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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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February 2020

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 
Read more. 

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.

February 2019

Michael R. Canady, MD, MBA, CPE, FACS, FAAPL, Chief Executive Officer, Holzer Health System, has recently been named a Fellow to the American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL). 2.28.19 Read more.

Terry Carman II, M.D., has joined Mercy Health Physicians and is practicing in Urbana and Springfield. 2.27.19 Read more.

Fairfield Medical Center is excited to announce that it will launch a Pediatric Hospitalist program on July 1 in partnership with Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH). 2.27.19 Read more.

Mike Uhl is president of Miami Valley Hospital. Uhl is a registered nurse with more than 20 years of health care experience in both acute hospitals and health care system environments. He recently shared his insights on health care in the region. 2.26.19 Read more.

Premier Health is partnering with EMS agencies across Southwest Ohio to relay patient information more rapidly between hospitals and first responders. 2.23.19 Read more.

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Cancer Center is now affiliated with the Ohio State University James Cancer Research Hospital, a move which representatives from St. Rita’s say will provide local patients with access to innovative research and treatments underway in Columbus. 2.23.19 Read more.

Dr. Kathy Berger has been appointed as the new Chillicothe Medical Center effective March 17. 2.22.19 Read more.

Rick Shumway is stepping down as chief administrative officer of the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the top executive position at UC Health’s flagship hospital. 2.20.19 Read more.

On Feb. 20, The Ohio State University named Harold L. Paz, MD, as the Executive Vice President and Chancellor for Health Affairs. 2.20.19 Read more.

Mary Boosalis, president and CEO of Premier Health, has been recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of its 2019 Top 25 Women Leaders. 2.20.19 Read more.

The 20th annual 98.1 KDD “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” Radiothon took place Feb. 14 to 16 and raised $691,343 for Akron Children’s Hospital, surpassing last year’s total by more than $30,000. 2.18.19 Read more.

Ronda Lehman, vice president and chief operating officer of Mercy Health Physicians in Lima, has been named interim president at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center following the recent departure of former president Dale Gisi. 2.15.19 Read more.

On Feb. 14, the J. M. Smucker Company and Akron Children’s Hospital announced a multi-year partnership to continue the hospital’s child literacy efforts. 2.14.19 Read more.

ProMedica is pleased to announce the opening of a new Food Clinic at 2751 Bay Park Dr., Suite 110E, Oregon, Ohio, inside the Medical Office Building at ProMedica Bay Park Hospital. 2.14.19 Read more.

An important milestone was reached this week in the Fisher-Titus Heart & Vascular Center expanding the level of cardiac care available for area patients, according to Brent W. Burkey, MD, Fisher-Titus president. 2.14.19 Read more.

After a nationwide search, Nationwide Children's Hospital found its next CEO at home: CFO Tim Robinson will be promoted in July upon Dr. Steve Allen's retirement. 2.12.19 Read more.

Linda A. Stevenson has joined the Fisher-Titus Health system as chief information officer, according to Dr. Brent W. Burkey, president of Fisher-Titus in a news release. 2.11.19 Read more.

The public is invited to join registered dietitian Melinda Wivell for Lake Health’s Children’s Wellness Series from 9 to 10 a.m. on March 2 at the Brunner Sanden Deitrick Wellness Campus, 8655 Market St. in Mentor, as she helps kids make healthy food choices at fast food restaurants, pizza shops and more. 2.10.19 Read more.

Matthew Gross will conclude his tenure as Chief Executive Officer of the Fisher-Titus Health system effective March 1, according to Dennis Doughty, chairman of the Fisher-Titus Health Board of Directors. 2.6.19 Read more.

A health care startup affiliated with Google is working with local hospital networks to launch a nonprofit in Dayton to treat opioid addiction. The new organization is called OneFifteen and will have a behavioral health treatment center, rehabilitation housing and wrap-around services. Premier Health and Kettering Health Network, the two largest local hospital networks, are partners on the project. 2.6.19 Read more.

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s employee wellness program received four national honors in 2018, including a gold standard on the National Business Group on Health’s Best Employers for Healthy Lifestyles, a gold rating on the American Heart Association’s Workplace Health Achievement Index, a gold rating on the Wellness Council of America’s Well Workplace list and a place in the Healthiest 100 Workplaces in America. 2.6.19 Read more.

ProMedica, a not-for-profit, mission-based health and well-being organization, today announced it has established the ProMedica Healthy Aging Institute. 2.6.19 Read more.

Memorial Health System established itself as part of the OhioHealth Mothers’ Milk Bank network late last year, and several nursing mothers have begun contributing to it. 2.5.19 Read more.

A 12-bed inpatient hospice unit will accept its first patients in the coming weeks at Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center while renovations continue on meeting and common areas. 2.5.19 Read more.

Conneaut University Hospitals' stint without a general surgeon is over. Dr. Nikita Machado started work Feb. 1, ending a six-month vacancy that arose when the last general surgeon left. 2.5.19 Read more.

Greater Cincinnati's medical landscape shifted anew Feb. 4 when TriHealth and Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine announced they will join together to convert TriHealth Evendale Hospital into the region’s first all-orthopedic hospital. 2.4.19 Read more.

January 2019

OhioHealth expert in MS offers patient greater access through YouTube videos. 1.17.19 Read more.

With its new, 26,000-square-foot hospital addition about to open, Madison Health, in the center of Madison County and within walking distance to the county courthouse, wants the public to know that quality service will now be matched by modern facilities. 1.16.19 Read more.

Premier Health is opening three new practices in the Miami Valley. 1.16.19 Read more.

Licking Memorial offers, 'Dining with Diabetes' program, because making smart meal choices is an important part of diabetes management, but healthy eating can be challenging. 1.16.19 Read more.

Cuyahoga County’s Board of Control on Monday approved up to $300,000 to keep more nurses at the county jail until MetroHealth takes over all jail health-care operations. 1.14.19 Read more.

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s book 'Caring for our Community' is now available following the facility's 100th Anniversary in 2018. 1.14.19 Read more.

Cleveland Clinic Akron General has named Sheila Miller as its chief nursing officer. 1.9.19 Read more.

UC Health opened a new patient-care unit this week across Burnet Avenue from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, in the old Jewish Hospital in Avondale. 1.9.19 Read more.

Madison Health is preparing to reopen following a nearly $25 million renovation project. 1.9.19 Read more.

Wilson Health’s national search to identify its new chief executive officer, is over. The Board of Trustees has named Mark Klosterman the new President and CEO of Wilson Health. He will take over for Duane Francis who has served as interim CEO since June of 2018. 1.9.19 Read more.

