Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Director of Operations for Behavioral Health Services Selected for Obama Foundation Fellowship

Cincinnati’s Director of Operations for Behavioral Health Services Dr. Navdeep Kang was selected by the Obama Foundation to join the inaugural 2018 Fellows class. Selected from more than 20,000 applicants from 191 countries, Dr. Kang will join a two-year, non-residential program that brings together 20 leaders representing 11 countries around the world who are creating transformational change on many of the world’s most pressing problems.

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Lourdes Inpatient Acute Rehab Earns Reaccreditation

The Lourdes Otto J. Diller Inpatient Acute Rehabilitation Unit has received a three-year reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).

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Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center and Urbana Hospital Win Awards of Excellence from Ohio State Wexner Medical Center for Stroke Care

Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital and Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center received Awards of Excellence from The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center for their dedication to the treatment of stroke.

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Mercy Health Foundation, Clark & Champaign Counties Celebrates Successful 2017, Announces 2018 Plans

Mercy Health Foundation, Clark & Champaign Counties, known formerly as the Community Mercy Foundation, is building on a successful 2017 as it announces funding priorities for 2018.

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Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital Opens Innovative and Comprehensive Infusion and Multi-Disciplinary Care Center

Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital cut the ribbon today to the newest and most innovative infusion and multi-disciplinary care center the Valley has to offer.

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Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Center Offers New, Non-Invasive and Painless Option to Manage Liver

Mercy Health announces that it now offers patients non-invasive, painless liver assessments with FibroScan®, the first device cleared by the FDA as an aid in the management of patients with liver disease.

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Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Sleep Center Earns Accreditation for Its Commitment to Quality Care

Mercy Health announces the Accreditation Commission for Health Care, Inc. (ACHC) has accredited Mercy Health - Springfield Regional Sleep Center’ sleep center and home sleep testing services program. ACHC is a non-profit accreditation organization.

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Mercy Health Physician Testing New Shockwave Lithotripsy Technology to Clear Blocked Arteries

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health Physician and endovascular surgeon Andrew Hearn, MD is testing new technology at West Hospital to care for patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

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The Auxiliary of Mercy Health – West Hospital Presents a Free Concert Featuring the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Glee Club on April 22

Following two years standing room only concerts, Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the popular Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Glee Club will once again perform a free concert at Mercy Health – West Hospital.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Offers Twice Monthly Walk with a Doc Sessions at Kenwood Towne Center in April

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in April.

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Lourdes Hosts Kidney Disease Awareness Health Fair

To help raise awareness about the importance of a kidney screening, Lourdes is partnering with Baptist Health Paducah, Fresenius Kidney Care, Graves County Health Department, Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky (KHAKY), Western Kentucky Kidney Specialists and the Purchase Area Diabetes Connection to offer a free kidney screening and health fair on Saturday, April 14.

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The Joint Commission Awards Shoulder Replacement Certification to The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Joint Commission has awarded The Jewish Hospital’s shoulder replacement program with its Gold Seal of Approval and certification.

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Mercy Health Invests in Technology Platform that Provides Real-Time Information on Providers’ Capacity to Treat Addiction

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that its Foundation has invested in Crosswave Health, the technology company behind FindLocalTreatment.com.

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Lourdes Hospice Offers Free Day Camp for Children Who Have Lost a Loved One

Lourdes Hospice is committed to providing support for both patients and their families during times of transition, illness, death and grief. For the past 14 years, Lourdes Hospice has offered Camp Robin, a day camp that provides support and counseling to children affected by the loss of a loved one or friend. This year’s camp will be on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Heartland Church. Registration begins at 8:45 a.m.

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Mercy Health - Youngstown and Prima Health Care to Come Together

Mercy Health - Youngstown – the Mahoning Valley’s largest healthcare provider – and Prima Health Care – the region’s largest independent physician practice – have announced plans to come together.

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Lourdes Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine Recognized with National Award for Clinical Excellence

Lourdes Wound Care Center and Hyperbaric Medicine has been named a 2017 Center of Distinction by Healogics, Inc. the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

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Mercy Health Hiring for More than 25 Positions at March 20 West Park Recruitment Event

Mercy Health – Cincinnati announces that West Park has an immediate need for qualified registered nurses, licensed practical nurses and state tested nursing assistants.

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Only two U.S. programs now scientifically proven to decrease ACL injury and improve neuromuscular movement in female athletes

According to the Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States, females are four to five times more likely than males to sustain non-contact anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. While 36 intervention training programs have been described in literature since 1995, few have been scientifically proven to decrease ACL injury incidences and alter potentially dangerous neuromuscular movement patterns. A new poster presented at 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) found that only two programs had a significant impact in improving multiple neuromuscular indices and significantly reduced non-contact ACL injury rates in female athletes.

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Swab Your Cheek and Maybe Save a Life at Marrow Donor Drive on Saturday, March 10

If something that takes you just seconds to do could help you save another person’s life, would you do it? Mercy Health and Anderson Township resident Tamara Doan and her family hope that you and countless others will say “Yes!” and join her at a bone marrow donor drive occurring from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, March 10 at the Mercy Health – Anderson HealthPlex. The HealthPlex is located at 7495 State Road in Anderson Township, ZIP 45255.

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IBM Watson Health Names Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital and The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health to its 100 Top Hospitals List

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the prestigious IBM Watson HealthTM 100 Top Hospitals® annual awards program has named Clermont Hospital and The Jewish Hospital as two of the highest performing hospitals in the nation.

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Orthopedic Surgeon Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that orthopedic surgeon Nicholas Early, MD, joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Offers Twice Monthly Walk with a Doc Sessions at Kenwood Towne Center in March

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in March.

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Mercy Health Offers Free Quit Smoking Classes at Anderson Hospital in March and April

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, invites smokers and their families to register for a free series of smoking cessation educational classes at Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital in March and April.

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Mercy Health – Springfield’s REACH Services Provides a Lifeline to Those Struggling with Substance Abuse

Mercy Health – REACH Services (Recovery, Education, Advocacy, Care and Hope) cares for individuals struggling with drug, alcohol and tobacco abuse issues.

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Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital Hosts Syringe Exchange Program

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Clermont Hospital is partnering with Clermont County Public Health and Hamilton County Public Health to offer a free syringe services program starting March 1.

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The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health Women’s Center Launches Survivorship Speaker Series on March 19

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital is launching a Survivorship Speaker Series.

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Family Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that family medicine specialist Jonathan Gully, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Mercy Health Hiring for More than 60 Positions at March 8 Urbana Hospital Recruitment Event

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that Urbana Hospital, Mercy Health Physicians and McAuley Senior Living have an immediate need for qualified registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, state trained nursing aids, medical assistants, respiratory therapists and dietary and environmental services staff.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Speaker Series Continues at the Mayerson JCC on Tuesday, March 13 with Discussion on Colorectal Health

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Speaker Series continues with a free interactive presentation called “Maintaining Good Colon Health” on Tuesday, March 13.

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Lighthouse Telehealth, a subsidiary of Harbor, announces a Physicians’ Service Agreement to provide 24/7 Inpatient Psychiatric Coverage for Mercy Health, including inpatient care at the Behavioral Health Institute located at St. Charles.

Toledo, OH – Lighthouse Telehealth, a subsidiary of Harbor, has partnered with Mercy Health to provide Inpatient Physician and Advanced Practice Nurse support, ensuring 24/7 coverage for behavioral health/substance use disorder patients at Mercy Health facilities. The partnership begins February 22, 2018.

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Bon Secours Health System and Mercy Health Announce Intent to Merge

Bon Secours Health System, a Catholic health ministry serving residents across the East Coast, and Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, today announced their intent to merge, creating one of the largest health systems in the country spanning seven states in the eastern half of the U.S.

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Six Foods that Keep Your Heart Healthy

During February’s Heart Month observance, Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, notes that eating a balanced diet is one of the best ways to improve heart health.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Convenient Mobile Mammography Vans Visit Your Neighborhood in March

Getting your annual screening is easy with Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Mobile Mammography program, which has two mobile units offering you screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Mercy Health – Springfield’s Convenient Mobile Mammography Van Visits Your Neighborhood in March

Due for your annual screening mammogram? Getting your annual screening is easy with Mercy Health – Springfield’s Mobile Mammography program, which has a mobile unit offering you screening mammograms in approximately 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Stop the Bleed – Save a Life

As worldwide violence increases, so does the need for responsive-action training. Motivated by the 2012 Sandy Hook tragedy, Stop the Bleed, an initiative to prevent excessive bleeding in emergencies, was established by the American College of Surgeons to limit deaths from violent injuries. By teaching civilians how to act as immediate responders, they can limit the trauma from severe blood loss and help save lives.

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Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that pulmonary and critical care specialist Mudher Al-Shathir, MD, joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Diabetes Education Program Receives Prestigious American Diabetes Association Certification

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that its diabetes self-management education program received the American Diabetes Association’s Education Recognition Certificate in December 2017.

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Mercy Health - Cincinnati’s Medical Practices and Hospitals Achieve Highest Level of Electronic Medical Records Adoption

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) has recognized three of its five hospitals and all of its physician practices as Stage 7 on HIMSS’ Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati Hosts Community Health Forum on February 24

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it is hosting the first of a four-part series of health events called the Community Health Forum from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. on Saturday, February 24. The event takes place at Mercy Health’s Home Office in Bond Hill, located at 1701 Mercy Health Place, Cincinnati, Ohio 45237.

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Family Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that family medicine specialist Michelle Roberta Eakins, MD, joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital Seeks to Fill 15 Positions at February 27 Hiring Event

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Anderson Hospital has an immediate need for six cooks, four food service specialists and five environmental service technicians.

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Mercy Health now offers Neurology Residency Program

Nationwide, finding a neurologist can be difficult. In fact, studies estimate that by 2025, there will be a 19% shortage of neurologists in the U.S. That means that the demand for neurologists in 2025 will be 21,440, but only about 18,060 will be available. With the goal of ensuring that state-of-the art neurology services grow in Northwest Ohio, Mercy Health has established a General Neurology Residency Program at Mercy Health - St. Vincent Medical Center.

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Five Lifestyle Changes That Can Help Prevent Heart Disease

During February’s Heart Month observance, Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, encourages you to make lifestyle changes that can you help keep from developing heart disease.

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Mercy Health Names Melissa Samuelson Chief Nursing Officer of East Market – Cincinnati

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Melissa Samuelson, DNP, MSN, RN, NEA, BC, joins Mercy Health as the Vice President and Chief Nursing Officer of Mercy Health’s East Market, which includes Anderson and Clermont hospitals.

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Mercy Health Offers Free Quit Smoking Classes in Fairfield in February

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, invites patients, families and employees to register for a free series of smoking cessation classes at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital in February.

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Mercy Health Announces Three Heart Health Lunch and Learn Events in February and March

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that cardiothoracic and vascular surgeon Soumya Neravetla, MD is presenting at three free lunch and learn events in Springfield in February and March.

