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RN Nursing Programs in Ohio - OH

In Ohio, Registered Nurses are in high demand. They are the largest group of health care professionals in the state and they make $65,000 per year on average (according to BLS.gov) —a pretty good wage for someone with two years of college under their belt. Being a Registered Nurse is not an easy task, however. Rather, RNs in Ohio often work irregular hours are hold a great deal of responsibility—their actions directly influence the lives of dozens of people on a daily basis, from managing patient care assistants to making difficult decisions and caring for people need. However, the need for more Registered Nurses will only increase in coming years, given the current shortage of RNs and an aging population. With a good salary and excellent long-term job prospects, becoming a Registered Nurse in Ohio is surely an appealing choice.

The fastest route to licensure as an RN in Ohio is via a two-year Associate Degree, Nursing program (ADN). ADN programs exist throughout the state and take two years. However, they usually require general admission to a college or university beforehand and only allow one to apply to the nursing department after completing prerequisite courses. Prerequisites take two semesters—typically ten courses—and consist of studying both the sciences and arts—topics such as biology, chemistry, psychology, math, and English. Grades in these courses often determine acceptance into a nursing program and although the bare minimum is usually around a C average, applicants with higher grades tend to get selected over those who do the bare minimum.

ADN programs require students to take classes in general studies such as physiology, microbiology, communication, math and English as well as the core courses focusing on nursing. Beyond procedural nuts and bolts, nursing courses cover broad theoretical topics and mental health as well, from theory of clinical practice to emotional support. With a broad range of topics, ADN programs ensure students leave with the knowledge and skills required to successfully pass the National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). To take the examination, students must first apply to the Ohio Board of Nursing and provide evidence of successful completion of a state approved RN program or equivalent within the US, as well as submit to a criminal background check and fingerprinting—it is important to note that one must not have a criminal record to become an RN in Ohio. Aside from NCLEX fees, the Ohio Board of Nursing charges a $110 examination fee and $110 endorsement fee upon application for examination and places successful applicants on the their registry, at which time RNs are eligible to work in the state.

RNs who complete a two-year ADN work as entry-level nurses everywhere from public health settings to clinics and nursing homes, but the main employer of nurses is hospitals, where over half of all nurses nationwide find a job. Regardless of the setting, critical thinking in preparing and administering patient care plans is required of an RN. Additionally, they must advise and supervise lesser skilled nurses such as Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing assistants. RNs may also work under the supervision of physicians in emergency rooms, operating rooms and beyond. Certainly, a Registered Nurse in Ohio must possess a diverse skill set, which can be applied to many different settings. But there is another path to an RN that provides greater opportunity for specialization: a Bachelor of Science, Nursing (BSN), a degree held by 50 percent of RNs in Ohio.

In Ohio, a BSN can be achieved via several paths: after an LPN, after an ADN, or following initial acceptance into a nursing program. A BSN is a four year degree in which the first two years are very similar to an ADN, with the final two years focusing on advanced skills and theories as well as specialized topics such as maternity, caring for children, caring for mental illnesses, health in the community, leadership in a health care setting, research and more. Furthermore, an important part of a BSN is the practicum, whereby students learn through experience as they move through the program.

Essentially, students in a BSN in Ohio study specialized topics and take their critical thinking to the next level, preparing them for a leadership role in a health care setting. They leave the program not only prepared for the NCLEX-RN and work as a RN, but also with critical thinking skills, research experience, and exposure to an array of specialized knowledge that can open doors towards a chosen career path. Indeed, a BSN provides further opportunity for choice when entering the workforce—one thing to consider when choosing between an ADN and a BSN.



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Brown Mackie College system of schools
Campus Locations:   Findlay | Fort Wayne | Canton | More...
Programs: Associate of Applied Science in Nursing , Diploma in Practical Nursing


Medtech
Campus Locations:   Fort Wayne
Programs: Registered Nurse , Practical Nursing


Thomas More College
Campus Locations:   Ft Mitchell
Programs: Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Penn Commercial Business/Technical School
Campus Locations:   Washington
Programs: Practical Nursing


Fortis Institute
Campus Locations:   Westerville | Cuyahoga Falls | Dayton | More...
Programs: Associate Degree in Nursing , Practical Nursing



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Kaplan University
Online Programs:   MS in Nursing , Doctor of Nursing Practice , MS - DNP Path (Doctor of Nursing Practice)


Maryville University
Online Programs:   Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) - Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner (AGNP) , Online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) , Online Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice (BSN to DNP) -Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)


Capella University
Online Programs:   MSN - Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited) , MSN - RN-to-MSN Nursing, General (CCNE-accredited) , MSN -Diabetes Nursing (CCNE-accredited) , more...


