Read the stories of the continued efforts by Ohio’s hospitals, health systems and caregivers to keep their communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
A team of 20 U.S. Air Force medical personnel arrived at the Cleveland Clinic on Wednesday morning to assist with the health system’s coronavirus response.
The spread of the omicron variant locally is causing a larger number of infections and hospitalizations among children, the president and chief executive officer of Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center said Wednesday.
Members from the Ohio National Guard will be coming to Springfield Regional Medical Center this week to assist the area’s hospital as coronavirus cases continue to rise.
Assistance has arrived to relieve some stress on local hospitals.
Five service members with the Ohio National Guard are serving as support staff at Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center to allow the hospital’s caregivers to focus on delivering quality care to patients.
When patients at Cleveland Clinic Akron General’s Emergency Department are sent to a triage room, it’s possible one of the first health care workers they will encounter is Ohio National Guard Spc. Eli Schleret.
We are at the worst point for COVID-19 cases than at any point throughout the pandemic. There are 6,153 people hospitalized in Ohio and 1,203 of them are in the ICU. Hospitals are severely strained, and Governor Mike DeWine mobilized the Ohio National Guard to help relieve the staffing shortages.
Expect a delay in COVID-19 test results as area hospitals say the high volume of new cases is backlogging the system. Area hospital systems now bearing the brunt of the holiday season.
Four area healthcare systems are among the Cuyahoga County sites that will receive supplies of two new oral pills that treat COVID-19 at home.
Ohio National Guard troops were deployed Thursday to Zanesville to assist with the local COVID-19 testing response as the virus cases are spiking in the community.
Ten members of the Ohio National Guard will arrive at Marion General Hospital on Monday to help with a surge in cases of COVID-19 the hospital is experiencing as a result of the spread of the omicron variant.
Twenty National Guard members are stationed at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center’s COVID-19 intensive care unit as the hospital sees record ICU patient levels.
The Ohio National Guard is set to arrive Jan. 7 at Fisher-Titus in Norwalk to assist with the increased demand of testing for the coronavirus.
Due to the surge of the omicron variant over the last month, Northeast Ohio hospitals are experiencing unprecedented numbers of COVID-19 patients seeking care.
Several more local hospitals will receive the help of Ohio National Guard members to alleviate frontline workers during this new wave of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
Members of the Ohio National Guard are coming to Mansfield to assist staff at OhioHealth Mansfield.
Governor Mike DeWine announced today that an additional 1,250 Ohio National Guard members will be activated to assist Ohio’s hospitals. Starting Dec. 30 at 9 a.m. 40 Ohio National Guard members will start orientation to train as non-clinical workers at Miami Valley Hospital.
With the recent spike in coronavirus cases across the state, the Ohio National Guard has been deployed to Mount Carmel East to assist with the recent surge.
Northeast Ohio is once again seeing a surge in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations. The Canton Repository spoke this week with Dr. Timothy Crone, president of Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital. He says the current state of the pandemic is as bad as it has ever been.
After a season of optimism as the first COVID-19 vaccinations rolled out, local health officials see a grim future as the area's vaccination rates have stalled and the omicron variant looms.
The 24-bed Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital intensive care unit has been at capacity, filled mostly with COVID-19 patients.
Moms are stepping up to help in next-level vaccine trials. The Moderna vaccine is now being tested in the youngest age group yet.
About 2,000 children were vaccinated at Dayton Children’s Hospital’s mass vaccination clinic on Sunday at University of Dayton’s arena, and Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was there to witness it.
The University of Cincinnati is part of a multi-institutional grant of nearly $2 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to improve the design, function and safety of personal protective equipment (PPE).
Public health agencies and Dayton Children’s are waiting for the greenlight from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.
The Critical Care Unit at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville has 24 units, and 23 are occupied by COVID-19 patients on this day in October. One room has been left open for non-COVID patients, but there is a line of patients on other floors waiting for a room that might not become available for weeks.
When Dr. Paul Spearman accepted an appointment to the vaccine advisory committee to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, he did not imagine the level of public attention it would be getting.
My name is Nick Marsico and I’m the president and CEO of Magruder Hospital. I’m writing this to tell a factual story regarding how COVID is currently affecting our local health and wellness and economies in the communities we serve.
Ohio pediatricians are pushing for mask mandates in schools, as the COVID-19 delta variant has shown to have a greater impact on children than previous strains of the virus.
Rustin Morse, MD, the chief medical officer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus, says the number of kids being hospitalized continues to grow.
