Dr. James Essell, MD

HematologyMaleAge 63

Dr. Essell
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Oncology Hematology Care

4777 E Galbraith Rd # 320 Cincinnati, OH 45236

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Dr. James Essell, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Essell has more experience with Blood Cancers, Skeletal System Neoplasms, and Lymphatic System Disorders than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center - Burnet Campus and The Jewish Hospital-mercy Health. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Essell to book an appointment.

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Dr. Essell is affiliated with The Jewish Hospital-mercy Health Cincinnati, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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Frequently Treated by Dr. Essell

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Essell treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Essell treats other conditions, please contact the office at (888) 649-4800.

Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Dr. Essell is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Myeloma
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Reticulosarcoma
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High
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Very High
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Skeletal System Neoplasms

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers in the bone, both primary, such as sarcoma, and those that have spread from other parts of the body.Compare with other Skeletal System Neoplasms specialists.

Dr. Essell is experienced in the area of Skeletal System Neoplasms. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Osteosarcoma
Bone Cancer
Bone Marrow Biopsy
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High
Frequency
Very High
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Lymphatic System Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic System Disorders specialists.

Dr. Essell is experienced in the area of Lymphatic System Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Lymphosarcoma
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Blood Disorders

Blood disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions that affect the blood's ability to function, including hemophilia, anemia, and sickle cell disease.Compare with other Blood Disorders specialists.

Dr. Essell is experienced in the area of Blood Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Treatments
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Pancytopenia
Myeloproliferative Disorders
Anemia
Myelodysplastic Syndromes
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High
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Very High
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Dr. Essell's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Adrenal Gland Cancer
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anemia
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Bone Marrow Transplant
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Burkitt's Lymphoma
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemophilia
  • Hemophilia A
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Kaposi's Sarcoma
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukocytosis
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carconima
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Male Breast Cancer
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Diseases
  • Melanoma
  • Meningiomas
  • Merkel Cell Carcinoma
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paroxysmal Nocturnal Hemoglobinuria
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Purpura
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Salivary Gland Cancer
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Skin Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thalassemia
  • Thoracentesis
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Thrombocytosis
  • Thymomas
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Dr. Essell accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Anthem Essential-KY
Balanced Blue Access-KY PPO
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Balanced Pathway-KY PPO
Baptist HCA-KY
Blue Access - UL1 Tiered Network-KY PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-KY
Blue Access-KY PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-KY
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-KY
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-KY PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway X-OH HMO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO
Bronze Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-KY PPO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO
Gold Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Kentucky Employees Health Plan (KEHP)
KentuckyOne-KY
Lumenos Plans-KY
Lumenos Plans-OH
Methodist Hospital-KY
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Norton Healthcare Blue Access Tiered-KY PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-KY
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-KY PPO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO
Platinum Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-KY PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-KY PPO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO
Silver Pathway-KY PPO Plus
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
St. Joseph's-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-KY
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
UK RHP-Regional Health Plan-KY
UK-Indemnity-KY
UK-KY EPO
UK-KY PPO
UK-Medicare Carve-Out-KY
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Preferred PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
Sagamore Health Network
Sagamore Plus