University of Cincinnati Online
Online Programs:   Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration , Master of Science in Nursing - Adult-Gero Primary Care Nurse Practitioner , Master of Science in Nursing - Nurse-Midwifery , more...


Post University
Online Programs:   Certificate: Legal Nurse Consulting


Ohio Christian University
Online Programs:   Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)


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California University of Pennsylvania
Online Programs:   MS in Nursing - Nursing Administration and Leadership


Grand Canyon University
Online Programs:   M.S. in Nursing: Nursing Leadership in Health Care Systems

 

Hospitals in Ohio with Active RN (Registered Nursing) Programs

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            Adams County Hospital - West Union
            Adena Health Center Waverly - Waverly
            Adena Health System - Chillicothe
            Adena Health Center Waverly - Waverly
            Adena Regional Medical Center - Chillicothe
            Greenfield Area Medical Center - Greenfield
            Adena Regional Medical Center - Chillicothe
            Akron Children's Hospital - Akron
            Akron City Hospital - Akron
            Akron General Medical Center - Akron
            Allen Medical Center - Lorain
            Alliance Community Hospital - Alliance
            Amherst Hospital - Amherst
            Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute - Columbus
            Ashtabula County Medical Center - Ashtabula
            Aultman Hospital - Canton

B  
            Barberton Citizens Hospital - Barberton
            Barnesville Hospital - Barnesville
            Bay Park Community Hospital - Oregon, Lucas County
            Bedford Medical Center - Bedford
            Bellevue Hospital - Bellevue
            Belmont Community Hospital - Bellaire
            Belmont Pines Hospital & RTC - Youngstown
            Berger Health System - Circleville, Pickaway County
            Bethesda Hospital - Zanesville
            Bethesda North Hospital - Cincinnati
            Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center - Findlay & Bluffton
            Brecksville VA Medical Center - Brecksville
            Brown County General Hospital - Georgetown, Brown County
            Brown Memorial Hospital - Conneaut
            Bucyrus Community Hospital - Bucyrus

C  
            Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Clinic - Columbus
            Children's Hospital Medical Center - Cincinnati
            Children's Medical Center - Dayton
            Chillicothe VA Medical Center - Chillicothe
            Christ Hospital - Cincinnati
            Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center - Cincinnati
            Cincinnati Shriners Hospital - Cincinnati
            Cincinnati VA Medical Center - Cincinnati
            Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital - Cleveland
            Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation - Cleveland
            Cleveland Clinic Health System - Cleveland
            Ashtabula County Medical Center - Ashtabula
            Cleveland Clinic, The - Cleveland
            Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital - Cleveland
            Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation - Cleveland
            Euclid Hospital - Euclid
            Fairview Hospital - Cleveland
            Hillcrest Hospital - Mayfield Heights
            Huron Hospital - East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County
            Lakewood Hospital - Lakewood
            Lutheran Hospital - Cleveland
            Marymount Hospital - Garfield Heights
            South Pointe Hospital - Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga County
            Cleveland VA Medical Center - Cleveland
            Brecksville VA Medical Center - Brecksville
            Wade Park VA Medical Center - Cleveland
            Clinton Memorial Hospital (CMH) Regional Health System - Wilmington
            Community Health Partners - Lorain
            Allen Medical Center - Lorain
            Community Health Partners Hospital and Surgical Center  - Lorain
            Community Health Partners Hospital and Surgical Center  - Lorain
            Community Hospital, The - Springfield
            Community Hospitals of Williams County (CHWC) - Bryan
            Community Memorial Hospital - Hicksville
            Coshocton County Memorial Hospital - Coshocton
            Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital - Cuyahoga Falls
            Crestline Hospital - Crestline

D  
            Dayton Heart Hospital - Dayton
            Dayton VA Medical Center - Dayton
            Defiance Regional Medical Center - Defiance, Defiance County
            Doctors Hospital - Columbus
            Doctors Hospital Nelsonville - Nelsonville, Athens County
            Doctors Hospital of Stark County - Massillon
            Drake Center - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            Dunlap Memorial Hospital - Orrville

E  
            East Liverpool City Hospital - East Liverpool
            East Ohio Regional Hospital - Martins Ferry, Belmont County
            Edwin Shaw Hospital for Rehabilitation - Akron
            EMH Regional Healthcare System
            Hospital for Orthopaedic and Specialty Services, The (THOSS) - Amherst
            EMH Regional Medical Center - Elyria
            EMH Regional Medical Center - Elyria
            Euclid Hospital - Euclid

