At Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19,) we are closely monitoring local health departments and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) and are actively following their recommendations.

We are working diligently to reschedule appointments postponed during the quarantine. We also understand you may feel some anxiety about bringing your child into the hospital. Our plans to restart routine care have been thoughtfully developed and implemented to keep everyone safe. We are also scheduling some appointments for new patients. If you have any questions, please call the hospital at 855-206-2096.

Families that have appointments of any kind are asked to arrive with ONLY ONE parent or guardian and no additional family members or guests.

When you arrive for your appointment, if you and your child are not already wearing a mask, you will receive one. You will both be screened for illness and will notice new safety precautions in place to promote clean hands, a clean environment, and social distancing.

We are here for you, and look forward to seeing you soon.

Cincinnati director receives regional engineering award

(CINCINNATI; November 10, 2015) – The American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) of the American Hospital Association recently recognized Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati’s Director, General Services, Safety & Risk, Jo Ellen McCarthy, CHEP, with the Emerging Regional Leader Award.

Jo Ellen McCarthy

The Emerging Regional Leader award recognizes people for their contributions to the fields of health care engineering and facilities management. Ten exceptional individuals, one from each ASHE region, are chosen for their exemplary leadership skills and their commitment to the field of health care facility management through their local and/or national involvement with ASHE.

“Jo Ellen McCarthy is an exceptional person who plays an extremely important role in our hospital and our community. She is a true mentor and leader,” said Mark Shugarman, Hospital Administrator for Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati. “She deserved this award and we couldn’t be more proud of her accomplishments.”

McCarthy has worked for Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati since 1985. During her time at Shriners she has served in many roles. In her current role she oversees Food Services, Plant and Facilities, Environment Services, Security, Biomed and Chemical Hygiene. She is also the Safety Officer and the 2015 President of Tri-State Society for Healthcare Engineers.

Shriner’s Hospitals for Children – Cincinnati provides services for burns and pediatric plastic surgery, including cleft lip and palate, abnormal breast development in boys and girls, hemangioma, congenital hairy nevus, hand malformations, ear deformities, complex wound and skin disorders, and trauma and reconstructive conditions. Shriners Hospital for Children – Cincinnati is verified by the American Burn Association and the American College of Surgeons and recognized as a Cleft Lip and Palate Team by the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association and Cleft Palate Foundation. The hospital has had Magnet™ designation since 2008 and is fully accredited by the Joint Commission. All services are provided regardless of a family’s ability to pay.

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