One Ohio hospital recently ended their maternity services, another will soon follow suit

BY: - April 7, 2023

An Ohio hospital recently ended their maternity services and another hospital is ending their labor and delivery services later this month.  OhioHealth’s Shelby Hospital stopped providing maternity services after Feb. 28, and University Hospitals Lake West Medical Center in Willoughby is ending labor and delivery services April 15. “When an obstetric unit closes there are […]

Ohio is 2nd in nation for COVID-19 deaths over last week

BY: - January 7, 2022

Ohio is second in the nation per capita in terms of the reported COVID-19 death rate over the last seven days, according to a database from The New York Times. Only Wyoming experienced a higher rate of COVID-19 deaths over the past week, the data shows. Nearly 30,000 Ohioans have died of COVID-19, including some […]

Judge orders Cinci hospital to treat COVID-19 patient with Ivermectin, despite CDC warnings

BY: - August 30, 2021

A Butler County judge ruled in favor of a woman last week who sought to force a hospital to administer Ivermectin — an animal dewormer that federal regulators have warned against using in COVID-19 patients — to her husband after several weeks in the ICU with the disease. Butler County Common Pleas Judge Gregory Howard […]

Book spotlights Ohio hospital and the fractured health care system it operates in

BY: - March 23, 2021

Keith Swihart couldn’t afford his insulin, so he started rationing it out or skipping doses. It wasn’t laziness — Swihart had been working since he was 13. Even with health insurance from employers, he couldn’t afford his cost-share of the hormone he needed. His unmitigated diabetes went into a tailspin, costing him his sight in […]

‘We’re just kind of drowning:’ Counties say they’re overwhelmed with new COVID-19 cases

BY: - November 11, 2020

In Clark County, more COVID-19 infections are coming in than the health department can contact trace. Health Commissioner Charles Patterson said in a news release they’re simply “overwhelmed” with cases, and those in the backlog will receive a packet of information about their diagnosis and educational materials. Kyle Trout, a department public information officer, said […]

Ohio physicians sound alarm about COVID-19 hospitalizations, staffing strain

BY: - November 10, 2020

Physicians and hospital administrators assisting Ohio’s COVID-19 response sought to sound the alarms Monday about a rising COVID-19 hospitalization load that’s showing no sign of letting up. Beds and ventilators aren’t running low for now. However, Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, the newly hired chief medical officer for the Ohio Department of Health, said hospitals are struggling […]