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Catch up on all of the hospital happenings from September 2021.
MetroHealth's new plan includes health centers focused exclusively on the needs of seniors, a home wired with body sensors that make many hospital stays obsolete, and fun fitness challenges in the Cleveland Metroparks.
Officials of UC Health kicked off an expansion Tuesday that will double the size of the emergency department at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the region’s main trauma center and a key battleground of the novel coronavirus pandemic.
King’s Daughters Medical Center Ohio recently earned national recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye, and tissue donor registrations through the Workplace Partnership for Life, or WPFL, Hospital Organ Donation Campaign.
The first phase of the Cleveland Clinic’s expansion into London, the health system’s third location in a foreign country, is now ready for patients.
The project — known at Avita as "Phase III" — will create a dozen new inpatient beds as well as the new labor, delivery, recovery and postpartum unit on the hospital's second floor. It is slated to be finished by next spring.
The two companies are partnering with IncludeHealth to launch a musculoskeletal (MSK) operating system that any provider can use to offer integrated virtual physical care for MSK patients. The platform is hardware-free and device-agnostic.
A $3 million gift to University Hospitals from Richard Horvitz and Erica Hartman-Horvitz will bring neonatal intensive care to the UH Ahuja Medical Center expansion, UH announced Monday.
Mercy Health’s Urbana Hospital recently celebrated its 70th anniversary of caring for patients in Champaign County and nearby communities. The hospital has gradually expanded its footprint, upgraded services offered to local patients over the years.
OhioHealth will begin building its newest hospital this fall on 30 undeveloped acres at its Pickerington outpatient campus, representing a $140 million investment. Once construction of the 220,000-square-foot facility is complete, OhioHealth Pickerington Methodist Hospital will support more than 500 jobs.
Mark Larmore, chief financial officer of the medical center and vice president of health sciences, and Andrew Thomas, MD, chief clinical officer and senior associate vice president of health sciences, will lead Wexner Medical Center as the university conducts a national search for a new chief executive.
A new, no-needle approach to COVID-19 vaccines is being tested by researchers who are hoping it acts like a virus watchdog in the area where COVID-19 attacks.
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation and The KeyBank Foundation on Thursday announced a pair of grants intended to prevent lead poisoning and address systemic poverty in Cleveland.
Great Place to Work and PEOPLE magazine have honored OhioHealth as one of the 2021 PEOPLE Companies that Care.
Wooster Community Hospital Primary Stroke Center has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines-Stroke Quality Achievement Award Gold Plus for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, according to a news release from WCH.
Catch up on all of the Ohio hospital happenings from August 2021.
Akron Children’s Hospital is creating a new subsidiary ACO, or accountable care organization, to help coordinate and improve overall care of 100,000 Medicaid patients in a 13-county region.
Medina City Council has approved a resolution allowing the mayor to continue a wellness service agreement with the Cleveland Clinic through 2024.
In response to rural need, Kettering Health’s Jamestown Health Center, a service of Greene Memorial Hospital, is training new family physicians to provide obstetrics and received a $1.9 million, five-year grant to expand access.
Mary Rutan Hospital announces that effective Aug. 30, 2021, Mandy Goble, president and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), will retire. Chad Ross, Mary Rutan Hospital's current Chief Operations Officer, will assume the position of President and CEO. Read more
Summit County’s largest employer, Summa Health, is raising the minimum wage for its employees to $15 an hour. Read more
Construction planning continues for a new $156 million, 60-bed hospital and medical office complex to be built in Mason by Mercy Health–Cincinnati. Read more
A hospital executive with experience in Colorado and Pittsburgh has been named to succeed retiring Grace Wakulchik as president and CEO of Akron Children's Hospital.
Michael Feuer learned the value of investing in good ideas during his 16 years as CEO of OfficeMax. That’s why he and his wife are giving $2 million to University Hospitals to spur similar innovations in health care.
Kettering Health plans to breathe new life into a former Kroger store that has sat vacant for nearly a decade. The project will create new jobs and provide more healthcare options for local residents.
Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center and the Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy have enhanced and extended their outreach-based partnership that has long provided free preventative and proactive services to those with limited access to health care.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s entry into the suburban outpatient-care arms race hits a milestone next week as its Outpatient Care New Albany center opens for business.
The leader of one of Dayton's largest and most-notable businesses will step down.
Catch up on all of the Ohio hospital happenings from July 2021.
Aultman is training the next generation of ER docs in new program
A massive redevelopment project that aims to transform the former Good Samaritan Hospital site in west Dayton is moving forward.
