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Inside the Greater Columbus Convention Center, hundreds of makeshift hospital rooms have been set up for coronavirus patients.
Greater Columbus Convention Center

There were more than 1,400 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported in Ohio on Thursday, with 21 new confirmed deaths. The numbers of people hospitalized with the coronavirus are also at their highest levels so far in the pandemic, but the state’s hospitals say they’re ready.

Gov. Mike DeWine announced Wednesday a partial rollback on his ban on elective medical procedures in Ohio — the same day University Hospitals announced staff pay cuts. Less than 24 hours later, UH also said it plans to shut down some emergency services by the end of the month.

Like all hospitals in Ohio, Riverside Methodist Hopsital in Columbus has been told to cancel all non-essential and non-elective surgeries.
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The Ohio Hospital Association is putting together a plan to begin allowing some elective procedures as the state looks to a new stage in its fight against COVID-19.

The Ohio Hospital Association has sent out its guidelines for allocating scarce resources, detailing what medical staff should do if they don't have the equipment they need to treat patients with COVID-19.

An analysis found that hospitals around Ohio invested more than $6 billion in community issues. These are programs that take health and wellness outside the walls of a hospital.

Riverside Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.
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As of Jan. 1, 2019, hospitals are required to post price lists online for everything from medications to procedures. The mandate from the federal Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services aims to increase price transparency and help patients make more informed choices.


Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is working with the state's hospital to expand a collaboration intended to reduce repeat incidents of child abuse in infants.

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Often, when nurses are at the end of their shifts, they will be asked if they can stay late. Sometimes it’s not a request but an implied order. Now, a proposed Ohio law would ban hospitals from forcing nurses to work overtime.


A law that passed unanimously a couple of years ago that would allow patients to find out the costs of medical procedures hasn’t been implemented yet. And it might never be if a new bill on health care price transparency is approved.

Nurse call button on a hospital bed

Hospital nurses sometimes complain they have too many patients under their care at one time to be able to give all of them the high-quality care they deserve. The nurses are hoping Ohio lawmakers will provide the cure for that problem.

Judging Hospital Quality

Aug 2, 2011

Patients developing bed sores, doctors leaving object behind after a surgery, surgeons amputating the wrong limb. These are things health care officials and patients agree should never happen. But they do…and they’re not handled the same in every state. Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher on 89-7, NPR News… Join WOSU News reporter Steve Brown sitting in for Ann to discuss why hospital mistakes happen, who pays for them, and how they’re handled. Guests:

Hospital Expansion in Central Ohio

Nov 5, 2009

The pros and cons of hospital expansion in Central Ohio, with Universal Health Care Action Network of Ohio (UHCAN Ohio) executive director Cathy Levine and Ohio Hospital Association senior vice president John Callender.