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Leadership Toledo’s 2018 Restaurant Week Toledo. Mercy Health Sponsors RWT 2018’s Healthy Menu Options

Few in the area disagree that “You Will Eat Better In Toledo!” There are so many great, locally-owned restaurants that it is often hard to choose where to go! And, Restaurant Week Toledo 2018 (RWT) will certainly make the decision of where best to satisfy your hunger a lot more fun! In just a few weeks - from February 26th - March 4th to be exact, local residents and tourists will be offered an opportunity to enjoy a week of unique dining experiences provided by the 40 participating restaurants. Not only will RWT feature all the fun and tasty treats that have made it one of the area’s signature events this year, thanks to Mercy Health, the restaurants will also offer Healthy Menu Options!

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Two Mercy Health Nurses Receive Cameos of Caring Award

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that two of its nurses received honors at the 17th annual Cameos of Caring, a Wright State University College of Nursing and Health-sponsored gala that took place on Thursday, January 25.

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Mercy Health Contributes More than 10 Billion to Ohio Economy

Mercy Health contributed $10.1 billion to the Ohio economy in 2016, up almost 13% from five years ago. Additionally, the economic impact shows that while Mercy Health employs more than 31,430 people in Ohio, those jobs supported more than 44,000 additional jobs.

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Mercy Health achieves highest level in EMR adoption

HIMSS recently recognized seven Mercy Health hospitals and all the organization’s ambulatory sites as Stage 7, as measured by the HIMSS Analytics Electronic Medical Record Adoption Model (EMRAM).

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Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital Hosts Its First Healthy Happy Hour on Tuesday, February 27

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Anderson Hospital is launching Healthy Happy Hour, a recurring educational series, on Tuesday, February 27, from 5-8 p.m. The free event takes place in the lobby/cafeteria area of the hospital, which is located at 7500 State Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255.

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Mercy Health and Mercy Health - Children’s Hospital launch partnership with GoNoodle to get Northwest Ohio kids moving more at school and home

Using GoNoodle’s movement videos and games elementary students in nine northwest Ohio counties (Defiance, Fulton, Lucas, Wood, Ottawa, Sandusky, Seneca, Erie and Huron) are getting active in classrooms throughout the school day Mercy Health and Mercy Health - Children’s Hospital, are supporting the use of GoNoodle Plus for 249 public and private elementary schools and more than 97,000 elementary aged children throughout nine northwestern Ohio counties over the next three years.

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Mercy Health Hiring for 45 Positions at Anderson and Clermont Hospitals at February 23 Nurse Job Fair

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces Anderson Hospital is hosting a nurse job fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, February 23. Anderson Hospital is located at 7500 State Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255.

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Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that cardiac electrophysiology specialist Mehran Attari, MD, FHRS, FACC, has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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How to Recognize a Heart Attack and Lower Your Risk for Having One

During February’s Heart Month observance, Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, encourages you to know your risks for heart disease.

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How to Recognize a Heart Attack and Lower Your Risk for Having One

During February’s Heart Month observance, Mercy Health - Springfield encourages you to know your risks for heart disease.

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Mercy Health St. Rita’s Scholarship Program Accepting Applications

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center is excited to announce that they are now accepting application for the Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Scholarship Program. This program is for high school seniors graduating in the spring of 2018. The program allocates $15,000 in scholarships to students from our community and region who are interested in pursuing careers as medical professionals.

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Dermatology Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that dermatology specialist Jacqueline Fisher, DO joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital Hiring for 30 Positions at February 5 Nurse Job Fair

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces Fairfield Hospital is hosting a nurse job fair from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Monday, February 5. The event takes place at the hospital campus at Fairfield HealthPlex, located at 3050 Mack Road, Fairfield, Ohio 45014.

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Economic Impact of Mercy Health

For more than 160 years, Mercy Health has been caring for patients and providing innovative healthcare services throughout Ohio. As the largest healthcare system in the state and the fifth largest employer, Mercy Health contributes to the local prosperity of communities by providing jobs and investments that make them better places to live.

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National Burn Awareness Week February 4-10, 2018

Every minute, one person is hurt somewhere in the US as a result of a fire. These injuries are a leading cause of unintentional death in the nation, with 3,390 deaths recorded in 2016, alone. That’s why, it’s important to learn the threats of burns, as well as ways to prevent them.

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Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital Hiring for More than 25 Positions at February 6 Hiring Event

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital has an immediate need for 12 cooks and food service specialists, five environmental service technicians and 10 personal care assistants.

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Mercy Health – Springfield Hiring for More than 150 Positions at February 2 Recruitment Event

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that Springfield Regional Medical Center is hosting hiring events from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. and from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, February 2.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati Hiring for 30 Positions at Two West Side Recruiting Events in February

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it is hosting two recruitment events on the West Side in February.

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Mercy Health - Springfield Orthopedic Surgeon Performs Area’s First Mako Robotic-Assisted Knee Replacement Procedure

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that Springfield Regional Medical Center is the first hospital in the region to offer Stryker’s Mako robotic arm-assisted partial and total knee procedures. This latest advancement transforms knee replacement procedures for the comfort and benefit of patients. Mercy Health Physician Eric Fester, MD, a fellowship trained orthopedic surgeon, performed the first robotic-assisted surgery in the region in December 2017.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Offers Twice Monthly Walk with a Doc Sessions at Kenwood Towne Center in February

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in February.

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Family Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that family medicine specialist Paul Day, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Family Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that family medicine specialist Junell Koberlein, MD, joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Mercy Health – Springfield’s Convenient Mobile Mammography Van Visits Your Neighborhood in February

Seeking a gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? How about the gift of peace of mind that comes with having your annual screening mammogram? Getting your annual screening is easy with Mercy Health – Springfield’s Mobile Mammography program, which has a mobile unit offering you screening mammograms in approximately 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Internal Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that internal medicine specialist Seema Abbasi, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Infectious Diseases Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that infectious diseases specialist Dheeraj Goyal, MD, MPH, joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital Hosts Its First Healthy Happy Hour at Jungle Jim’s on February 15

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Fairfield Hospital is launching Healthy Happy Hour, a recurring educational series, on Thursday, February 15, from 5-8 p.m. The free event takes place at Jungle Jim’s International Market – Oscar Event Center, located at 5440 Dixie Highway, Fairfield, Ohio 45014.

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Vascular and Endovascular Surgeon Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that vascular and endovascular surgeon Amy Lipscomb, MD, joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital Hosts Blood Drive on Tuesday, February 13

Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital announces that it is sponsoring a blood drive from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. on Tuesday, February 13. Look for the American Red Cross Bloodmobile in the front lot of Urbana Hospital, located at 904 Scioto Street, Urbana, Ohio 43078.

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Mercy Foundation Supports Art Therapy Programs at Lourdes

Lourdes Foundation was recently awarded a Mercy Health Community Outreach Grant. The funds will be used for expanded art therapy programs at Mercy Health – Behavioral Health at Lourdes Hospital and Camp Robin.

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Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that pulmonary and critical care specialist Sandeep Kapur, MD, joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Convenient Mobile Mammography Vans Visit Your Neighborhood in February

Seeking a gift for that special someone this Valentine’s Day? How about the gift of peace of mind that comes with having your annual screening mammogram? Getting your annual screening is easy with Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Mobile Mammography program, which has two mobile units offering you screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Family Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that primary care specialist Frank Cunningham, Jr., MD joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health Hosts Local Update from the 59th Annual American Society of Hematology Meeting on Saturday, February 10

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health and the Mercy Health Foundation are presenting updates from the 59th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Hematology (ASH). The local update takes place on Saturday, February 10, at the Westin Hotel, located at 21 E. 5th St., Cincinnati, Ohio 45202.

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Pulmonology Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that pulmonology specialist Amaresh Nath, MD, joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Mercy Health Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine Hosts Runner’s Symposium in Anderson Township on February 3

Just in time for start of race training season, Mercy Health – Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine is hosting the 2018 Runner’s Symposium. The symposium takes place from 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 3 at Mercy Health - Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Five Mile, located at 7575 Five Mile Road, Suite B, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

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Mercy Health – Springfield’s Mobile Mammography Program Celebrates One-Year Anniversary

January 20, 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of the first patient screenings offered by Mercy Health – Springfield’s mobile mammography to women in the region. Those screenings took place at the Upper Valley Mall and Mercy Health diagnosed the very first patient with breast cancer.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati Hospitals Earn Top Star Ratings

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that its five area hospitals have earned top star ratings from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).

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Managing Job Stress Discussion on February 7

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s free speaker series continues at the Mayerson JCC on Wednesday, February 7, with a discussion on how to remove stress from the workday.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati Names Justin Krueger President of Clermont Hospital

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it has named Justin Krueger the President of Clermont Hospital, which is located at 3000 Hospital Drive in Batavia, Ohio 45103.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati Seeking to Fill 75 Medical Assistant Positions at January 31 Job Fair in Bond Hill

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, will hold a Medical Assistant job fair from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, January 31 at Mercy Health’s Home Office in Bond Hill, located at 1701 Mercy Health Place (formerly 1701 Showcase Drive), Cincinnati, 45237.

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Pulmonary Critical Care Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that pulmonary critical care specialist Pradeep Lakshminarayana, MD joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Mercy Health St. Rita's Medical Center Implements Visitor Restrictions to Prevent Flu Outbreak

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center is asking those who have the flu or are experiencing flu symptoms to refrain from visiting others in the hospital to help stop the spread of the flu.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati Signs Collaboration Agreements with Ten Addiction Treatment Providers to Coordinate Patient Care

Mercy Health - Cincinnati which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it has signed collaboration agreements with 10 addiction treatment providers with locations throughout Cincinnati. The addiction treatment providers include: • BrightView • City Gospel Mission • Greater Cincinnati Behavioral Health Services • Health Experiences • Joseph House • Margaret Mary Health • Northland/Ridge • Sunrise Treatment Center • Talbert House • Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Programs

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Endocrinology Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that endocrinology specialist Lina Mitchell, MD, FACP, FACE, has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Internal Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that internal medicine specialist Peng Wang, DO, has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Walk with a Doc January Schedule

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in January. The popular walks take place every other Thursday from 9-10 a.m. at the mall (unless otherwise noted). The mall is located at 7875 Montgomery Road. Walkers will meet at The Jewish Hospital’s Walk with a Doc booth located in front of Anthropologie near Nordstrom’s inside entrance. New walkers get a free t-shirt and a pedometer to log their steps.

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Quit Smoking Classes at West Hospital

It’s the New Year and time to act on those resolutions. Did you decide to give yourself and everyone who loves you the gift of health by quitting smoking? If so, Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, can help you achieve your goal with a series of free quit smoking classes starting at West Hospital in January. West Hospital is located off North Bend Road just south of I-74 at 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Cincinnati 45211.

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Blue Christmas Service December 19 at Fairfield Hospital

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital will host a “Blue Christmas” service in its chapel on at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, December 19.

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January Mobile Mammography Schedule

The new year is a time for acting on your resolutions. What better reason to schedule your annual screening mammogram? Getting your annual screening is easy with Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Mobile Mammography program, which has two mobile units offering you screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Gastroenterology Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that gastroenterology specialist Cheng Zhang, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Prediabetes Education Class Schedule

If you need help managing pre-diabetes, Mercy Health - Cincinnati can help. Register today for pre-diabetes education classes offered at convenient Mercy Health locations throughout the community.