The Cleveland Clinic, Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center once again are among the Ohio hospitals that U.S. News and World Report has recognized in this year’s Best Hospitals rankings.
ProMedica executive Dr. Kent Bishop will serve as chair of the 2022 Toledo Heart Walk and will lead fund-raising efforts to support the event and the American Heart Association.
The developers behind a Premier Health-anchored medical facility proposed near the University of Dayton now plan to incorporate a nearly century-old former church into the building's design.
Kettering Health is planning to add 30 more rooms in the intensive care unit and surgical tower at Soin Medical Center due to increased demand for general medical and surgical patient care in Greene County.
Mercy Health announced on Thursday that Andrea Gwynn will be the new administrator of of Mercy Health — Perrysburg Hospital.
Summer reading programs are underway in our communities in an effort to get students and adults engaged in good books. This summer, Adena Health System has teamed up with public libraries in four south-central and southern Ohio counties to promote reading and activities that support overall health.
OhioHealth Corp. has hired a longtime executive of Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center as president of its Dublin Methodist and Grady Memorial hospitals.
Christ Hospital’s physician group has named a new C-suite officer.
Physicians at UC Health will be part of a team championing a new bill in Ohio that aims to improve breast cancer screening for women, particularly those with dense breast tissue.
After more than 40 years with the Aultman Health Foundation, Rick Haines finds himself leading the organization.
Less than a month after cutting the ribbon on its second senior-focused care facility, Kettering Health is laying the groundwork for a third.
A product of University Hospitals Parma Medical Center’s $27.5 million surgery department renovation and expansion is the addition of a top-rated cardiac surgery team offering services at the Powers Boulevard facility.
A Greater Cincinnati hospital is expanding its executive team with the creation of a new role prioritizing patient experiences.
Cincinnati-based Bon Secours Mercy Health is expanding its C-suite with the addition of a former Cigna executive as part of an initiative to drive digital innovation
The Cafaro Foundation is donating $250,000 to Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley to fund the Major Resuscitation Room that is part of a $30 million expansion of the hospital’s Emergency Department.
Catch up on all of the Ohio hospital happenings from June 2021.
OhioHealth has purchased an office building at Hamilton and East Dublin-Granville roads in the New Albany area for a new medical campus.
After 20 years at the helm, Ed Roth is stepping down as president and CEO of the Aultman Health Foundation.
Mark Herbert is an infectious disease specialist at Mount Carmel and has played dual critical roles in leading the fight against Covid-19 for the Columbus health system.
Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center is now affiliated with the Arubah Neuroscience Institute, which offers advanced neuroenedovascular treatments, neuroscience critical care and minimally invasive interventional treatment for strokes, brain aneurysms and other vascular diseases.
Metroparks Toledo is set to announce another $1 million donation to its Glass City Metropark and Glass City Riverwalk projects, this time from Mercy Health.
OhioHealth Oblenness hospital President Mark Seckinger announced he would be retiring from his position.
The funding will help enhance treatment and expand resources for emergency department patients dealing with substance use disorder.
Mercy Health-Youngstown will open a new surgery center in Canfield, expanding options form patients in need of outpatient procedures. “This new center complements the already high-quality care provided at St. Elizabeth Boardman and Youngstown Hospitals,” said Dr. John Luellen, market president of Mercy Health-Youngstown, in a statement. “
The news comes after a series of leadership transitions unveiled by Kettering Health earlier this week, including a new president for two of its hospitals in Greene County. Read more
Ohio State's Wexner Medical Center has recruited a 20-year executive of Chicago-based Northwestern Medicine as its next COO. Read more
Exactly two years after it was first given provisional status, UH Parma Medical Center recently was verified as a Level III Trauma Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). Read more
Catch up on all of the Ohio hospital happenings from May 2021.
MetroHealth and University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital are expanding an existing partnership to offer more specialized pediatric care on Cleveland’s West Side.
Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital has named a new chief operating officer.
Doctors can access nodules, resulting in earlier lung cancer detection
There’s a word Debbie Hayes uses often when she talks about life at Christ Hospital: Mission.
A tenured healthcare executive who formerly served as the chief innovation officer at Cleveland Clinic has been selected for Kettering Health's network leadership team.
On the third floor of Mercy Health Tiffin Hospital, Jessica Wise manages the medical-surgical nursing staff. As she makes her rounds through her division’s string of rooms, she nearly always recognizes the faces that pass by.
Recognized for its innovation and creative workforce development outside the traditional health care system, ProMedica has earned a high-level award from The Partnership for Excellence, a tri-state Baldrige-based program.