TriHealth has hired two cardiovascular surgeons, who will replace others who have moved on. The hires are significant because heart surgeons are in short supply and cardiology is a big revenue generator. 1.8.19 Read more.

TriHealth doctors will now perform open-heart surgery only at Bethesda North Hospital in Montgomery. 1.8.19 Read more.

Mercy Health Spencerville Physicians is moving to 424 E. 4th St., Spencerville starting Jan. 14, the health network announced. 1.7.19 Read more.

Since 2008, OhioHealth has worked with the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine to pair minority medical students with physicians to help them navigate the challenges of medical school. 1.7.19 Read more.

Memorial Health announced the end-of-year retirement of Britt Cummins, Director of Pharmacy, after 14 years of service to the organization. 1.3.19 Read more.

TriHealth is boosting the size and scope of the expansion of Bethesda North Hospital, which is now expected to cost $85 million and provide more space for heart patients as well as the original goal of enhancing cancer care. 1.2.19 Read more.

Cleveland Clinic's acquisitions of a hospital and a health system in Florida have passed their regulatory requirements. 1.2.19 Read more.

Knox Community Hospital CEO Bruce White has been named to the Ohio Hospital Association Institute for Health Innovation’s board of directors, the association announced in a press release on Dec. 21. 1.2.19 Read more.

Kettering Health Network is making progress on a $70 million expansion project at one of its local hospitals. 1.1.19 Read more.

December 2018

Mercy Medical Center’s main campus saves almost $1 million each year in energy costs, which earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification for the 10th consecutive year. 12.31.18 Read more.

Mike Louge, executive vice president and COO of OhioHealth Corp., starts a one-year term as chairman of the Ohio Hospital Association. 12.31.18 Read more.

The Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center is getting a new chief nursing officer. 12.28.18 Read more.

TriHealth CEO Mark Clement has been elected to the board of trustees of the Ohio Hospital Association, which represents the interests of the state’s 237 hospitals and 13 health systems.12.21.18 Read more.

An effort involving the Chillicothe City Schools, Adena Health System and Hopewell Health Centers Inc. that would increase access to health services on the east side of Chillicothe is moving closer to becoming a reality. 12.191.8 Read more.

The MetroHealth System is searching for a new partner for pediatric services. MetroHealth’s five-year contracts with Akron Children’s and the Cleveland Clinic end in June. The new contract will start July Read more.

Plans for a new $250 million hospital on property north of the Eastwood Mall appear to be in limbo. Mercy Health has issued a statement to employees, stating the decision is on hold, in part, because of questions surrounding the future of the General Motors Lordstown plant. 12.18.18 Read more.

Massillon City Council voted on Dec. 17 in favor of legislation that triggers a deal with Aultman Hospital, which will provide additional medical services at Aultman West in 2019. 12.17.18 Read more.

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center is being recognized for its efforts to protect the environment. 12.15.18 Read more.

Bellevue Hospital opens new Eagle Crest Health Park. The facility needed more space for its rehabilitation services department and it found a perfect spot across the road on U.S. 20. 12.13.18 Read more.

Parents will be able to get a better measure of a child’s risk for developing asthma as early as age 2, thanks to a more sensitive test developed at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, a new research study says.12.13.18 Read more.

Premier Health will have new leadership at two of its three hospitals at the dawn of 2019. Effect Jan. 1, Mike Uhl, current president of Atrium Medical Center, will become the president of Miami Valley Hospital. Dr. Keith Bricking will succeed Uhl as president of Atrium Medical Center, that same day. 12.12.18 Read more.

MetroHealth has opened a health center in Medina County, a move made possible by a recent change in state law, according to a news release. 12.11.18 Read more.

A century of providing “comfort” to those who need it — that was the legacy mentioned by Diocese of Toledo Bishop Daniel Thomas during his homily at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center’s 100th anniversary mass held on its official anniversary date of Dec. 11, in the hospital chapel. 12.11.18 Read more.

The new cancer center planned for Aultman Hospital will be named the Timken Family Cancer Center. 12.10.18 Read more.

Mercy Health rolled out new high-tech medical scrubs for its employees in Springfield earlier this fall as part of an investment with Vestagen Protective Technologies, Inc., an Orlando company that received financing from Mercy and a variety of other firms. 12.10.18 Read more.

Lorel Studer, a specialty clinical nurse leader at TriHealth since 2016, is a finalist in Halo's Most Interesting Nurse in the World contest. 12.7.18 Read more.

Mercy Health, the parent company of Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, has been recognized as among the nation’s Most Wired health systems according to the results of the 20th annual 2018 CHIME Healthcare’s Most Wired Survey. 12.7.18 Read more.

Deciding if a loved one is no longer safe behind the wheel is one of the hardest conversations for families to have. To help with those decisions, Mercy Health has launched the “On the Road Again” program at its Oregon Outpatient Rehabilitation and Therapy location. 12.7.18 Read more.

University Hospitals Portage Medical Center has donated automated external defibrillators to the city police to equip patrol cars. 12.5.18 Read more.

On Dec. 5, Mercy Health-St. Rita's announced a partnership with Ohio State's Comprehensive Cancer Center-James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, to further cancer treatment in the area. 12.5.18 Read more.

Summa Health is partnering with the Akron Public Schools’ College & Career Academies of Akron at the Buchtel Community Learning Center. 12.5.18 Read more.

OhioHealth announced on Dec. 4 that it will be partnering with a geriatric-focused, health-care company to bring three primary-care medical centers for seniors to underserved areas of Columbus. 12.4.18 Read more.

Aultman West is set to be enhanced and renamed Aultman Massillon. The city of Massillon has reached an agreement for Aultman Hospital to replace a slate of medical services formerly delivered by Affinity Medical Center. 12.3.18 Read more.

A new proposed state bill takes direct aim at Premier Health’s tax-exempt status to try to slow down or stop the demolition of Good Samaritan Hospital. 12.3.18 Read more.

On Dec. 3, Mercy Health-Youngstown announced Dr. John Luellen as the newest CEO for the more than century-old health-care system. 12.3.18 Read more.

Recently named president of Fort Hamilton Hospital, Ron Connovich, said he believes in making changes when changes are needed. However, the personnel at the Butler County hospital, which he called a “world class team,” isn’t one of them. 12.1.18 Read more.