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January Mobile Mammography Schedule

The New Year is time for acting on your resolutions. What better reason to schedule your annual screening mammogram? Getting your annual screening is easy with Mercy Health – Springfield’s Mobile Mammography program, which has a mobile unit offering you screening mammograms in approximately 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Lung Cancer Lunch and Learn December 13

Mercy Health – Springfield announces a free community lunch and learn taking place from noon-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 13 in the Community Room at Oakwood Village Independent Living, located at 1500 Villa Road, Springfield, Ohio 45503.

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Joint Commission Awards Second Certification in Leukemia Care in the Nation to The Jewish Hospital

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Joint Commission has awarded The Jewish Hospital’s leukemia care program with its Gold Seal of Approval and certification. The Jewish Hospital is only the second hospital in the nation to earn this certification. The Jewish Hospital earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Bone Marrow Transplant Certification earlier this year.

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Employee Giving Campaign Breaks Records

Thanks to the generosity of Mercy Health employees, Mercy Health Foundation’s annual employee giving campaign broke the giving record set last year.

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December Walk with a Doc Schedule

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in December.

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Breast Surgeon Hilary Shapiro-Wright, DO Earns Hidden Scar® Certification

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Hilary Shapiro-Wright, DO of Mercy Health – Breast Surgery, Kenwood has earned certification as a Hidden Scar® certified breast surgeon. She joins Jacquelyn Palmer, MD of Mercy Health – Breast Surgery, Fairfield as a Hidden Scar certified breast surgeon.

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Springfield Earns Top Rating from the Society for Thoracic Surgeons

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that it has earned a distinguished three-star rating – the best possible rating – from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) for its patient care and outcomes in isolated coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) procedures. Mercy Health - Springfield is the only healthcare provider within a 60-mile radius to consistently achieve the highest rating of three stars.

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Get Stroke Smart on December 14

Mercy Health - Cincinnati which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Fairfield Hospital is presenting Get Stroke Smart, a free education event open to the community, at The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s, located at 5440 Dixie Highway in Fairfield. Get Stroke Smart runs from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, December 14, with registration opening at 4:45 p.m.

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Mercy Health Launches Wellness Passport Program for Seniors

Mercy Health has partnered with United Senior Services (USS) to present the Wellness Passport, a year-long education and action program. Mercy Health and USS have designed the Wellness Passport program to positively impact and challenge seniors socially, mentally and physically by offering health and well-being education and events and activities that promote a healthy lifestyle. The program is available at USS’ Springfield location at 125 West Main Street, Springfield, OH 45502 and includes exercise classes, cognitive stimulation classes, health screenings and nutritional education, as well as many opportunities for social interaction.

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Oral, Head and Neck Cancer Screenings at West Hospital

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Joseph Shaughnessy, MD, a radiation oncologist with OHC, and Mark Gutowski, MD, an ear, nose and throat specialist who practices from Mercy Health – West Hospital, are teaming up to provide free oral, head and neck cancer screenings on the West Hospital campus.

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December Mobile Mammography Schedule

It’s always a good time to schedule your annual screening mammogram. Getting your annual screening is easy with Mercy Health – Springfield’s Mobile Mammography program, which has a mobile unit offering you screening mammograms in approximately 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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December 2 Baby Fair at West Hospital

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Family Birthing Center at West Hospital is hosting a baby fair on Saturday, December 2.

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Mercy Health Renews Agreement with Fairfield City School District

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which has a rich history of partnering with the communities it serves to help residents be well, announces that it renewed its agreement with Fairfield City School District to promote the health and wellness of the school’s student athletes.

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Anderson Hospital Presents Hernia Treatment Seminar November 29

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Anderson Hospital is hosting “Innovations in Hernia Treatment,” a free seminar from 5:30-8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 29.

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December Mobile Mammography Schedule

Any time is a good time to schedule your annual screening mammogram. Getting your annual screening is easy with Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Mobile Mammography program, which has two mobile units offering you screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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The Jewish Hospital Joins Anthem’s Medicare Advantage Network

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Ohio (Anthem) and Mercy Health announced today that The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health in Kenwood will join Anthem’s Medicare Advantage provider network, effective January 1, 2018. Ohioans who are members of Anthem’s Medicare Advantage plans will be able to utilize The Jewish Hospital’s healthcare services on an in-network basis, leading to benefits such as lower out-of-pocket costs compared to seeing a clinician outside of a health plan’s list of preferred providers.

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Non-Invasive Technique to Break Down Scar Tissue and Restore Mobility Now Available

Mercy Health – Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation (formerly known as Excel Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation) has adopted the Graston Technique, an innovative and non-invasive technique to break down scar tissue and restore movement in the body.

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West Hospital VP of Nursing Stephanie Meade Wins Nursing Leadership Award

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives (OONE) awarded Stephanie Meade with its Nurse Leadership Award. Meade received the award on Thursday, November 9, at the OONE Fall Conference.

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Mercy Health, FC Cincinnati Strike Partnership as MLS Ambitions Grow

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, and FC Cincinnati formally announce that they have formed a partnership in support of FC Cincinnati’s bid to join Major League Soccer. Upon a successful outcome in December, the partnership would represent one of the largest jersey sponsorship commitments in MLS and is on par with Atlanta United’s deal with American Family Insurance. Specific terms of the partnership will not be disclosed due to FCC and Mercy Health policy.

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Presentation on Osteoarthritis on November 17

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that orthopaedic surgeon Eric Metz, DO will present an informative discussion on the symptoms and treatment options for osteoarthritis at the Urbana Champaign County Senior Center on Friday, November 17 at noon. Urbana Champaign County Senior Center is located at 701 S Walnut St., Urbana, Ohio 43078.

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Unique Tribute Opportunity and November 29 Tree Lighting Ceremony

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that a touching tribute opportunity to honor your loved ones this Christmas is available from the Auxiliary of Springfield Regional Medical Center. The Lights of Love Celebration is a special way to remember the important people in your life while also supporting top quality care delivered with compassion in your community.

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Mercy Health HealthPlexes Pump It Up for UNICEF on November 18

The Mercy Health HealthPlexes are joining an international effort to raise money for UNICEF to build water pumps in East Africa. Clean water is fundamental to survival but 2.1 billion people around the world don’t have access to it. On November 18, the Mercy Health HealthPlexes invite you to join thousands of people around the world to Pump It Up for UNICEF.

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Community Welcome to Attend Lung Cancer Discussion November 14

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of the observance, Mercy Health – Springfield will “Shine a Light on Lung Cancer” at a special free dinner and discussion event that is open to the community.

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Urbana Hospital Open House November 15

Mercy Health – Urbana Hospital has exciting plans and its dedicated team wants to tell you all about them at a special upcoming event! Urbana Hospital invites the community to its Fall Open House, taking place from 4-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 15.

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Anderson Hospital Receives Awards for Excellence in Heart Attack Care

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Anderson Hospital has received two awards from the American Heart Association - the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Plus and Silver Awards for excellence in heart attack care.

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Mercy Health to be honored as Corporate Philanthropist

Mercy Health is widely known throughout the Toledo community for its philanthropic efforts. Through collaboration with other local health, education, social service, nonprofit and governmental agencies, Mercy Health has increased awareness of community issues while educating our community about health, wellness and risk factors to improve the quality of life for the residents of Northwest Ohio.

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Anderson HealthPlex Offers Expanded Member Benefits

Mercy Health – Anderson HealthPlex is changing the health club game. Membership now includes free group swim lessons and free high intensity training.

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Community Mercy Hospice and Mercy Health Oakwood Village Senior Living To Honor Veterans

The American Pride program of Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice and Mercy Health Oakwood Village Senior Living in Springfield are joining together for a Veteran’s Day celebration on Friday, November 10. The 2 p.m. program will be held in the Community Room at Oakwood Village and will feature a live 21-gun salute by the Clark County Marine Corp Color Guard, taps performed by two buglers and live piano performances of patriotic music. An estimated 150 residents, family members, staff and volunteers are expected to attend.

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Fairfield Hospital Earns Accreditation for Inpatient Rehabilitation

Mercy Health - Cincinnati which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that CARF International has accredited Fairfield Hospital for a period of three years for its adult inpatient rehabilitation program. The latest accreditation is the third consecutive three-year accreditation that the international accrediting body, CARF, the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities, has given to Fairfield Hospital. CARF also accredited Fairfield Hospital’s stroke specialty adult inpatient rehabilitation program for the second consecutive three-year term.

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US News and World Report Names Oakwood Village Senior Living to its List of Best Nursing Homes

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that US News & World Report has named Oakwood Village Senior Living among the best nursing homes in the country for 2017-2018. Oakwood Village received the top rating of five stars, based on US News’ analysis of data posted by the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, making it a Top Performer.

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All Mercy Health Hospitals in Cincinnati Earn A Grades for Patient Safety from Leapfrog

Mercy Health - Cincinnati which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Leapfrog Group, a national nonprofit health care ratings organization, today released new Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades. The Safety Grade assigns letter grades of A, B, C, D and F to hospitals nationwide based on their performance in preventing medical errors, infections and other harms.

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Community Mercy Foundation Annual Gala November 17

Community Mercy Foundation announces that its annual gala will take place on Friday, November 17, in the former JC Penney at Upper Valley Mall, located at 1475 Upper Valley Pike. This year’s gala, titled Kaleidoscope of Hope, benefits Mercy REACH (Recovery, Education, Advocacy, Care and Hope). Funds raised will allow Mercy Health – Springfield Regional Medical Center and Urbana Hospital to expand the services provided to those recovering from and being treated for addiction and also provide funding for preventive efforts in area schools.

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West Hospital Earns Award for Excellence in Heart Attack Care

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that West Hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award. West Hospital’s heart care team earned the award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Eligible hospitals must adhere to these measures at a set level for at least one consecutive 90-day interval.

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November Walk with a Doc Schedule

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in November.

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Free Quit Smoking Classes on the West Side in November

The holidays are fast approaching and maybe you’ve decided to give yourself and everyone who loves you the gift of health by quitting smoking. Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, can help you achieve your goal with a series of free quit smoking classes starting at West Hospital in November. West Hospital is located off North Bend Road just south of I-74 at 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Cincinnati 45211.

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Stephen Feagins MD Presenting at Caregiver 101

Mercy Health - Cincinnati which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Stephen Feagins, MD, Vice President of Medical Affairs for Mercy Health – Anderson and Clermont Hospitals, will present at a special event hosted by the Clermont Chamber of Commerce and Clermont Hospital.

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Wound Care Centers Observe National Diabetes Month

Mercy Health - Cincinnati which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that its wound care centers are marking November’s National Diabetes Month observance by raising awareness of diabetes care.

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Upgraded Gamma Knife at The Jewish Hospital Expands Treatment to More Brain Tumor Patients

More brain tumor patients than ever before will benefit from life-saving radiosurgery, thanks to upgraded Gamma Knife® technology at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood, announced the upgrade to the Gamma Knife® Icon™ today. The Icon allows The Jewish Hospital brain tumor team to treat tumors of any shape, size, location and number with ultra-high precision while delivering lower toxicity to normal tissue than any competing technology.

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November Mobile Mammography Schedule

While October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be behind us, it’s always a good time to schedule your annual screening mammogram. Getting your annual screening is easy with Mercy Health – Springfield’s Mobile Mammography program, which has a mobile unit offering you screening mammograms in approximately 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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The Jewish Hospital Speaker Series Continues with Discussion on Sleep Disorders

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s free speaker series continues at the Mayerson JCC on Thursday, November 2 with “Dreaming of a Good Night’s Sleep: Learn How to Prevent and Treat Common Sleep Disorders.”

