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September 30, 2016

RETCHIN RECOGNIZED AS PHYSICIAN LEADER ON BECKER’S HOSPITAL REVIEW LIST
Sheldon Retchin, CEO of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, has been recognized among 110 peers on Becker’s Hospital Review’s 110 Physician Leaders of Hospital and Health System list, which features presidents and CEOs of hospitals and health systems who also hold medical degrees. All recipients have demonstrated outstanding leadership and clinical expertise throughout their careers, leading initiatives to improve their individual organizations and the healthcare of the communities they serve. Becker's Hospital Review is a monthly publication offering up-to-date business and legal news and analysis relating to hospitals and health systems. The full list can be read here.


TORBEY ELECTED PRESIDENT OF NEUROCRITICAL CARE SOCIETY
Dr. Michel Torbey, medical director of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Comprehensive Neurovascular Stroke Center, has been elected president of the Neurocritical Care Society. Since 2013, he’s served in a progressive leadership position, starting with secretary, then serving as treasurer and vice president of this organization. The Neurocritical Care Society is an international organization composed of multidisciplinary healthcare providers dedicated to improving the care and outcomes of patients with life-threatening neurological illnesses by promoting quality patient care, professional collaboration, research, training and advocacy. 


MEHTA HONORED FOR GRASSROOTS ADVOCACY
Laxmi S. Mehta, M.D., FACC, has been honored with the Excellence in Advocacy Award for Grassroots by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) for her dedication to advocacy for the industry and ACC on a state and national level. Mehta received her award Sept. 12 during the ACC’s Legislative Conference in Washington. To provide federal lawmakers with an up-close look at how their decisions impact the cardiovascular community and their constituents impacted by heart disease, Mehta has been active in inviting congressmen and senators to tour her practice. The ACC is a 52,000-member medical society and professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team whose mission is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health.


OSU WEXNER MEDICAL CENTER JOINS NATIONAL NETWORK OF DEPRESSION CENTERS
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, which is part of Ohio State’s Neurological Institute, has established an OSU Center of Excellence in Behavioral Health as recent member of the National Network of Depression Centers – Center of Excellence. This nonprofit organization is comprised of more than 22 leading depression centers and academic medical centers dedicated to advancing research, treatment and public education regarding depression and bipolar disorder through comprehensive, multidisciplinary collaboration and national-scale networking of resources.  These centers are taking a comprehensive, multi-faceted approach to affect change in research, clinical care, education and public policy regarding depression and associated mood disorders in America. Each site is part of an academic institution with leading expertise in the diagnosis, treatment and scientific discovery of advances in depression and bipolar illness.

CAREPOINT EAST WINS COMMUNITY GARDEN OF THE YEAR AWARD
The CarePoint East Growing Wellness Community Garden is the recipient of the 2016 Community Garden of the Year award. The community garden serves diabetic and pre-diabetic patients who attend weekly diabetes-related education sessions ranging from interactive lectures, guest speakers, cooking demonstrations and field trips. There, patients tend to the garden by watering, weeding and harvesting. The award is sponsored by Scotts Miracle-Gro and is presented annually by the Franklin Park Conservatory

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Media Contact: Alexis Shaw, Wexner Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737 or Alexis.Shaw2@osumc.edu