Coshocton, Ohio (January 24, 2022) — A team of 11 members from the Ohio National Guard will be assisting Coshocton Regional Medical Center, a member of Prime Healthcare Foundation, in the state’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The assistance is part of the approximately 2,300 guard members who were activated by Governor DeWine to assist Ohio’s hospitals as COVID-19 activity increased across the state.
“We thank Gov. DeWine for his timely response to the healthcare staffing challenges across Ohio and are very appreciative of the assistance we will be receiving from the National Guard to help maintain our hospital operations while we continue to manage this current wave of COVID-19,” said Stephanie Conn, CRMC CEO. “While CRMC has been maintaining our hospital services through these recent COVID-19 waves, the assistance provided by the OHNG will allow us to augment our current staffing.
OHNG members will be providing non-clinical assistance for approximately two to three weeks in departments such as dietary and environmental services and will begin orienting as early as tomorrow, January 25, 2022. The team providing services at CRMC were previously assisting Cleveland Clinic Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, OH. As COVID-19 activity has decreased in Northern Ohio, OHNG members have been relocated to Zones 2 and 3 where COVID-19 activity remains high.
Coshocton Regional Medical Center remains committed to providing high quality, safe care, and the continuing good health of our community. We continue to monitor the increase in COVID-19 cases nationwide and we remain prepared to care for patients. If you feel you have symptoms of COVID-19, you are encouraged to call our Nurse Hotline at (740) 623-4019 or visit Urgent Care located at 406 S. 15th St., Coshocton. Only symptomatic patients will be tested for COVID19 at this time. If you are experiencing a medical emergency, seek care immediately by visiting our Emergency Department or by calling 9-1-1