For 20 hours Wednesday, the delta variant put the University of Cincinnati Medical Center at capacity, and word went out to the emergency responders and other regional hospitals that UCMC had to limit emergency intake.
Ohio’s hospitals are reporting increasing numbers of COVID positive patients in regular admission and in intensive care units. Since there’s still room, however, they’re being asked by other states that are running out of beds to take in sick patients.
The Cleveland Clinic is now scheduling a third dose of the Pfizer and Moderna coronavirus vaccines for patients who are immunocompromised. Read more
Following the full FDA approval of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Dayton Children's Hospital announced it is offering a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for anyone 12 and older. Read more
Mercy Health on Monday became the latest company to donate $50,000 to the VProject’s efforts to make northwest Ohio the most vaccinated in the state.
The Food and Drug Administration on Monday expanded emergency use authorization for the Pfizer-BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine to include 12-to-15-year-olds, a move being applauded by team members at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital who are urging parents to participate to protect their children and prevent further spread of the disease.
ProMedica has commissioned two local artists to create a coronavirus remembrance sculpture to be displayed permanently in downtown Toledo.
Individuals diagnosed with COVID-19 can now receive antibody therapies at Salem Regional Medical Center.
When Dr. Cliff Megerian was announced as the next CEO of University Hospitals in late 2019, he couldn’t anticipate making the transition to his new role in the middle of a global pandemic.
Dr. Iahn Gonsenhauser is responsible for keeping the Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center campus safe for patients and staff alike.
The Southern Ohio Medical Center released the "Just a Vaccine" - School House Rock Parody music video to promote the COVID-19 vaccine.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has launched a Vaccine Resources website that gives a lot of direct answers, busting myths and answering questions – including those involving vaccines for COVID-19. Read more
Genesis HealthCare System has opened a clinic for those who have tested positive for COVID-19 with mild to moderate symptoms.
Ventilators are used to help patients breathe, but sometimes this life-saving mechanism can end up causing damage to the lungs in the process.
At OhioHealth, Dr. Joseph Gastaldo believes so much in the COVID-19 vaccine that he administered it to his own parents on Tuesday morning.
The University of Toledo Medical Center is one of the first sites in the country to enroll patients in a National Institutes of Health study aimed at identifying promising COVID-19 treatments worthy of larger, more in-depth clinical trials.
At nine months into COVID-19, individuals reflect on Premier Health's response to the pandemic.
Hundreds of people most at risk in Cuyahoga County are getting the vaccine on this first weekend in February. Read more
Ventilators are used to help patients breathe, but sometimes this life-saving mechanism can end up causing damage to the lungs in the process. Read more
Adena Health System began distributing vaccines to the general public Wednesday under phase 1B of Ohio's distribution plan. Read more
Roy and Donna Edington were among the first Wayne County residents over the age of 80 to receive COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday at the community hospital. Read more
More than 1,300 community members received their COVID-19 vaccinations at mass clinics held at Licking Memorial Health Systems last week. Read more
In the race to get vaccinated against COVID-19, Dick Spracklen came in first for group 1B in Marion County. Read more
Ohio State University doctors pushed for caution after researchers announced the discovery of a Columbus coronavirus strain Wednesday that they said is likely more contagious than previous variants of the disease.
The University of Toledo Medical Center is one of 40 hospitals joining the federal government’s Big Effect study to determine which treatments work best to treat the coronavirus.
Click here to view several video messages from OHA Corporate Partners sharing their support for Ohio hospitals and health care workers.
