August 5, 2015
Kettering Health credit rating upgraded by Moody’s
Dayton Daily News
Moody’s Investor Services has upgraded its credit rating for Kettering Health Network based largely on the hospital company’s ability to rein in expenses over the past two years and manage capital expenditures, the global rating agency said Tuesday.
Cincinnati Children’s unveils $48M expansion
Cincinnati Business Courier
A $48 million expansion at the Butler County campus of Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center will be ready for patients on Aug. 17, CEO Michael Fisher revealed during a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
Four questions for Cincinnati's newest hospital chief
Cincinnati Business Courier
John Gennaro became director of the Cincinnati VA Medical Center on July 27, and he got some advice on how to run the hospital directly from the top: Bob McDonald, secretary of the VA.
 Reds’ first pitch coming from bone-marrow donor
Cincinnati Enquirer
At Wednesday’s Reds game against the St. Louis Cardinals, Jens Wagner of Munich, Germany, will throw out the first pitch, an honor bestowed in thanks for Wagner’s contribution to the Cincinnati team. He donated the bone marrow that saved the life of season-ticket sales manager Chris Herrell.
Upgrades continue at Berger
Circleville Herald
CIRCLEVILLE — Berger Health System is continuing the hospital’s ongoing efforts to transform the remaining double occupancy rooms to single patient rooms. Earlier this year ten single patient rooms were completed.
 Ohio's family doctors join forces to survive
Cleveland Plain Dealer
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- In a first-of-its-kind organization in Ohio, five of the state's largest independent physician groups are forming a statewide collaborative to help compete with corporate hospitals and preserve the livelihoods of family doctors.
Five physician groups start Ohio Independent Collaborative
Crains Cleveland Business
Five of Ohio’s independent physician groups have formed a statewide collaborative designed to allow them to better compete with the state’s health care giants like the Cleveland Clinic and Cincinnati-based Mercy Health.
 Kettering abortion clinic seeks state waiver
Dayton Daily News
Women’s Med Center, an abortion provider in Kettering, has asked the state again for an exemption to rules requiring a transfer agreement with a hospital in case of patient emergencies.
Expert: School-age children getting less sleep
Lima News
LIMA — The start of the 2015-16 school year is right around the corner, and for adolescents and teens, this is not only a time to prepare their brains for upcoming projects and tests, it’s also a time to start adjusting their sleep schedules.
 Commissioners: ACA isn’t saving county money
Mansfield News Journal
MANSFIELD – The Richland County commissioners have read another part of the federal Affordable Care Act and found out it will cost the county more money.
Patient Safety/Quality
Central Ohio hospitals fines for too many readmissions of Medicare patients
Columbus Dispatch
A Portsmouth hospital is one of 38 in the United States, and two in Ohio, that next year will be docked 3 percent of its Medicare reimbursement — the maximum amount — for readmitting too many patients.
Press Releases
McCullough-Hyde’s Obesity Workgroup Awarded $15,000 Grant
Ohio News Wire
As a non-profit organization, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital/TriHealth (MHMH) is required to complete a Community Health Needs Assessment every three years. These assessments allow MHMH to identify and address the top needs in our community.