Biden sends medical teams to 6 states, promises more free COVID tests and masks

BY: - January 14, 2022

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden announced Thursday that the federal government will deploy military medical units to six states to assist hospitals overwhelmed with the recent spike of the omicron coronavirus variant. Starting next week, more than 120 medical personnel — the beginning of a deployment of 1,000 service members — will go to hospitals […]

Laws shield hospitals from families who believe loved ones contracted COVID as patients

BY: - December 30, 2021

By Lauren Weber and Christina Jewett, Kaiser Health News After Amanda Wilson lost her son, Braden, 15, to COVID-19 in early 2021, she tried to honor his memory. She put up a lending library box in his name. She plans to give the money she saved for his college education to other teens who love […]

Gov. DeWine deploys National Guard to hospitals as COVID deaths surpass 2020

BY: - December 17, 2021

Gov. Mike DeWine is deploying more than 1,000 national guard troops to Ohio hospitals ahead of a busy holiday season that could swell the number of COVID-19 patients. The state is also in talks with a hospital staffing agency that could bring in additional workers from out of state. “This will allow for Ohio hospitals […]

Biden vaccine rules worry rural hospitals about potential strain

BY: - October 27, 2021

Story from Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, short-staffed rural hospitals have been stretched to their limits. Some have cut back, delayed or eliminated services such as elective surgeries, labor and delivery, and other inpatient care. Nurses and other health care employees have worked double shifts, and many rural […]


75 Years Ago: A landmark bill for American hospitals

BY: - August 19, 2021

With both infrastructure and hospitals in the news these days, Ohioans should take a moment to learn about the Hill-Burton Hospital Survey and Construction Act. This ground-breaking legislation, signed into law 75 years ago this week on August 13, 1946 by President Harry S. Truman, helped to build and modernize American hospitals. An Ohio senator […]

Strained capacity is not keeping covid patients from being admitted, officials say

BY: - December 18, 2020

Ohio Hospitals have been strained for months by the coronavirus. But unlike in some other parts of the country, that hasn’t prompted them to tell people who would have been admitted earlier in the pandemic to stay home, officials said Thursday. Daily numbers of new coronavirus cases have appeared to be levelling off over the […]

“This is not a drill.” Health officials say they might have to start canceling procedures

BY: - November 20, 2020

Coronavirus cases in Ohio continue to snowball and now health officials say the strain is so great that any day now they might have to start canceling medical procedures. They made that stark warning on a day when the state’s GOP lawmakers seemed to be living in another world, with House Republicans voting down a […]

Ohio hospital list prices vary wildly, new report finds

BY: - August 28, 2020

Plan to boost hospital transparency unlikely to save money, re[port finds.

Current COVID-19 hospitalization levels reach record high

BY: - July 23, 2020

Hospital rolls of COVID-19 patients soared to a record high Wednesday as a month-long surge in new cases has spilled over into Ohio’s hospitalization counts.   On Wednesday, the Ohio Department of Health reported there are nearly 1,100 Ohioans currently in the hospital with COVID-19, the respiratory and vascular disease caused by the new coronavirus.   The […]

Much of the federal coronavirus money distributed so far goes to hospitals that need it least, critics say

BY: - May 19, 2020

The rich keep getting richer — even among hospitals dealing with a historic pandemic.

Lawmakers advance small business relief bill without extra cash for states

BY: - April 22, 2020

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate on Tuesday cleared an “interim” COVID-19 relief package that includes billions of dollars for small businesses, hospitals and testing, but no additional funds for state and local governments. The nearly $500 billion package passed by unanimous consent Tuesday afternoon. The U.S. House is expected to reconvene on Thursday to vote […]

COVID-19 may hit rural residents hard, and that spells trouble because of lack of rural health care

BY: - April 16, 2020

The burden of COVID-19 in rural areas has been under the radar, as the toll of the disease so far has been heaviest in dense urban areas. But up to 30% of the U.S. population lives in rural America, which already has experienced more than 128 hospital closures since 2010, including 19 last year. COVID-19 […]