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2017-19 State Health Improvement Plan Released

02/17/2017

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio, in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Health and Governor’s Office of Health Transformation, has released the 2017-2019 State Health Improvement Plan. The SHIP is the culmination of a year-and-a-half of work to conduct the State Health Assessment and then develop the State Healt Read More . . .

March 1 Deadline for OHA Environmental Award Nominations

02/17/2017

OHA’s Environmental Leadership Council invites hospitals and health systems to submit a nomination by March 1 for the 2017 Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award.     Named after Melvin Creeley, former CEO of East Liverpool City Hospital and past chair of OHA’s environmental council, the award recogniz Read More . . .

OHA Solutions Seeks Participants for New Staffing Steering Committee

02/17/2017

OHA Solutions is seeking hospital representatives from human resources, nursing and staffing services to serve on a new Steering Committee focused on temporary and contingent staffing. The committee will examine staffing issues facing hospitals, including recruiting, onboarding, managing and retaining quality employees, staffing tec Read More . . .

Subscribe to New OHA Newsletter HIINformation

02/17/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association Wednesday launched HIINformation, a new monthly newsletter designed for hospitals participating in our Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network. The OHA HIIN is a federally-funded project to develop learning collaboratives for hospitals and provide a wide array of initiatives and activities to improv Read More . . .

AHA Releases Report on Future of Community Health

02/17/2017

The American Hospital Association Committee on Research this week released a new report, Next Generation of Community Health, exploring the next generation of community health as hospitals and health systems redefine themselves to keep pace with the changing health care landscape.   The report finds that hospitals and health Read More . . .

Annual Hospital Registration and Planning Report due March 1

02/17/2017

Ohio hospitals are required by law to complete and submit the Annual Hospital Registration and Planning Report to the Ohio Department of Health each calendar year. The deadline for 2017 submissions is March 1. The report should be completed electronically through the ODH Application Gateway. Please note that new users will need to Read More . . .

CMS Issues Proposed Rule to Stabilize Health Insurance Marketplaces

02/17/2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Wednesday issued a proposed rule for 2018, which proposes new reforms to stabilize the individual and small group health insurance markets to help protect patients. The rule proposes a variety of policy and operational changes to stabilize the Marketplace, including: Special En Read More . . .

OHA Sepsis Education Series Offers AMA Credits

02/17/2017

Hospital physicians and nurses, pre-hospital providers and emergency department clinical teams are invited to attend one of two regional sepsis education events offered in March by OHA and our regional hospital quality collaboratives.   The events provide clinical professionals a no-cost opportunity to earn AMA continuing edu Read More . . .

Final Call for OHA Award Nominations – Show the Love by Feb. 14

02/10/2017

The deadline is Feb. 14 for Ohio hospitals to submit nominations for OHA’s 2017 Health Care Worker of the Year and Health Care Leadership Awards. Hospitals are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals whose achievements have enhanced and brought honor to Ohio’s hospitals. The Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker Read More . . .

OHA Hosts New Sepsis Education Series, CE Credits Offered

02/10/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association and our regional hospital quality collaboratives will host three regional events in February and March to provide clinical professionals a no-cost opportunity to earn AMA continuing education credits and learn more about OHA’s statewide efforts to reduce sepsis mortality in Ohio by 30 percent by t Read More . . .

Join Patient Safety Awareness Week March 12-18

02/10/2017

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute and National Patient Safety Foundation encourage hospitals and health care providers to participate in National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12–18. The theme for 2017 is “Every Day is Patient Safety Day.”  Throughout the week, OPSI and NPSF will sponsor educational an Read More . . .

AHA Releases Guide for Ensuring Access to Care in Vulnerable Communities

02/10/2017

The American Hospital Association released a discussion guide this week to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement innovative ways to preserve access to essential health care services in vulnerable rural and urban communities.   The AHA’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communitie Read More . . .

Register Today for Feb. 23 Medical Staff Leadership Series Webinar

02/10/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association and the Quality Management Consulting Group invite medical staff leaders and professionals, and quality department leaders to join the fourth and final Medical Staff Leadership webinar, “Things to Think About in 2017,” from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 23. This is the last webinar of the four-part Read More . . .

Kasich Budget Maintains Expanded Medicaid

02/03/2017

Gov. John Kasich's proposed 2018-2019 state operating budget released this week includes the reauthorization of Medicaid expansion, which currently provides health care coverage for nearly 750,000 Ohioans.   The Kasich Administration is expected to release statutory language and other details on its proposed budget in the Read More . . .

Ohio Hospitals Recognized for Breastfeeding Programs

02/03/2017

Fourteen Ohio hospitals have earned new recognition through the latest round of the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies initiative sponsored by OHA and the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio First Steps is a voluntary breastfeeding designation program that recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, Read More . . .

Ohio Hospital Honored for Excellence in Community Service

02/03/2017

OHA member ProMedica was recognized as one of three finalists for the Foster G. McGaw Prize for excellence in community service for its exemplary commitment to improve the health and well-being of the community. As a finalist, ProMedica will be awarded $10,000 in support of its community health initiatives.   ProMedica identi Read More . . .

Register Today for Feb. 9 Medical Staff Leadership Series Webinar

02/03/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association and the Quality Management Consulting Group invite medical staff leaders and professionals and quality department leaders to join the Medical Staff Leadership webinar, “Informal Remediation and Corrective Action,” from noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 9. This is the third in a four-part webinar series. & Read More . . .

BWC Offers Medical, Health Symposium

02/03/2017

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is set to host the 2017 Ohio Workers' Compensation Medical & Health Symposium March 9-10 in Columbus. The symposium is a free educational opportunity for Ohio's health care providers.   The two-day symposium is in conjunction with BWC's annual Ohio Safety & Co Read More . . .

OHA Societies Present Winter Conference

02/03/2017

The Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers and the Society of Ohio Health Care Attorneys are teaming up to present the winter conference on March 31 at the Blackwell in Columbus. The conference offers a robust agenda and provides a forum for networking, education and information exchange among Ohio’s health care risk manage Read More . . .

OPSI Launches 2017 Patient Safety Webinar Series

01/27/2017

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospital representatives from nursing, case management, patient safety, risk management, quality improvement and other related specialties to register for the 2017 Advancing Patient Safety webinar series.   The four-part series will kick off at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 2 with two presentations Read More . . .

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