Wexner Medical Center

More coronavirus testing and more protective masks will soon be available statewide as Ohio officials work to continue flattening Ohio’s COVID-19 curve. 

At his daily briefing Wednesday, Gov. Mike DeWine also announced further steps towards easing the essential businesses order.

Dozens of confirmed COVID-19 deaths have been recorded across the state in just the last few days, with confirmed cases now reported in 87 of Ohio’s 88 counties.

Emergency medical physician Dr. Howard Werman was the first to donate convalescent plasma for COVID-19 therapies at the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.
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The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is studying if plasma from recovering coronavirus patients can help others. The first transfusion was completed Monday.

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A group of Ohio State University medical students will graduate early this month in order to help patients in the continuing coronavirus pandemic. 

Researcher Jacob Yount and colleagues prepared the viral transport media for COVID-19 test kits.
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Ohio State University says it's received FDA approval for a new testing solution and swab meant to expand testing for the new coronavirus. 

In this Friday, March 27, 2020 photo provided by Office of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, makeshift hospital rooms stretch out along the floor at the Jacob Javits Convention Center in New York.
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Wexner Medical Center emergency medicine pharmacist Andrew North says the Jacob Javits Center in New York City hardly looks like a convention hall these days.

A caregiver tests a patient for coronavirus at University Hospitals, Monday, March 16, 2020, in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.
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As Ohio logs hundreds of new coronavirus cases every day, concerns are growing about the state's hospital systems and their ability to handle an expected influx of patients. 

Carlos Del Rio, center, with his wife and kids.
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For Carlos Del Rio, it started last week with a headache that felt like a hangover.

Columbus Public Health Commissioner Dr. Mysheika Roberts.
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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and the state Department of Health ordered all hospitals to halt elective surgeries, hoping to free up equipment and staff for a predicted surge in COVID-19 patients.

Ohio had 67 confirmed coronavirus cases in 16 counties as of Tuesday and 17 people have been hospitalized.

Health officials say the second COVID-19 case in Columbus appears to be the result of community spread.

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton holds up a mask as she gives an update about the state's response to coronavirus, on Feb. 27, 2020 in Cleveland.
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Ohio's Department of Health has issued a public health order telling medical centers to stop all elective surgeries and other procedures, in an effort to free up staff and equipment for dealing with COVID-19 coronavirus.

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
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COVID-19, a strain of the coronavirus, is spreading rapidly in the United States, with 164 cases and 19 deaths reported so far. Ohio does not have a confirmed case yet, but local hospitals are preparing for when it inevitably hits the community.

Wellness Wednesday: Treating Sepsis

Jan 29, 2020
The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

New research at Ohio State University could lead to better treatments for the number one cause of death in hospitals: sepsis.

Ohio State University doctor Sophia Tolliver attends to a patient.
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A new Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center study finds that doctors may lack the knowledge to help African American women overcome a specific barrier to exercise.

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The Ohio State University’s Wexner Medical Center is hosting a statewide conference to raise awareness about physician suicide.

The James Cancer Hospital at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

The Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center is trying a new pilot program to share patient information between emergency medical services and the hospital. 

Carlos Malvestutto works on infectious diseases at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.
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There are about 230 new cases of HIV in Franklin County every year, mostly among people aged 25-29. On Thursday, celebrated as National HIV Testing Day, free testing is available at multiple locations across the city.