Dr. Essell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Essell

4.9

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
92.85714285714286%
(39)
4 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(2)
3 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
2.380952380952381%
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What went well
  • Listened & answered questions (36)
  • Staff friendliness (35)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (34)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Office environment (2)
  • Appointment was rushed (1)
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Dr. Essell has treated me for the past 13 years. Currently my treatment protocol is immune therapy! I am very great full for his and OHC’s innovative approach in treating my two diagnosed blood cancers!
What went well
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Judy Weber – Apr 16, 2021
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Great Doctor!
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Annette Bird – Apr 15, 2021
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Very knowledgeable and caring. Seeks out options that will provide the patient the best care available. Treats you as a person and not just a patient. I would highly recommend Dr. Essell.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Fred Weidenweber – Mar 02, 2021
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I totally trust and respect Dr. Essell. He has guided me through the a very challenging time of my life. His experience and wisdom has been invaluable to me.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Tom Byrne – Feb 28, 2021
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I saw Dr. Essell in Dec. 2020 for my six month checkup. I have been in remission for Lymphoma for 6 years now. Dr Essell is a very caring Doctor. He told me my blood test came back good and saw no signs of the Lymphoma returning any time soon. He is an excellent Doctor and I thank him for saving my life!
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Darryl Smith – Feb 27, 2021
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I am a retired nurse and was careful to pick an oncologist who not only was knowledgeable about current treatments for my leukemia but also compassionate. He is a doctor that consistently listens to me and never rushes through the visit. Dr. Essell takes time to answer all of my questions about new research or existing treatments. I get a timely response when I have had issues between scheduled appointments. I feel fortunate to have him as my oncologist.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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Feb 27, 2021
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Health check and treatment
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 27, 2021
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Top notch doctor and staff. During a difficult time they treat you with kindness and caring.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 27, 2021
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Dr Essell and all of his staff are very knowledgeable, caring and professional.
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Feb 24, 2021
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Always feel well taken care of. Dr Essell always listens, takes care to answer my question and leaves me feeling good about my care. Trust him completely,
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Mary Way – Feb 18, 2021
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Very personable, wants the best for you, and practices common sense
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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Feb 17, 2021
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Dr. Essell is a great physician and hematologist/oncologist. His knowledge is outstanding, and I being a pediatric hematologist/oncologist have ability to evaluate his care and recommendations he provides me. I would recommend him to be the best in his field in Cincinnati.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Beatrice C. Lampkin, MD – Jan 09, 2021
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One of the most competent and knowledgeable Doctors I have ever known, and I have known quite a few in my 79 years. Dr. Essell is the "Real Deal" He listens and advises after careful consideration of all the facts. I value his opinion, and that of his experienced staff, especially Maria.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Harvey Freeman – Jan 08, 2021
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The best doctor ever. The entire staff is awesome. Dr Estelle listens, he's thorough, he cares, and he explains everything. I highly recommend him and his staff. He been my dr for 6 years.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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KR – Jan 07, 2021
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Dr. Essell and OHC are the best!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 13, 2020
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Yes, Dr. Essell is great!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 12, 2020
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Very informative. Helped me understand what is going on in my body.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Judyth L McCarroll – Dec 10, 2020
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Dr. Essell has a very compassionate bedside manner and has always treated me with respect including taking the time needed to answer my questions.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
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John C Dallman – Dec 10, 2020
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Overall, it was a great visit as always! These visits are always difficult when you know it's time for an appt. however Dr. Essell makes it easy and it's always nice to see him. He has taken care of me for years and I completely trust him. He cares about his patients and works tirelessly to insure a favorable outcome if at all possible. He is an expert in his field and I have on occasion recommended him to others in need. Of course no one wants to be in this situation but if you are, let's just say I am very glad he is on my team!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Regina Washington – Dec 01, 2020
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I was treated by Doctor Essell in 2014 and have been in remission since that time. I have been very happy with the treatment from Doctor Essell and all the nurses and personnel at OHC
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Biography

Dr. James Essell, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Cincinnati, OH. Dr. Essell has more experience with Blood Cancers, Skeletal System Neoplasms, and Lymphatic...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology

Education

1991
Wilford Hall USAF MC
Fellowship Hospital
1988
Wilford Hall USAF MC
Residency Hospital
1986
Wilford Hall USAF MC
Internship Hospital

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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What are Dr. James Essell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Essell frequently treats Blood Cancers, Skeletal System Neoplasms, and Lymphatic System Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Essell specializes.

Where is Dr. James Essell, MD's office located?

Dr. Essell's office is located at 4777 E Galbraith Rd # 320, Cincinnati, OH 45236. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Oncology Hematology Care

OHC Kenwood4777 E Galbraith Rd # 320 Cincinnati, OH 45236
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    • Sat: 8:00am - 1:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Essell is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center - Burnet Campus

Cincinnati, OH

The Jewish Hospital-mercy Health

Cincinnati, OH

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

22 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)