disease that impacts people around the world, including in the United States. 8.13.19 Read more. 

Licking Memorial Health Systems promoted Ben Broyles to the position of assistant vice president community health & wellness. 8.13.19 Read more. 

Stories of hope and life emerge from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's 10,000 transplants. 8.9.19 Read more.

Oluyinka O. Olutoye MD, PhD, has been appointed Surgeon-In-Chief at Nationwide Children's Hospital, effective Aug. 1. 8.8.19 Read more. 

Licking Memorial Health Systems recently received the 2019 Columbus Business First Vanguard Award for their involvement with the Project SEARCH program. 8.2.19 Read more. 

A team of researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital and The Ohio State University College of Medicine was awarded a $2 million grant over four years to continue development of the Cure CF Columbus Research and Development Program. 8.2.19 Read more. 

The Ohio State University announced the appointment of Cheryl Hoying as the new chief nursing executive (CNE) and patient care services officer, beginning on August 1. 8.1.19 Read more. 

July 2019

Akron Children's Hospital is now seeing patients in its new Center for Gender Affirming Medicine. 7.29.19 Read more.

Adena Health System President and CEO Jeff Graham announced plans to expand Adena's current partnership with Nationwide Children's Hospital. 7.29.19 Read more. 

UC Health has named Beverly Bokovitz, DNP, RN, NEA-BC, as the system's first chief nursing executive. She will continue to serve in her current position as chief nursing officer for University of Cincinnati Medical Center. 7.29.19 Read more. 

Akron Children’s Hospital will partner with Stark State College to offer entry-level employees full tuition to earn associate’s degrees in four key hard-to-fill health care jobs, while also working to remove barriers to education for those workers. 7.16.19 Read more.

Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital is putting the finishing touches on an expansion and remodel of its Outpatient Rehabilitation and Therapy center, which is inside the Fairfield HealthPlex in Butler County. 7.16.19 Read more.

Atrium Medical Center is implementing new services and technology to expand its level of care, in an effort to drive better patient outcomes and save more lives. 7.16.19 Read more.

The new heart and vascular institute at Lima Memorial Health Systems opened to patients on Monday. 7.15.19 Read more.

Akron Children’s Hospital announces three new appointments on the outpatient care side of its operations. 7.11.19 Read more.

One of the Dayton area's largest hospital networks, Mercy Health, is making changes to its occupational health services program in an effort to better meet the needs of employers and their staffs. 7.10.19 Read more.

Thanks to a $4.23 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Cleveland is about to become a national hub for research into Alzheimer’s and related diseases. 7.10.19 Read more.

Mercy Health-Cincinnati intends to open a women’s health center inside Kenwood Towne Centre by late September. 7.9.19 Read more.

Summa Health and Southfield, Michigan-based Beaumont Health have signed a letter of intent to develop a "strategic partnership" with Summa becoming a wholly owned subsidiary of Beaumont Health. 7.9.19 Read more.

A longtime Premier Health executive is now the top official at one of the health network's newly expanded hospitals. 7.8.19 Read more.

Three Cincinnati organizations – including Cincinnati Children's Hospital and The Chris Hospital – landed on Forbes 2019 list of Best Employers for Women. 7.8.19 Read more.

The MetroHealth System has just announced a $60 million housing investment in the West 25th Street area; employee housing incentives to move or upgrade homes in neighborhoods near its main Cleveland campus; a new community hub that will include a food pantry, grocery store, legal services, and financial literacy training. 7.7.19 Read more.

If not for his childhood as the son of an itinerant preacher, Dave Blom might not have become CEO of OhioHealth Corp. 7.7.19 Read more.

June 2019

Harlem Globetrotters create fund at Nationwide Children’s for on our sleeves movement. For years, the Harlem Globetrotters have been championing issues that impact children and families. Now they are extending that commitment through support of children’s mental health – one of the most challenging issues facing youth today. 6.25.19 Read more.

