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Cincinnati Children’s has named Peter Adebi as a senior vice president, Human Resources and chief human resources and diversity officer. Read more
Adena Health’s continuing efforts working with expectant mothers in support of a statewide placenta donation program have been recognized for the second time in two years by Lifeline of Ohio. Read more
Summa Health announced Dean Frate, M.D., as the new chief medical officer of Summa Health System Hospitals, effective December 3, 2023. Read more
Cleveland Clinic plans to begin using drones to deliver certain medications directly to patients’ homes, starting in 2025. Read more
The Christ Hospital Heart & Vascular Institute has been awarded a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for patient care and outcomes in isolated mitral valve replacement and repair surgery. Read more
WCH Skilled Nursing Unit has been recognized again as a Best Nursing Home for 2024 by U.S. News & World Report. Read more
Mercy Health proudly donated more than 1,000 school supplies and bookbags to Lorain County students in most need ahead of the 2023-2024 school year. Read more
Cleveland Clinic has celebrated the opening of its new medical outpatient center in Middleburg Heights by hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and community open house. Read more
Dayton Children’s Hospital and PriMED Physicians group on Monday announced a partnership between the two health systems that provide health care to children in the region. Read more
The Christ Hospital Medical Center – Liberty Township has broken ground on a 17,800 square-foot expansion. Read more
A University Hospitals ambulance is headed to war-torn Ukraine. More than a symbolic gesture of support, the donated supply-filled vehicle will be delivered by UH Parma Medical Center oncologist Ukrainian-born Dr. Laura Bukavina, who will be visiting her homeland for the fourth time in the last 18 months. Read more
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center has been honored by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a Joy in Medicine recognized organization. Read more
Mercy Health is opening Urgent Care centers in four Tri-State neighborhoods. Read more
Aultman Home Healthcare has been recognized by Strategic Healthcare Programs (SHP) as a “Superior Performer” for achieving an overall patient satisfaction score that ranked in the top 20% of all eligible SHP clients for the 2022 calendar year. Read more
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has announced the appointment of David A. Cook as chief financial officer and vice president of finance. Read more
Arundi Venkayya recruited to lead public affairs and media relations, and Tiffanie Hiibner recruited to lead integrated marketing and brand advancement for one of the nation’s largest pediatric hospitals and research institutes. Read more
Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine led the creation of evidence-based consensus guidelines for genetic testing and counseling for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease that affects the cells in the brain and spine. Read more
This nearly $25 million investment will provide an even more collaborative approach to cancer care in an easy-to-access location for the most frequently used cancer services – whether that is regular screening, active treatment or survivorship support. Read more
Cleveland Clinic has appointed Emily Williams to the role of Chief Compliance Officer, effective Sept. 1. Read more
Clinton Memorial Hospital announced today that Tom Daskalakis, FACHE ‒ a healthcare executive who has served in leadership roles in hospitals in Ohio and Michigan ‒ has been named the hospital’s new Chief Executive Officer. Read more
Your prescription from OhioHealth may arrive by drone one day. The operator of hospitals including Grant Medical Center and Riverside Methodist Hospital has struck a partnership with drone company Zipline. Read more
Firelands Regional Medical Center received four American Heart Association achievement awards. Firelands demonstrated commitment to following up-to-date, research-based guidelines for the treatment of heart disease and stroke, ultimately leading to more lives saved, shorter recovery times and fewer readmissions to the hospital. Read more
Pomerene Hospital has received an award from the American Heart Association recognizing its commitment to ensuring science-based treatment for all people experiencing a specific type of heart attack. Read more
For the seventh year in a row, The Christ Hospital has received the Outstanding Patient Experience Award from Healthgrades. Read more
Kettering Health Main Campus has been named a High Performing hospital by U.S. News & World Report as part of its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals rankings. Read more
Adena Health and the Adena Health Foundation, beginning with this year’s Ross County Fair, will be making AEDs available to organizers of events in which the health system is a sponsor. Read more
Marya Strand, MD, MS has been named chair of the newly formed Department of Neonatal and Perinatal Medicine and inaugural chair holder of the Thomas R. & Mary Lynn Crowley Endowed Chair in Neonatology and Maternal Fetal Medicine at Akron Children’s. Read more
Fisher-Titus has received the American Heart Association’s Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award for its commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines, ultimately leading to more lives saved and reduced disability. Read more
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital will construct a medical building that will include an outpatient surgery center, specialty clinics and an urgent care in Eastgate.