November 2018

Mercy Health Children’s Hospital is seeking the public’s help in an online voting campaign for up to a $50,000 donation through the Credit Unions for Kids “Vote for Miracles” effort and the Children’s Miracle Network. 11.30.18 Read more.

Michelle Stratton, RN and forensic nursing program coordinator at Blanchard Valley Hospital, has been named the 2018 International Association of Forensic Nurses' Ohio Chapter Forensic Nurse of the Year. 11.28.18 Read more.

Fort Hamilton Hospital plans to hire about a dozen providers – including doctors, nurse practitioners and physician assistants – over the next year as work progresses on a couple of key building projects. 11.28.18 Read more.

The MetroHealth System announced Wednesday that it received a $1 million grant for its campus transformation project from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation, the first lead corporate donor for the hospital system’s five-year, $100 million fundraising effort. 11.28.18 Read more.

The board of trustees for Paulding County Hospital announced that Ron Goedde has been appointed chief executive officer effective Jan. 9. 11.27.18 Read more.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital officials disclosed Monday that research on gene therapy for sickle cell disease has resulted in the hospital’s biggest commercialization deal ever. Read more.

Licking Memorial Hospital has announced the hiring of several new physicians, including Dr. Alexander Campolo. 11.25.18 Read more.

University Hospitals’ former CEO Scott Inkley’s passing marks the ‘end of an era.’ 11.23.18 Read more.

Ohio State, Nationwide Children's Hospital to team up on $100 million proton therapy cancer center. 11.20.18 Read more.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital intends to acquire a Central Kentucky medical practice that cares for children and adults with congenital heart disease. 11.20.18 Read more.

Fort Hamilton Hospital is targeting aggressive new growth by adding a slew of physicians in the community and expanding medical services. 11.20.18 Read more.

Interim Healthcare of Lima was recently named to the HomeCare Elite’s list of top 25 percent home health agencies in the nation for the third consecutive time.11.19.18 Read more.

Blanchard Valley Hospital was recently recognized as one of 100 Great Community Hospitals in the United States by Becker’s Hospital Review for the fourth time. 11.19.18 Read more.

Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Women’s Wellness Center joins two other Lima-area medical centers in offering 3-D mammography the community. 11.19.18 Read more.

For the fourth straight year, Pomerene Hospital in Millersburg has been recognized nationally for overall performance. 11.19.18 Read more.

The Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives awarded Kayla Pfeiffer, of Fisher-Titus Medical Center, its 2018 Nursing Innovation Award during the organization’s annual conference in Columbus. 11.19.18 Read more.

On National Rural Health Day, the Ohio Department of Health applauded OhioHealth Shelby Hospital for being recognized by The Chartis Center for Rural Health (Chartis) and the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) for overall excellence in Patient Perspective. 11.19.18 Read more.

Avita Health System's Galion Hospital was recognized by the Ohio Department of Health on Thursday, which was National Rural Health Day. 11.15.18 Read more.

Ruda Jenkins, a registered nurse who is clinical manager for UC Health’s Air Care & Mobile Care ambulance system, has been appointed to the Ohio Board of Emergency Medical, Fire and Transportation Services by Gov. John Kasich. 11.15.18 Read more.

Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center has announced an affiliation agreement with Cincinnati-based Mercy Health, part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, aimed at tackling Ohio’s most-critical health issues. 11.14.18 Read more.

After Michael Fisher was diagnosed with lymphoma in March, the CEO of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital took a leave of absence to begin cancer treatment. 11.14.18 Read more.

Mark Murdock, who became chief executive of the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center on Oct. 28, didn’t need an introduction to the Queen City. 11.13.18 Read more.

Christine Seif Pasquarella, MD, has joined Akron Children’s Hospital as a pediatric gastroenterologist in the gastroenterology department. 11.13.18 Read more.

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital has entered into a research collaboration with California-based BridgeBio Pharma to identify and develop drugs to treat genetic diseases. 11.12.18 Read more.

The Greater Akron Chamber and SummaCare partner to offer health care plan for small-business owners. 11.12.18 Read more. 

ProMedica plans to open its new patient tower on its main Toledo hospital campus on July 15, months ahead of schedule. 11.10.18 Read more.

Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati is in “partnership discussions,” apparently with a local hospital system. 11.9.18 Read more.

Dawn. M Buskey says ProMedica is committed to constructing a new hospital in Monroe, providing a high quality of care and being an active member of the community. 11.9.18 Read more.

Fort Hamilton Hospital has committed to be an anchor tenant at the Spooky Nook sports complex, a massive redevelopment planned for the former Champion Paper Mill in Hamilton. 11.5.18 Read more.

Grace Wakulchik became president and chief executive officer of Akron Children’s Hospital, effective Thursday, and William H. Considine, who has served at the helm of Akron Children’s for nearly 40 years became CEO emeritus. 11.3.18 Read more.

Summa Health said Friday it is committed to staying at Wadsworth-Rittman Medical Center after a community board’s deadline to find an inpatient services provider passed without action. 11.2.18 Read more.

Simon Lin, Chief Research Information Officer at Nationwide Children's Hospital, has been given the 2018 College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) Innovator of the Year Award. 11.1.18 Read more.

Ashtabula County Medical Center has added two new doctors to its staff — Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Ali Nihad Al-Assaad, and family medicine specialist, Glenn Beck. 11.1.18 Read more.

Premier Health and Encompass Health said in a statement that they will break ground Wednesday on the new Rehabilitation Institute of Ohio, a 60-bed joint venture inpatient rehabilitation hospital. 11.1.18 Read more.​

October 2018

After nearly 40 years at the helm of Akron Children’s Hospital, Bill Considine is becoming CEO emeritus and Grace Wakulchik is taking over as the chief executive of the independent pediatric hospital. 10.31.18 Read more.
The Summa Health Board of Directors named Dr. Cliff Deveny the new president and CEO of the Akron-based health system, according to a news release. 10.29.18 Read more.
Mercy Health Youngstown will pilot a federal program aimed at helping ill and injured employees get back to work sooner. 10.29.18 Read more.
Pregnant women and children with developmental needs in Allen County recently benefited from a $138,600 federal grant from Mercy Health-St. Vincent Medical Center. 10.29.18 Read more.

Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center is taking the lead locally in the commemoration of Red Ribbon Week, noted across the nation October 23- Read more. 

Mercy Health-Cincinnati has named Dave Fikse as president of the health system, which includes about 10,000 employees and five local hospitals.10.24.18 Read more. 

ProMedica CEO Randy Oostra is on a five-day trip to China that he hopes will yield new investment in Toledo. 10.23.18 Read more.

