Hamilton County is preparing to launch a county-wide Collaborative on Infant Mortality Rate Reduction.
Participants include: Hamilton County, City of Cincinnati, Hamilton County Public Health, Children's Hospital Medical Center, UC Health, The Christ Hospital, TriHealth, Inc., and Mercy Health Partners of Southwest Ohio.
"It is a significant collaborative of the major healthcare systems in the region all coming together under one umbrella," says Commissioner Todd Portune.
Hamilton County's infant mortality rate well exceeds the national average.
Hamilton County Commissioners issued the following directive on Tuesday:
By Order of the President of the United States of America, the flag of the United States will be flown at half-staff at all Hamilton County government buildings and facilities beginning today until sunset, April 20, 2013 in remembrance of those killed and injured at the Boston Marathon bombing on Monday, April 15, 2013.
Horseshoe executives say they're excited about the casino's turnout after the first two weeks of business.
During an update to Hamilton County Commissioners, General Manager Kevin Kline reports the casino is making good on its hiring promises. He says the casino promised to hire 90 percent of its employees from the Cincinnati metro area. Currently, that number is 92 percent.
Kline says the casino is now working with downtown businesses and the convention and visitors bureau on ways to attract more people to the region.