The Cleveland Clinic completed its first in utero fetal surgery to repair a spina bifida birth defect earlier this year on a 23-week-old fetus, bringing a new surgery option to northern Ohio. 6.24.19 Read more.

For the third year in a row, Aultman Orrville Hospital was recognized as one of “67 critical access hospitals to know” by Becker’s Hospital Review, a leading health care publication based in Chicago. 6.24.19 Read more.

Bon Secours Mercy Health disclosed today the hospital system intends to add 500 jobs and $50 million in new payroll to its headquarters in Bond Hill. 6.24.19 Read more.

For the third year running, Nationwide Children's Hospital has stayed in the same spot among the country's best pediatric hospitals, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report. 6.18.19 Read more.

Akron Children’s Hospital once again ranked in the top 50 nationwide in several of its pediatric specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2019-2020 Best Children’s Hospitals. 6.18.19 Read more.

Dave Blom’s 17 years as CEO of OhioHealth have been characterized by unprecedented change in the health care industry, for OhioHealth and for Columbus. During his tenure, OhioHealth nearly doubled its facilities, doubled staff, tripled operating revenue and quintupled its charity care budget. As he looks toward a June 30 retirement, Blom recently sat down with Columbus CEO. 6.16.19 Read more.

Free training to fill nursing assistant openings at University Hospitals is being offered by the hospital and Cuyahoga County. 6.14.19 Read more.

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, has announced the appointment of Mark Hurst, MD, to the position of medical director. 6.13.19 Read more.

Mercy Health-Cincinnati has named Justin Krueger as the next president of Fairfield Hospital and the system’s surrounding North Market. 6.13.19 Read more.

Barbara A. Johnson, a system vice president and Premier Health’s chief human resource officer, has been selected as the health system’s next executive vice president and chief operating officer. 6.12.19 Read more.

A new asset has been added to Trinity Health System's west campus as construction continues on a multi-million-dollar expansion project. 6.12.19 Read more.

The grand opening of the $9 million Licking Memorial Medical Campus building addition attracted more than 400 people Monday evening. 6.11.19 Read more.

Susan Fuehrer, VA Northeast Ohio Healthcare System director and CEO, is retiring from that job to become the MetroHealth System’s president of social determinants of health and health equity. 6.11.19 Read more.

Licking Memorial Internal Medicine is pleased to announce the addition of Shawn L. Reed, M.D. 6.11.19 Read more.

Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house for the addition to the Licking Memorial Medical Campus, located at 1717 West Main Street in Newark. 6.11.19 Read more.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare has opened a Women’s Health Center in Edgewood, in renovated space previously occupied by the Northern Kentucky Health Department. 6.10.19 Read more.

The Gala of Hope Foundation has awarded a $353,200 grant to the Premier Health foundations in support of integrative therapies for cancer patients at the health system’s cancer centers. 6.7.19 Read more.

In a moving speech Friday at the City Club of Cleveland, MetroHealth CEO Dr. Akram Boutros blamed the far-reaching effects of structural racism and childhood trauma for many of Cuyahoga County’s public health crises and issued a call to action for citizens to do their part in addressing them. 6.7.19 Read more.

Kettering Health Network officials opened the doors Thursday to its $100 million Troy Hospital in a ribbon-cutting ceremony. 6.6.19 Read more.

The University Hospitals Parma Medical Center was given provisional status as an Adult Level III trauma center by the state, allowing patients in Parma facing life-threatening injuries to be treated faster. 6.5.19 Read more.

Christ Hospital has opened its first onsite clinic by partnering with a Covington manufacturer. 6.4.19 Read more.

The MetroHealth System chose University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital as its new partner for pediatric services. 6.3.19 Read more.

Spencer A. Kowal has been named chief financial officer at Akron Children’s Hospital. 6.3.19 Read more.


May 2019

Changes are coming to ProMedica Toledo Children's Hospital in the form of a new name. 5.31.19 Read more.

The MetroHealth System and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital are collaborating to enhance pediatric services for patients across the region. This collaboration will build upon both health systems’ shared goal of providing high-quality, accessible health care to all children. 5.31.19 Read more.

