As charity care lessens, hospitals see other needs

Columbus Dispatch

OSU officials are working with the university’s Kirwan Institute to map baseline health information across the city so they can outline more-measurable goals by fall, said Wanda Dillard, director of community development at Wexner Medical Center.

“The project has fallen behind,” in part because it has been hard to get robust attendance at meetings, Dillard acknowledged. “When you’re dealing with full-time professors and deans, they’re busy.”

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The Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity was established in 2003 as a center for interdisciplinary research at The Ohio State University. The Kirwan Institute works to create a just and inclusive society where all people and communities have opportunity to succeed.