Hannah Poturalski

Reporter

Health care reporter for the Journal-News in Butler County

Since being hired by Cox Media Group Ohio in 2010, Hannah has covered news across local governments and public school districts in Butler County, as well as breaking news and crime in areas of Butler and Warren counties. Hannah grew up in Lima and earned a Bachelor of Arts in journalism at Miami University. She lives in West Chester Twp.

Latest from Hannah Poturalski

Catholic Health Partners undergoes name change

Ohio’s largest health system and fourth-largest employer, Catholic Health Partners, has officially changed its name to Mercy Health. The name change, announced Thursday, illustrates the system’s concerted effort to work as a collective unit across its seven markets to increase the sharing of best practices to increase efficiency and eventually ...

The new 80,000-square-foot Cabela’s store near Polaris Fashion Place in Columbus opened on March 7, 2013. (Adam Cairns / The Columbus Dispatch)

Plans move forward for Cabela’s in Butler County

Cabela’s Inc. representatives have confirmed plans that the outdoor sporting goods retailer is eyeing greater Cincinnati for a new $30 million site, which could be its second Ohio store, and create up to 220 new jobs.While the Nebraska-based specialty retailer has not issued a formal announcement that it plans to ...

Construction is underway at Kings Island for an attraction being added to Halloween Haunt. The eighth season of Halloween Haunt begins Sept. 19.

Kings Island submits Halloween Haunt plans

Kings Island has submitted site plans to the city of Mason for a Halloween Haunt attraction this year.Construction is underway on the shell of a 3,500-square-foot indoor maze being called Slaughter House Reloaded, according to the plans submitted to the city’s engineering and building department.Mason officials said Friday that plans ...

TriHealth to layoff 131 workers

Cincinnati health system TriHealth on Monday gave its notice to the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services for its planned layoff of 131 workers. The Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification (WARN) Act requires employers with 50 or more employees to provide a 60-day notice to ODJFS in advance of mass ...

Amanda Dearth, a Wellness Nurse at Spring Hills Middletown, logs in to the new PointClickCare software from a medicine cart. The new software allows care providers to easily record and track information on their assisted living residents, including ability to document and track assigned tasks and allow for more efficient documentation of medication administration. GREG LYNCH / STAFF

Tech upgrades add more efficiency to nursing homes

Technological and physical building upgrades are being made to one local nursing home facility.Spring Hills Middletown, an assisted living and home care agency on Towne Boulevard, started construction in May on a 13,000-square-foot expansion to bring 20 additional one-bedroom apartments, a lounge, nursing office, laundry room, public restroom facilities and ...

The University of Cincinnati Medical Center. NICK DAGGY / STAFF

Lawsuit: Hospital employees leaked patient record

A lawsuit claiming hospital officials posted a patient’s sensitive medical information on social media was filed this week against Cincinnati health system UC Health and its largest hospital, University of Cincinnati Medical Center.Shawntelle Turley, of Winton Hills, filed the lawsuit Tuesday in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court. The lawsuit is ...

Emergency crews respond to a fatal crash at the intersection of Port Union Road and Ohio 747 Thursday, May 29, 2014, in West Chester Twp. A Toyota Prius was heading east on Port Union Road and making a left turn onto Ohio 747 when it was struck by the Chevy Avalanche, killing the driver of the Prius. The Avalanche ran a red light at the intersection of Port Union Road after running from a prior accident on Ohio 747 just south of Union Centre Blvd. NICK DAGGY / STAFF

Driver charged in fatal West Chester crash

A local man accused of running a red light and striking a vehicle that killed one man turned himself into police Thursday.Terrence R. Strader, 32, of West Chester Twp., is charged with felony aggravated vehicular homicide in connection to a May crash that killed 62-year-old Troy Stapleton of Fairfield.On May ...

TriHealth ending senior program; 100 jobs affected

Cincinnati-area health system TriHealth announced Wednesday it will end its SeniorLink Program — one of only two sites in Ohio for PACE, the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly.About 100 jobs will be lost as a result of the closure, effective Aug. 31, said Steve Mombach, vice president of ...

New electronic service better connects health providers

Two Dayton-based health systems are among the first in the region to use a new service for sharing electronic medical records between health care providers.Kettering Health Network — operating eight hospitals including Fort Hamilton Hospital — started using a new service from HealthBridge in Cincinnati, a health information exchange, about ...

Premier Health’s headquarters pictured in downtown Dayton. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Premier Health readies $11.5M expansion project in Mason

A multimillion-dollar medical facility here will include a 24-hour emergency center, physician offices and a medical spa. Dayton-based Premier Health announced Wednesday its plans to renovate a former medical office at 7450 Mason-Montgomery Road into a two-story, 44,000-square-foot medical facility to be called Atrium Health Center – Mason. The medical ...

 
 

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