Barnesville Hospital in Belmont County, Ohio, has entered into a management agreement and clinical affiliation with WVU Hospitals and the West Virginia University Health System effective June 1. 5.30.19 Read more.

Bon Secours Mercy Health has hired Paul Smith as the next president of its Mid-American Group, which includes Mercy’s five hospitals in Greater Cincinnati as well as two others in Ohio and three in Kentucky. 5.30.19 Read more.

Work on ProMedica’s new, state-of-the-art patient tower has entered the home stretch before it receives its first patients in July. 5.29.19 Read more.

Akron Children’s Hospital NICU babies are first patients in Summa Akron City Hospital’s new building. 5.28.19 Read more.

UH Geneva expands cancer center. There are a lot of downsides to cancer treatment, but patients in Geneva can worry less about logistics. 5.28.19 Read more. 

Nationwide Children’s Hospital names research institute in honor of Abigail Wexner. 5.21.19 Read more.

Four high school seniors who live in Union County and who plan to study health-related college majors received $1,000 Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Scholarships at recent high school award ceremonies. 5.21.19 Read more.

Memorial Health announced Chelsea Nash, Certified Nurse Practitioner, will be treating patients at the Memorial Internal Medicine practice effective May 20, 2019. 5.20.19 Read more.

With the Tuesday, May 21, opening of a new medical building, Akron Children's Hospital will bring together pediatric primary care, rehabilitation services and a dozen pediatric specialty care practices under one roof. 5.20.19  Read more.

Gayle Mattson, a seasoned healthcare and hospice leader with a strong track record of success, will be the next president and chief executive officer for Hospice of Cincinnati, which is part of TriHealth. 5.20.19 Read more.

Avon Hospital has been awarded advanced certification as a primary stroke center. The hospital joins Mercy Hospital and UH as one of the three west side hospitals that have earned the designation, according to Dr. Norman Sese (seh’-say). Others include Fairview Hospital on the near west side and Hillcrest on the east side. 5.20.19 Read more.

Ohio State surgery technique offers new pain relief for amputees. According to the latest research, about 75 percent of people who have lost a limb from trauma, cancer or poor circulation eventually suffer from debilitating phantom limb and residual limb pain. 5.17.19 Read more.

Ohio State ECPR protocol helps more people survive cardiac arrest. Sudden cardiac arrest that happens outside of a hospital is almost always fatal – just 10 percent of the people who experience it survive. 5.17.19 Read more.

The community paramedicine program by Premier Health and Dayton Fire Department brings together hospital and fire department staff to identify patients in need of in-home care and will accommodate up to 25 patients at a time. 5.17.19 Read more.

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center honored 10 area high school students as winners of the Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Health Partners Scholarship on Wednesday night. 5.15.19 Read more.

Summa Health’s new “front door” — a seven-story tower that has been under construction since 2017 — is nearly ready for its debut. 5.14.19 Read more.

An OhioHealth Corp. physician’s invention offering an alternative to narcotics for treating pain is one of several inventions backed by the Columbus system’s Innovation Development Fund. 5.14.19 Read more.

Dr. Kathy Elizeus will be joining Fisher-Titus Women’s Health, according to Dr. Brent Burkey, President and CEO of Fisher-Titus. 5.13.19 Read more.

Construction on Adena’s new $70 million orthopedic and robotics center is set to begin in late 2019 and be completed in 2021. The expansion includes six new operating rooms, 20 in-patient rooms, and a 300-car parking deck. 5.13.19 Read more.

‘Mom Power’: Mothers at UH help each other parent and cope in mental health support groups. Zaarah Abdul-Zahir knew she needed help when she learned she was pregnant with her seventh child in January. Abdul-Zahir, 42, lives in a blended household with eight of her and her husband’s children on East 68th Street, and she was surprised by the news she was pregnant again. 5.12.19 Read more.