Memorial Hospital achieved "Straight A" recognition in the Spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the nation's most prestigious honor for patient safety. This recognition is awarded in step with a grade of ‘A’ in the Spring 2021 announcement, marking six straight ‘A’s’ in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
Residents of Mansfield and Marion can rest assured their hospitals are some of the safest in the state.
One of the region's largest hospital networks unveiled its new name, logo and branding Monday as part of a "system-wide brand transformation" that includes updated names for eight of its largest medical centers across the Miami Valley.
One of Dayton's largest hospital networks plans to grow its footprint in Beavercreek with an expansion that will create 55 new jobs.
Cleveland Clinic has joined Lifebanc and Transplant Connect to launch an automated donor referral system that streamlines the process of identifying and evaluating potential organ, tissue and eye donors.
The emergency department at Western Reserve Hospital in Cuyahoga Falls is now certified as a trauma center, meaning emergency crews can now transport trauma patients there.
A massive redevelopment project that aims to transform the former Good Samaritan Hospital site is moving forward in west Dayton despite the impact of Covid-19.
Cleveland Clinic is planning to break ground this year for its long-delayed hospital in Mentor, Ohio.
Catch up on all of the Ohio hospital happenings from April 2021.
Andy Shoup is Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers’ environment of care coordinator. CHWC recently earned the 2020 Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award for its environmental stewardship efforts. This is the third time CHWC has received this award.
Great Place to Work® and Fortune have honored OhioHealth as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®. This is OhioHealth’s 14th time being named to this prestigious list, this year coming in at 49 on the list. Earning a spot means that OhioHealth is one of the best companies to work for in the country.
Mercy Health is making a small addition that could have a big quality-of-life impact for emphysema patients.
The medical offices, anchored by Premier Health, will serve the community, provide a health clinic for UD employees, and offer after-hours care for university students and employees.
Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center has earned a Level 3 epilepsy monitoring unit distinction, allowing it to become the first hospital in the area that can provide an array of specialized services in the field under one roof.
The heroes of the pandemic are definitely the first responders and hospital workers who spent the last year dealing with COVID-19.
Christ Hospital, Mayfield Brain & Spine announce new partnership.
Lifeline of Ohio has honored three employees of Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center.
The pharmacy is located on the first floor near the registration desk and WIC office.
Catch up on all of the Ohio hospital happenings from March 2021.
Adena Regional Medical Center (ARMC), located in Chillicothe, today announced that it has achieved the Healthgrades 2021 America’s 250 Best Hospitals Award™. This marks the third consecutive year in which ARMC has been recognized by Healthgrades as being among America’s 250 Best Hospitals.
Genesis HealthCare System's vascular surgery team recently performed its 25th TransCarotid Artery Revascularization procedure.
Holzer Health System has been recognized by the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA) for their commitment to helping improve blood pressure (BP) control rates among the patient populations they serve.
Shortages of essential medicines for children are a persistent problem for hospitals across the United States, per the coalition. The Covid-19 pandemic has further exposed vulnerabilities in the overall U.S. hospital supply chain.
Mercy Health-Cincinnati has filled a once-defunct C-suite position with a former market CEO for a central Indiana health system.
Cleveland Clinic has been recognized as the No. 2 hospital in the world by "Newsweek’s World’s Best Hospitals 2021" list, while Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital is ranked among the top 200 hospitals worldwide.
Kettering Health Network has teamed up with one of Greater Cincinnati's largest hospitals to launch a clinic dedicated to heart failure.
The Adena Regional Medical Center (ARMC) Laboratory has again received a two-year accreditation from the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP). The accreditation is based on results of a recent on-site inspection.
One of Greater Cincinnati’s largest hospitals has named a new president and chief operating officer.
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center in Beachwood recently released an animated 3-D video tour, complete with an evening flyby, showcasing all phases of construction encompassing its future expansion project.
The expansion is expected to create 1,000 jobs at the medical center and open in 2023, University Hospitals said.
Cleveland Clinic recently received a $15.5 million donation to advance neurological care and epilepsy research.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital recently expanded burn care services following Shriners Hospitals for Children's departure from the local market
Mercy Health on Thursday blessed its new specialized therapy office on Market Street, which opened for physical therapy and pelvic-area procedures after long-time Lima physical therapist Amy Edwards brought her practice to Mercy Health.
Ohio State University is moving a crucial yet lesser-known part of its hospital operation into its own facility
A skilled nursing and rehabilitation center is headed to the old Brooklyn campus as ProMedica and The MetroHealth System announced a collaborative agreement Thursday.