At a time when many Ohio maternity wards are closing, one southeast Ohio health system has been making strides to open a new one, thanks in part to $30 million in state funding.
The ribbon was cut June 27 officially opening University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center’s UH Drusinsky Sports Medicine Institute.
A new OhioHealth mobile mammography unit will make it easier and more convenient for women to get life-saving mammograms, bringing services to the workplace and close to home.
Bonnie Panlasigui is the first president of Summa Health System Hospitals, effective July 10.
The Mercer Health Diabetes Education Program recently received continued certification from the American Diabetes Association for a quality diabetes self-management education program.
Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica has tapped Floyd Chasse as its next chief human resources officer, effective July 17.
Dayton Children’s has partnered with the Centerville Wee Elks program to provide new helmets and recertify current helmets for youth football players.
Kettering Health Dayton has earned a three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting surgeries.
Alicia Sodini, RN of Clinton Memorial Hospital was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses.
The Corporate PR & Marketing team at Blanchard Valley Health System (BVHS) has received multiple recognitions in the 44th Annual Telly Awards.
The entertainer Vanessa Williams closed out Mercy Health’s Red Door Gala on Thursday night at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center as the night’s surprise performer.
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) hosted an open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on Tuesday, May 16 to showcase its Cancer Care & Infusion Services department.
A team led by Cincinnati Children’s pediatrician Chidiogo Anyigbo, MD, MPH, and University of Cincinnati pediatric psychologist Cathleen Stough, PhD, has funding to do something about that.
The Hamilton County Board of Commissioners has allocated $5 million in federal funding to the Mental Health and Recovery Services Board to facilitate UC Health’s expansion of the Mobile Crisis Team, allowing UC Health’s mental health experts to support more Hamilton County residents during times of crisis.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General has named Kelli Saucerman-Howard, D.N.P., R.N., its new Chief Nursing Officer, effective June 19.
Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica has appointed Terry Metzger CFO, effective May 14.
Alison Avendt will join Mercy Health as president of Mercy Health – Perrysburg Hospital, effective June 19.
More than 10,000 healthcare professionals were invited to participate in the poll by Newsweek and Statista. Only 384 winners were named to the list of the Best Maternity Hospitals 2023.
The Cleveland Clinic says they have “successfully implanted a dual cardiac device in the first patient in the world as part of a clinical trial, which aims to potentially treat heart failure symptoms.”
The health care community, including local and state leaders celebrated the groundbreaking Monday morning for a Center for Mental Health at Dayton Children's Hospital.
Alanna Dames has been named Chief Financial Officer of ACMC Healthcare System, effective May 15, 2023.
PAM Health and Kettering Health announced that they will soon be opening a state-of-the-art, 62-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Dayton, Ohio.
Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth and University Hospitals are among 17 U.S. health systems to sign the “Impact Workforce Commitment,” designed by the Healthcare Anchor Network (HAN) in partnership with the National Fund for Workforce Solutions.
Registered nurse Phil Re explains what inspired him to dress up and help others around campus.
Lindner Center of HOPE has named Jan Marhefka, MSN, RN, to the position of Chief Nursing Officer. Marhefka has been serving as Associate Chief Nursing Officer since November 2021.
Dr. Percy Mitchell Jr. expected to be in Middletown for months, but stayed decades.
Bradley Bond, vice president of treasury for Community Medical Centers, was nominated for CFO.
Kettering Health Main Campus was identified as one of the nation’s 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™.
The Maternity Unit at Avita Ontario Hospital was recently honored with The DAISY Award® For Extraordinary Nurses.
Aultman Hartville is adding new services to its location at 855 W. Maple St., Suite 110.
Akron Children’s Hospital has been awarded a three-year, $1.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Nursing Research to better define the practices of pediatric palliative care.
As Jerry Tapp prepares for 4th straight Boston Marathon, he becomes part of elite group.
Staff members gathered in a packed conference room to witness the virtual swearing-in ceremony of new Executive Medical Center Director, Kenneth Mortimer on March 27.
University Hospitals is a part of a medical break-through. The hospital system is leading the push for a therapy used to save limbs that would otherwise have to be amputated.
East Liverpool City Hospital, a member of Prime Healthcare, today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2023 Patient Safety Excellence Award† recipient.
Smiles are as bright as the morning sunshine as the first families arrive at Dayton Children’s specialty care center on opening day.
Highland District Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Critical Access Hospital and for Laboratory
Accreditation by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.
The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has chosen Cleveland Clinic for a nationwide initiative to improve how healthcare systems translate research findings to clinical practice.