Crothall Healthcare at Cincinnati Children’s, which provides all support services for Cincinnati Children’s, is looking to hire. 5.11.19  Read more.

Mercy Health and Roselawn Manor will have a new location open house from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, at Mercy Health-Spencerville Family Medicine, 424 E. Fourth St., Spencerville. 5.8.19 Read more.

Cleveland Clinic’s patient-experience summit to reflect on putting patients first. For 10 years, the Patient Experience Empathy + Innovation Summit has taught the importance of empathy in a health care climate increasingly based on technology. 5.8.19 Read more.

The parent system of Mercy Health-Cincinnati has become a minority investor in a company that uses a digital platform to connect well-being and precision care. 5.7.19 Read more.

Dr. Basem Haddad has joined Fisher-Titus as the Medical Director of the Fisher-Titus Sleep Center. 5.7.19 Read more.

A new clinical trial at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and two other sites is testing an innovative procedure that may provide hope in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease. 5.6.19 Read more.

Akron Children’s strengthens Stark County reach with Aultman partnership. The new medical office building on Glenwood Street Southwest shows how former rivals can work as partners. 5.5.19 Read more.

The safety of patients who want to harm themselves or others is the central concern for planners working toward the March 2020 opening of a new pediatric mental-health facility on the campus of Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 5.5.19 Read more.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has landed a $30 million federal grant – the second-largest the medical center has ever received – to develop a universal influenza vaccine. 5.2.19 Read more.

More than six years after construction began on the medical campus, Perrysburg has its first inpatient hospital with the opening of Mercy Health Perrysburg Hospital. 5.2.19 Read more.
Akron Children’s Hospital is now collecting unused prescription medications in a secure dropbox at the Beeghly Campus in Boardman. 5.2.19 Read more.

Not much happens at OhioHealth Corp. without input from CEO Dave Blom. But at the February meeting of its board of directors, a who's-who of Central Ohio corporate leaders, a surprise resolution came up for a vote. 5.2.19 Read more.

Memorial Health announces David A. Tanner, DO, will begin serving as Medical Director for Memorial Hospital Occupational Health, a service line of Memorial dedicated to helping local businesses improve and maintain the well-being and safety of their employees. 5.1.19 Read more.

A new program at Adena Regional Medical Center is targeting emergency department patients struggling with alcohol and drug addiction and connecting them with resources including harm reduction and treatment services. 5.1.19 Read more.

Brian Schroer, M.D., has joined Akron Children’s Hospital as director of allergy and immunology. 5.1.19 Read more..

April 2019

Fort Hamilton Hospital celebrated the expansion of its cancer care center with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday. 4.30.19 Read more.

Mount Carmel Health System has opened its psychiatric hospital that replaces and will quadruple capacity from a ward slated for demolition at its West campus. 4.30.19 Read more.

John Starcher, CEO of Bon Secours Mercy Health, disclosed today that the U.S. hospital system he oversees from Cincinnati intends to merge with Ireland’s largest private health care provider. 4.30.19 Read more.

University Hospitals has named Robin Rowell the new president of UH Richmond and Bedford Medical Centers, replacing Brian Monter, who also held the dual positions. 4.30.19 Read more.

Surgeons at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center Comprehensive Transplant Center performed a rare, en-bloc kidney transplant. 4.29.19 Read more.

Responding to increased demand for psychiatric health care that might be linked to the opioid crisis, Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center cut the ribbon on a $2.6 million inpatient expansion on Tuesday. 4.26.19 Read more.

New Mount Carmel Grove City hospital opens Sunday. About 250 doctors, nurses and other employees pitched in with advice and ideas to create the new facility. 4.25.19 Read more.

TriHealth employees were told Thursday that chief operating officer Gail Donovan, who is well regarded by many, plans to depart the hospital system. 4.25.19 Read more.

ProMedica has named Ramy and Faye Eidi its 2019 philanthropists of the year, the health system announced. 4.24.19 Read more.

Aultman Serenity Program Receives Award for Helping Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Survivors. 4.24.19 Read more.

