Non-Profit Hospitals and the Health of Surrounding Communities

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What role should hospitals play in improving Northeast Ohio's neighborhoods? Some argue that this is the best long-term way to actually improve health. On The Sound of Ideas, we'll discuss why community conditions, like safe streets and housing, are critical to health. Hospitals are starting to realize that to really get at the root causes of poor health, they must look beyond the doctor's office. Join us for a discussion about hospitals getting into the "zipcode improvement" business.


Click here for more of ideastream's series: ZIP Code: The Hidden Vital Sign


-Dan Diamond, Reporter, Politico

-Mary Pittman, DrPH, President/CEO, Public Health Institute 

-Heidi Gartland, Vice President of Government Relations, University Hospitals

-Vickie Johnson, Director of Community Outreach, Cleveland Clinic

-Dr. Eileen Seeholzer, MetroHealth

-Denise VanLeer, Executive Director, Fairfax Renaissance

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