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Governor Convenes Health Advisory Group

A photo of the Health Advisory group convening.
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The Health Advisory group includes members of the Ohio Hospital Association.

In response to the spread of COVID-19, Governor Mike DeWine has convened a panel of health advisors from the Ohio Hospital Association. The Health Advisory group will advise DeWine as the state of Ohio continues to prepare for the COVID-19. There are no confirmed cases of the COVID-19 in Ohio. 

DeWine states in a press release, "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." 

A photo of the Health Advisory group's meeting.
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Ohio Health Department Director Amy Acton speaks to the Health Advisory group.

The Health Advisory group is composed of the following members: 

  • Janet Bay, M.D., Ohio Hospital Association 
  • T. Laurence (Larry) Blosser, M.D., Nationwide Children's Hospital 
  • Michael Brady, M.D., Nationwide Children's Hosptial 
  • William W. Brein, M.D., University Hospitals 
  • Michael Canady, M.D., Holzer Health System 
  • Jim Guliano, R.N., Ohio Hospital Association 
  • Ann Hamilton, Cleveland Clinic
  • Pamela Jenson, ProMedica Fostoria Hospital 
  • Robert Kose, M.D., J.D., Toledo Hospice Northwest Ohio Medical Physicians 
  • Richard Lofgen, M.D., UC Health 
  • Andrew W. Thomas, M.D., OSU Wexner Medical Center 
  • Bruce D. White, M.D., Knox Community Hospital 
  • Bruce T. Vanderhoff, M.D., OhioHealth 
  • Robert Wyllie, M.D., Cleveland Clinic

For more information about COVID-19 visit www.coronavirus.ohio.gov.