WATCH: Local hospitals talk COVID surge in our Community Conversation

Credit: Will Jones

Credit: Will Jones

The Dayton region has become one of the centers of the Omicron surge as local hospitals set a record for the number of patients with COVID-19 on Monday.

Due to this urgent situation that threatens our region’s health care, the Dayton Daily News hosted a Community Conversation at noon today with a panel of experts from Dayton Children’s Hospital, Premier Health and Kettering Health Network.

We also will discuss what you can do to help reduce the number of patients in our hospitals.

The event will be livestreamed on the Dayton Daily News Facebook page and recordings will be available online after it concludes.

The discussion was co-hosted by Community Impact Editor Nick Hrkman and Reporter Jordan Laird. Panelists included:

  • Dr. Roberto Colón, chief medical officer at Miami Valley Hospital.
  • Dr. Adam Mezoff, chief medical officer for Dayton Children’s Hospital.
  • Dr. Nancy Pook, Kettering Health emergency medical director.

Community Conversations is a Dayton Daily News series of moderated panel discussions on topics important to the Dayton region.

You can watch November’s Community Conversation on the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine for children 5 to 11 and December’s Community Conversation about supporting Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and veterans on our Facebook page or our website,

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