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Ohio hospital opens grocery store

ProMedica revitalizes neighborhood with Market on the Green grocery store and Ebeid Institute community programs.

Three years ago, ProMedica, a large healthcare system based in Toledo, Ohio, took a big step in improving wellness in local underserved communities. It opened the Ebeid Institute for Population Health and on the ground floor, and it set up Market on the Green, a non-profit grocery store. “Our research showed that this neighborhood, Uptown, was not only a food dessert. Its residents had poor health outcomes, high emergency room utilization readmissions, and recent chronic illnesses,

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