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Rhyme Announces Partnership with Ohio Hospital Association to Ease the Prior Authorization Burden

COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 8, 2022— Rhyme, the nation’s largest integrated prior authorization network enabling intelligent collaboration between payers and providers, announced a new partnership with Ohio Hospital Association (OHA) effective April 2022. This exclusive partnership brings opportunities for improved efficiencies in the...

Health Care Leaders, Ohio National Guard Receive Association's Leadership Awards June 14

Columbus, Ohio-43215 – In recognition of National Hospital Week, May 8-14, the Ohio Hospital Association today announced the inductees of the OHA Health Care Hall of Fame and the honorees of its annual leadership awards. Photos from the awards presentation at OHA Celebration Dinner program on June 14 are available by clicking here...

Ohio Hospital Association Earns 2022 Energy Star® Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award

                     COLUMBUS, OH (43215) - Ohio Hospital Association is proud to announce that it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.  “We...

Ohio Hospitals, Health Systems Receive Annual Patient Safety Awards

In recognition of National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 13-19), the Ohio Patient Safety Institute announced the honorees of this year’s annual patient safety awards including: Acute Care Best Practice Award: Memorial Health System (Marietta). Established a committee of clinical and administrative leaders to create a program to...

Hospital Leaders Elected to OHA Board of Trustees, Cleveland Clinic Executive to Serve as Chair in 2022

Steven Glass, chair, OHA Board of Trustees (Cleveland Clinic)Michael Canaday, FACHE, MD, chair-elect, OHA Board of Trustees (Holzer Health System)Patricia Finn, secretary/treasurer, OHA Board of Trustees (Fulton County Health Center) Columbus, Ohio - 43215 (Dec. 17, 2021) – The Ohio Hospital Association, the united voice of Ohio’s...

Ohio Hospital Caregivers Inducted Into OHA Health Care Hall of Fame; Leadership Awards, Presidential Awards of Merit Presented to Hospital Leaders

Columbus, Ohio - 43215 (Nov. 30, 2021) – The Ohio Hospital Association inducted all 251,200 Ohio hospital caregivers into its Health Care Hall of Fame and recognized hospital leaders during a virtual awards program on Nov. 30.  “Ohio hospitals are cornerstones of the communities they serve,” said Mike Abrams, president...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surging Across All Age Groups, 40% of Ohio Hospitals Report Staffing Strain

COVID-19 hospitalizations are surging across all age groups with especially troublesome increases among the oldest and youngest Ohioans. The OHA COVID-19 Hospitalization Dashboard today reports an 857% increase over the past eight weeks in the under-17 age group and an exponential climb 1,161% among the 80-plus group. OHA President and CEO Mike...

Butler County Judge Denies Ivermectin Treatment Order for COVID Patient

OHA statement in response to Butler County judge's Sept. 6 ruling denying ivermectin treatment order for COVID patient: "The Ohio Hospital Association joins numerous other health care organizations in calling for an end to the prescribing, dispensing, and use of ivermectin to treat COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and...

OHA President & CEO Elected to American Hospital Association Board

Columbus, Ohio - 43215 – The American Hospital Association today announced Mike Abrams, president and CEO, Ohio Hospital Association, has been elected to the AHA Board of Trustees for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2022. The AHA board is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and...