Premier Health will launch a new telemedicine program, NEUROne, providing patients who have neurological conditions greater access to nonemergency evaluation and care. 10.22.18 Read more.

Paul C. Hiltz, the interim president and CEO since July 2017 at Mercy Medical Center in Canton, has been named to the post on a permanent basis. 10.22.18 Read more.​

The opioid epidemic has been called the worst public health crisis in a century. Amid the darkness and despair, there is light and hope. "Prescription for Hope," a podcast from The MetroHealth System, shares the stories of some of the people working to end the crisis and bring the dawn. 10.19.18 Read more.

Fairfield Medical Center is celebrating a patient safety milestone by achieving a 90 percent reduction in its healthcare-associated Clostridium difficile (C. difficile) incident rate and maintained a zero-incident rate from January to July 2018. 10.15.18 Read more.

Mercy Health has received a $600,000 state grant to develop a trauma recovery center for crime victims at St. Vincent Medical Center, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday. 10.12.18 Read more.

Akron Children's Hospital and Aultman Hospital announced plans to further expand their collaboration and have Akron Children's operate both the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and the Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) practice at Aultman, according to a news release. 10.11.18 Read more.

The MetroHealth System will work with health systems in Lorain and Huron counties to improve expert trauma care in those regions, the hospital announced Wednesday. 10.10.18 Read more.

OhioHealth Corp. is searching nationally for a CFO ahead of a planned leadership transition. 10.10.18 Read more.

Many in the Miami Valley, including veterans, have a perception that the Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a place for older vets injured in combat. But the VA provides many services to veterans of all ages, including help with alcohol and drug addiction. 10.10.18 Read more.

New Nationwide Children’s Hospital campaign to shine a spotlight on children’s mental illness, erase negative stereotypes, provide resources to families and raise money for research and treatment. 10.9.18 Read more.

UC Health is on the hunt to fill about 250 nursing jobs at its facilities across the Cincinnati region, including the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, West Chester Hospital and the Daniel Drake rehabilitation facility. 10.8.18 Read more.

Medina County leaders are appealing to MetroHealth System in Cuyahoga County to open a medical facility with a birthing unit in Medina County, the Medina Gazette reports. 10.7.18 Read more.

Berger Health System recently added new state-of-the-art breast imaging technology called 3D breast tomosynthesis for better breast cancer detection. 10.6.18 Read more.

OhioHealth Corp. has assumed management – but not ownership – of Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center, deepening an exclusive affiliation inked with the Cambridge hospital nearly two years ago. 10. 5. 18 Read more.

Dayton Children's Hospital is growing its specialty care lines and has recruited over 100 new physicians in the last five years, amid a growing nationwide shortage of health care workers. 10.5.18 Read more.

The Cincinnati VA Medical Center improved in the latest ranking by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, scoring the No. 7 position in the nation out of the VA’s 130 acute care facilities in a measure of patient access and quality of care. 10.5.18 Read more.

Ron Connovich, a former Mercy Health executive, has been named president of Fort Hamilton Hospital in Butler County. 10.4.18 Read more.

The Dayton VA Medical Center is opening a new outpatient clinic near downtown Springfield. Read more. 10.4.18 Read more.

Wright State University’s medical school and Premier Health could reach an affiliation deal by the end of the year that some say will help both keep up with the growing demands in health care. 10.3.18 Read more.

OhioHealth will open its Grove City hospital for patient care at 7 a.m. Oct. 3. 10.2.18 Read more.

TriHealth officials said the Cincinnati-based hospital system will be the first in the region to take back unused medications. 10.2.18 Read more.

The MetroHealth System announced today it acquired Recovery Resources, a nonprofit organization that provides behavioral health and addiction services, according to a news release. 10.2.18 Read more.

Wanted: Summa Health is seeking a new partner that has strong financial background, desire to grow, experience with or familiarity with a health insurance plan and the same values in population health and charity care. 10.1.18 Read more.

Cleveland Clinic and Humana Inc. announced Oct. 1 added benefits to and broadened availability of their co-branded, $0 premium Medicare Advantage Health Maintenance Organization health plan for 2019, according to a news release. 10.1.18 Read more.

The Lima Memorial Health System medical team and Lima area emergency medical services were honored Monday at the Heart Recovery Reunion for saving the lives of two Lima-area residents at Lima Memorial. 10.1.18 Read more.

The Lake Health Foundation has announced it is the beneficiary of a $2.5 million gift, courtesy of the Brunner, Sanden and Deitrick families. 10.1.18 Read more.

September 2018

Premier Health has opened a new medical center that is the first of its kind in the Midwest. 9.28.18 Read more.
Dr. Jennifer Hohman, a pediatric hospitalist, recently joined Bluffton Hospital, a division of Blanchard Valley Health System. 9.28.18 Read more.

Josette M. Beran named Cleveland Clinic's new chief strategy officer 9.6.18 Read more.
The University of Toledo College of Nursing and ProMedica announced Thursday they will enter a partnership for clinical services and education in the Toledo region. 9.6.18 Read more.
Mercy Health CEO John Starcher has decided on the executive team to help guide the Cincinnati-based nonprofit as it merges with the Maryland-based Bon Secours hospital system. 9.5.18 Read more.
The U.S. Attorney's Office and Cleveland Clinic will host a conference on Thursday to discuss how the area's opioid epidemic has grown and what needs to be done to address the issue. 9.4.18 Read more.
Dr. Victor Garcia, a pediatric surgeon who founded the Trauma Center at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, has partnered with researchers in Israel to develop software that can predict when an intensive care patient’s blood pressure will become dangerously low. 9.4.18 Read more.
Mercy Health rolls out high-tech medical scrubs in Springfield, other sites 9.4.18 Read more.
NE Ohio hospitals give early introduction to careers in healthcare: Pathways to Prosperity 9.2.18 Read more.
Local history: Akron man had Cleveland Clinic’s first heart transplant in 1968 9.2.18 Read more.