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            Fairfield Medical Center - Lancaster
            Fairview Hospital - Cleveland
            Fayette County Memorial Hospital - Washington Court House
            Firelands Regional Medical Center - Sandusky
            Flower Hospital - Sylvania, Lucas County
            Fisher-Titus Medical Center - Norwalk
            Focus Healthcare - Maumee
            Fort Hamilton Hospital - Hamilton, Hamilton County
            Forum Health northeast Ohio
            Austintown Medical Park - Austintown
            Beeghly Medical Park - Boardman
            Elm Road Medical Park - Cortland
            Heart Hospital at Forum Health - Warren & Youngstown
            Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital - Warren
            Northside Medical Center - Youngstown
            Tod Children's Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Trumbull Memorial Hospital - Warren
            Fostoria Community Hospital - Fostoria, Seneca County
            Fox Run Hospital - Saint Clairsville
            Fulton County Health Center - Wauseon

G  
            Galion Community Hospital - Galion
            Geauga Regional Hospital - Chardon, Geauga County
            Genesis HealthCare System - Zanesville
            Bethesda Hospital - Zanesville
            Good Samaritan Hospital - Zanesville
            Glenbeigh Hospital - Rock Creek, Ashtabula County
            Good Samaritan Hospital - Cincinnati
            Good Samaritan Hospital - Dayton
            Good Samaritan Hospital - Zanesville
            Grace Hospital - Cleveland
            Grady Memorial Hospital - Delaware
            Grandview Hospital and Medical Center  - Dayton
            Grant Medical Center - Columbus
            Greene Memorial Hospital - Xenia, Greene County
            Greenfield Area Medical Center - Greenfield

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            H B Magruder Memorial Hospital - Port Clinton
            Hardin Memorial Hospital - Kenton
            Harrison Community Hospital - Cadiz, Harrison County
            Health Alliance of Greater Cincinnati - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            Drake Center - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            Fort Hamilton Hospital - Hamilton, Hamilton County
            Jewish Hospital - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            Lindner Center of HOPE - Mason, Warren County
            University Hospital - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            University Pointe Surgical Hospital - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            West Chester Medical Center - West Chester, Butler County
            Heart Hospital at Forum Health - Warren & Youngstown
            Heather Hill Hospital - Chardon
            Henry County Hospital - Napoleon
            Hillcrest Hospital - Mayfield Heights
            Hillside Rehabilitation Hospital - Warren
            Highland District Hospital - Hillsboro
            Hocking Valley Community Hospital - Logan
            Holzer Medical Center - Gallipolis, Gallia County
            Holzer Medical Center Jackson - Jackson
            Hospital for Orthopaedic and Specialty Services, The (THOSS) - Amherst
            Humility of Mary Health Partners
            Saint Elizabeth Boardman Campus - Boardman
            Saint Elizabeth Health Center - Youngstown
            Saint Joseph Health Center - Warren
            Huron Hospital - East Cleveland, Cuyahoga County

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            Ireland Cancer Center - Cleveland

J  
            James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute - Columbus
            Jewish Hospital - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            Joint Township District Memorial Hospital - Saint Marys

K  
            Kettering Medical Center Network - Kettering
            Grandview Hospital and Medical Center  - Dayton
            Kettering Memorial Hospital - Kettering
            Southview Hospital and Family Health Center  - Dayton
            Sycamore Hospital - Miamisburg
            Kettering Memorial Hospital - Kettering
            Kindred Healthcare
            Kindred Hospital Cleveland - Cleveland
            Kindred Hospital Cleveland  - Cleveland
            Knox Community Hospital - Mount Vernon

L  
            Lake Hospital System - Painesville
            LakeEast Hospital - Painesville
            LakeWest Hospital - Willoughby
            LakeEast Hospital - Painesville
            LakeWest Hospital - Willoughby
            Lakewood Hospital - Lakewood
            Laurelwood Hospital & Counseling Centers - Willoughby
            Lenore W. & Marvin S. Kobacker Center - Toledo, Lucas County
            Licking Memorial Health Systems - Newark
            LifeCare Hospitals of Dayton - Dayton
            Lima Memorial Health System - Lima, Allen County
            Lima Memorial Hospital - Lima, Allen County
            Lima Memorial Hospital - Lima, Allen County
            Lindner Center of HOPE - Mason, Warren County
            Lodi Community Hospital - Lodi
            Lutheran Hospital - Cleveland

