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PC boys baseball defeat Huron

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Port Clinton 12, Huron 5

The Port Clinton baseball team got a big win last week, defeating Huron, 12-5, to improve to 6-9 overall and 2-2 in the Sandusky Bay Conference.

In a back-and-forth game that had two ties and two lead changes, Trey Gluth hit a two-run home run to break a 4-4 tie and give the 'Skins the lead for good.

Entering the bottom of the fifth with the scored tied at 4, Port Clinton proceeded to score eight runs in the next two innings to break open the game.

Cory Colston got the win, allowing four runs in five innings and striking out four. He had two hits and two RBIs at the plate, as did Zak Floro. Jason Bailey contributed with a double and two RBIs.

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Magruder Hospital scores high with patients

In a recent review of hospitals, Magruder Hospital stood again at the top for patients satisfied with their hospital care. Magruder ranks 30th in a report released by Becker's Hospital Review titled, "The Top 58 Hospitals Patients Rated 9 or 10 in HCAHPS."  This report placed Magruder 30th in the country and among the highest-ranked, acute-care hospitals in Ohio. 

“We are pleased and proud, but not surprised, by our ranking,” said Todd Almendinger, Magruder’s President and CEO. “Our entire staff – employees, physicians and volunteers – focus on providing the best care and services to our patients and these survey results validate that our patients believe we are hitting the high quality mark.” 

Becker’s list reflected acute-care hospitals with the highest percent of patients who rated their hospital a nine or 10 on the HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems) survey. It is a standard survey sent nationwide to randomly selected patients age 18 and over. Patients rate several aspects of their hospital care, including the hospital staff’s communication and responsiveness, the hospital environment, pain management and whether or not the patient would recommend the hospital. A rating of nine or 10 means the hospital usually or always meets or exceeds patient expectations. 

The high score confirms what Magruder sees on its other patient satisfaction surveys. As an example, inpatient scores are at or above the 95th percentile and emergency services scores have been as high as the 98th percentile as compared to like-sized hospitals nationwide. These high scores have been consistent over the last several years.  

“I attribute our high scores to the dedication of our staff,” continued Almendinger.  “We regularly monitor our patient satisfaction and quality scores to determine how to maintain and improve our performance for patients. We listen to our patients and everyone at Magruder is in charge of this effort - it is a hospital-wide collaboration."

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Lake Erie Arty Party - A new event to support regional artists

A new downtown Port Clinton event plans to take the public art market to a new level. It will be held on Saturday, May 25, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Memorial Day Weekend, near the corner of Perry and Madison Street. 

The Lake Erie Arty Party’s Event Manager Carolyn Rodenhauser states, “We know that this region has some extremely talented artists and we plan to highlight that by creating a public art incubator in a fun and entertaining environment. We want to feature the seasoned professional as well as the up and coming artist. Our goal is to support our area artists and welcome other artists to perform and sell their works. We want to mix in creative retail, food, and fun to create a unique experience for residents and visitors.”

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