2PM: Gov. DeWine, ODH Director Dr. Vanderhoff hold COVID-19 briefing on Delta's effect on hospitals

Posted at 11:29 AM, Sep 21, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-21 16:35:15-04

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff will hold a briefing to give an update on the COVID-19 pandemic Tuesday afternoon.

DeWine, Vanderhoff and several hospital leaders from around the state will discuss the effects of the current Delta variant wave on Ohio's hospitals, according to a news release from the governor's office.

The briefing will be held at 2 p.m. Watch it live in the media player below:

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According to the news release, hospital leaders expected to speak during the briefing include:

  • Alan Rivera, M.D., Hospitalist, Fulton County Health Center
  • Suzanne Bennett, M.D., Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program Director, University of Cincinnati Health
  • Terri Alexander, R.N., P.C.C.N., Summa Health (Akron)
  • Joe Bates, R.N., B.S.N., Clinical Coordinator, Critical Care Unit, Genesis HealthCare System (Zanesville)

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