August 2018

Pam Suske brought a photograph with her Friday to Fairfield Medical Center. It was of her son Jesse with one of his three children. Jesse died in May from complications related to his 20 years of off and on drug abuse. 8.31.18 Read more.
Dr. Joseph Cheng, who leads all neurosurgery activities at UC Health, has hired a half-dozen neurosurgeons in recent months to build the affiliated Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. And more faculty could be added soon. 8.31.18 Read more.
The University of Cincinnati has named James Herman as chair of the recently created Department of Pharmacology and Systems Physiology in the College of Medicine. 8.31.18 Read more.
Middletown-based Atrium Medical Center is partnering with the city of Monroe’s Fire Department on a pilot program to reduce hospital readmissions. 8.29.18 Read more.
Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Cancer Center’s comprehensive breast cancer clinic has helped breast cancer patients like Vickie Wiechart get on the road to treatment and recovery quicker than before, according to program director Katie Hunt. 8.28.18 Read more.
TriHealth has promoted Tamara Ward, previously executive director of managed care, to vice president and expanded her role within the hospital system. 8.28.18 Read more.
Grandview Medical Center is about to open its new cardiac lab. 8.28.18 Read more.
Thanks to a new partnership with Mercy Health, Salem Regional Medical Center now has access to the best practices and institutional knowledge of the state’s largest health-care system. 8.28.18 Read more.
Christ Hospital revealed today that Arturo Polizzi has been hired as chief executive officer. 8.27.18 Read more.

Veteran Cleveland Clinic administrator Janice G. Murphy has been named the senior vice president of mission and ministry at the Sisters of Charity Health System, which includes St. Vincent Charity Medical Center in Cleveland and Mercy Medical Center in Canton. 8.23.18 Read more.
Avita Health System has expanded its Meds-to-Beds program to Bucyrus and Galion hospitals. Through Meds-to-Beds, patients admitted to an Avita hospital can receive their discharge prescriptions at their bedside prior to going home. 8.22.18 Read more.
Premier Health is donating funds to a local community center to help combat the area's food insecurity. 8.21.18 Read more.
Randy Oostra, president and CEO of ProMedica, has been named one of the 100 most influential people in health care by industry publication Modern Healthcare. 8.21.18 Read more.
Cleveland Clinic, Parker Hannifin create catheter to treat brain tumors 8.20.18 Read more.
The new expanded Genesis Perry County Medical Center is set to open Monday after a recent ribbon-cutting ceremony. 8.18.18 Read more.

In the four months since announcing that the MetroHealth System would become the first health-care system in the nation to join the Open Table initiative, dozens of people have applied to serve on "tables" to help families navigate from poverty to prosperity. 8.17.18 Read more.
U.S. Representative Steve Stivers met with members of law enforcement, health care professionals and addiction services from several area counties including Pickaway County for an Opiate and Addiction Roundtable, held in Lancaster, to discuss what’s happening in the local communities. 8.16.18 Read more.
Medically underserved Perry County is about to get a new medical center that includes an emergency department and outpatient care. 8.15.18 Read more.
Memorial Health recently received a Gold level recognition from the American
Heart Association (AHA) during the AHA’s annual Workplace Health Achievement Index Awards.
Companies recognized can receive gold, silver, or bronze recognition. 8.15.18 Read more.
Cleveland Clinic London opening will coincide with system's centennial 8.15.18 Read more.
Executives with four Cincinnati-based hospital systems today signed nine-year agreements with the U.S. military to provide specialized medical training to more than 30 active duty and reserve personnel from the Army, Air Force, Army Reserve and Ohio National Guard. 8.14.18 Read more.
OhioHealth Monday announced a change in executive leadership at its Mansfield and Shelby hospitals. 8.13.18 Read more.
Dr. Jason Bowersock, Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center, completed his 1,000th successful robotic surgery in July, joining an elite group of surgeons in the process. 8.10.18 Read more.
The Coshocton Regional Medical Center recently received The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for accreditation. 8.9.18 Read more.
Mount Carmel trauma center headed to the Far East Side 8.8.18 Read more.
The U.S. Bank Foundation has made a donation to Southeastern Med’s $4 million Capital Campaign for A New Cancer Center: The Building of Hope & Healing. 8.8.18 Read more.
The Timken Foundation of Canton has awarded $1.5 million to Akron Children's Hospital to support the construction of the hospital's new health center in North Canton. 8.6.18 Read more.
Memorial Hospital, in partnership with Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry, is now performing operative dental care for pediatric dentistry patients, rounding out the wide-range of dental care offered to the region. 8.6.18 Read more.

Treating the neighborhood near Nationwide Children’s Hospital as a patient seems to be paying off, researchers led by the hospital say. 8.3.18 Read more.
ProMedica has entered into a partnership with Sonic Healthcare USA to enhance laboratory services in Toledo and elsewhere. 8.2.18 Read more.
Toledo-based ProMedica finalized its acquisition July 26 of HCR ManorCare, a nursing facilities company also based in Toledo. 8.1.18 Read more.

July 2018

Andrew Chileski has been selected as Memorial Health’s new Chief Information Officer (CIO), a position he will assume on July 30, 2018. 7.31.18 Read more.
The MetroHealth System plans to build a community and school health center on the Urban Community School campus. 7.30.18 Read more.

New Adena Regional Medical Center emergency room ready to serve southern Ohio 7.27.18 Read more.
Kate Sommerfeld, president of the Social Determinants of Health Institute at ProMedica, was executive director of the Wood County United Way in Bowling Green, Ohio, and corporate director of the Social Determinants of Health Institute at ProMedica before being promoted to president of the institute. 7.26.18 Read more.