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November Mobile Mammography Schedule

While October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month may be behind us, it’s always a good time to schedule your annual screening mammogram. Getting your annual screening is easy with Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Mobile Mammography program, which has two mobile units offering you screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Clermont Hospital Earns Advanced Certification for Heart Failure Care

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Clermont Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Advanced Certification in Heart Failure. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

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Renovation of Wound Care Center Complete

Just in time for November’s National Diabetes Month observance, Mercy Health – Springfield announces the completion of a $350,000 renovation project at Springfield Regional Wound Care Center, located at 362 S. Burnett Road in Springfield. The wound care center team will celebrate with a ribbon-cutting event, starting at 5 p.m. (ribbon-cutting at 5:30 p.m.) on Thursday, October 26.

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Drop Your Unwanted Medications at Mercy Health Hospitals

Mercy Health’s Springfield-area hospitals have drop boxes available to make it convenient for people to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

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Drop Your Unwanted Medications at Mercy Health Hospitals

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is hosting national Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, October 28. Prescription Drug Take Back Day gives the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by making it convenient for people to rid their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs.

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Mercy Health – Cincinnati Names Ken James East Market President and CEO

Mercy Health - Cincinnati which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it has named Kenneth James East Market President and CEO.

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Mercy Health appoints Father Joseph Cardone as new Chief Mission Officer

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that Father Joseph Cardone has been appointed as the new Chief Mission Officer and Senior Vice President of Mission and Values Integration, effective November 1.

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Fairfield HealthPlex Presents Fast Introduction Tennis

Want to take up tennis but don't know where to start? Mercy Health – Fairfield HealthPlex has you covered with the launch of the FIT (Fast Introduction Tennis) program.

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Anderson HealthPlex Offers Dancing the Nutcracker Class Led by Cincinnati Ballet

Calling all sugarplum fairies! Mercy Health – Anderson HealthPlex announces that enrolment is open for “Dancing the Nutcracker,” a unique dance class presented by Cincinnati Ballet’s Otto M. Budig Academy.

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Springfield Pediatric Rehab Fall Festival

Mercy Health – Springfield announces that Springfield Pediatric Rehab (formerly Excel Pediatric Rehab) is hosting a free fall festival from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, October 12. The festival is open to the community and will offer activities for children of all abilities, food trucks, vendors, games, prizes, a supervised quiet room and more. Springfield Pediatric Rehab is located at 1345 North Fountain Blvd., Springfield, Ohio 45504.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Earn Primary Stroke Center Certification

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health - Anderson, Fairfield and West Hospitals have earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. They join The Jewish Hospital in earning Primary Stroke Center certification. Additionally, The Joint Commission awarded Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital and Mt. Orab Medical Center Acute Stroke Ready Hospital certifications.

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Man Up Health Expo for Men

Mercy Health - Cincinnati is hosting the second annual Man Up! men’s health expo from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, November 3, at its Bond Hill Home Office, located at 1701 Mercy Health Place (formerly Showcase Cinema Drive), Cincinnati, OH 45237.

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October Lunch and Lecture

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that breast surgeon and surgical oncologist Jacquelyn Palmer, MD will lead a presentation on “Win Your Battle Before It Starts” at the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance’s Women 4 Women Lunch and Lecture.

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Anderson Hospital Guild MercyFest Fundraiser

With the holiday season fast approaching, the Guild of Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital has a fun way to help you get ahead on your holiday shopping - MercyFest, the Guild’s popular annual holiday boutique and luncheon.

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Clermont Hospital Guild October Sales

The Guild of Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital announces that it’s hosting two October sales to help you get a start on your holiday shopping. Clermont Hospital is located at 3000 Hospital Drive in Batavia, Ohio 45103.

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American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Certification

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Anderson and Clermont hospitals have each received certifications from the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR).

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The Jewish Hospital Receives Award for Excellence in Heart Attack Care

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital has received the Mission: Lifeline® Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks.

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ServeOhio Awards Mercy Health a Grant to Help Address Opiate Epidemic

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that it has received a $138,000 grant from ServeOhio to select for service and train a team of AmeriCorps members in reducing and/or preventing opioid abuse in adult patients at Mercy Health hospitals in Cincinnati, Springfield and Willard, Ohio. Mercy Health secured this funding in coordination with the Mercy Health Foundation, which empowers and equips the Mercy Health network to extend its healing ministry with compassion and innovation, and Mercy Health’s behavioral health services team.

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ServeOhio Awards Mercy Health a Grant to Help Address Opiate Epidemic

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that it has received a $138,000 grant from ServeOhio to select for service and train a team of AmeriCorps members in reducing and/or preventing opioid abuse in adult patients at Mercy Health hospitals in Cincinnati, Springfield and Willard, Ohio. Mercy Health secured this funding in coordination with the Mercy Health Foundation, which empowers and equips the Mercy Health network to extend its healing ministry with compassion and innovation, and Mercy Health’s behavioral health services team.

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West Clermont HealthPlex Celebration Weekend in October

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health - West Clermont HealthPlex is celebrating its opening with weekend full of free special events open to the public.

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West Side Hiring Event October 5

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health – West Hospital and Mercy Health – West Park, a senior living facility offering the full spectrum of senior care and rehabilitation, have an immediate need to fill 40 new and open positions.

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Fairfield HealthPlex Offers Class for Breast Cancer Patients

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Fairfield HealthPlex has launched a gentle movement class for breast cancer patients.

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Discussion on Managing Medications on October 17

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s free speaker series continues at the Mayerson JCC on Tuesday, October 17 with “Managing Your Medications: What You Need to Know About Taking Medication.”

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Day of Wellness Health Fair October 14

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Kent Robinson, MD of Mercy Health – Avondale Internal Medicine is once again hosting “A Day of Wellness.” This free community health fair addresses emotional, mental, spiritual and physical health and is open to the public.

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October Mobile Mammography Schedule

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Why not give yourself and everyone who loves you the gift of peace of mind and schedule your annual mammogram today? It’s easy with Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Mobile Mammography program, which has two mobile units offering you screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Lorain County woman credits Mercy Health - Lorain Hospital for giving her a new chance at life

One minute 55-year-old Nelly Davila was sitting at a table and talking with her mother-in-law. The next minute she...

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Mercy Health Names Staci Lucius President of Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that it has named Staci Lucius as president of Mercy Health Physicians. Lucius is working directly with Mercy Health’s regional CEOs to identify and implement best practice excellence across the system.

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Cancer Survivors Gala November 4

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it is sponsoring the Ninth Annual Black & White Cancer Survivors’ Gala, a black tie celebration of life in the face of cancer and an event that promotes increased cancer awareness.

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Women's Health Fair in Morrow

Mercy Health – Cincinnati announces that The Jewish Hospital is presenting a women’s health fair from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, October 7 at Little Miami High School, located at 3001 E. US Highway 22 and 3 in Morrow, OH 45152.

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Mercy Health - Youngstown Kicks Off Fall Sport Season with Introduction of Physician-Led Sports Injury Clinics

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (September 12, 2017) – Autumn in the Mahoning Valley is a prime time for sports. And that means it’s also a season that produces a high volume of sporting injuries. Mercy Health - Youngstown has introduced a new resource to enhance care for athletes, whether they’re high school standouts, collegiate competitors or weekend warriors. The healthcare leader recently opened two seasonal clinics to cater to athletes’ specialized needs.

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Join Mercy and the National Kidney Foundation for a free kidney health screening

In the United States, nearly 26 million people are unaware that they have or are developing kidney disease.

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Mercy to host Stroke Community Education Day, free health screenings on Sept. 23

Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke and every four minutes someone dies from one, according to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association.

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Local women invited to Mercy’s Mamm Jam on Sept. 16

Local women are invited to join a screening event worth celebrating during the 2017 Mamm Jams.

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Oberlin College graduate returns to community to practice medicine

Fourteen years ago, Deon Regis, MD, graduated from Oberlin College as part of their 3-2 program with a Bachelor of Arts degree with concentrations in physics and African American studies.

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Minimal Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement Available

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health Physician Mohi Mitiek, MD a cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon, offers patients minimal mitral valve repair and replacement.

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American Cancer Society Announces Second Annual Real Men Wear Pink Campaign

In its second year in Toledo, nine prominent area men will take a stand against breast cancer by supporting the American Cancer Society through participation in the Real Men Wear Pink campaign. Throughout the month of October, Real Men Wear Pink candidates will encourage women in their lives and in the community to take action in the fight for a world without breast cancer. Mercy Health will host a launch party at their Perrysburg Cancer Center, 12623 Eckel Junction Rd. in Perrysburg on Tuesday, September 12 at 6:00pm to kick-off this year’s campaign.

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Get Stroke Smart at West Hospital Event

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health – West Hospital is hosting a free stroke education event on Thursday, September 28.

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Fairfield Hospital Auxiliary Fundraising Sale

The Auxiliary of Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital announces that it’s hosting a factory direct $6 DNS Jewelry and Accessory sale.

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September Walk with a Doc Schedule

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in September.

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Clermont Hospital Guild Fundraising Sale

The Guild of Mercy Health – West Hospital announces that it’s hosting a factory direct $6 DNS Jewelry and Accessory sale.

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Natural Birthing Suite at West Hospital

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that West Hospital has a natural birthing suite available in its Family Birthing Center.

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Mercy Health to Dedicate New Ambulatory Pharmacy that Will Bring 'Meds to Beds' to St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (September 6, 2017) – Complying with the care plan after a visit to the hospital is about to get a lot easier for patients at Mercy Health – St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital. The healthcare leader will cut the ribbon to its new Sr. Margaret Mary Siegfried H.M. Ambulatory Pharmacy, which will enable a “Meds to Beds” program at the hospital, on Friday, Sept. 8, at 9:30 a.m.

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Complex Hernia Repair Available at The Jewish Hospital

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health Physicians Yasir Khan, DO, who specializes in bariatric, general and minimally invasive surgery, and Neil Kundu, MD, who specializes in aesthetic, plastic and reconstructive surgery, are working together at The Jewish Hospital to repair the most complex hernias successfully.

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West Hospital Nurse Wins National Scholarship

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Strategic Partners, Inc. and The DAISY Foundation have awarded the Inaugural Cherokee Medical Uniforms Nursing Conference Scholarship to Robin Coyne, an interventional radiology nurse at West Hospital.

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Mercy Health to Have Major Presence at 2017 Canfield Fair

The 171st Canfield Fair opens today, and Mercy Health - Youngstown is ready to enhance attendees’ experience with vital community health education and screening opportunities.

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Dr. Jacquelyn Palmer is First Hidden Scar Certified Surgeon in Butler County

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Jacquelyn Palmer, MD of Mercy Health – Fairfield Breast Surgery has earned certification as a Hidden Scar™ certified breast surgeon.

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Fairfield Hospital Auxiliary Golf Classic September 18

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Fairfield Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its 39th Annual Golf Classic on Monday, September 18. The Classic takes place at the Heritage Club, located at 6690 Heritage Club Drive, Mason, OH 45040.

