Hannah Poturalski

Health care reporter

West Chester, Ohio

Hannah Poturalski

Journalist dedicated to fair and accurate reporting.



Technology bridging the gap in health care

Hospital officials cite cost savings and life-saving seconds as the major reasons for the investment in telemedicine — a way to diagnose and treat patients in remote locations using telecommunication devices.
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Increasing need for nurses in primary care role

More than a million registered nursing positions will need to be filled over the next six years, but officials say several barriers remain in place for the education of qualified nurses.
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Officials: Few eligible patients undergo weight loss surgery

The benefits of weight loss surgery extend beyond the shedding of excess pounds to encompass financial, lifestyle and other health-associated advantages.
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Hospital unveils emergency department upgrades

The emergency department at Fort Hamilton Hospital is now better equipped to handle higher volumes with a faster turnaround following a major expansion and renovation nearly two years in the making.
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Lung cancer screening effective, study shows

Low-dose CT scans reduce lung cancer deaths by 20 percent.
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Boehner: Employers delay hires due to health care law

House Speaker John Boehner (R-West Chester) returned to his home district Friday, the first time in a month, he said, to discuss the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and recent government shutdown with constituents and business leaders.
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Health Secretary leads local discussion on Affordable Care Act

Two weeks after the launch of new health insurance marketplaces under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, many Americans still can’t access the federally-run website, where Ohio’s marketplace lives.
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Hospital network shifts to patient-centered model

A new model for providing coordinated health care to patients has been rolling out across the United States, and one hospital network in southwest Ohio is leading the charge here.
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Cancer rates climbing in Butler County

Despite millions of dollars tied to cancer research in Southwest Ohio, more cases of invasive cancer are cropping up each year in Butler County.
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Data outlines why Butler County babies are dying

Agencies start efforts to reduce county's mortality rate.
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More volunteers needed for enrollment efforts

Outreach necessary to spread facts on Affordable Care Act.
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Butler Tech moves forward with bioscience facility

High school students in Butler County will have the opportunity to work toward certification in health and bioscience fields when the latest development from Butler Tech is completed.
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Hannah Poturalski

Since being hired by Cox Media Group Ohio in 2010, Hannah has covered news across local governments and public school districts in Butler County, as well as breaking news and crime in areas of Butler and Warren counties.



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