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Governor DeWine Convenes Health Advisory Group

(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