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Researchers Optimistic About Cancer Funding.

12:00AM
February
26, 2009

Cancer researchers in Columbus are monitoring stimulus spending in Washington. They hope the federal government will help make up for recession-driven losses in private donations. Despite the dire economic news, cancer researchers are optimistic – at least in the short term.

Ohio Hospitals and Businesses Lead Effort to Reduce Medical Errors

12:00AM
January
15, 2009

Ohio hospitals and businesses are working together on a new drive to cut down on two threats to patients when they’re in hospitals — infections and medication errors. The hospitals plan to share information with each other about what practices work best.

Vets Need Better Healthcare

12:00AM
March
24, 2008

The number of American soldiers killed during the war in Iraq has reached 4,000. Thousands more have been wounded. Many of those vets and other vets from past years end up at V.A. Hosptials. After a recent visit to an out of state V.A. Hospital, WOSU Commentator Michael Ivey says veterans’ healthcare has a lot of room for improvement.

Westerville Police Probe Death at St. Ann’s Hospital

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12:00AM
January 21, 2008

An autopsy was completed Monday in what authorities are calling a suspicious death at St. Ann’s Hospital.

Internal disputes slow OSU Med Center expansion

12:00AM
August
31, 2007

A consultants’ report commissioned by Ohio State says fighting among physicians could jeopardize the OSU Medical Center and the James Cancer Center. The internal rifts have slowed the most expensive project in university history, the $780 million expansion of the medical center.

Honk if you love research: Classic car donation funds cancer studies

Richard Solove in his 1931 Rolls Royce Phantom-- his first classic car and the only one he will keep. He donated his unique assembly of Silver Ghosts to the James Cancer Hospital.
12:00AM
August 9, 2007

A Columbus philanthropist donates to Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital, but not merely in dollars. In August, a unique collection of classic Rolls Royce cars will be auctioned to benefit cancer research.

“Domino” heart transplant recipient dies at Columbus Children’s Hospital

Jason Wolfe
12:00AM
July 24, 2007

Last January two central Ohio babies became the youngest in the world to undergo a heart “domino” transplant. It’s a transplant where organs from one patient are transplanted to another patient, and then organs from the second patient are transplanted to a third. But on Monday one of the patients died after an extended hospital stay.

Area youngsters look to babysitting for summer income.

12:00AM
June
25, 2007

Depending on their experience, young people can earn anywhere from three to fifteen dollars watching other people’s children.

Hospitals use new technology to communicate with patients

12:00AM
December
18, 2006

Each year millions of non-English speaking people visit emergency rooms across the US seeking medical care. Interpreters are often needed to bridge doctor-patient language gap, but it’s not always that easy. Interpreters are expensive and often hard to find. But a new instant interpreter service holds hope for significantly improving the process.

Columbus Hospital Using “Human Patient Simulators” to Teach Physcians in Training

12:00AM
September
27, 2005

Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus is using sophisticated human patient simulators’ to help teach health care professionals. In its Center for Medical Education and Innovation doctors and nurses learn to respond to thousands of health care issues.