Good News for Heart Month: Cincinnati Patients Achieve Blood Pressure Control

February is #heartmonth2015.  The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Million Hearts®– a national effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017– are encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it's high, to make control their goal. According to new baseline data released via, it’s working: Greater [...]

Tell Me What You Really Think

A new Survey from our friends at Interact for Health found that only three out of ten of us in Greater Cincinnati feel their community is a healthy place to live.  That's astounding really.  We have one of the better park systems in the country with facilities to stay active and fit.  Many of our [...]

Cincinnati Ranks #2 in Nation for Health Care

According to a recent ranking by, Cincinnati was ranked 73rd of the 100 best cities to live in the United States. The ranking was created based on economic, health care, housing, civic capital, education, amenities, demographic and infrastructure scores. In the health care category alone, Cincinnati ranked #2 in the nation! The variables measured [...]

Paying for Value and Delivering Value in Health Care

When we see a doctor or need hospitalization, we don't usually ask, "did I get a good value?"  The future of health care may depend on that very question.  Health care transformation work underway at the national and state level is based on creating incentives for health care to be delivered in a way that [...]