Governor DeWine Convenes Health Advisory Group

Written by on March 5, 2020

COLUMBUS, Ohio)— Today, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine, Lt. Governor Jon Husted and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, convened a group of health advisors from the Ohio Hospital Association.

The group will be advising the Governor as the state continues its preparations for the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.

Currently in Ohio, there are no confirmed cases and 1 person under investigation (PUI).

“As we learn more about COVID-19 and its spread in the United States, I am grateful for the expertise of these medical professionals who will help advise the state on strategies to deal with the disease and the best medical practices and procedures,” said Governor Mike DeWine.

The Health Advisory group is made up of the following members:

.Janet Bay, M.D., of Powell
Vice President, Clinical Leadership Affairs
Ohio Hospital Association

.T. Laurence (Larry) Blosser, M.D. of Columbus
Corporate Medical Director
Central Ohio Primary Care Physicians

.Michael Brady, M.D. of Columbus
Retired Associate Medical Director and Co-Medical Director for Patient Safety
Nationwide Children’s Hospital

.William W. Brien, M.D. of Cleveland
Chief Quality and Medical Officer, University Hospitals

.Michael Canady, M.D., MBA of Gallipolis
Holzer Health System

.Jim Guliano, R.N., of Warren
Vice President, Quality Programs
Ohio Hospital Association

.Ann Hamilton of Cleveland
Executive Director of Public and Government Affairs
Cleveland Clinic

.Pamela Jensen, of Toledo
President, ProMedica Memorial Hospital
President, ProMedica Fostoria Hospital

.Robert Kose, M.D., J.D. of Toledo
Hospice Northwest Ohio Medical Physicians

.Richard Lofgren, M.D. of Cincinnati
President and CEO
UC Health

.Andrew W. Thomas, M.D., MBA of Columbus
Chief Medical Officer
OSU Wexner Medical Center

.Bruce D. White, M.D. of Mt. Vernon.
Knox Community Hospital

.Bruce T. Vanderhoff, M.D., M.B.A. of Columbus
Chief Medical Officer

.Robert Wyllie, M.D., of Cleveland
Chief of Medical Operations
Cleveland Clinic

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