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LMHS Recognizes ONU & Dr. De Luca for Commitment to Collaboration & Innovation

LMHS Recognizes ONU & Dr. De Luca for Commitment to Collaboration & Innovation

posted on: 7/31/2020 2:17:05 PM

Lima Memorial Health System and Ohio Northern University have a longstanding clinical affiliation, which accelerated to a whole new level in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. The two organizations uniquely partnered to bring PCR molecular testing for COVID-19 to the greater Lima region earlier this year. Dr. Dennis De Luca, Associate Professor of Biological Sciences at Ohio Northern University and Molecular Specialist, helped lead the initiative on behalf of Ohio Northern University.

On Friday, July 31, at 1:30 p.m., Lima Memorial will host an event to recognize these remarkable achievements. Dr. Dennis De Luca will be honored for his outstanding commitment to innovation and role in bringing the gold standard of COVID-19 testing to our region. Dr. De Luca provided extensive leadership and continues to provide technical consultation on this project. Ohio Northern University will be recognized for the institution’s tremendous collaboration to address a critical health need in our region. As a result, Lima Memorial has become a regional testing center for hospitals and facilities throughout the region, providing highly reliable and timely results.

“We highly value our longstanding partnership with ONU and greatly appreciate Dr. De Luca’s dedication and effort to lead this initiative. Dr. De Luca has provided countless hours of insight, research, expertise and guidance to bring this highly accurate testing to our greater Lima region,” stated Mike Swick, President & CEO of Lima Memorial Health System.

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