Ohio Hospital Newswire

Ohio Hospital Newswire is published weekly for employees of member hospitals, media and community stakeholders interested in the hospital industry in Ohio. 

Newswire is a digest of hospital and health care news happening across the state. 

Click here to subscribe.

OHA Hosting Opioid Stewardship Webcast Series, CE Credits Available

OHA's 2021 Opioid Stewardship Series continues with part 2 "Opioid Stewardship: Leadership Commitment and Accountability" from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Aug. 19. The 6-part series is offered at no cost and focuses on effective practices for developing an opioid stewardship program. See the brochure and zoom links for the full series...

Ohio Hospitals Enlisted to Help Enroll Newborns in Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library

Ohio First Lady Fran DeWine is turning to Ohio's hospitals to help increase newborn enrollment in the Ohio Governor's Imagination Library. In partnership with Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, the OGIL aims to promote early literacy by mailing one free book each month to Ohio children, from birth through age 5.At a press...

AHA Releases COVID Vaccine PSAs, Resources for Member Use

The American Hospital Association on Tuesday released several public service announcements and resources around COVID-19 vaccines. The materials encourage people to seek the answers they need and ask the questions that will help them understand and become confident in the safety and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines. The PSA’s and...

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis Training Set for Aug. 13

The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics is holding a training that focuses on a general overview of pediatric Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, JIA, - preparing participants to better understand this condition, how it impacts their patients and best practices when pJIA is identified in practice. The event is set for noon on Aug. 13...

Grant Writing Workshop Available to Health Care Providers

The Toledo-Lucas County Health Department and Grant Writing USA will present a two-day grants workshop in Toledo, Aug 2-3. This training is applicable to grant seekers across all disciplines. Attendees will learn how to find the funding sources and write winning grant proposals. Tuition for area health care and human services providers will be...

OHA Member Cincinnati Children’s to Host Pediatric Mental Health Symposium

Cincinnati Children’s is set to host a one-day pediatric mental health virtual symposium from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. on Sept 17. The symposium for health care and community providers is held to raise awareness of the current mental health trends and their impact. The event features two sessions simultaneously to best support its audiences...

2022 Accelerating Health Equity Conference to be Held in Cleveland

The American Hospital Association has announced the dates of its three-day Accelerating Health Equity conference for May 10-12, 2022. The AHA alongside the AHA Community Health Improvement and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity will host the event in Cleveland. The in-person conference’s goals are to expand knowledge through...

ODH Releases Leukemia Cancer Stats & Facts Sheet

The Ohio Department of Health as part of its Comprehensive Cancer Control Program has released a new resource with statistics and facts around Leukemia in Ohio as of July 2021. In 2019, 990 deaths from leukemia occurred in Ohio. The percentage of Ohioans with leukemia who survive at least five years is: 61% for all ages and 86% among children...

Opioid Dashboard Updated with Q1 Data

OHA’s Opioid Overdose Dashboard has been updated with the data through March 30. The data is derived from the more than 33 million annual coded hospital encounters in Ohio. The release of per-capita rates by county as well as by market area are intended to assist health policymakers, funders and local collaboratives in their work. The data...