M  
            MacDonald Women's Hospital - Cleveland
            Madison County Hospital - London
            Magruder Hospital - Port Clinton
            Mansfield Hospital - Mansfield
            Marietta Memorial Hospital - Marietta
            Marion General Hospital - Marion
            Marymount Hospital - Garfield Heights
            Mary Rutan Hospital - Bellefontaine
            Massillon Community Hospital - Massillon
            McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital - Oxford
            MCO/Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Medical University of Ohio Hospitals - Toledo, Lucas County
            Lenore W. & Marvin S. Kobacker Center - Toledo, Lucas County
            Rehabilitation Hospital at the Coghlin Pavilion - Toledo, Lucas County
            University Medical Center - Toledo, Lucas County
            Medina General Hospital - Medina
            MedCentral Health System - Mansfield
            Crestline Hospital - Crestline
            Mansfield Hospital - Mansfield
            Shelby Hospital - Shelby
            Memorial Hospital - Fremont
            Memorial Hospital of Geneva  - Geneva, Ashtabula County
            Memorial Hospital of Union County - Marysville
            Mercer County Community Hospital - Coldwater
            Mercy Children's Hospital - Toledo
            Mercy Franciscan Hospital Mount Airy - Cincinnati
            Mercy Franciscan Hospital Western Hills - Cincinnati
            Mercy Health Partners - Toledo, Lucas County
            MCO/Mercy Rehabilitation Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Mercy Children's Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Mercy Hospital of Tiffin - Tiffin
            Mercy Hospital of Willard - Willard
            Saint Anne Mercy Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Saint Charles Mercy Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Saint Vincent Mercy Medical Center - Toledo, Lucas County
            Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio
            Mercy Franciscan Hospital Mount Airy - Cincinnati
            Mercy Franciscan Hospital Western Hills - Cincinnati
            Mercy Hospital Anderson - Anderson
            Mercy Hospital Clermont - Batvia, Clermont County
            Mercy Hospital Fairfield - Fairfield
            Mercy Hospital Anderson - Anderson
            Mercy Hospital Clermont - Batvia, Clermont County
            Mercy Hospital Fairfield - Fairfield
            Mercy Hospital of Tiffin  - Tiffin
            Mercy Hospital of Willard - Willard
            Mercy Medical Center - Canton
            Mercy Medical Center - Springfield
            Mercy Memorial Hospital-Urbana - Urbana
            MetroHealth System - Cleveland
            Miami Valley Hospital - Dayton
            Middletown Regional Hospital - Middletown
            Morrow County Hospital - Mount Gilead
            Mount Carmel East - Columbus
            Mount Carmel Health Systems - Columbus and Westerville
            Big Run Health Center - Columbus
            Mount Carmel East - Columbus
            Mount Carmel Saint Ann’s - Westerville
            Mount Carmel West - Columbus
            River View - Lancaster
            Taylor Station Surgery Center - Columbus
            Westar Health Center - Westerville
            Wedgewood Health Center - Powell, Delaware County
            Mount Carmel Saint Ann’s - Westerville
            Mount Carmel West - Columbus
            Mount Sinai Health Care System - Cleveland

N  
            Nationwide Children's Hospital - Columbus
            Northside Medical Center - Youngstown

O  
            Oberlin Medical Center - Oberlin
            O'Bleness Memorial Hospital - Athens
            OhioHealth - Columbus
            Doctors Hospital - Columbus
            Doctors Hospital Nelsonville - Nelsonville, Athens County
            Grady Memorial Hospital - Delaware
            Grant Medical Center - Columbus
            Hardin Memorial Hospital - Kenton
            Marion General Hospital  - Marion
            Riverside Methodist Hospital - Columbus
            Ohio State Health Network - Columbus
            Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Columbus
            Ohio State University Harding Hospital - Columbus
            Ohio State University Medical Center - Columbus
            Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Columbus
            Ohio State University Harding Hospital - Columbus
            Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital - Columbus
            University Hospital - Columbus
            University Hospital East - Columbus

P  
            Pancreatic Disease Center, The - Cincinnati
            Parma Community General Hospital - Parma, Cuyahoga County
            Paulding County Hospital - Paulding
            Pike Community Hospital - Waverly
            Pomerene Hospital - Millersburg
            ProMedica Health System - Toledo, Lucas County
            Bay Park Community Hospital - Oregon, Lucas County
            Defiance Regional Medical Center - Defiance, Defiance County
            Flower Hospital - Sylvania, Lucas County
            Fostoria Community Hospital - Fostoria, Seneca County
            Lima Memorial Health System - Lima, Allen County
            Lima Memorial Hospital - Lima, Allen County
            Lima Memorial Hospital - Lima, Allen County
            Toledo Children's Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Toledo Hospital, The - Toledo, Lucas County

