Fremont’s Memorial Hospital initiates talks with ProMedica
The Memorial Hospital Board of Directors is pursuing an affiliation with ProMedica.
Al Mehlow, board chairman, stated in a news release, “As a strong health care provider serving the greater Fremont community for nearly 100 years, this anticipated partnership with ProMedica will further strengthen both organizations and allow us to continue to meet the health needs of our community for generations to come.”
Memorial Hospital is a 186-licensed bed facility that has provided comprehensive inpatient and outpatient health care services to Sandusky County and its neighboring communities since 1918. Fiscal 2011 was the fourth consecutive year that Memorial has had a positive operating margin. Memorial employs about 550 full-and-part-time associates and more than 180 physicians are members of the medical staff.
ProMedica, ranked the No. 2 most integrated health system in the U.S., was formed in 1986. It has 14,000 employees; 3,000 physicians and more than 306 facilities in Ohio and Michigan. ProMedica serves more than 2.73 million patients annually and includes 11 hospitals; ProMedica Continuum Services with senior, hospice, rehabilitation, and integrative services; ProMedica Physicians, a network of more than 315 primary care and specialty physicians; and Paramount Health Care.
At the clubs
The Eastern Maumee Bay Chamber of Commerce will host a series of luncheons entitled Simply Social for 2012.
The networking sessions will be held every second Wednesday of the month from 11:30 to 1:00 at Luckies Barn & Grill, 3310 Navarre in Oregon. The first event will be held Jan. 11. Cost is $11.
For info call Sarah at 419-693-5580.
Margaret Danzinger, deputy director of the Toledo-Lucas County Library System, will speak to members of the East Toledo Club about the library’s efforts to purchase a cyber-mobile, a motor home converted into a roving computer classroom, on Thursday, January 19, Noon at The Weber Block. The public is invited. For info, call Andrea at 419-691-7651.
Schools & skills
The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce 2012 Leadership Academy Toledo is now taking registrations for its 10-week course outlining the basic issues and requirement of public service.
The course is given on Monday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chamber office at 300 Madison in downtown Toledo.
Subject matters includes leadership skills and styles; building sustainable communities; technology in local government and ethics.
There is a fee. Call Ken Piel at 419-243-8191.
Wendy Christoff of Millbury and Charlotte Rohrs of Northwood have joined Tastefully Simple as independent sales consultants.
Tastefully Simple is a national direct sales company specializing in easy to prepare foods.
The right thing
The annual Crystal Ball to benefit Mercy St. Charles Hospital will be held Saturday, March 24 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Levis Commons in Perrysburg.