There was a wave of energy and excitement inside a clinic room at the Marion Medical Campus Tuesday - even at the early hour of 7 a.m. Read more
OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital on Monday announced the opening of a specialty infusion center for some COVID-19 patients to receive a monoclonal antibody treatment, which may help high-risk individuals recover from the virus if administered early enough in the course of their illness. Read more
Kimberly Geckle, an adult hospitalist, receives a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from Becky Cochran, employee health nurse. Blanchard Valley Health System recently started distributing Moderna vaccines to front line health care workers. Read more
When Licking Memorial Hospital doctors Terrill Burnworth and Bassam Kret got into medicine more than 20 years ago, it was to help people. Read more
If you are sick with COVID-19, seeking care early on in the illness may allow you to access a newly available treatment. Read more
For the past eight months, the team at OhioHealth Marion General Hospital are closer than ever as they take on their latest mission: battling the coronavirus pandemic. Read more
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As Portage is added to the state's purple watch list status with more than 100 new COVID-19 cases since last Tuesday and 11 new hospitalizations, UH Portage Medical Center says it is equipped and ready to treat patients. Read more
Over the past nine months, the COVID-19 pandemic has likely forced you to re-evaluate the decisions you make on a daily basis. You may have found yourself thinking twice before going to the grocery store or attending a family get-together because you're worried about the possibility of bringing the virus home. Read more
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital is opening up beds at its main campus in Avondale in order to accommodate adult patient overflow from UC Health. Read more
As individuals and businesses navigate the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Premier Health has placed community outreach at the forefront of its mission. Read more
Regardless of department or job title, every person on our team has been on the frontlines from the very beginning. We have encountered trials and triumphs along the way, taken on new tasks, adjusted to new policies and learned new routines. Read more
Case Western Reserve University and Cleveland Clinic researchers have received $2.6 million in grants to figure out how the immune system responds to Covid-19. Read more
Dr. Mark Weir is director of Ecology Epidemiology and Population Health Program for Ohio State University’s Infectious Disease Institute. Weir says good circulation to reduce aerosols indoors involves three major things: makeup air, air exchange rate, and filtration. Read more
Kettering Health Network is launching a new program to help support emergency personnel's mental health. COVID-19 has added another stressor to first responders as the pandemic continues. Read more
University Hospitals announced today plans to participate as a study site for the Phase 2/3 global study sponsored by Pfizer Inc. (NYSE: PFE) and BioNTech SE (Nasdaq: BNTX, “BioNTech”) of an investigational vaccine, BNT162b2, against SARS-CoV-2. Read more
When Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine ordered schools to close earlier this year because of the coronavirus, Akron Children’s Hospital was among scores of workplaces scrambling to adjust to having employees with children taking classes from home. Read more
Adena Health System is donating 500 face masks as part of its support of Chillicothe Mayor Luke Feeney’s COVID-19 Community Response Team and #RossCountyCares campaign. Read more
Ohio Northern University has played a big role in Lima Memorial becoming the regional COVID testing site, and now the hospital wants to thank them. Read more
COVID-19 patient Gary Campbell in May was just released from the hospital after spending three weeks on a ventilator. Now, just two months later, he’s got his golf swing back and he recently put down more than 100 bags of mulch in his yard.
The Clorox Company and Cleveland Clinic announced today that they are bringing together their expertise to support public health as society continues to face COVID-19.
Click here to view several prominent Ohio leaders offering special tributes to the state's nearly 260,000 health care workers.
A ProMedica study investigating the treatment of adult coronavirus patients with stem cells has yielded promising results, with some patients progressing from an inability to talk or eat due to shortness of breath, to speaking in full sentences and eating full meals comfortably in a short period of time.
NASA’s John H. Glenn Research Center and University Hospitals have collaborated to develop new methods and technologies for decontaminating PPE for aerospace applications, and for safeguarding the health of workers caring for patients infected with the novel coronavirus.
Doctors and nurses working at UC Medical Center and West Chester Hospital say they’ve had to make big changes for themselves and their patients because of the coronavirus pandemic.
OhioHealth CEO Steve Markovich, MD, was featured in the newest round of advertising by the state to educate Ohioans on the importance of wearing a mask.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General has launched a new fundraising effort – called Neighbor to Neighbor – to expand efforts to increase health care access for those affected by health disparities in Summit County.
Shareece Mashiska, a nurse manager at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital, is featured in Ohio's “I Believe" campaign, that focuses on the prevention measures two Ohio health care providers take to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Click here to watch the PSA.
Parade Media is partnering with Cleveland Clinic on a third Healthy Now national survey in the coming months, focusing on the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on health and lifestyle behaviors and attitudes.
Genesis Hospital is assisting health care professionals and first responders in the fight against COVID-19. Read more
OhioHealth emergency physician Laura Espy-Bell, MD, is featured in Ohio's “Up to All of Us” campaign, that focuses on the importance of taking proper preventative precautions to get Ohioans back to work and Ohio's economy working again. Click here to watch the video.
For some, these moments are bigger. Whether that be a scheduled graduation, celebrating a huge milestone such as a birthday or anniversary, or those who were planning a wedding. Read more
University Hospitals is participating in a study evaluating whether infusion of plasma donated from someone who has recovered from COVID-19 can improve the health of patients currently fighting the virus. Read more
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center has put out calls for adults, teenagers and children who were diagnosed through a laboratory test with the illness 21 or more days ago to join a database for research on the virus that's caused a pandemic.
Cleveland Clinic researchers have developed one of the first risk prediction models that allows healthcare providers to predict a patient’s likelihood of contracting COVID-19, and how likely the patient is to recover.
