New patient survey data indicates primary care doctors in Greater Cincinnati outrank national rating

CINCINNATI – Greater Cincinnati patients who see primary care physicians reporting data to rate their patient experience higher than the national average.  The percentage of these patients who gave their primary care doctor an exceptional rating in 2014 was 87%, surpassing both the Midwest and national averages of 83% and 82%, respectively. Greater Cincinnati’s [...]

Falls Cause Nearly Half of All Trauma Injuries in Tri-State

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE DATE: September 22, 2015 CONTACT: Shannan Schmitt, Director of Communications (513) 307-0328 FALLS CAUSE NEARLY HALF OF ALL TRAUMA INJURIES IN TRISTATE Elderly people in their own homes account for the highest percentage of falls Cincinnati, OH – Recently released data from The Health Collaborative’s Tristate Trauma Registry shows that falls continue [...]

Health Care Worker Supply and Demand: Mostly Well Balanced in Cincinnati

Vacancy rates overall at a five year low, while Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant, and Surgical Technician are “hot jobs” Health care facilities are having an easier time meeting their staffing needs, according to a recent report by The Health Collaborative.  Workforce supply and demand is reasonably balanced as indicated by an overall vacancy rate of [...]

Patient Enrollment Begins for Study that Could Change How We Take Medication

Could stopping at the Kroger pharmacy after a hospital stay improve your odds of recovering at home without having to be readmitted? A partnership between The Health Collaborative, the University of Cincinnati’s James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, Kroger Pharmacy, and several local hospitals is looking into that question. Patient enrollment has begun in a [...]

Health needs assessment will help hospitals identify top health needs in region

Twenty Greater Cincinnati hospitals have joined together with local and county health departments to jointly research and identify the community’s most pressing health needs. The effort is called the community health needs assessment (CHNA). The work begins with the collection and compilation of public health data and includes original qualitative research gathered from meetings with [...]

CFO Hepp to Serve on Board of New Trade Association

CONTACT:  Shannan Schmitt Director of Communications (513) 247-5253 NEW TRADE ASSOCIATION NAMES HEALTH COLLABORATIVE CFO HEPP SECRETARY/TREASURER OF BOARD, LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE  CINCINNATI, OH – The Strategic Health Information Exchange Collaborative (SHIEC), a newly-formed, not-for-profit national trade association of collaborative regional, state, and community-based health information exchanges (HIEs), has named its founding HIE organizations in a recent [...]

Patients Report Improved Satisfaction at the Doctor’s Office

New patient survey indicates primary care doctors in Greater Cincinnati are improving their customer experience CINCINNATI – Going to the doctor is becoming a more satisfying experience for patients in Greater Cincinnati. The percentage of patients who gave their primary care doctor an exceptional rating jumped to 87% in 2014, up from 84% the previous [...]

The Health Collaborative Announces New Board of Trustees

Diverse Group of Regional Leaders to Represent Newly Aligned Organization March 26, 2015 CINCINNATI – The Health Collaborative has announced its new board members following its merger with the Greater Cincinnati Health Council and HealthBridge, made official by board vote Wednesday morning. The governing bodies of all three organizations approved the directional concept late in [...]

IHI SCALE Initiative Selects Cincinnati’s COLLECTIVE IMPACT ON HEALTH as Pacesetter Finalist Community

PRESS CONTACT: Sandy George (617) 413-6126 CLINICIANS AND HEALTH LEADERS GATHER IN DALLAS TO ACCELERATE CHANGES IN PRIMARY CARE AND TO IMPROVE HEALTH IN THE COMMUNITY Finalists announced for newly funded initiative to support and learn from communities actively working to improve the health of their populations Cambridge, MA and Dallas, TX (Gaylord Texan Resort [...]

Greater Cincinnati Primary Care Practices Improved Colon Cancer Screenings

GREATER CINCINNATI PRIMARY CARE PRACTICES IMPROVED COLON CANCER SCREENINGS  Report finds 6% increase in overall rate for colon cancer screening in region CINCINNATI – More patients in Greater Cincinnati are getting screened for colon cancer, according to a new report. The overall rate for colon cancer screening in Greater Cincinnati increased to 64 percent in 2013, [...]

Greater Cincinnati Hospitals Hired Record Number of New Nursing School Graduates in 2013, 2014

Study shows emerging trends in supply, demand of nurses in the Greater Cincinnati health care market. Cincinnati, OH – A recent study produced by The Greater Cincinnati Health Council (GCHC) shows new nursing school graduates are making up a larger percentage of nurses hired in our region while the number of retiring experienced nurses is [...]