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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...

Media Statement: OHA Board Approves Policy Statement on COVID-19 Vaccinations for Ohio Hospitals

COLUMBUS, OH (43215) – The Ohio Hospital Association Board of Trustees approved a policy statement recommending Ohio hospitals independently adopt policies requiring COVID-19 vaccination for employees and staff, with local factors determining whether, how and when such policies are implemented. Additionally, OHA strongly encourages all...

OhioHealth President, CEO Appointed to OHA Board of Trustees

Columbus, Ohio (43215) – The Ohio Hospital Association Board of Trustees this week appointed Stephen Markovich, MD, president and CEO, OhioHealth (Columbus) to fill a vacant seat on the board effective July 1 with a term ending Dec. 31, 2023. “Dr. Markovich is a remarkable leader with exceptional experience as a family and emergency...

Ohio Hospital Association Earns 2021 Energy Star Partner of the Year Winner for Sustained Excellence

Columbus, Ohio - 43215 (April 13, 2021) – The Ohio Hospital Association is the recipient of the 2021 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This is the third consecutive year OHA Energy & Sustainability Program received this...

University Hospitals, Lake Health, UH Cleveland Medical Center Receives 2021 Patient Safety Awards

(Columbus, OH 43215) In recognition of National Patient Safety Awareness Week (March 14-20), the Ohio Patient Safety Institute announced Lake Health (Painesville) and University Hospitals (Beachwood) as the recipients of the 13th Annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center receives OPSI’s...

Trinity Health System CEO Matt Grimshaw Joins OHA Board

The Ohio Hospital Association Board of Trustees today appointed Matt Grimshaw, president and CEO, Trinity Health System (Steubenville) to fill a vacant seat on the board with a term ending Dec. 31, 2023. “Matt joins our board at a critical time in our state. Hospitals continue to lead pandemic response, and policymakers are considering...