Cleveland Clinic Ranked Worst For Charitable Care: The Wake Up for Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2021
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Charitable care: The Lown Institute says U.S. nonprofit hospitals have collectively failed to invest nearly $ 17 billion in their communities, and its 2021 annual hospital index ranks the Cleveland Clinic among the worst offenders. Julie Washington reports that the clinic had the largest fair share deficit, $ 261 million, ranking first on the Lown Institute’s list of 10 US hospitals doing the worst in community health investment.
Police commission: In November, voters in Cleveland will face a monumental decision – whether to dramatically increase citizens’ power over their police department and fundamentally change the oversight system. Supporters say the charter changes would finally hold police to public accountability – tackling issues the city has been unable to resolve for six years under a federal consent decree governing reform of the city. the police. Opponents say accountability is important, but describe it as a poorly worded change, creating a bureaucracy that could easily abuse its power and almost certainly spark litigation. Robert Higgs distills the arguments for and against number 24.
Discovery of redistribution: Ohio Republican lawmakers are ignoring discovery requests from lawyers pursuing new Ohio House and Senate district maps, reports Andrew Tobias. They argue that they are not required to hand over anything under a redistribution schedule set by the Ohio Supreme Court.
Driver’s license: Ohio motorists can now order a reprint of their driver’s license online rather than going in person to the BMV, reports Jeremy Pelzer. The new service allows Ohio drivers to order an exact copy of their last license issued, as long as their old license has been lost, stolen, destroyed or mutilated. If your license expires, you must still attend in person.
Crooks have exploited the stolen personal information of hundreds of thousands of state residents to obtain roughly half a billion dollars in taxpayer dollars. This week in CLE, we ask why the state is not proactively informing people of suspicious claims filed on their behalf. “I just don’t accept their bogus answers,” says editor Chris Quinn on the cleveland.com half-hour daily news podcast.
Covid case: While the rate of COVID-19 cases is still high in Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health says early indicators show cases are peaking and starting to decline, reports Julie Washington. The Ohio Hospital Association reports that one in six hospital patients in Ohio are positive for COVID-19, and one in four patients in intensive care is battling COVID-19.
COVID by ZIP: Medina, North Ridgeville, and Painesville zip codes have the most cumulative COVID-19 cases in northeast Ohio. Julie Washington lists the highest numbers from the Ohio Department of Health updated throughout the weekend.
Stimulus spending: At the request of members frustrated with a lack of collaboration and transparency regarding the city’s stimulus spending, Cleveland City Council held a special meeting on Monday and agreed to prepare its own spending proposal by the 1st November. Robin Goist reports that the Committee of the Whole voted unanimously to hold up to five meetings with a task force to set the council’s spending priorities and reconcile them with a plan that outgoing Mayor Frank Jackson sent to council la last week.
Public comments: City council meetings entered a new era on Monday – one that allows the people of Cleveland to stand up and address the public body. Robert Higgs reports that 10 residents approached the microphone to use their allotted three minutes on topics ranging from how Cleveland should spend American Rescue Plan Act aid to rejecting the publicly supported improvements to Progressive Field and, of course, the importance of allowing public comment. .
Progressive field: Some Cleveland City Council members warned Monday that Indians will have to explain why a $ 435 million proposal for Progressive Field improvements is important to Clevelanders if they hope to win council approval, reports Robert Higgs. “I hope this conversation will focus on the economic importance of our community and not just wealthy sports owners,” said Councilor Blaine Griffin.
Substitute judges: Two former judges of the Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court have been appointed to temporarily replace two sitting judges who died just days apart last week, Cory Shaffer reports. The Ohio Supreme Court appointed Richard McMonagle and Timothy McGinty to handle the cases of Justices Joseph Russo and Nancy McDonnell until Ohio Governor Mike DeWine names their longer-term replacements.
Opioid trial: A lawyer for Lake and Trumbull counties told jurors on Monday that four drugstore chains knew they lacked internal controls to detect serious problems in the distribution and distribution of opioids, but did not do much – something to fix the problems until the federal authorities ask for changes. Mark Lanier’s comments came during the opening statements of the first nationwide trial to hold drugstore chains CVS, Walgreens, Walmart and Giant Eagle accountable for the opioid crisis, John Caniglia reports.
Metroparks: With a record 19.7 million visitors last year, Cleveland Metroparks is a popular location for hiking, wildlife viewing, snow sports, horseback riding, kayaking, golf and more . Hannah Drown lists the 10 most visited Metroparks bookings in 2020.
Humid weather: The summer of 2021 was one of the wettest on record in Northeast Ohio. Cleveland saw 18.92 inches of rain this summer, the third highest total in 84 years since the city’s weather station was moved to what is now Cleveland Hopkins International Airport, Alexis Oatman reports .
CSU numbers: Cleveland State University has seen a noticeable increase in undergraduate and graduate enrollment for the fall semester of 2021, reports Cameron Fields. The university has 1,834 new freshmen enrolled this fall, a 5% increase from the fall 2020 semester. Graduate enrollment increased 20% from the fall 2020 semester, with 4 352 graduate students.
Database: Officials at the Ohio Supreme Court and the University of Cincinnati on Monday reached an $ 800,000 deal for the school to create a database of criminal sentences handed down by trial judges across the ‘State. Laura Hancock reports that the public will be able to query the database to determine, for example, whether black men are given more time behind bars for various crimes than white men, among other research.
prostitution bite: A member of Elyria City Council was arrested Thursday in connection with a statewide prostitution operation overseen by the Ohio attorney general’s office. Olivia Mitchell reports that Mark Jessie, 64, is facing a misdemeanor charge for soliciting sex for money.
Hispanic artists: National Hispanic Heritage Month is a time to share and celebrate the beauty and culture within the Latino community. Alexis Oatman portrays Hispanic-American artists in Cleveland.
Craft breweries: With the continued growth of craft breweries, it’s worth looking at the top 10 every now and then. Marc Bona makes a list based on sales volume, according to the Nonprofit Brewers Association.
Refrigerated food: Food safety is serious business, but which items in your kitchen need refrigeration to stay fresh and which do not? Watch six professional chefs debate what they think is the perfect storage for hard-to-store items like avocados and opened bottles of red wine in a video from cleveland.com’s sister site, Bon Appetit.
Frozen Daiquiri: James Cleveland was struck by the concept of daiquiri bars during his visit to Miami. Now, the businessman with interests in commercial cleaning, finance and trucking is considering opening the Frozen Daiquiri bar and restaurant in the former Buffalo Wild Wings in the Flats, Marc Bona reports.
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