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City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Health Begin Shared Services Agreement

September 22, 2016

HAMILTON COUNTY, OHIO

In a first-ever shared services agreement between the City of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Public Health, the County Health Department will begin inspections for Cincinnati facilities using non-flammable medical gas, beginning October 1, 2016.Non-flammable medical gas is used in hospitals and most healthcare facilities for a number of purposes, including delivery of oxygen, nitrous oxide and anesthesia, and medical vacuum applications. Inspectors check for appropriate installation through the code developed by the National Fire Protection Association, as well as adherence to engineering specifications.“We are pleased to partner with Hamilton County Public Health,” says Cincinnati City Manager, Harry Black. “This benefits everyone, especially our customers.”Hamilton County Public Health, through its four certified inspectors, has been conducting non-flammable medical gas inspections i n Hamilton County since 2010. In addition, Hamilton County Public Health contracts with Brown and Warren Counties to conduct non-flammable medical gas inspections in facilities in these counties. Inspections in the City were previously conducted by the Ohio Department of Commerce.

Medical Gas

“This is an opportunity to offer our professional services to the City of Cincinnati,” says Hamilton County Health Commissioner, Tim Ingram. “Given our experience, as well as proximity to customers in the City, we will be able to apply a two-business-day response to all customers in need of inspection within the City of Cincinnati. This is a win-win for Cincinnati, Hamilton County and most importantly, the customers we serve, who will be provided our excellent customer service.” Beginning October 1, 2016, facilities in need of non-flammable medical gas inspection may call 513-946-7854 to schedule service.

Posted by: HCPH

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