News Releases

MEDIA STATEMENT: Gov. DeWine Mandatory Mask Order

COLUMBUS (43215) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine today announced a statewide mandatory mask order. OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams offers this statement: “With COVID-19 infections on the rise in communities across Ohio, we support Gov. DeWine’s statewide mandatory mask order. This is a very serious situation that has enormous...

MEDIA STATEMENT: Gov. DeWine's July 15 Statewide Address on COVID-19

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine today addressed the COVID-19 pandemic facing the state. OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams offers this statement: “The Ohio Hospital Association stands with Gov. DeWine in his efforts to ensure the health and safety of our state. We appreciate those who are taking the appropriate steps to be courteous, respectful and...

The Christ Hospital Health Network President & CEO Joins OHA Board of Trustees

Columbus, Ohio - 43215. The Ohio Hospital Association Board of Trustees appointed Arturo Polizzi (Cincinnati), president and CEO, The Christ Hospital Health Network, to fill a vacant seat as at-large trustee of the board with a term ending Dec. 31, 2020. “Arturo is an active leader with a keen perspective on health care policy and will...

Hospital PPE Readiness Stockpile To Support Congregate Facilities, Assure Statewide Readiness for Any COVID-19 Surge

COLUMBUS (43215) – The Ohio Hospital Association and the state of Ohio today announced deployment of the statewide Hospital PPE Readiness Stockpile to ensure a reliable supply of personal protective equipment to meet the needs of COVID-19 patients and health care workers where the needs are greatest, particularly in congregate care...

Ohio Providers Launch Campaign Touting the Safety of Health Care

Columbus, OH (43215) - While COVID-19 has presented new challenges for medical professionals, Ohio’s leading health care organizations are assuring Ohioans it is safe to see their doctor or visit a hospital to seek medical care and attention.Health Care is Safe in Ohio is a new public awareness campaign launched today by the Ohio State...

OHA Statement - In Response to COVID-19 in Ohio, Gov. DeWine Order Suspends Non-Essential Surgeries and Procedures

OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams offers this statement regarding today's announcement to an order declaring that elective surgeries and procedures in Ohio's hospitals be postponed in an effort to conserve personal protective equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers and first responders. “Ohioans are impacted greatly by the...

OHA MEDIA STATEMENT: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

Columbus, Ohio (43215) Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, provided an update today on Ohio’s efforts to respond to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVD-19). Ohio Hospital Association President and CEO Mike Abrams offers this statement regarding Ohio hospitals’ preparedness:  ...

OHA Statement - New Report Shows Progress for Improving Outcomes and Reducing Disparities In Infant Mortality in Ohio

  The Ohio Department of Health delivered the 2018 Infant Mortality Report on Feb. 25, 2020 which highlights important progress towards reducing infant mortality. In 2018, Ohio’s overall infant mortality rate fell to 6.9 from 7.2 in 2017 (infant deaths per 1,000 live births). The rate among black infants fell to 13.9 in 2018 from 15...

New Statewide Report Highlights Hospitals Substantial Increase of Community Health, Wellness Investments

Columbus, Ohio - 43215 (Dec. 23, 2019) – Ohio hospitals in 2017 invested $6.4 billion in total community benefit and provided nearly $9 billion in total uncompensated care, according to a new statewide report released today by the Ohio Hospital Association. “Hospitals are cornerstones of the communities they serve, caring for the...