OhioHealth announced its plan to build a standalone, comprehensive women’s center on the campus of Riverside Methodist Hospital.
The American College of Cardiology (ACC) recognized Firelands Regional Medical Center for its expertise and commitment in treating patients with heart failure.
Mary Rutan Health celebrated the opening of the 3rd floor of the Health Center today with an official Ribbon Cutting celebration and tour.
North Canton Medical Foundation's latest 2022 grant award recipients as well as charitable contributions to community organizations total about $500,000 and include Aultman Hospital.
Summa Health announced today that the Akron and Barberton Campuses are receiving the Healthgrades 2023 America’s 100 Best Hospitals Award™.
Magruder Hospital welcomes Robin Lemley, MBA, CNMT, RT(N) as its new Director of Imaging Services, and Adam Gibson, MSN, RN, NE-BC, EMT, as the Director of the Emergency Department, Urgent Care and Occupational Health.
Akron Children’s Hospital has once again earned recognition for its digital transformation, strong data analytics capabilities, using technology to improve patient care and quality using electronic health records.
Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital is pleased to announce it has been named a 2022 Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey, the global leader in healthcare experience solutions and services.
Six Kettering Health facilities achieved recognition from The Women’s Choice Award for Best Hospitals™.
Wooster Community Hospital today announced that it has been named a 2022 Human Experience Guardian of Excellence Award® winner by Press Ganey, the global leader in healthcare experience solutions and services.
Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Birthing Center continues to take steps to promote its support of successful breastfeeding.
University of Dayton is launching a fellowship aimed at providing opportunities specifically for underrepresented groups and will also launch a new think tank to address Black infant and maternal mortality in Montgomery County.
MetroHealth Chief Executive Officer & President Airica Steed, Ed.D., MBA, RN, FACHE, has named Olusegun Ishmael, MD, MBA, to the newly created role of Chief Operating Officer/President of the Hospital Division, effective Monday, January 16.
Oliver Rhine has been promoted to Senior Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Fisher-Titus proudly announces it has achieved Primary Stroke Certification through Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC).
Memorial Health System — an affiliate of Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica — has chosen Susan Kaufman, DO, to serve as its next vice president and chief medical officer
The Dayton VA Medical Center now has the ability to use artificial intelligence technology to help patients detect colon cancer.
Adena Pike Medical Center (APMC) has been recognized with multiple 2022 Performance Leadership Awards for its excellence in quality and outcomes.
U.S. News & World Report has named three Kettering Health hospitals as a 2022-2023 High Performing hospital for Maternity Care
The Akron Children’s Hospital Trauma Center has been verified as a Level 1 pediatric trauma center by the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons.
Akron Children’s Hospital has named Brian Dinger, MBA, as a vice president of primary care.
Mercy Health is proud to announce that its Urbana Hospital has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) ENERGY STAR® certification for superior energy performance.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is first in the world to randomize a patient in a clinical trial confirming the clinical benefit of a device designed to treat diastolic heart failure.
The OhioHealth New Albany Medical Campus will open for patient care on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 a.m.
Leonard Stepp, Jr., has been named interim president of the Ashtabula County Medical Center Healthcare System (ACMC).
The Bellevue Hospital (TBH) has been named one of America’s Best Hospitals for Emergency Care by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.
Faced with an early onset of winter-like temperatures across the region, more than 1,300 students from preschool through high school will begin their Thanksgiving breaks this week better protected from the cold thanks to those who contributed to the Adena Health Foundation’s Coats for Kids campaign.
As part of its continued efforts to ensure greater access to quality care for patients around the world, Cleveland Clinic is broadening its network of in-country representatives to five locations: Canada, China, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico.
Firelands Regional Medical Center received an “A” Hospital Safety Grade from The Leapfrog Group.
TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital has earned a distinguished three-star rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures.
Samaritan Hospital Foundation has awarded an unprecedented $10 million grant to University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center in Ashland County.
Magruder Hospital has been recognized with a 2022 Performance Leadership Award for excellence in Quality.
Cleveland Clinic and Okinawa (Japan) Institute of Science and Technology have developed a partnership to boost global healthcare innovation.
The Christ Hospital has been named to Newsweek’s World’s Best Specialty Hospitals 2023 list for cardiology.
Cincinnati Children’s will construct 12 extended-stay apartments on its Liberty Campus in Butler County, which will be used by families of cancer patients treated at the onsite Proton Therapy Center.