Goodyear’s Wingfoot Three blimp flew over Akron-area hospitals Tuesday displaying messages thanking workers and others for their dedication during the coronavirus pandemic.
Many of the Mercy Health nurses are going above and beyond their normal job descriptions. They are learning new skill sets outside of their regular roles. Read more
United Airlines' CleanPlus program brings together a most trusted brand in surface disinfection - Clorox - and the country's top medical experts - Cleveland Clinic - to inform and guide United's new cleaning, safety and social distancing protocols. Read more
Emergency room doctor Jim Sauto works long shifts at the Cleveland Clinic, and as soon as he walks into his home, he immediately showers to decontaminate himself. Read more
Health care workers have had to face down uncertainty and don layers of personal protective equipment to treat the sick during the new coronavirus pandemic. Read more
Cleveland Clinic Akron General is opening a COVID-19 testing location in downtown Akron in mid-June. Read more
The 28-year-old Newark woman had only been a registered nurse since 2016, at Genesis Hospital in Zanesville. Read more
At first glance, it doesn’t look very impressive. Just a plexiglass box with handles, two circular openings and a sliding door. Read more
Those on the frontlines, all over the world, are continuing to go above and beyond during this time of need. Read more
The Manufacturing Advocacy and Growth Network (MAGNET), in collaboration with University Hospitals and The Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19, has developed a new, protective testing platform for health care workers assessing the spread of COVID-19. Read more
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is distributing community care kits to help protect residents in vulnerable neighborhoods from spreading coronavirus. Read more
The COVID-19 has demonstrated that nurses are able to use an abundance of acquired skills to help combat the pandemic. Read more
University Hospitals announced May 7 the rollout of the UH Healthy Restart Playbook -- a comprehensive toolkit to help businesses emerge from the novel coronavirus crisis. Read more
Southern Ohio Medical Center is providing ways for citizens of the Scioto County area to support its’ staff amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Read more
University Hospitals has reached its goal of collecting 100,000 cloth masks made and donated by people across Northeast Ohio. Read more
Grocery stores everywhere are adding delivery services during the COVID-19 pandemic, but often times the wait can be extreme. Because nurses and doctors are struggling to get their essential items, a hospital in Canton is implementing its own program to make it even more convenient for our healthcare heroes. Read more
A team from MetroHealth’s Institute for H.O.P.E. and First Year Cleveland have made sure that toiletries are available during the coronavirus pandemic for some of the most vulnerable. Read more
Megan Sites landed in a hospital this month critically ill with COVID-19, fighting for every breath. She also was seven months pregnant with her second child. Read more
Healthcare workers have been the cornerstone of our community during the coronavirus outbreak. Thousands of people heading to the front lines, caring for anyone who comes into their facility. Read more
The line of cars told the story. For a few days in March, they stretched out of Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals drive-thru COVID-19 testing centers. Read more
The state worked to secure ventilators for use during the peak of the coronavirus outbreak, an Ohio anesthesiologist successfully pushed officials to also account for alternative machines that would do the job. Read more
Adena Health System is successfully managing its inventory of N95 masks for frontline caregivers by partnering with Battelle Institute through its new decontamination system. Read more
A new flu clinic opened Wednesday in Bond Hill, bringing to the area free access to COVID-19 tests and flu screenings. Read more
The Parma Fire Department, along with those from Parma Heights, Brooklyn Heights, Seven Hills, North Royalton, and Broadview Heights, showed their appreciation for the coronavirus frontline workers at the University Hospitals Parma campus. Read more
While only essential errands should be conducted at this time, by order of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Southern Ohio Medical Center has compiled a checklist for remaining safe while shopping for necessary supplies and groceries. Read more
The “TikTok Doc” danced his way into a viral sensation in early April, showing off some fancy footwork that landed him on network television and millions of social media feeds.
As the majority of Ohioans stay at home to stop the spread of the coronavirus, frontline workers at Adena Health System are not fearful of going to work. Read more
The app, called Doctella, is connected to a finger sensor that checks patients’ oxygen saturation level and respiration rate, measures used to monitor people with COVID-19 and conditions like congestive heart failure. Read more
One doctor in Ohio is trying to give his patients a pick-me-up - by supplementing his expertise with his voice. And it’s turning out to be perfect medicine. Read more
A central Ohio emergency physician is sharing his story from the frontlines of two major events in history. Read more
The Browns will donate net proceeds from sales of their new jerseys to a fund aiding health care professionals, first responders and others who have selflessly served during the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more