Dr. Karen F. Murray has been named chair of the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Institute, physician-in-chief of Cleveland Clinic Children's and president of the Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation, effective in early July, according to a news release. 4.22.19 Read more.

OhioHealth will remain the title sponsor of the OhioHealth Capital City Half & Quarter Marathon through 2023, OhioHealth and M3S Sports announced. 4.22.19 Read more.

Greene Memorial Hospital has been serving the Xenia community for 65 years, and today it's one of the largest private employers in the city. 4.16.19 Read more.

The prestigious American Diabetes Association Recognition Certificate for a quality diabetes self-management education and support service was recently awarded to Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, an affiliate of Grand Lake Health System. 4.15.19 Read more.

A MetroHealth initiative helping people with severe mental health diagnoses and criminal convictions get back on track is proving effective in keeping participants out of jail, data shows. 4.15.19 Read more.

Rainbow Connects extends University Hospitals’ commitment to meeting patient needs outside doctor’s office. 4.14.19 Read more.

A Cincinnati Children’s Hospital scientist who is researching how the heart can repair itself will receive a $1 million merit award from the American Heart Association. 4.11.19 Read more.

Kettering Health Brain & Spine consolidated three of its offices to a new home with more technology. 4.11.19 Read more.

Akron Children’s Hospital’s efforts to increase diversity among its nurses has earned a national nursing award. 4.11.19 Read more.

University Hospitals recently announced that Tri City Medicine – a well-known group of family medicine physicians – has joined the hospital system. 4.9.19 Read more.

Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic have dedicated the centerpiece of their new joint Health Education Campus, the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion, a four-story, 477,000-square-foot building designed to encourage multidisciplinary interaction and collaboration among students. 4.9.19 Read more.

University Hospitals has named Dr. Cathy Sila as chair of the Department of Neurology at UH Cleveland Medical Center. 4.9.19 Read more.

Akron Children’s Hospital Chief Executive Officer Emeritus Bill Considine was awarded the 2019 Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Founder’s Award at the CMN Children’s Hospitals Week Conference in Orlando in March. 4.8.19 Read more.

Lake Health’s new acute care hospital will begin seeing its first patients April 9 as part of a soft opening. 4.3.19 Read more.

The top executive at one of the Dayton area's largest companies has taken a new job and will be leaving his post by the end of this month. 4.2.19 Read more.

University Hospitals is working to raise the profile and affordability of additional heart screenings during American Heart Month. 4.1.19 Read more.

Jason J. Schreiber will be joining Fisher-Titus as Vice President of Ambulatory Operations according to Fisher-Titus President and CEO Dr. Brent Burkey. 4.1.19 Read more.

The following statement can be attributed to Nick Lashutka, president & CEO of the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association, in response to the announcement of Treasurer Sprague's 'ResultsOHIO' initiative. 4.1.19 Read more.

To accommodate the community’s growing need for close-to-home specialty care, Adena Health System will open its second location in Circleville this month. 4.1.19 Read more.

March 2019

Avita Health System’s Bucyrus Hospital has implemented a forensic program to provide medical screenings and forensic exams to individuals for sexual assault and abuse, child abuse, domestic violence, human trafficking, strangulation and other criminal offenses. 3.29.19 Read more.

Cleveland Clinic and Akron Children’s Hospital are expanding their affiliation agreement that began in 2014 to now encompass both organizations’ pediatric and adult congenital heart programs. 3.28.19 Read more.

Akron Children’s Hospital’s new mobile application makes accessing a wide range of health care advice and hospital information as easy as tapping a button. Akron Children’s Anywhere is now available for download free for both Apple and Android mobile devices. 3.27.19 Read more.

Cleveland Clinic Akron General will hold a Minority Men’s Health Fair on April 11 to address health disparities in Northeast Ohio, particularly those that affect African-American and Latino men. 3.26.19 Read more.

Cardiology services for children and young adults will be offered at Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics’ Lisbon office starting April 5. 3.26.19 Read more.

The Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Services at Atrium Medical Center has been recognized with a national award for clinical excellence. 3.26.19 Read more.

Licking Memorial Health Systems (LMHS) congratulates Clinical Applications Analyst Nemili Johnson for her service in promoting organ donation on behalf of Lifeline of Ohio. 3.25.19 Read more.

The public is invited to join Lake Health family practitioner Dr. Joseph Kessler on April 18 as he explores biblical passages in the context of Traditional Chinese Medicine teachings and how they align to give brilliant insights into living a long, healthy life. 3.24.19 Read more.

Southern Ohio Medical Center surgeon to hold Air It Up event. Since early last year, SOMC thoracic and cardiac surgeon Jeremiah Martin has ben on a bit of a mission to promote early lung cancer screening. 3.24.19 Read more.

Construction has begun on the TriHealth Liberty medical center that’s to open early next year in Butler County’s West Chester Township. 3.22.19 Read more.

Work is underway on a master plan that could reshape UC Health's campus, CEO Dr. Rick Lofgren said. The result could be more buildings with distinctive architecture. 3.22.19 Read more.

Mercy Health-Cincinnati’s Nurse Residency Program is the first in Southwest Ohio to be accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center, which validates standards of excellence for hospital residency programs that transition registered nurses into new practice settings. 3.21.19 Read more.

Cincinnati-based Mercy Health disclosed Wednesday that the statewide hospital system has scored a three-year sponsorship deal with the Ohio High School Athletic Association. 3.20.19 Read more.

Grand Lake Wound Care Center at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital physicians, leaders and clinicians have been recognized with a national award for continued excellence in wound healing. 3.19.19 Read more.

Akron Children’s Hospital this week will offer a preview of one of several regional health centers that the hospital is opening this year. 3.18.19 Read more.

Mercy Health-Cincinnati is narrowing its search to replace Tom Urban as Mercy Health-Fairfield Hospital’s market leader and president and plans to conduct on-site interviews next month. 3.17.19 Read more.

Mercy Health introduces addiction treatment finder in Toledo-area. When someone is in crisis and needs help for an addiction, quickly finding quality treatment can be confusing and frustrating. 3.15.19 Read more.

Lake Health is opening a center dedicated to the holistic treatment of atrial fibrillation (A-Fib) and other heart rhythm disorders, offering a personalized approach to disease management that combines the latest technologies and procedures with integrative wellness programs. 3.14.19 Read more.

A cardiologist famous for his role in developing the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedure visited Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center on Tuesday while touring several Ohio hospitals. 3.13.19 Read more.

Beth E. Mooney, chairman and chief executive of KeyCorp, has been named chair-elect of Cleveland Clinic’s Board of Directors. She will assume the role after the Clinic’s May 6 meeting, the Clinic announced Monday. 3.11.19  Read more.

Lake Health and University Hospitals have announced a new collaboration, finalizing an agreement for UH to join the Lake Health Beachwood Medical Center as a minority member. 3.8.19 Read more.

The Barnesville Hospital Leadership Team, comprised of 26 department leaders, has pledged to have more community involvement outside of the hospital facility. 3.8.19 Read more.

Cleveland Clinic has launched a center to advance the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in health care. 3.7.19 Read more.

Kettering Health Network, one of the largest companies in the Dayton region, is making several changes to its senior leadership team. 3.7.19 Read more.

Memorial Health today announced the appointment of a new board member, Tina Owens-Ruff of Marysville. 3.5.19 Read more.

Mercy Health-Cincinnati has named Shane Knisley as interim president of Fairfield Hospital, one of the largest in the region. 3.5.19 Read more.

The Lake Health Board of Trustees is pleased to welcome new Board members Adam J. Sanden, Keith E. Ziegler, Chetan P. Patel, MD, and Raymond J. Paganini. 3.4.19 Read more.

Tom Urban, CEO of Mercy Health-Cincinnati’s Fairfield Hospital, retired March 1. 3.4.19 Read more.