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Internal Medicine Provider Joins Mercy Health

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that internal medicine specialist Lisa M. Pomerleau (formerly Lisa M. Summe), MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Quit Smoking Classes on the West Side in September

As the seasons change from summer to fall, maybe you’re ready to make a change, too. If you’ve decided to quit smoking, congratulations! Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, can help you achieve your goal with a series of free quit smoking classes starting at Mercy Health – West Hospital in September. West Hospital is located off North Bend Road just south of I-74 at 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Cincinnati 45211.

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Wendy Swickard promoted to Chief Nursing Officer, Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital

Mercy Health – Toledo is pleased to announce Wendy Swickard has been promoted to Chief Nursing Officer (CNO) of Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital, effective August 22.

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Mercy Health - St. Rita’s to offer free blood pressure screenings at Delphos VFW

On Friday, August 25, Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center will offer free blood pressure screenings to the public. The event will take place at the Delphos VFW located at: 213 W. 4th St., Delphos, Ohio 45833 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. No preregistration is required.

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Mobile Mammography September Schedule

Give yourself and everyone who loves you the gift of peace of mind. Schedule your annual mammogram today and encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s easy with Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Mobile Mammography program, which has two mobile units offering you screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Toledo Roadrunners, Dave’s Running Shop raise $5,700 for Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital

Mercy Health - Children's Hospital and Children's Miracle Network were the recipients of money raised at the 2017 Mercy Health Kid's Glass City Marathon and River Run 10K events.

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Primary Care Provider Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that primary care specialist Cory A. Gaiser, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Medical Residents Care for the Bond Hill Community

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that medical residents from The Jewish Hospital are helping care for members of the Bond Hill community through a recently developed collaboration at the WinMed Health Center.

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Anderson and Clermont Hospitals Receive Heart Failure Care Award

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Anderson and Clermont hospitals have each received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Bronze Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association.

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You Are Invited to Breast Birthday Ever Celebration

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, invites you and your friends and loved ones to join Alaba Robinson, MD at a very special birthday party. Dr. Robinson is celebrating her birthday with the Second Annual "Breast” Birthday Ever event on Thursday, August 31 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Mercy Health - Forest Park Internal Medicine & Pediatrics, located at 11550 Winton Road, Cincinnati, OH, 45240. She invites you and your family and friends to join in the celebration.

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Family Practice Opens in Cold Spring, Kentucky

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces a new choice for expert primary care in Northern Kentucky. Mercy Health — Cold Spring Family Medicine is now open at 3955 Alexandria Pike, Cold Spring, KY, 41076.

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Anderson Hospital Guild Donation

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Guild of Anderson Hospital has made a significant donation to support equipment purchases at the hospital.

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West Hospital Auxiliary Shoe Sale

The Auxiliary of Mercy Health – West Hospital is making it easy for you to support top quality patient care in your community by offering top quality shoes at its Outside the Box Shoes fundraiser. The spectacular shoe sale takes place around the clock from 7 p.m. on Monday, August 28 through 2 p.m. Wednesday, August 30 in the auditorium on the T level of West Hospital, which is located just off I74 and North Bend Road at 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Cincinnati, 45211.

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Express Care Emergency Service Available at West Hospital

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that an express care program launched recently in the emergency room at West Hospital is delivering strong results in key measures. These include patient satisfaction and the length of time it takes for patients with less serious issues to receive treatment and leave the emergency room. West Hospital is located at 3300 Mercy Health Blvd. in the Monfort Heights neighborhood in Cincinnati, Ohio 45211.

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U.S. News & World Report Names Two Mercy Health - Youngstown Hospitals Among Best in Ohio

Only 26 Ohio hospitals were recognized as Best Regional Hospitals in the 2017-18 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings, and two Mercy Health - Youngstown hospitals were among them. St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital ranked 18th in Ohio, with St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital in the 22nd position. The U.S. News rankings are among the most well-known and meaningful measures of hospitals’ innovation, quality and care delivery, providing consumers with critical insight as they make important healthcare decisions. The Ohio rankings, which were released Tuesday, did not include any other Mahoning Valley hospital.

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Device Provides Breast Cancer Patients with Better Outcomes

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that breast surgeon and surgical oncologist Hilary Shapiro-Wright, DO, FACOS is among the first surgeons in Ohio to adopt an innovative device that improves breast cancer treatment. Dr. Shapiro-Wright uses the small device, called BioZorb®, to help provide better cosmetic outcomes after surgery. The device also allows more precise targeting of radiation treatment following lumpectomy surgery.

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St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital Marks 10 Years of Serving Mahoning Valley

Events to thank physicians, employees, community for “A Decade of Excellence” Since first joining the community as a fully established hospital in 2007, St. Elizabeth Boardman Hospital has: 

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Mercy Health and Racing For Recovery announce partnership in fight against addiction

To further our mission to help improve the health and wellness of our community, Mercy Health is pleased to announce a special partnership with Racing for Recovery. This partnership includes becoming the presenting sponsor for the organization’s signature 5K/10K race that raises funds for treatment and support opportunities for those working to overcome their self-destructive choices. Additionally, Mercy Health and Racing for Recovery will work together to raise awareness about addiction and connect patients with services available in our community.

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Discussion on Stress at August 23 Lunch and Lecture

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health Physician Darcey Thornton, MD will speak about the impact of stress on our bodies and what we can do about it at the West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance’s Women 4 Women Lunch and Lecture.

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Free Breast Health Discussion at Mayerson JCC on August 22

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s free speaker series continues at the Mayerson JCC on Tuesday, August 22 with “I Know about Mammography Screening and Breast Cancer.”

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High school musical brightens day for Mercy New Life Hospice patient

Laughter and music often comfort and enrich the lives of patients, even during their most difficult times.

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Mercy Health - Youngstown Supports Mothers During Breastfeeding Awareness Month 2017

August activities reinforce the role of support in breastfeeding success Ensuring successful breastfeeding is about more than making mothers aware of its benefits. Research shows that active support for mothers who wish to breastfeed is critical. That’s why Mercy Health - Youngstown is emphasizing that support during Breastfeeding Awareness Month in August. Healthcare providers play an integral role in

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Ear, Nose and Throat Practice Opens at West Hospital Campus

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that W. Mark Gutowski, MD has opened an ear, nose and throat practice in a medical office building on the West Hospital campus.

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Mercy Health Offers Free Quit Smoking Classes

It’s the dog days of summer and maybe you’ve finally reached the point where you’re dog-tired of smoking. Will this be the season you finally kick the habit and quit? If so, Mercy Health can help.

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Home Office Hosts FamilyFlickn, a Day of Free Family Movies

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that its Bond Hill Home Office is hosting FamilyFlickn, a day of family movies, on Saturday, August 12.

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Performing Arts Medicine Hosts Wellness Symposium for the Youth Dancer

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health Performing Arts Medicine is hosting the Wellness Symposium for the Youth Dancer from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, August 12.

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Mercy Health to Deliver Examination Tables to Developing Countries

Midmark Corp. recently partnered with Mercy Health, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio to deliver nearly 300 used examination tables to 10 areas of Africa in need of medical equipment.

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The Jewish Hospital Offers Two Walk with a Doc Sessions in August

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in August.

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West Hospital Auxiliary Announces Return of Linen Sale in August

Who doesn’t love the feel of fresh sheets on hot summer nights? The Auxiliary of Mercy Health – West Hospital is making it easy for you to support top quality patient care in your community while refreshing your bedding by announcing the return of its popular linen sale.

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The Heart Institute First in the Tristate to Implant Newly Approved Stent

Interventional cardiologist Kevin Cochran, MD of Mercy Health – The Heart Institute was the first doctor in the tristate to implant the first FDA-approved dedicated bifurcated coronary stent in a patient. The FDA approved the stent in March 2017 and Dr. Cochran performed the first implant in the region at Fairfield Hospital on April 20, 2017. He’s subsequently implanted the stent in another patient.

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Anderson and Clermont Hospitals Host Robotic Surgery Information Nights

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health – Anderson and Clermont Hospitals will host robotic surgery information nights.

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Mobile Mammography Vans Visit Your Neighborhood

Give yourself and everyone who loves you the gift of peace of mind. Schedule your annual mammogram today and encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s easy with Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Mobile Mammography program, which has two mobile units offering you screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Mercy Health program at Central Catholic High School recognized with national award

Central Catholic High School is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School award for its Mercy Health – Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program.

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Evolution of Sport-Related Concussion the Focus of Mercy Health - Youngstown Symposium July 27

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (July 24, 2017) – According to the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA) Research and Education Foundation, a youth athlete seeks emergency medical treatment for a sports-related concussion every three minutes. Mercy Health - Youngstown is working to ensure those in the Mahoning Valley have access to the most current and effective evaluation and treatment protocols.

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West Clermont HealthPlex Hosts Free Family Fun Night

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health – West Clermont HealthPlex is hosting a free family fun night at Veteran’s Park from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 27. Veteran’s Park is located at the corner of Clough Pike and Glen Este-Withamsville Road.

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Howland Medical Center Celebrates 10,000th Patient Visit

Just three months after it first opened its doors to the community, Mercy Health - Youngstown's Howland Medical Center reached a significant milestone: its 10,000th patient visit. The unsuspecting patient,

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Mercy Health Home Office Postpones Tennis on the Hill

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Tennis on the Hill, the youth tennis event scheduled for this Saturday, July 22 at the Mercy Health – Home Office in Bond Hill has been postponed due to expected extreme temperatures. The National Weather Service is predicting a temperature upwards of 90 degrees with a heat index of 100 degrees or more on Saturday.

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Eli White on WEOL

Eli White, VP Ambulatory Network, gave a great interview on WEOL.

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Pulmonary and Critical Care Specialist Joins Mercy Health

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that pulmonary and critical care specialist Umar Osman, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Internal Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that internal medicine specialist Robin A. Wright, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Anderson Hospital Earns IAC Accreditation

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) has granted Anderson Hospital a three-year term of accreditation in Vascular Testing in the areas of Extracranial Cerebrovascular Testing, Peripheral Arterial Testing and Peripheral Venous Testing.

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Orthopaedic Surgeon Joins Mercy Health

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that orthopaedic surgeon Shawn Yang, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Local women invited to Mercy’s Mamm Jam on July 22

Local women are invited to join a screening event worth celebrating during the 2017 Mamm Jams.

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Internal Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Internal Medicine specialist Rebecca Frakes, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Craig Albers Named President, Mercy Health - St. Charles Hospital

Mercy Health – Toledo is pleased to announce Craig Albers, RN, MSN, MBA, has been named President of Mercy Health – St. Charles Hospital, effective July 13.

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Mercy Health Seeking Medical Assistants at Job Fairs in July

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, will hold three Medical Assistant job fairs in the month of July.

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Mercy Health - Youngstown Supports Healthy Nutrition with Programs to Increase Access to Summer’s Bounty

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (July 10, 2017) – For Mercy Health - Youngstown, caring for the community mind, body and spirit extends into the kitchen. This summer, the region’s healthcare leader is continuing three important programs that help put healthy foods onto the plates of people who need them across the Mahoning Valley.

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Mercy Health named 2017 Most Wired Advanced Health System

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum has named it a 2017 Most Wired Advanced Health System.

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Mercy Health named 2017 Most Wired Advanced Health System

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Health Forum has named it a 2017 Most Wired Advanced Health System. It is the only health system in Ohio and Kentucky to earn the Advanced designation.

