Four people are dead in two separate accidents in Central Ohio. In Pataskala, investigators say a head-on collision on East Broad took three lives. One vehicle crossed the center line. Early this morning, the driver of a pick-up truck was killed when he slammed into a tree in a residential area south of Route 104 [...]
Critics Worry Columbus Hospital Expansion Will Cost Patients; Facilty Executives Say Projects Are Money Savers
Central Ohio is in the midst of a hospital building boom. All four major hospitals are expanding or planning to expand in the coming years. The $2 billion in new construction comes as health care reformers are trying to control medical costs. In the first of a two part series WOSU looks at the impact of the projects.
A 20-year-old pregnant woman has become the first Columbus fatality in the swine flu epidemic. The woman died early this morning at Doctors Hospital.
Ohio State and Children’s Hospital combined will receive more than $4 million in recently announced federal stimulus money. The funds are designated for biomedical research.
When cancer strikes a father or mother, a child might become frightened and confused. If the parent dies, it might take years for a child to recover from the loss. A program at Ohio State University’s James Cancer Hospital has been helping children work through the process of understanding cancer, death and grief.
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 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.
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.
An autopsy was completed Monday in what authorities are calling a suspicious death at St. Ann’s Hospital.
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.
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.