Mount Carmel Health System will add at least two urgent care centers – and possibly more – as part of a national joint venture with parent system Trinity Health.
University Hospitals has announced that it is constructing a new cancer center in Avon.
The Bon Secours Mercy Health Foundation was recently awarded a $350,000 grant by the Ohio Third Frontier Commission, a state-run technology-based economic development initiative under the Ohio Development Services Agency.
The partnership with a physician-led urgent care operator is part of the system's strategy to make care more convenient and accessible. Read more
University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center recently announced it is the first clinical setting in Ohio to utilize special technological resources for beginning wound healing processes. Read more
Catch up on all of the Ohio hospital happenings from February 2021.
To keep up with rapid changes in health care, Dayton Children’s Hospital says it is constructing a new $78 million outpatient center that should reduce wait times and improve specialty care.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) has granted the Adena Cancer Center another three-year, full accreditation.
Adena Health System and Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) finalized their agreement for FCMH to become a member of Adena
The critically ill 2-month-old was flown by medical helicopter to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, the first and only place in the United States that had the special new technology that might save his life
Barnett was chief medical officer of Fairview Hospital since 2016.
Blanchard Valley Hospital has been recognized as one of America’s 250 Best Hospitals, according to Healthgrades, the leading resource that connects consumers, physicians and health systems.
The agreement expands opportunities for collaboration between the organizations as well with others across Northeast Ohio.
Like many states across the U.S., the month of March will mark the one-year anniversary of the first pandemic-related ‘Stay at Home’ orders in Ohio.
When you’re a kid, Valentine’s Day might mean decorating a cardboard mailbox with pink and red construction-paper hearts for your classmates, or your secret crush, to pop a “Will you be my Valentine?” card into at school.
Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS), has been recognized by The Chartis Center of Rural Health as a Top 100 Critical Access Hospital.
The non-invasive, blood-based test is more accurate in detecting high-grade prostate cancer than traditional prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests, the company said.
The transaction, expected to close in April, would reduce Ohio's number of county-owned hospitals to seven.
TriHealth – the Cincinnati region’s nationally recognized integrated health system made up of six hospitals and more than 140 sites of care – will break ground on the new TriHealth Heart Hospital on the Bethesda North campus on February 25, 2021.
A new cancer wellness clinic has opened in the University of Cincinnati Cancer Center and a doctor who worked at the Cleveland Clinic will help lead it.
If you have a heart attack in the region, your outcomes could be better than someone in New York.
She'll be responsible for clinical programs and services, patient outcomes, safety and quality.
OhioHealth announced this week the completion of its new 30,000 square foot, two-story medical office building on the O’Bleness Hospital campus.
Lifelong Cincinnatians Harold and Eugenia Thomas have watched the transformation of the old horse farm in Montgomery into the sprawling Bethesda North Hospital. This week, the couple will fuel new growth there with a $10 million donation for TriHealth’s long-envisioned heart institute.
Cleveland Clinic and Sisters of Charity Health Systems announced Mercy Medical Center is now a full member of the Clinic’s health system, effective Feb. 1. It is now Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital. Read more
Hospice of the Western Reserve recently announced plans to launch a $3.25 million technologically advanced Care Solutions Center which aims to dramatically expand access to hospice and palliative care within the nonprofit agency’s 10-county Northern Ohio service area.
Trumbull Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the achievement of the highest-level Chest Pain Accreditation available through the American College of Cardiology—Chest Pain v6 Accreditation.
The $31 million, 35,000 square-foot, two-floor facility will offer both radiation and medical oncology services.
The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Commission on Cancer (CoC) has granted the Adena Cancer Center another three-year, full accreditation. Read more
Cincinnati Children’s kicked off its annual Valentine’s Day e-card campaign recently and continues through Feb. 14, in which anyone from around the world can send a card to a child at Children’s, all in an effort to raise money and spirits on the holiday dubbed for love. Read more
Forbes has selected The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for its 2021 list of America’s Best Large Employers. Read more
One of Dayton's largest hospital networks will invest $20 million this year to build a new medical facility at the former Kroger Co. location it purchased in Springfield in 2019. Read more
Lake Health officials announced Feb. 5 that the system provided more than $30 million in community benefit in fiscal year 2019 as part of its mission to provide local access to health care services. Read more
OhioHealth announced this week the completion of its new 30,000 square foot, two-story medical office building on the O’Bleness Hospital campus. Read more
In February 1921, when infectious diseases were rampant, the water supply was suspect and there were no federal agencies overseeing how medicine was made or what was put into pills, four Cleveland physicians unveiled a hospital like nothing else in the city
Catch up on all of the Ohio hospital happenings from January 2021.
