For decades, Americans across the country have come together to celebrate their Irish heritage (Irish or not) over a pint of green beer and community festivities. Sadly, all this merry-making can lead to dangerous driving conditions as party-goers head home. In 2017 alone, 59 people were killed in drunk-driving crashes over the St. Paddy’s Day holiday period (6 p.m. March 16 to 5:59 a.m. March 18). The selfish act of drinking and driving can rip people from their friends and loved ones forever. For this reason, TriHealth is partnering with Hamilton County Safe Communities to spread the message about the dangers of drunk driving.
TriHealth’s Good Samaritan Hospital was named one of the nation’s 100 Top Hospitals by IBM Watson Health. The study spotlights the top-performing hospitals in the U.S. list based on a balanced scorecard of publicly available clinical, operational and patient satisfaction metrics and data.
TriHealth is taking a major step toward the creation of the TriHealth Heart Hospital, the region’s destination cardiac surgery center of excellence, by concentrating cardiac surgeries at Bethesda North Hospital beginning this year.
As the calendar year winds down, the holiday festivities start up. Make sure you stay off Santa’s “naughty” list: Always choose sober driving, and always plan a safe ride home before you party.
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