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OhioHealth Cancer Care Adding Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

15 Mar , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse, From OhioHealth

OhioHealth Cancer Care will be adding a new Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) program to our services.  Launching in phases, the outpatient program will open on April 4 and transplants will begin in late summer/early fall of 2022.

BMT is a process where non-functioning, deficient bone marrow or cancerous cells are eliminated by chemotherapy and/or radiation and then replaced by new, healthy cells. The ultimate goal is for a cure or at least to control the disease.

The program will be available system-wide to all eligible patients, including to patients at  OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital and OhioHealth Shelby Hospital. It will be located at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Arthur G.H. Bing, MD, Cancer Center. Medical director Yvonne Efebera, MD, MPH, brings over 20 years of international experience to OhioHealth Cancer Care. 



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OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital Expands Services For New Mothers, Infants

25 Feb , 2022  

Special to 1812Blockhouse; From OhioHealth

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital is excited to announce the expansion of lactation services to support mothers as well as newborns and infants.

The services include outpatient lactation services as well as becoming an OhioHealth Mothers’ Milk Drop location. The hospital celebrated the expansion of these services through a ribbon cutting on February 24. The celebration was live streamed by the Richland Area Chamber & Economic Development on Facebook.

“Mansfield Hospital Maternity Care offers a higher level of care for mothers and fragile newborns. We’re fortunate to have a six-year partnership with Nationwide Children’s pediatric hospitalists, who care for children, including newborns, at Mansfield Hospital. In addition, we also have the only Level 2 Special Care Nursery in the area for newborns with additional needs,” said Kelly Payne, MSN, RNC-NIC, administrative nurse manager of mother-infant/Special Care Nursery at Mansfield Hospital. “Now we’re expanding our support for lactating and non-lactating mothers, so newborns and infants can receive the nourishment they need.”



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Ohio Health Vaccine Program Gets $1 Million Grant Boost

22 Aug , 2021  

1812Blockhouse, OhioHealth

An OhioHealth program with a Mansfield presence has been awarded a substantial grant to assist in boosting mobile vaccine services.

OhioHealth Community Health Partnerships and Wellness on Wheels was recently awarded a $1 million Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA) grant, allowing the healthcare system to expand mobile vaccine services.

“These funds will be helpful to OhioHealth as we continue to focus on increasing vaccination rates in targeted populations, especially where vaccine hesitancy is higher than expected,” said Karen Morrison, OhioHealth senior VP of external affairs and president of the OhioHealth Foundation. “Using our mobile unit, we will continue to travel to communities and neighborhoods where our community outreach team will provide education and easy access to vaccinations for individuals who chose to receive them.”


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Area Hospitals Begin To Allow Limited Patient Visitation

16 Jun , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff, OhioHealth; Avita Health System

It is perhaps not surprising that the two health systems with the largest footprint in Richland County announced changes in visitation rules on the same day.

Those for Avita Health System became effective on Monday, with those of OhioHealth taking effect on Tuesday.

In both cases, one visitor per patient is allowed as a general rule in specific places and at specific times. More…

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Local Health Facilities Changing Operations To Match Revision In State Orders

1 May , 2020  

By: 1812Blockhouse Staff; OhioHealth; Akron Children’s Hospital

The changes to Ohio’s various COVID-19-related orders is having an impact on Richland County medical facilities. In the last few days, two health systems have announced changes to procedures and policies that reflect the new direction shared by the State of Ohio.

Akron Children’s Hospital will be expanding the number and types of procedures available to its patients, as well as rescheduling surgeries and other appointments that were postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

These changes will impact the Akron Children’s Health Center at 1029 South Trimble Road in Mansfield. More…

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