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Mercy New Life Hospice patient gets final wish

As a Mercy New Life Hospice patient at Northridge Health Center, Oscar Dailey had a final wish

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Fairfield Hospital Hosts Free Hernia Care Information Night

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Fairfield Hospital will host a free hernia care information night from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, 2017. The event will take place at the Fairfield HealthPlex, which is located on the hospital campus at 3050 Mack Road, Fairfield, OH 45014.

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The Jewish Hospital Offers Walk with a Doc Sessions in July

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in July.

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West Hospital Announces Masquerade Jewelry Sale

The Auxiliary of Mercy Health – West Hospital announces that it’s hosting the Masquerade $5 Jewelry and Accessory sale in Conference Room T003 at West Hospital. The hospital is located just off I74 and North Bend Road at 3300 Mercy Health Blvd., Cincinnati, 45211.

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National Breast Center Accreditation for The Jewish Hospital

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the National Accreditation Program for Breast Centers (NAPBC), a program administered by the American College of Surgeons, has granted The Jewish Hospital a three-year, full accreditation designation.

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Jodi Pahl named CNO at St. Vincent/Children’s and chief nursing executive for Toledo, Lima regions

Mercy Health – Toledo is pleased to announce that Jodi Pahl has been appointed as the new chief nursing officer (CNO) at Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center and Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital, effective July 5. She replaces Christine Kipp who has served as interim CNO for the past six months.

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Mercy Health Partners with Little Miami Schools

Mercy Health, which has a long history of partnering with the communities it serves to help residents be well, announces that it has partnered with Little Miami Schools to promote the health and wellness of the school’s student athletes and also to create and staff a school-based health center at Little Miami High School.

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Anderson Hospital Physician Scholarships

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Physicians Charitable Foundation of Anderson Hospital has awarded $15,000 in college scholarships to seven local students as well as $2,500 in awards. Congressman Brad Wenstrup joined the physicians in announcing the scholarship winners during a ceremony at the Anderson Township Government Office.

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Prediabetes Education Class Schedule

If you need help managing pre-diabetes, Mercy Health - Cincinnati can help. Register today for pre-diabetes education classes offered at convenient Mercy Health locations throughout the community. Pre-diabetes is a condition that forms before diabetes. It means that a person’s blood sugar levels are higher than normal but aren’t high enough to be diagnosed as diabetes. Usually a fasting blood sugar level of 100-125 mg/dl indicates pre-diabetes.

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Palliative Care Discussion at Mayerson JCC on July 12

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s free speaker series continues at the Mayerson JCC on Wednesday, July 12 with “Palliative care for patients and families: how comprehensive care helps manage the symptoms of a serious illness.”

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Quit Smoking Classes on the West Side in July

Feeling the heat for being a smoker? Make this summer be the season you finally quit. Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, can help! We invite smokers and their families to register for a free series of quit smoking classes starting at Mercy Health – West Hospital in July.

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Quit Smoking Classes in Fairfield in July

Summertime and the breathing is easy – if you’re an ex-smoker that is. Will this be the summer you finally kick the habit and quit smoking? If so, Mercy Health can help with a free series of smoking cessation education classes starting at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital in July.

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First endoscopic ultrasound in Lorain County performed at Mercy Regional Medical Center

Mercy Regional Medical Center has announced another milestone in providing sophisticated technology to residents in the region.

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The Heart Institute Oxford Office Relocates

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health – The Heart Institute has relocated its office to a new location in Oxford. The new office is located at 270 S. Locust Street, Oxford, Ohio 45056 in the Tollgate Plaza (next to Kroger).

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Mercy Health - St. Rita's Neuroscience Institute to host Neuroscience Symposium

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Neuroscience Institute will host its Neuroscience Symposium on Wednesday, June 28 at 7 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center located at 718 West Market Street Lima, Ohio 45801.

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Mercy Health - Youngstown Launches New Summer Event

At the core of Mercy Health - Youngstown's Mission is the purpose on which it was founded: to improve the health of our communities by ensuring access to high-quality, affordable, compassionate healthcare for everyone who calls the Mahoning Valley home. That purpose will come to life on Tuesday, June 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. when the healthcare leader introduces a new summer screening event in collaboration with St. Patrick’s Church. The event will bring screenings, health information, a rigatoni dinner and grocery giveaways to underserved members of the community, especially the un- or under-insured who don’t have access to important preventive health services.

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Vermilion minister is an example to others

For her entire adult life, 47-year-old Vermilion resident Heidi Strickler has struggled with losing weight.

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Family Medicine Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Family Medicine specialist James Krempasky, DO has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Third AlterG Anti Gravity Treadmill Available in Bridgetown

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, now has a third AlterG Anti-Gravity treadmill available at the new Bridgetown location. Mercy Health is the only healthcare provider in the tristate to offer this technology to patients at three different locations. The Bridgetown AlterG joins two existing units already in operation at the Anderson Township location since January 2015 and the Mason location since April 2016.

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Expanded Options for Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health Physician and cardiovascular and thoracic surgeon Donald Buckley, MD has replaced the aortic valves of three patients of Mercy Health – The Heart Institute with the INTUITY Elite valve system. He performed the first procedure using the new valve system at Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital in March.

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Scholarships awarded by the Mercy Foundation

The Mercy Foundation of Lorain County is pleased to announce its 2017 scholarship recipients. The Foundation is proud to offer academic scholarships annually, both internally and to the larger community.

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July Mobile Mammography Schedule

Give yourself and everyone who loves you the gift of peace of mind. Schedule your annual mammogram today and encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s easy with Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Mobile Mammography program, which has two mobile units offering you screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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The Jewish Hospital Offers Minimally Invasive Pancreatic Surgery

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital offers a robotic-assisted, minimally-invasive option for patients who need pancreatic surgery.

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Toledo Symphony presents Mercy Health Music Under the Stars

Mercy Health Music Under the Stars, presented by The Andersons, is the perfect evening of family, music, and entertainment. This year, patriotic music and tunes from around the world are among the featured selections in the 2017 version of a Toledo tradition at the Toledo Zoo Amphitheater.

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Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Specialist Joins Mercy Health Physicians

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Internal Medicine and Pediatrics specialist Darcey Thornton, MD has joined Mercy Health Physicians.

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Clermont Hospital Guild Volunteer of the Year and Scholarship Winners

The Guild of Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital held its annual Volunteers Awards Luncheon in May. At the luncheon, the Guild named Susan Combs as the 2016 Volunteer of the Year, presented certificates of achievement to volunteers for the hours of service they have provided and announced that it was awarding three $1,000 scholarships to local high school students interested in pursuing careers in healthcare.

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Mercy honors two hospice employees with the Caring Hands Winner of the Year Award

Each year, Mercy celebrates the dedication and value that our employees, physicians and volunteers bring to our facilities each day.

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Ronda Lehman Named Chief Network Integration Officer

Ronda Lehman has been named the Chief Network Integration Officer (CNIO) for the Mercy Health Lima region. Lehman will continue to serve as Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Mercy Health Physicians in the Lima region.

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Mercy Health - Willard Hospital Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR® Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency

Mercy Health – Willard Hospital has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification, which signifies that the industrial facility performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA.

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Be Part of the Largest Swimming Lesson on June 22

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, invites the community to enjoy a free swimming lesson and participate in the eighth annual World's Largest Swimming Lesson (WLSL). WLSL is a global event taking place in 500 locations in more 20 countries on Thursday, June 22, to emphasize that swimming lessons save lives. Cincinnati takes part in the WLSL from 1:15-1:45 p.m. and swimmers of all ages can come for a free swimming lesson at the Mercy Health - Anderson, Fairfield and Queen City HealthPlexes.

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Mercy Health Farmers Market Every Wednesday at Community Action Agency

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces the return of its weekly farmers market to increase community access to fresh fruit, vegetables and other foods. This year’s farmers market will take place at the Community Action Agency (CAA) from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. every Wednesday from June 14 through September 27. The CAA is located off Reading Road at 1740 Langdon Farm Road in Bond Hill.

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Anderson HealthPlex Hosts East Side Fun Runs

If you are looking to have fun, meet new people, get in some exercise and enjoy tasty local brews this summer, you can do all four at the East Side Fun Run, a popular program that’s returning to the Mercy Health – Anderson HealthPlex.

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Mercy Health Earns Recognition for Advancing Colorectal Cancer Screening

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that it has received Blue Star Recognition from the Ohio Partners for Cancer Control (OPPC). This recognition acknowledges that Mercy Health is a hospital system that has taken extraordinary measures to advance initiatives supporting the goal to screen 80% of adults 50 and over for colorectal cancer by 2018.

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Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital receives award for safety

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has recognized Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital for going at least six months and 500,000 man hours without a workplace injury which could cause a worker to miss a day or more of work.

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Joint Commission Certifies Blood Cancer Center

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Bone Marrow Transplant Certification. The Gold Seal of Approval® is a symbol of quality that reflects an organization’s commitment to providing safe and effective patient care.

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Lima & Van Wert Elks to Donate $10,000 to St. Rita’s Pediatric Rehabilitation

Since 1972, the Ohio Elks Association has generously donated more than $334,000 to Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center’s pediatric rehabilitation department through The Ohio Elks Cerebral Palsy Fund Board. On Thursday, June 8, at 11 a.m. the association will add to their contributions and will present a check for $10,000 to the medical center’s pediatric rehabilitation department, a patient and their family and St. Rita’s Health Care Foundation. The presentation will take place at St. Rita’s pediatric rehabilitation department located at 830 W. High Suite 150, Lima, Ohio 45801.

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Mercy Health Offers Non-Surgical Treatment for Angina

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health Physician and cardiologist Vansh Puri, MD can offer patients with angina a non-surgical treatment option with long-term results.

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West Hospital Earns Top Quality Award for Heart Failure Care

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that West Hospital has received the Get With The Guidelines®-Heart Failure Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association/American College of Cardiology Foundation’s secondary prevention guidelines for patients with heart failure. The AHA/ACA also named West Hospital to the Target: Heart Failure Honor Roll.

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Dale Gisi promoted to President, Mercy Health - St. Rita's

Dale Gisi, formerly President of St. Rita’s Medical Center, has been promoted to serve as President, Mercy Health - St. Rita’s. In this new role, Gisi will provide oversight for the Lima region, including all of its services located across the 10-county area.

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Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital to Offer American Heart Association BLS Provider CPR Course

Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital will offering the American Heart Association’s (AHA) BLS Provider CPR course on Thursday, June 22, 2017.

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Clermont Hospital Medical Staff Gives Scholarships

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the Medical Staff of Clermont Hospital has awarded $18,000 in college scholarships to nine local high school students pursuing careers in healthcare.

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Speaker Series and Open House at StoneBridge Retirement Community

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, StoneBridge at Winton Woods, a scenic retirement community for active adults seeking a maintenance-free lifestyle, is hosting a speaker series and open house events in June and July.

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Mercy Health - Willard Hospital to Offer Safe Sitter ® Babysitting Course with CPR

Mercy Health – Willard Hospital will offer a Safe Sitter ® babysitting course for girls and boys ages 11 and up on Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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Blood Drive at West Hospital June 13

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that West Hospital is hosting a blood drive from 7 a.m.-1 p.m. on Tuesday, June 13. The blood drive will take place in the hospital’s auditorium and is open to the community, as well as physicians, nurses and hospital staff. You can schedule your donation time by visiting www.hoxworth.org/groups/mercywest or calling 513-451-0910.