Q  

R  
            Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital - Cleveland
            Rehabilitation Hospital at the Coghlin Pavilion - Toledo, Lucas County
            Richard M. Ross Heart Hospital - Columbus
            Riverside Methodist Hospital - Columbus
            Robinson Memorial Hospital - Ravenna

S  
            Saint Anne Mercy Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Saint Charles Mercy Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Saint Elizabeth Boardman Campus - Boardman
            Saint Elizabeth Health Center - Youngstown
            Saint John West Shore Hospital - Westlake
            Saint Joseph Health Center - Warren
            Saint Luke's Hospital - Maumee
            Saint Luke's Medical Center - Cleveland
            Saint Michael Hospital - Cleveland
            Saint Rita's Medical Center - Lima
            Saint Thomas Hospital - Akron
            Saint Vincent Charity Hospital - Cleveland
            Saint Vincent Mercy Medical Center - Toledo, Lucas County
            Salem Community Hospital - Salem
            Samaritan Hospital - Ashland
            SCCI Hospital - Lima
            SCCI Hospital - Mansfield
            Selby General Hospital - Marietta
            Shelby Hospital - Shelby
            Shriners Hospitals for Children - Cincinnati
            Sisters of Charity of Saint Augustine Health System - Cleveland
            Mercy Medical Center - Canton
            Saint John West Shore Hospital - Westlake
            Saint Luke's Medical Center - Cleveland
            Saint Vincent Charity Hospital - Cleveland
            Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center - Cambridge
            Southern Ohio Medical Center - Portsmouth
            South Pointe Hospital - Warrensville Heights, Cuyahoga County
            Southview Hospital and Family Health Center  - Dayton
            Southwest General Health Center - Middleburgh Heights, Cuyahoga County
            Specialty Surgery Center - Akron
            Summa Health System - Akron
            Akron City Hospital - Akron
            Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital - Cuyahoga Falls
            Saint Thomas Hospital - Akron
            Specialty Surgery Center - Akron
            Sycamore Hospital - Miamisburg

T  
            Tod Children's Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Toledo Children's Hospital - Toledo, Lucas County
            Toledo Hospital, The - Toledo, Lucas County
            Triad Hospitals
            Barberton Citizens Hospital - Barberton
            Doctors Hospital of Stark County - Massillon
            TriHealth - Cincinnati
            Bethesda North Hospital - Cincinnati
            Good Samaritan Hospital - Cincinnati
            Trinity Health System - Steubenville
            Trumbull Memorial Hospital - Warren
            Twin City Hospital - Dennison, Tuscarawas County

U  
            Union Hospital - Dover
            University Hospital - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            University Hospital - Columbus
            University Hospital East - Columbus
            University Hospitals of Cleveland - Cleveland
            Bedford Medical Center - Bedford
            Brown Memorial Hospital - Conneaut
            Geauga Regional Hospital - Chardon, Geauga County
            Ireland Cancer Center  - Cleveland
            Laurelwood Hospital & Counseling Centers - Willoughby
            MacDonald Women's Hospital  - Cleveland
            Memorial Hospital of Geneva  - Geneva
            Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital - Cleveland
            Saint Michael Hospital- Cleveland
            University Medical Center - Toledo, Lucas County
            University of Cincinnati Neuroscience Institute - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            University Pointe Surgical Hospital - Cincinnati, Hamilton County
            Upper Valley Medical Center (UVMC) - Troy

V  
            VA Healthcare System of Ohio (VISN 10)
            Brecksville VA Medical Center - Brecksville
            Chalmers P. Wylie Veterans Clinic - Columbus
            Chillicothe VA Medical Center - Chillicothe
            Cincinnati VA Medical Center - Cincinnati
            Cleveland VA Medical Center - Cleveland
            Brecksville VA Medical Center - Brecksville
            Wade Park VA Medical Center - Cleveland
            Dayton VA Medical Center - Dayton
            Wade Park VA Medical Center - Cleveland
            Van Wert County Hospital - Van Wert

W  
            Wade Park VA Medical Center - Cleveland
            Wayne Hospital - Greenville
            West Chester Medical Center - West Chester, Butler County
            Westfield Medical Center - Archbold
            Wilson Memorial Hospital - Sidney
            Windsor Hospital - Chagrin Falls
            Wood County Hospital - Bowling Green
            Wooster Community Hospital - Wooster
            WRH Health System - Wadsworth, Medina County
            Wright-Patterson Medical Center - Wright-Patterson Air Force Base
            Wyandot Memorial Hospital - Upper Sandusky

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Y  

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