Premier Health to trim its workforce due to coronavirus pressures
Premier Health, which is Dayton’s largest medical network, said it plans to reduce its workforce by 1-2% this year due to pressures put on hospitals by the coronavirus pandemic. The health network said that it had faced changing industry pressures over the past few years, but some pressures had increased due to the pandemic, including shifting care to outpatient procedures and rapidly adopting telehealth options.
Ohio saw 1,424 new cases, more than 100 hospitalizations in a day
According to data from the Ohio Department of Health, on Wednesday Ohio had 1,424 new reported cases of coronavirus, far more than the 21-day average of just 1,057 cases per day. Ohio also had 119 new hospitalizations due to the coronavirus, the second day in a row to see more than 100 hospitalizations.