UC Health has tapped Aimee Cordrey as the hospital system’s next chief privacy officer, a position that involves overseeing all matters related to patient privacy. 7.25.18 Read more.
Dr. Toby Cosgrove, former president and CEO of the Cleveland Clinic, is joining Google as an executive adviser to the Google Cloud healthcare and life sciences team. 7.24.18 Read more.
Northside Regional Medical Center, Trumbull Regional Medical Center and Sharon Regional Medical Center have begun using Twiage, an app that allows emergency responders to share patient information with the hospitals in real time. 7.24.18 Read more.
Health insurance has become something that Americans are struggling to afford but often feel entitled to, according to Lima Memorial Health System President and CEO Mike Swick. 7.24.18 Read more.
Daniel Smith, MD, has joined Akron Children’s Hospital as a developmental-behavioral pediatrician. 7.24.18 Read more.
The president and CEO of Cincinnati-based Mercy Health will lead a soon-to-be-formed mega Catholic health care system with locations in Springfield and Greater Cincinnati. 7.23.18 Read more.
The first medical helicopter in Ohio dedicated to transporting kids facing life-threatening emergencies is turning 10. 7.23.18 Read more.
Linda McHugh, the chief human resources officer at the Cleveland Clinic, is part of this Forbes roundtable about what some of the world's leading organizations are doing to create the workplace of the future. 7.23.18 Read more.
Mike Swick, President and CEO of Lima Memorial Health System donated $12,270 to the Rotary Foundation Board during a Rotary Club meeting at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center, Monday. 7.23.18 Read more.
Kettering Medical Center hosts reunion for NICU babies and families 7.22.18 Read more.
Families of patients at Akron Children's Hospital now have something to take their minds off their concerns. 7.20.18 Read more.
Nationwide Children’s Hospital and a nonprofit developer have created a $20 million fund to ensure that housing remains affordable on the South Side. 7.20.18 Read more.
$1.5M donation helps ProMedica target demographics, health 7.19.18 Read more.
Atrium Medical Center has earned the Mission: Lifeline Gold Receiving Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association for implementing specific measures for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. 7.19.18 Read more.
Mercy Health, which claims to operate the largest hospital system in Ohio, will partner with Bright Health to offer Medicare Advantage plans to seniors in Cincinnati, Springfield, Youngstown and Toledo. 7.19.18 Read more.
UC Health has hired Lafe Bauer as chief administrative officer of the Daniel Drake Center for Post-Acute Care, one of the largest hospitals in Greater Cincinnati. 7.18.18 Read more.
Mercy Health and Recreation Center, 47160 Hollstein Drive in Amherst, provided a fun summer activity for local children July 18. 7.18.18 Read more.
The Cleveland Clinic and Case Western Reserve University will name the centerpiece of their new $515-million health education campus the Sheila and Eric Samson Pavilion. 7.18.18 Read more.
TriHealth and St. Elizabeth HealthCare are partnering with Mutual of Omaha and Lumeris to launch new Medicare Advantage health insurance plans for seniors in Greater Cincinnati. 7.17.18 Read more.
Kettering Health Network is combining its reproductive medicine department with the University of Cincinnati starting this fall. 7.16.18 Read more.   
Lindner Center of Hope, a UC Health hospital in Mason that specializes in the treatment of mental illness and addiction, announced these changes: Michael Glen was named to the newly created position of vice president, business development and innovation, with a primary goal of promoting mental health awareness and education to businesses, schools and government officials. 7.16.18 Read more.
TriHealth executive Brett Kirkpatrick has been hired as the CEO of Community First Solutions in Hamilton, a nonprofit that operates two senior living communities and a post-acute care center in addition to providing mental health and behavioral services to more than 20,000 Butler County residents. 7.13.18 Read more.

ProMedica with the Addition of HCR ManorCare is set to transform health care for seniors. 7.27.18 Read more.

The Cleveland Clinic is making a name for itself in China with a new partnership in Shanghai. 7.11.18 Read more.
Dr. J. Wesley Alexander, a UC Health surgeon who started the organ transplant program at the University of Cincinnati in 1967 and directed it for more than 30 years, died July 7 at age 84. 7.10.18 Read more.
Many people suffer with mental illness, but are too afraid to talk about it. The Big Lots Foundation and Nationwide Children's Hospital want to change that. 7.9.18 Read more.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded Cleveland Clinic researcher Dr. Eileen Hsich a $2.8 million grant to evaluate the disparities in survival among heart failure patients before and after heart transplantation. 7.9.18 Read more.
Eleven years ago, Erin Van Pelt was a patient undergoing an ultrasound, which showed serious problems in her pregnancy with identical twin boys. One twin died and the other had a heart defect that was able to be repaired. The experience inspired the Galloway resident to pursue a career as a sonographer at Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 7.9.18 Read more.

TriHealth today revealed the appointments of Dr. Bob Collins and businessman Quint Studer to the board of the Cincinnati-based hospital system. 7.5.18 Read more.
Mercy Health-Cincinnati has hired Robert Maloney as chief operating officer of Anderson Hospital. 7.5.18 Read more.
OhioHealth project links primary care offices, mental health treatment 7.5.18 Read more.
Local hospital leaders changed health care and community 7.5.18 Read more.
Mercy Health Foundation Mahoning Valley awarded $87,250 in scholarships to 47 area nursing students for the 2018 to 2019 academic year. 7.3.18 Read more.
Ohio Auditor of State Dave Yost’s office has returned a clean 2017 audit report for Memorial Health. This marks the sixth year for which Memorial has received the Auditor of State Award. 7.2.18 Read more.

June 2018

Summa Health’s interim chief signs on for another year to build on initial turnaround successes 6.30.18 Read more.
OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital employees and representatives gathered with members of the media and the community to celebrate the hospital’s adoption of its new Sustainability Plan – a five-year strategy to increase the hospital’s environmental stewardship. 6.27.18 Read more.

In the three years since the Cleveland Clinic opened a hospital in Abu Dhabi, brand recognition for the health system in the United Arab Emirates has surpassed levels in Ohio, Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, president and CEO of the Clinic, said Thursday during a City Club forum. 6.21.18 Read more.
Pure Romance CEO Chris Cicchinelli and his wife, Jessica, plan to give $2 million to the Transgender Health Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. 6.20.18 Read more.
Memorial Health strives to keep patients, families, and community members up-to-date with information that can affect their healthcare process and experience. As such, Memorial is sharing this information regarding the arrival of new Medicare Cards. 6.20.18 Read more.
Scientists at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital have solved the mystery of why a gene already linked to some people with autism is critical to healthy neuronal connections in the developing brain, which offers hope for patients. 6.19.18 Read more.
Mercy Health expects to save millions of dollars annually as a result of a new approach to supply chain management. 6.19.18 Read more.
CMH Regional Health System has been a sponsor of the annual Heather’s Hope Lickety Split 5K run for several years, but decided this year that it was time to double the impact. 6.19.18 Read more.
Dr. Tomislav Mihaljevic has been CEO of the Cleveland Clinic for less than six months, but he's already one of the most influential physician executives and leaders in the U.S. health care system, according to a new list compiled by Modern Healthcare. 6.18.18 Read more.
Student pianists tickled the ivories June 1 and 4-8 for the 18th Annual Piano-a-thon at Akron Children’s Hospital. 6.17.18 Read more.

