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The school has joined up with Health Partners of Western Ohio to bring the option of telehealth to students. The staff are making final preparations Monday. The nurse will hear what is wrong with the student. Then they will ask the parents if they'd like to do a telehealth visit. Using a piece of equipment, the provider will be able to hear the child's breathing, examine the throat, ears, eyes, and more. Prescriptions could then be written if they need it.
On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Rob Portman announced the Federal Communications Commission awarded a grant of over 700,000 dollars to the Health Partners of Western Ohio in Lima. The grant will provide all 16 locations in the state the ability to expand telehealth services to patients. With it, they will add more home monitoring and bio-metrics into their virtual health care, in hopes to keep people safe at home and away from hospitals.
The House of Grace Recovery Program has announced the expansion of its partnership with a health provider. The House of Grace has already partnered with the Health Partners of Western Ohio to help the men in the program get the health and behavioral treatments they need. Now the health partners staff will bring services to the House of Grace once a month as opposed to the men going to them. Today was the first day this was tried out and staff said it went well and they'll continue doing this. The House of Grace helps men return to society after they're released from incarceration or recovering from a substance abuse.
Students received a special check-up Tuesday morning. The Dental Van made a stop to South Science and Technology Magnet as part of an initiative through the Health Partners of Western Ohio. The students had their teeth checked by the dentist inside the van for no charge and will have further work done later by Health Partners if needed.
A local health center is once again receiving praise for their continued work in providing healthcare to residents throughout Northwest Ohio. Health Partners of Western Ohio is being recognized as a Gold Health Center Quality Leader by the Health Resources & Services Administration. That puts them in the top 10 percent of the nation. As of now, the center operates 18 sites in six different cities, including Lima, and offers medical and dental treatment, as well as behavioral health and a clinical pharmacy. This recent achievement is just one of the several awards that have been given to Health Partners by the HRSA.
What started as a grassroots effort to get health care to low-income residents of Lima has grown in Northwest Ohio as one of the best health care centers in the nation.
Health Partners of Western Ohio opened the doors to their fourth facility in Lima Monday afternoon.