The Fisher-Titus Birthing Center added an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant following Carrie Daugherty, RN, certification.
The office openings follow an announcement from Mercy Health-Cincinnati earlier this month that detailed plans for a new, $156 million 60-bed hospital in Mason.
New research suggests a unique program called Moms2B at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center shows a reduction in adverse pregnancy outcomes in communities disproportionately affected by these public health issues.
Adena Health System announced today that it will be transitioning its electronic medical records to Epic, the most widely-used and comprehensive health record system in the country.
Greater Cincinnati’s largest health care system has named a new chief financial officer.
After an extensive national search, Bradley S. Marino, M.D., MBA, has been named chair of the department of pediatric cardiology at Cleveland Clinic Children’s, effective Jan. 4, 2021. Dr. Marino will succeed Peter Aziz, M.D., who has served as interim chair since March 2020.
Akron Children’s Hospital has named Paul N. Olivier vice president of Akron Children’s Hospital Mahoning Valley.
Mount Carmel Health System has bought a stake in physician-owned Orthopedic One Surgery Center at Easton, retaining part of the revenue stream as fewer procedures are done in hospitals.
Blanchard Valley Health System and the University of Findlay have collaborated to encourage more students from Northwest Ohio to consider majoring in health care. University of Findlay students will have the opportunity for more clinical experiences at Blanchard Valley Health System facilities in the region.
Patients arriving at Marion General Hospital in the near future can expect to see a new look in the eastern part of the facility.
A team of researchers at the University of Toledo have been awarded federal funding to further study a new “breakthrough” chemotherapy that’s specifically effective in treating triple negative breast cancer
Earlier this month, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital ushered in a new chapter by opening its new 3-story, 60,000 square foot addition.
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One of world’s top cardiologists and a leader in cardiovascular research has been tapped to lead a new institute at Christ Hospital. Read more
Lake Health has agreed to join University Hospitals, establishing Lake Health as UH’s Lake County flagship community-based health care provider. Read more
The U.S. Air Force is partnering with one of Dayton's largest hospital networks to launch a first-of-its-kind training center next year in Beavercreek. Read more
Mount Carmel Health System has named a new CEO for its private Medicare Advantage plan as the Columbus system expands the insurance arm outside Ohio for the first time.
The Sisters of Charity Health System in Canton, Ohio, has agreed to become a full member of Cleveland Clinic after a year-long courtship, extending the Clinic’s reach to Stark County. Read more
The 100,000-square-foot, 110-bed behavioral health hospital is an important investment for our region and residents. Read more
Wood County Hospital and The Toledo Clinic announced Wednesday a formal partnership that expands an existing collaboration between the two entities in an effort to better serve the changing needs of the hospital and the region it serves. Read more
Mount Carmel Health System has named as CFO a nearly 30-year healthcare executive, who was a Business Journals C-Suite winner in her most recent job. Read more
The partnership has named health care industry veterans Egbert van Acht as executive vice chairman and Frank McGillin as chief executive. Read more
For Clark County's largest employer, the commitment to care extends far beyond brick-and-mortar optimizations. Read more
Myron Lewis has been named the next president and CEO of Blanchard Valley Health System. Lewis will start in the role on Jan. 11, 2021, upon the retirement of current president and CEO Scott Malaney. Read more
Lima Memorial Health System on Monday opened a new medical center in Wapakoneta, part of the health system’s $30-million expansion in the greater Lima region. Read more
The two health systems will explore strategic initiatives that can improve quality and efficiency of their health care services. Read more
Wilson Health, an accredited, full-service acute care hospital, has opened its doors and is now fully operating its advanced Wound and Hyperbaric Center at its main campus location at 915 West Michigan Street in Sidney, Ohio. Read more
In an environment where hospital CEO turnover continues to be high, this program was developed by other successful rural hospital CEOs with the intent of assisting rural healthcare chief executive officers to strengthen skills and create a pool of qualified candidates. Read more
One of Cincinnati’s largest hospitals is adding several new executives to its leadership team. Read more
ProMedica Toledo Hospital is one of America’s Top 50 hospitals for heart surgery, according to awards announced recently by a nationwide hospital-ranking agency called Healthgrades. Read more
Cleveland Clinic has appointed three physician leaders to support the health system as it continues to focus on its mission of caring for patients and furthering medical research and innovation. Read more
UC Health and the University of Cincinnati Heart, Lung & Vascular Institute are furthering their partnership with a rural-based community hospital, thanks for a new agreement. Read more