Dave Blom plans to retire in fall 2019 as CEO of OhioHealth Corp. He will take more than a year to work alongside his successor, who will be the Columbus health system’s third leader promoted from within – but its first who’s a physician. 6.14.18 Read more.
Summa Barberton Hospital’s ER is now providing medication-assisted treatment and other services to ease drug cravings and jump-start recovery for addicts who seek emergency care for an overdose. 6.14.18 Read more.
Licking Memorial Health System program focus is ‘Living Well with Hearing Loss’ 6.13.18 Read more.
Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers President and CEO Phil Ennen testifies before the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee during a public hearing last summer. 6.13.18 Read more.
Mercy Health is partnering with two of the region’s largest independent physician groups to launch the Brain Tumor Center at Jewish Hospital in Kenwood. 6.12.18 Read more.
Southern Ohio Medical Center has acquired a historical house located at 94 Scioto Street in Lucasville. History will live on for many years to come as SOMC acquires the lot to improve access to services at the Lucasville SOMC LIFE Center. 6.12.18 Read more.
The Ohio State University College of Medicine has announced a plan to bring 500 new biomedical sciences faculty to the university over the next five years. 6.11.18 Read more.
Haven Behavior Hospital of Dayton is launching a new treatment service, the Legacy Program, on Monday. 6.11.18 Read more.
Memorial Hospital Medical Staff Award Scholarships Graduating Union County Residents to Study Health-Related Majors 6.11.18 Read more.
A cardiologist with Berger Health System has returned from Northern Belize where he traveled in February to provide much-needed medical care. 6.9.18 Read more.
Cleveland Clinic Akron General will begin using its Health & Wellness Express mobile unit this weekend to bring awareness about premature birth risks to communities where infant mortality rates are high. 6.8.18 Read more.
More than 200 pounds were dropped into secure receptacles since April at five Premier Health sites as part of an effort to combat the region’s opioid epidemic. 6.6.18 Read more.  
Akron Children's Hospital is unveiling a program to tackle substance abuse disorders and their impact on children. 6.6.18 Read more.
Sihe Wang, PhD., has joined Akron Children’s Hospital as director of clinical laboratories. Dr. Wang oversees the hospital’s clinical laboratories, ensuring that high quality clinical, research and teaching services are provided through physicians and clinical and administrative staff. The hospital’s clinical labs perform about 550,000 tests annually. 6.5.18 Read more.
Three months after Toledo City Council voted to approve it, an innovative new partnership between the Toledo Fire & Rescue Department and Mercy Health St. Vincent Medical Center is close to being launched. 6.4.18 Read more.

The University of Cincinnati has been awarded a $29 million grant to study a clot-busting drug used to treat acute ischemic stroke, the largest amount ever awarded to the College of Medicine’s Department of Emergency Medicine. 6.1.18 Read more.

May 2018

Nationwide Children's using 3D printing to make organs 5.30.18 Read more.
University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement award with Target: StrokeSM Elite Plus. 5.30.18 Read more.
University Hospitals St. John Medical Center has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement award with Target: StrokeSM Elite. 5.30.18 Read more.
Centerline Biomedical, a Cleveland Clinic spinoff, is part of this Wall Street Journal story about tech advances that are making the operating room "smarter, more effective — and a lot less risky for patients." 5.29.18 Read more.
Several Emergency Medical Services and personnel were recently honored at the 23rd annual Lima Memorial EMS banquet at the Civic Center in Lima. 5.26.18 Read more.
The Guiding Mothers of St. Mary’s Ohio Child Conservation League recently made a donation of more than $9,000 to the Joint Township District Memorial Hospital Foundation for the purchase of a Nara bassinette for the hospital’s birthing center. 5.26.18 Read more.
Clinton Memorial Hospital, along with other maternity centers in Ohio, is taking steps to promote its support of successful breastfeeding. 5.25.18 Read more.

Tammy Kolopajlo, RN, CCRN, has been chosen as Memorial Hospital’s Critical Care Director. Kolopajlo has a long and distinguished track record of success, with over 13 years of experience in a variety of different capacities within the organization. 5.25.18 Read more
The money raised by 2018 Jeff Ankrom Memorial Golf Championship will allow The Rainbow Fund and The Berger Health Foundation to continue supporting community members in need. 5.24.18 Read more.

Berger hosts Prescribers' Summit on Opioid Epidemic 5.24.18 Read more.
Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.'s foundation has donated another $10 million toward pediatric research at Nationwide Children's Hospital – making for a cumulative $100 million over the past decade. 5.24.18 Read more.
Berger Health System has entered formal negotiations to join the OhioHealth system after a three-year affiliation and more than six months of hospital tours and community meetings. 5.24.18 Read more.
A Nationwide Children's Hospital spinoff that's developing a probiotic treatment for the leading cause of death from gastrointestinal disease in premature infants has raised $1.8 million from a group of funds including Rev1 Ventures. 5.22.18 Read more.
Lima Memorial health focus: Clinic visit through a nurse’s eyes 5.21.18 Read more.
Deal with Pomerene, new cancer center part of Aultman growth 5.19.18 Read more.
Grand Lake Health System is participating in a national drug take-back day from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 29, at the main entrance of Grand Lake Health System, 200 St. Clair Ave., St. Marys. 5.18.18 Read more

Licking Memorial Health Systems has been named to Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare, a listing of the nation’s top healthcare-related employers. The recognition from Modern Healthcare honors workplaces throughout the healthcare industry that empower employees to provide patients and customers with the best possible care, products and services. 5.17.18 Read more.
Aultman Health Foundation recently named two employees from the surgical intensive care unit as the Aultman Employees of the Year. Julie White and Jason Simpson were honored during the organization’s annual recognition dinner held on May 16 at the Canton Memorial Civic Center. 5.17.18 Read more.
Ohio’s American College of Osteopathic Family Physicians (ACOFP) recognized Dr. Jonathan Winner of Mercer Health at its annual awards symposium in April.  Selected for his leadership and service to his profession, his community and his patients, Dr. Jonathan Winner was awarded the Young Family Physician of the Year. 5.17.18 Read more.

