Docs embrace social media in Ohio hospital system

OhioHealth gets its message out through tweeting physicians, microsites and a maternity ward gig with Lifetime TV.

Dr. Stephan Myers is a surgeon who has performed hundreds of bariatric surgeries that reduce the size of obese people’s stomachs, helping them lose weight and avoid the perils of diabetes.

The Columbus, Ohio, surgeon has won a wide readership through his blogs and tweets, and he is active on the bariatics Facebook page of the OhioHealth hospital system where he operates. He invites interested readers to take online courses and sponsored a fashion show featuring patients who slimmed down after surgery.

Want more information? Myers will send you to OhioHealth’s FreshStartBariatrics.com, part of a network of sites maintained by the eight-hospital group, which was recently named among Thomson Reuter’s list of the industry’s top 10.

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