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St. Rita’s Health Partners to Host Nursing Career Fair

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Health Partners will host St. Rita’s Nursing Career Fair on Monday, June 12, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The event will allow candidates the opportunity to present their resume, network with different departments within the medical center and learn more about what St. Rita’s has to offer. The career fair will be held at St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center located at 718 W. Market Street Lima, Ohio 45801.

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Mercy Health - Youngstown Introduces Medication Disposal Drop Boxes at All Three Hospital Locations

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (May 31, 2017) – Mercy Health - Youngstown is joining the ranks of Mahoning Valley organizations that offer collection sites for the disposal of unwanted medications. The healthcare provider recently introduced Medication Disposal Drop Boxes at its St. Elizabeth Youngstown, St. Elizabeth Boardman and St. Joseph Warren hospitals.

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Robotic Surgery Information Night June 22 in Fairfield

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital will host a robotic surgery information night from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, June 22. The event takes place in the lobby at Fairfield Hospital, which is located at 3000 Mack Road, Fairfield, OH 45014.

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Mercy Health Earns Blue Star Recognition for Advancing Colorectal Cancer Screening

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that it has received Blue Star Recognition from the American Cancer Society and Ohio Partners for Cancer Control. This recognition acknowledges that Mercy Health is a hospital system that has taken extraordinary measures to advance initiatives supporting the goal to screen 80% of adults 50 and over for colorectal cancer by 2018.

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Mercy Health - Youngstown Welcomes New Chief Financial Officer

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (May 30, 2017) – Mercy Health - Youngstown, the region’s leading healthcare provider, has selected a financial leader with a career-long focus on healthcare as its new chief financial officer (CFO). Anthony Seminaro joined the organization this month. As CFO, he will serve as the key steward of Mercy Health - Youngstown's financial and physical assets. He will also be responsible for construction, real estate and reimbursement in the Mahoning Valley.

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Mercy Health Sponsors Juneteenth Festival

Mercy Health – a Catholic healthcare ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, invites the community to mark the anniversary of the end of slavery at the 30th Annual Cincinnati Juneteenth Festival taking place from noon to 9 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 at Eden Park’s Mirror Lake and Seasongood Pavilion and from 2:30-6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, at Eden Park’s Seasongood Pavilion. Admission is free.

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St. Rita’s EMS Team Receives American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Recognition Award

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Health Partners EMS team, LACP/SRMC LLC, has received the American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline EMS Silver Award for implementing quality improvement measures for the treatment of patients who experience severe heart attacks.

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Mercy Health Receives Blue Star Recognition

Mercy Health, a Catholic health ministry serving Ohio and Kentucky, announces that it has received Blue Star Recognition from the American Cancer Society and Ohio Partners for Cancer Control. This recognition acknowledges that Mercy Health is a hospital system that has taken extraordinary measures to advance initiatives supporting the goal to screen 80% of adults 50 and over for colorectal cancer by 2018.

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Mercy College Partners with CEI to Offer Ophthalmic Technology Program in Cincinnati

Mercy College of Ohio's Ophthalmic Technology Credit Certificate Program will be expanding its footprint by offering the program’s laboratory course and clinical placement in the Cincinnati area this fall. Mercy College will be partnering with Cincinnati Eye Institute (CEI) to provide clinical placements in the Cincinnati metropolitan area. The size, volume, and scope of CEI provides excellent facilities for students to learn in as CEI is one of the largest private ophthalmology practices in the country. CEI will host both the laboratory course and clinical placement.

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Anderson Hospital Chest Pain Center Accreditation

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Anderson Hospital has received full Chest Pain Center with Primary PCI Accreditation from the American College of Cardiology (ACC). Anderson Hospital offers PCI, which stands for Percutaneous Coronary Intervention, a non-surgical procedure that uses a catheter to place a stent to open up narrowed blood vessels.

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Marcum and Wallace Memorial Hospital Honored with Quality Award

Marcum and Wallace Hospital was recently honored with the Kentucky Hospital Association (KHA) Quality Award.

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Sports Medicine Conference Takes Place in Hilton Head over Memorial Day Weekend

Cincinnati SportsMedicine and Orthopaedic Center and its Research and Education Foundation and Mercy Health are sponsoring the 32nd Annual Advances on the Knee, Shoulder and Sports Medicine Conference at the Sonesta Resort, Hilton Head, South Carolina from May 27-30. Over 300 orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, athletic trainers and physician assistants are attending the conference, which is directed by Mercy Health Physician Frank Noyes, MD and dedicated team from Mercy Health.

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June Walk with a Doc Schedule

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in June.

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Free Quit Smoking Classes in Fairfield in June

Summertime and the breathing is easy – if you’re an ex-smoker that is. Will this be the summer you finally kick the habit and quit smoking? If so, Mercy Health can help with a free series of smoking cessation education classes starting at Mercy Health – Fairfield Hospital in June.

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St. Rita’s Named One of the Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017 by Modern Healthcare

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Medical Center was recently named one of 150 Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2017 by Modern Healthcare.

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Learn to Play Tennis in No Time at the HealthPlex

Do you dream of being a tennis ace but think your skills are more suited to ball boy or ball girl? The Mercy Health – Anderson and Fairfield HealthPlexes can change that and have you playing Tennis in No Time®, thanks to a patented program that has transformed more than 1,800 local residents and even few celebrities from beginners into tennis players in just three weeks.

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Free Spine Health Talk in Amberley Village

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s free speaker series continues at the Mayerson JCC on Tuesday, June 6 with “We’ve got your back: What you need to know about improving your spine health.”

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Aphasia Support Group Meets at Anderson Hospital

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Anderson Hospital is launching an aphasia support group. The group meets the first Tuesday of each month from 3-4 p.m. in classroom two at the Mercy Health – Anderson HealthPlex, located at 7495 State Road, Cincinnati, Ohio 45255. Classroom two is located directly to the left of the HealthPlex entrance. The first meeting takes place on Tuesday, June 6.

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Mercy Health - Youngstown Wound Care Center Earns National Recognition

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (May 23, 2017) – One of the cornerstones of the Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine Program at Mercy Health’s St. Joseph Warren Hospital is a relentless focus on the importance of wound care to a patient’s overall health. That focus, coupled with a commitment to improving access to wound care and consistently delivering successful outcomes, has earned the program national recognition.

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Wound Care Centers Participate in Wound Care Awareness Week

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the care teams at its wound care centers, members of the Healogics network, are helping raise awareness of chronic wounds as part of the fourth annual Wound Care Awareness Week observance. Wound Care Awareness Week takes place June 5-9.

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St. Rita’s Volunteers to Present $227,000 Check to Medical Center During Annual Appreciation Luncheon

St. Rita’s Health Partners Volunteer/Auxiliary Resources president, Jan Kennedy, will present a check for $227,000 to Bob Baxter, regional CEO and senior vice president Mercy Health – Lima Region, at the UNOH Event Center, located at 1450 North Cable Road, Lima, Ohio 45805. The presentation will take place during St. Rita’s Volunteer Appreciation Luncheon on Tuesday, May 23, at 1 p.m. This donation is made on behalf of all St. Rita’s volunteers which includes 463 adults, 57 college students, 161 summer teen volunteers, 88 shadowing students and 207 supporting members. There will be 350 volunteers in attendance at Tuesday’s event.

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June Mobile Mammography Schedule

Give yourself and everyone who loves you the gift of peace of mind. Schedule your annual mammogram today and encourage your friends and family to do the same. It’s easy with Mercy Health – Cincinnati’s Mobile Mammography program, which has two mobile units offering you screening mammograms in 15 minutes at locations convenient to your home or workplace.

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Mercy Health launches Mall Walker Program with Franklin Park Mall

Mercy Health is inspiring healthy lifestyle choices with a new Mall Walkers program at Franklin Park Mall beginning Thursday, May 18.

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Fairfield Hospital First in Butler County to Earn Heart Failure Certification

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Fairfield Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Heart Failure Certification. Fairfield Hospital is the first and only hospital in Butler County to earn this Certification.

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Women Rate Mercy Health - Youngstown Among Nation’s Best

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (May 18, 2017) – Women continue to have a high level of engagement in healthcare decisions, both for themselves and their loved ones. And they recently rated Mercy Health - Youngstown's three hospitals among the best in the nation.

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West Clermont HealthPlex Sales Office Open

We are getting close to the opening of the new Mercy Health – West Clermont HealthPlex, located on the West Clermont High School campus at 4104 Bach Buxton Road. The sales office is now open for memberships to this state of the art health and fitness center, which will be connected to the new high school and is scheduled to open on September 1st, 2017. The West Clermont HealthPlex will feature a premiere line of fitness equipment, a wide variety of group classes including Zumba, Yoga, Barre, Boot Camp, and Spinning, an eight-lane lap pool, a warm water pool, basketball courts, tennis courts, two turf athletic fields, and an eight-lane rubberized outdoor track. It will also feature a KidTown childcare and activity center.

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New Wellness Program Available at HealthPlexes

Ready to improve your health and quality of life? The Mercy Health HealthPlexes have a program to help you enjoy lifelong wellness. Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces the launch of its Wellness Discovery Program, an introductory course that teaches participants how to get moving, eat healthy, find balance and be well.

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West Hospital Auxiliary Awards College Scholarships

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the West Hospital Auxiliary has awarded $22,000 in college scholarships to 10 local students, two more scholarships than it awarded last year.

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Mercy Health - Youngstown Celebrates National Police Week with First K-9 Unit

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (May 16, 2017) – As the Mercy Health - Youngstown Police Department (MHYPD) observes National Police Week, officers are also making their first official rounds with the department’s first police dog.

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Children’s Developmental Center selects Mercy to continue outpatient developmental therapy services for children

The Children’s Developmental Center Board of Directors announced today that they will be transitioning all therapy services to Mercy effective August 2017.

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Breast Biopsy Results in 24 Hours

Mercy Health – Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces the launch of the I Know program, offered at The Jewish Hospital, which eliminates the anxiety that comes from waiting for breast biopsy results by providing them within 24 hours.

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St. Rita’s Electrophysiologist Navigates Through the Heart with New Mapping System

Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Health Partners brings new technology into its hybrid operating room and to the region. The medical center recently installed the Abbott EnSite Precision™ cardiac mapping system. The mapping system is a next-generation platform designed to provide automation, flexibility and accuracy for diagnostic mapping used in ablation procedures to treat patients with abnormal heart rhythms (cardiac arrhythmias). St. Rita’s was also among one of the first locations in the U.S. to utilize this technology, which received CE Mark in January 2016 and recently received FDA clearance.

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Mercy Health West Hospital Auxiliary Golf Classic June 12

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality care with compassion in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that the West Hospital Auxiliary is hosting its fifth annual Golf Classic on Monday, June 12, at the Clovernook Country Club, located at 2035 W Galbraith Road in Cincinnati, ZIP 45239.

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The Jewish Hospital Earns Stroke Center Accreditation

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

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Mercy Memorial Wound Care Center recognized with national award for clinical excellence

The Mercy Memorial Wound Care Center has been honored with the Center of Excellence Award for its high level of clinical care. The award was given by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services.