Expectant mothers in Adena's recovery programs got a Mother's Day gift this week — a closet of supplies to help them clothe, diaper, and care for their little ones when they arrive. 5.10.18 Read more.
Inspired by the groundbreaking research done at the Cleveland Clinic, entrepreneur Ronald E. Weinberg, his wife Terri, and their family, have pledged $30 million in support of the Cleveland Clinic's Lerner Research Institute. 5.10.18 Read more.
For the fourth year, MetroHealth will host a transgender job fair this Saturday, making Cleveland one of the few cities in the country to take on such an initiative. 5.10.18 Read more.
As a way to celebrate National Hospital and Nurses Week, Lima Memorial Health System hosted an awards ceremony at the Lima Memorial Auxiliary Conference Center to recognize seven associates and seven nurses for their exemplary work. 5.9.18 Read more.
Nurses heal bodies and souls with new Mount Carmel training 5.9.18 Read more.
Ohio State Bar Assocation’s “Waking from Dreamland:The Opiate Crisis and Where Ohio Stands in the Fight” web seminar participants listened to guest speaker, Sam Quinones, as he discussed the opiate crisis at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s. 5.8.18 Read more.
Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center has tapped new physicians to lead two of its surgery divisions following a national search. Read more.
Lima Memorial health focus: BE FAST in stroke treatment 5.7.18 Read more.
The Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide held its eighth annual Legends Luncheon, where $1.25 million was raised for Nationwide Children’s Hospital. 5.7.18 Read more.
The City Council in Massillon has voted to acquire Affinity Medical Center. 5.7.18 Read more.
A Philadelphia woman is hailing a Cleveland Clinic doctor a hero after he helped save her life while on an airplane. 5.6.18 Read more.
Beginning Monday at the Southern Ohio Medical Center’s Cancer Center, a new approximately $4 million gizmo technically known as an Elektra Versa HD linear accelerator will be able to aim, with previously unheard-of precision, up to eight beams of two different types of radiation at the deadly tumors inside patients. 5.5.18 Read more.
The Mercy Health Foundation-Mahoning Valley will recognize three advocates who have increased access to health care in the area. 5.5.18 Read more.
Dr. Steve Allen worked 24 years in Houston, rising to CEO of a pediatric hospital at the sprawling Texas Medical Center by 2004. He wasn’t looking to move two years later when a recruiting firm called on behalf of a hospital in Columbus, Ohio. 5.4.18 Read more.

Mercy Health hires Andy Thompson as chief operating officer of the statewide hospital system’s physician group. 5.2.18. Read More.
Mercy Health-Cincinnati hopes to fill more than 250 new or open positions throughout the region. 5.1.18. Read More.
Summa Health offers naloxone without a prescription at Akron and Barberton campuses. 5.1.18. Read More.

April 2018

Adena Health System hosts sexual assault awareness walk to support victims and their families. 4.26.18. Read More.

ProMedica, Welltower reach deal to purchase HCR ManorCare. 4.26.18. Read more.  

Mercy Medical Center in Canton debuts two new portable germ-zapping robots. 4.26.18. Read More.

Adena Regional Medical Center begins new outreach effort to further reduce drug overdose deaths. 4.25.18. Read More.

Coshocton Regional Medical Center receives an A rating for patient safety in Spring 2018 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade. 4.24.18. Read More.

Mercy Health psychologist, Navdeep Kang, receives Obama fellowship for addiction work. 4.24.18. Read More.

MetroHealth will join Cleveland's Open Table initiative this fall, becoming the first health system in the nation to adopt the mentorship model to improve the lives of families in its neighborhood. 4.23.18. Read More.

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center has hired Beverly Bokovitz as chief nursing officer. 4.18.18. Read More.

Medical students from The Ohio State University College of Medicine embark on a 3,300-mile cross-country bike trek as a part of the Ride for World Health. 4.18.18. Read More.

Cincinnati hospital collaborative partners with chamber to boost minority contracts. 4.17.18. Read more.

OhioHealth donates $100,000 to support the training of future health care workers at Marion Technical College. 4.17.18. Read More. ​

Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute recieves $10 million pledge from former Clevelanders who still have deep ties to the city. 4.17.18. Read more. ​

Mercy Medical Center invites Medicare-eligible residents in Stark County to attend a free "Welcome to Medicare" event. 4.17.18. Read more.

Lima Memorial Health System  recognized by Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program for its effort in supporting breastfeeding. 4.14.18. Read More.

OhioHealth CEO, Dave Blom, has joind the board of a 10-person health IT startup. 4.13.18 Read More.

Dr. James Liu, chair of the department of OB/GYN at University Hospitals, has been named primary lead of the UH Fertility Center at Ahuja Medical Center. 4.12.18.  Read More.

University Hospitals has acquired the Andover Health Center from Mercy Health. 4.12.18. Read more

Kettering Health Network is rolling out a new partnership that will allow faster responses to patients seeking help for drug addiction. 4.11.18. Read More.

Diabetes Research Road Tour stops at Mercy Health-St. Rita’s. 4.11.18. Read more.

Bras for a Cause contest at UH Geauga seeking entries. 4.10.18. Read more.

MetroHealth receives a "substantial leadership gift" from two longtime physicians to support its $100 million fundraising campaign. 4.10.18. Read more.

Genesis volunteers donate $1 million to heart center. 4.10.18. Read more.

Researchers at Cleveland Clinic awarded a $2.5 million grant to advance work using deep brain stimulation to improve post-stroke motor rehabilitation. 4.9.18. Read more. ​

Mount Carmel Health Systems revamps protocol for first responder opiate exposure. 4.9.18. Read more.

Aultman Hospital and the surrounding neighbrohood described as one of the most important areas in Canton's plan for revitalization. 4.6.18. Read more.  

Mercy Health presents program on electronic health records at Way Public Library in Perrysburg. 4.6.18. Read more.

Memorial Health announces the appointment of a new board member, Emily Wieringa of Plain City. 4.5.18. Read More.

The dean of Ohio State University's College of Medicine announces the formation of a center that will be the first of its kind in the nation to provide patient care, research and education on cardiac disorders. 4.4.18. Read More.

St. Elizabeth Health Care will hold a grand opening April 10 for the Northern Kentucky-based hospital system's first medical center norht of the Ohio River. 4.4.18. Read More.

The Farmer Family Foundation is stepping up its commitment to boost stem cell research at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. 4.4.18. Read More.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital is ramping up a program to teach kids with cancer the healing power of healthy food. 4.3.18. Read more

Eight Ace Hardware locations around Ohio will be conducting their annual Change Round-Up campaign to benefit Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. 4.3.18. Read More.

The Cleveland Clinic adds Union Hospital in Dover to the health system. 4.2.18. Read more

Mercy Health-St. Rita's inpatient rehab is proud to be collaborating with the OSU Medical Center in conjunction with their TBI model system. 4.2.18. Read More.

Mercy Health-Cincinnati announces that its Mercy Health Foundation has invested in Crosswave Health, the technology company behind the treatment finder to help patients with opioid addiction locate treatment services in their region. 4.2.18. Read More.

TriHealth and Xavier University partner with Procter & Gamble Co. to address the rising cost of health care in Greater Cincinnati. 4.2.18. Read More.

Mercy Health's Dr. Andrew Hearn is testing Shockwave technology at West Hospital to save patients' limbs and lives. 4.2.18. Read More.