Ohio’s hospitals are working together to end the opioid crisis


Despite losing some $3.3 billion from March 9 through July 1 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Ohio’s hospitals are not only doubling down on finding solutions for caring for patients and putting an end to the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re partnering to stem the continued tide of opioid overdose deaths.

Those deaths have spiked again due in large part to the isolation, anxiety and stress caused by the pandemic. In Franklin County, the coroner reports a 73.4% increase in overdose deaths in the first six months of the year, when compared to the same period in 2019.