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Wittenberg nursing program gains national accreditation

Wittenberg University’s nursing program was recently accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, a nationally-recognized accrediting agency. The designation, which means the program has been nationally recognized for meeting the standards of its profession, also allows for more opportunities for students and adds prestige to the program which has been in place just a short time. Not all nursing programs that apply for accreditation receive it and for Wittenberg’s program, which began in the spring 2014 semester, it is especially gratifying for Beth Sorensen, Wittenberg nursing program director and professor of nursing.

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Hundreds appears for Clark County Service Day

Hundreds of volunteers came together Friday to participate in the 2nd Annual Clark County Service Day. The day helped nearly 20 nonprofits in the area with cleaning, landscaping, organizing and painting projects.

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Skin cancer screening offered May 9

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Springfield Regional Cancer Center and Oakview Dermatology will present a free SPOTme Skin Cancer Screening event on Tuesday, May 9, from 4-6 p.m. at the office Dr. Shannon Trotter, Oakview Dermatology, 30 W. McCreight Ave., Suite 110, in Springfield. The screening event is part of the American Academy of Dermatology SPOTme Skin Cancer Screening Program. The screening is free, but appointments are required. Call Ann Hembree at the Springfield Regional Cancer Center at 523-8617 to schedule an appointment.

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Clark County health commissioner: Get screened — and save your life

I saved my life today. Well, not all by myself. I had help from many people. Dr. Alan Gabbard, his staff, and the helpful staff at the Springfield Regional Outpatient Center made my thoughts into reality. Let me start at the beginning. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends: “Regular screening, beginning at age 50, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer.” Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable forms of cancer. Most colon cancer begins as pre-cancerous polyps. If caught early, they can be removed prior to forming into cancer. Hmmmm? If you had a weird growth on your arm that would likely become cancerous, wouldn’t you have it removed before it got that far?

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Jamie Houseman named President of Mercy Memorial Hospital

Jamie Houseman, who has served in various leadership roles in the Mercy Health system for more than 18 years, has accepted the newly designed position of President of Mercy Memorial Hospital in Urbana. After starting her career in Cincinnati, Jamie came to this region in 2004 to become Executive Director of Oakwood Village. In 2013 she added the role of Director of Operations for Senior Health & Housing in Ohio and Kentucky. She has been responsible for six senior housing campus operations with approximately 1,000 beds and 900 employees.

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Simple Treatment Can Lessen Infection Risk for Joint Replacement Patients

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that research findings from Mercy Health Physician and orthopaedic surgeon John Gallagher, MD could help joint replacement patients – or any patients undergoing major surgery - regain their infection-fighting edge and lower their rate of complications following surgery.

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May 24 Lunch and Lecture Features Cosmetic Surgeon

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that cosmetic surgeon Hauw Han, MD is the guest speaker at the Wednesday, May 24 West Chester-Liberty Chamber Alliance Women 4 Women Lunch and Lecture event.

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St. Rita’s announces new Neuroscience Institute

St. Rita’s Health Partners is proud to announce the opening of the Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Neuroscience Institute that will provide comprehensive and world-class care to patients. The Institute will have its official welcome ceremony and ribbon cutting on Tuesday, May 9.

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Female Athlete Symposium in Anderson Township

Following a successful runner’s symposium it held earlier this year, Mercy Health – Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, Anderson is hosting the 2017 Female Athlete Symposium from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 20 at its office at 7575 Five Mile Road, Suite B, Cincinnati, OH 45230.

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New Medical Office Building Open on West Hospital Campus

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it opened the second medical office building on the West Hospital campus on Monday, May 8.

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Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center creates wayfinding website to assist patients and visitors

Navigating Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center just got a little easier. To assist patients and visitors, the medical center has created a wayfinding website.

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Otsego receives National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School 1st Team Award

Otsego High School is the proud recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School 1st team award for its Mercy Health – Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine program.

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Spencerville High School and St. Rita’s Health Partners team up for Spencerville Mental Health Awareness Day - 2017

On Wednesday, May 10, Spencerville High School will partner with St. Rita’s Health Partners’ behavioral health and pharmacy teams to host Spencerville Mental Health Awareness Day – 2017.

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Mercy Health – Youngstown Hosts Woman's Heart Day

It began 14 years ago to help increase awareness of the impact of heart disease on women. Today, Mercy Health - Youngstown’s Woman’s Heart Day has grown into something much bigger. The annual event is slated for next Thursday, May 11, from 6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Youngstown’s Covelli Centre. And while women’s heart health remains a core focus, this year’s event will include a wide variety of health services for both women and men. The goal? To reach underserved people in the Mahoning Valley with potentially life-saving screenings, as well as information they need to improve their health status.

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Mercy Health – St. Vincent Medical Center recertified at the highest level of trauma care

Mercy Health – St. Vincent Mercy Medical Center recently was recertified as a Level 1 trauma center and earned Level 2 pediatric trauma verification by the Committee of Trauma (COT) of the American College of Surgeons (ACS).

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Free Breast Health Event in Fairfield on May 18

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Fairfield Hospital is hosting a free informative breast health event for women from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 18. The event takes place The Oscar Event Center at Jungle Jim’s International Market, located at 5440 Dixie Highway, Suite E, Fairfield, Ohio 45014.

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Relay For Life Events in Cincinnati

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that it is sponsoring six American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life events taking place in May and June in Hamilton, Clermont and Butler counties. Mercy Health will have booths at each event promoting colon cancer prevention and awareness. Mercy Health physicians will be available to discuss the importance of health screenings and answer your questions. Come see us to meet our doctors, learn important information, play fun games and pick up a free gift!

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Free Quit Smoking Classes in Anderson In May

Is this the season you finally spring yourself from your smoking habit? If so, Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, can help! We invite smokers and their families to register for a free series of quit smoking classes starting at Mercy Health – Anderson Hospital in May. Anderson Hospital is located is located at 7500 State Road, Cincinnati, 45255.

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Take the screen-free week challenge

Mercy Health – Children’s Hospital and Kohl’s Kids in Action encourages all families to unplug from digital entertainment and spend their free time playing, reading, creating, and connecting with others. And there’s no better time than during this year’s National Screen-Free Week.

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May Walk with a Doc Schedule

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital continues its free Walk with a Doc program at Kenwood Towne Center with two sessions in May.

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St. Rita’s to Honor 10 Mercy Health – St. Rita’s Health Partners Scholarship Recipients

On Thursday, May 4, St. Rita’s will honor 10 area high school students who were each selected for a Mercy Health–St. Rita’s Health Partners Scholarship. The 2017 Mercy Health–St. Rita’s Health Partners Scholarships celebration will take place at St. Rita’s Auxiliary Conference Center located at 718 W. Market Street Lima, Ohio, 45801 beginning at 6:30 p.m.

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Free Discussion on Surgical and Nonsurgical Weight Solutions on May 10

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health’s free speaker series continues at the Mayerson JCC, located at 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati 45236, on Wednesday, May 10 with “Define yourself differently: What you need to know about surgical and nonsurgical weight solutions.”

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Hanging Basket Sale at Clermont Hospital

Spring has sprung and what better way to welcome the season than with colorful hanging baskets full of beautiful flowers. If you are looking to spruce up your outdoor spaces, the Guild of Mercy Health – Clermont Hospital can help. It is holding its third annual hanging basket sale from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Thursday and Friday, May 11 and 12 in the front parking lot of the hospital, which is located just off Route 32 at 3000 Hospital Drive, Batavia, Ohio 45103. Organizers recommend you come early, since last year’s event was a sell-out.

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Mercy Health - Youngstown and Lifebanc to Honor Donors, Unveil Tribute

YOUNGSTOWN, OHIO (April 28, 2017) – More than 150 local organ donor family members, organ recipients, healthcare staff and organ recovery professionals are expected to gather at Mercy Health’s St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital today to reflect on the immeasurable impact of organ donation.

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Mercy Health Hospitals Have the Latest Robotic Technology

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Fairfield Hospital is the first hospital in Butler County to have the da Vinci Xi Surgical System, the newest and most advanced robot used in minimally-invasive surgery, available for patient care. Mercy Health - Anderson Hospital also has the new technology available to serve patients. Surgeons as both hospitals will perform their first procedures using the Xi later this month.

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Springfield Regional Medical Center awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Center

Springfield Regional Medical Center has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval® and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.

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Mercy Health equips physicians for leadership

Catholic Health World has run a story on Leadership in Medicine that features Mercy Health. Among those interviewed was Dr. Paul Buchanan, who serves as Chief Medical Officer for Springfield Regional Medical Group.

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Free Quit Smoking Classes at The Jewish Hospital in May

Still searching for a Mother’s Day gift or a present for a new graduate? Consider giving yourself and everyone who loves you the gift of health by making the decision to quit smoking. If you are ready to make a change for the better, Mercy Health can help. Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, invites smokers and their families to register for a free series of smoking cessation education classes starting at The Jewish Hospital - Mercy Health in May.

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Free Knee Pain Seminar at The Jewish Hospital on May 9

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital is hosting a seminar on knee pain featuring internationally-known knee surgeon and orthopaedic and sports medicine specialist Frank R. Noyes, MD from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9. The Jewish Hospital is located at 4777 E. Galbraith Road in Cincinnati, 45236.

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Building awareness during Parkinson's Awareness Month

April is Parkinson’s Awareness Month and more than 1 million people in the U.S. have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. This disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder.

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Mercy Health announces next phase in comprehensive patient care

Recognizing that our patients want to receive healthcare closer to home, Mercy Health is working to create access to comprehensive services in smaller, more convenient locations. Today, we’re pleased to announce the construction of a new addition to our Perrysburg campus to house expanded services for patients in the Perrysburg and surrounding communities.

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Know Your Genetic Risk for Developing Cancer

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, compassionate, quality care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that The Jewish Hospital is presenting a free informative seminar for women titled “I Know My Genetic Risk for Cancer.” The event takes place from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 6 at the Mayerson JCC, located at 8485 Ridge Road, Cincinnati, OH 45236.

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Truven Names Mercy Health to 15 Top Health Systems List

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that Truven Health Analytics®, part of the IBM Watson HealthTM business, has named it one of the nation’s 15 Top Health Systems. Truven Health Analytics is a leading provider of information and solutions to improve the cost and quality of healthcare.

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Road Closures for Mercy Health Glass City Marathon

Mercy Health Glass City Marathon is notifying the community of the upcoming road closures to take place on Sunday, April 23, 2017 to accommodate the safety of the over 8,500 participants participating in its 41st running, the Owens Corning Half Marathon, YARK Subaru 5-Person Relay and Medical Mutual Glass City 5k.

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Watchman Device Procedure Can Prevent Stroke

Mercy Health - Cincinnati, which provides advanced, quality, compassionate care in your neighborhood through its care network, announces that cardiologists with Mercy Health – The Heart Institute have a revolutionary stroke prevention treatment available for patients with Atrial fibrillation, or A-fib. Following extensive training, Mercy Health Physicians Reza Mehzad, MD, Shervin Sadrpour, MD, RP Singh, MD and Anil Verma, MD have implanted patients successfully with the Watchman device. They perform the procedure at The Jewish Hospital – Mercy Health. The procedure involves the onetime placement of the Watchman implant to prevent potentially dangerous strokes associated with A-fib.

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