The MetroHealth System welcomed patients to The Glick Center today, bringing to life the state-of-the-art, 11-floor hospital that now anchors MetroHealth’s main campus in Cleveland’s Clark-Fulton neighborhood.
Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute was awarded a five-year $12 million grant by the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health.
A new era in patient convenience, access, and service has begun at Adena Greenfield Medical Center with today’s opening of a new medical office building expansion to the hospital.
Eva M. Szigethy, M.D., Ph.D., has been named the Lois C. Orr Endowed Chair in Pediatric Psychiatry and director of Pediatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at Akron Children’s Hospital.
The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), has released their coveted Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for the 2022 data collection period. Fisher-Titus is proud to announce their Level 7 achievement for the Acute survey selection.
ProMedica today announced that its board of directors has unanimously confirmed that Arturo Polizzi will serve as ProMedica’s next chief executive officer, starting on November 1, 2022.
Farshid Guilak, Ph.D., research director at Shriners Children’s St. Louis, recently received one of the highest honors in the field of health and medicine. He has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
Summa Health announced today it is named to Healthgrades America's 100 Best HospitalsTM in four different specialties for 2023.
OhioHealth Marion General Hospital has invested more than $20 million to open a new 24,000-square-foot comprehensive cancer center.
For the second year in a row, University Hospitals (UH) has been recognized for its evolving work toward eliminating inequities by being named to Modern Healthcare’s List of Top Diversity Leaders.
The Christ Hospital Health Network has been recognized by the American Medical Association’s Joy in Medicine™ Health System Recognition Program.
Joseph “JT” Horsfall was named the director of pharmacy at Firelands Regional Medical Center.
On October 17, a new Kettering Health Breast Center location opened in Springfield—making it the 15th site where Kettering Health provides personalized breast-health services.
UC Health Board of Directors has announced Cory D. Shaw as the organization’s next President and CEO beginning January 9, 2023.
ProMedica and the Adrian Dominican Sisters are pleased to announce a collaborative effort to maximize social impact in east Adrian, combining ProMedica’s initiative to address health disparities with the congregation’s $1.5M “Growing Up Resilient” initiative investing in youth and their families.
OhioHealth’s newest lead executive says her mission is to help the healthcare system live by its cardinal value: to honor the dignity and worth of each person.
In an effort to improve and implement effective suicide prevention interventions for military service members, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded $8.4 million to researchers with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine to conduct five suicide prevention studies.
Kettering College landed a $1.8 federal grant to help it start a program that will grow the public health workforce in the region.
Cleveland-based MetroHealth system has received a $3 million grant from HHS to help retain and recruit community health workers at its facilities.
Mount Carmel Health System named Andy Priday as CFO, according to an Oct. 4 news release shared with Becker's.
SummaCare announced this week its Medicare Advantage plans have been recognized with a 5-star (out of 5) overall rating for 2023 by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). The new rating is the highest-possible star rating awarded by CMS and is also an increase from SummaCare’s 4.5-star rating in 2022.
Cincinnati Children's has promoted two leaders who have served its accountable care organization, HealthVine, which coordinates care for 120,000 children in Ohio insured by Medicaid.
According to a release, Xenia Community Schools is partnering with Dayton Children’s Hospital in an initiative to bring healthcare to the students at Warner Middle School in Xenia.
The Christ Hospital Health Network has been recognized by the American Heart Association and American Medical Association for its commitment to improving blood pressure (BP) control rates, earning Silver-level recognition as part of the Target: BP™ initiative.
Kevin Harlan has been named president of Atrium Medical Center after serving for the past two years at the helm of another Premier Health hospital, Upper Valley Medical Center.
The MetroHealth System is filling a critical community need by opening the Cleveland Heights Behavioral Health Hospital, offering 112 inpatient beds to those who need treatment for mental illness, substance use disorder and other conditions
OhioHealth announced that it will be committing $100,000 to the Richland County Foundation for the Mansfield Rising: Downtown Investment project.
TriHealth – the Cincinnati region’s only nationally recognized integrated health system made up of five hospitals, 13 major ambulatory campuses and more than 140 sites of care – is breaking ground on a $240 million project to transform Good Samaritan Hospital.
Gordon T. Edwards has joined Akron Children’s Hospital as chief financial officer.
County fair season across southern Ohio brings families, friends and neighbors together to enjoy the fun and festivities at the highly anticipated annual events.
For a second consecutive year, Adena Regional Medical Center (ARMC) has received the highest overall hospital rating, five-star, given by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
Crain’s Cleveland Business recently honored two transformative leaders at MetroHealth for the key role they play in advancing equity and inclusion here and the broader community.
Findings from a Cleveland Clinic-led trial show that a Cerebral Embolic Protection (CEP) device reduced the risk of disabling strokes by capturing and removing tiny pieces of calcium and other fragments resulting from transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) before they can reach the brain.
Keith Bricking, MD, will serve as Premier Health’s chief clinical officer, a newly created position that will help coordinate care across the health system’s provider work force. The appointment is effective Oct. 3.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Unit has received national recognition for exceptional patient care and professional nursing practice from the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) by being named a 2022 recipient of the Silver Beacon Award for Excellence.
Cleveland Clinic, the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA), and the PA Foundation are recipients of a grant from the Davos Alzheimer’s Collaborative (DAC), the organization leading a global response to Alzheimer’s disease.
The board of the MetroHealth System has selected Airica Steed to serve as the next president and CEO of the health system, effective Jan. 1.
Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) has recognized Mercer Health Medical Group as a “better performer” in 2022 because of superior operational performance compared with similar medical group practices nationwide in areas such as operations, profitability, productivity and value and their systematic approach to improving patient care and services.
University Hospitals has received a $12.5 million grant from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control to research the effectiveness of vaccines for flu, COVID-19 and other illnesses.
The Sisters of Charity Health System and St. Vincent Charity Medical Center today announced the vision for the St. Vincent Charity Health Campus. This new ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System will transform the Sisters of Charity’s property on East 22nd Street, including St. Vincent Charity Medical Center, into a vibrant hub that promotes holistic health and wellness through health care and services that address the social determinants of health.
House Bill (HB) 371, recently passed by the Ohio General Assembly and expected to be signed into law by Gov. Mike DeWine soon, will require insurance companies to cover additional screenings for individuals who are at high risk for breast cancer, or have dense breast tissue, thanks to the advocacy of survivors, UC Health physicians and state legislators.
The City of Middleburg Heights, Cleveland Clinic and Premier Development Partners are collaborating on the construction of a new medical outpatient center in Middleburg Heights.
For the fifteenth time, the American Heart Association recognized Kettering Health’s stroke program with its “Get With The Guidelines® – Stroke” quality achievement award.
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announced recently it is partnering with Kindred Rehabilitation Services (KRS), a business unit of LifePoint Health, to build and operate a new 80-bed, 86,000 square foot adult inpatient rehabilitation hospital in Columbus.
Fisher-Titus Medical Center named David Levine, MD, its new chief medical officer Sept. 2. His appointment is effective Sept. 19.
The play loop will provide naturally designed park and public spaces for families and visitors that promote healing, reflection and relaxation while connecting the Akron Children’s Hospital campus to downtown Akron via the Ohio & Erie Canal Towpath Trail.
On September 3, 2022, the Adams County Regional Medical Center (ACRMC) celebrates 70 years of providing quality healthcare close to home for residents of Adams, Brown, and surrounding counties.
The Ohio State University College of Medicine research funding grew to $367.7 million during the 2022 fiscal year, bolstered by multimillion dollar grants to study traumatic brain injury, gene therapy, and maternal and pediatric medication safety.
SummaCare announced today the launch of Lift Up Local, an annual mentorship program designed to help small Ohio businesses succeed through improved marketing support and guidance.
Celina Cunanan, MSN, APRN-CNM, has been named University Hospitals’ new Chief Diversity, Equity & Belonging Officer. In her role, Cunanan will be charged with creating a system-wide strategy to enhance diversity, equity and inclusion.
Wooster Community Hospital has developed a new app, WCHConnect, to help patients better manage their health care and take advantage of our high-quality services.
Beginning Monday, Aug. 29, Lima Memorial Health System will officially welcome patients and visitors through its new Welcome Center.
On August 24, Forbes announced their 2022 list of America’s Best Employers by State.
For roughly two decades, Adena Health System has partnered with school districts across the region to provide for the health and safety of their students.
Monday afternoon, Mercy Health leaders made a special delivery to Coy Elementary School.
CareSource, a Dayton-based non-profit health insurance company that primarily manages Medicaid plans, will open its first CareSource Health Hub at the new YMCA being built at the former Good Samaritan Hospital site. Click here to read more.
Muhammad Momen, MD, medical director of the inpatient behavioral health units at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth’s Youngstown Hospital was recognized by NeoMed for his superior contribution to the medical students psychiatric clinical training. Read more
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