Ohio Hospital Newswire

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DeWine Shares Letter from OHA, Announces New Vaccine Incentives

Gov. Mike DeWine during a press conference yesterday provided an update on the increased impact COVID-19 hospitalizations are having on Ohio hospitals and launched a new vaccine incentive effort to help keep children in school. OHA on Sept. 23 sent a letter to the Governor’s office reporting that increasing cases are putting a strain on...

First Steps Deadline Fast Approaching

The deadline for hospitals to submit applications for the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program is Oct. 1. The program, a collaboration between the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health, recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their...

New AHA Analysis Reports Continued Hospital Losses Expected Through 2021

A new analysis by consulting firm Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC published by the American Hospital Association Sept. 21 suggests that higher expenses and more patients putting off care will continue hurting the finances of hospitals and health care systems the rest of the year. ...

OHA Members Honored as Top Organizations for Diversity

TriHealth and University Hospitals have been named to Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Class of Top Diversity Leaders. Modern Healthcare recognized 10 organizations that have bolstered the diversity of their workforces, including leadership and governance ranks. View the full list of organizations here. Learn more about TriHealth here and...

Deadline Extended: Submit Presentations for 2022 Accelerating Health Equity Conference

The American Hospital Association’s Accelerating Health Equity conference is set 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 deadline to submit breakout sessions and poster presentations has been extended to Oct. 10...

Final Webinar in Advancing Patient Safety Conference Series Set for Oct. 14

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 14 for “Clostridioides Difficile Infection Reduction Using a Multicomponent Bundle," by infection prevention and control experts from the University of Toledo Medical Center for the conclusion of the 5-part webinar series.Michael Ellis, MD, chief medical officer and medical...

Facilities Management Webinar Focused on Environment of Care Set for Oct. 29

Join the Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management, or OSHFM, for its “Environment of Care Updates Today for a Safe Tomorrow” webinar from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 29. Marge McFarlane, PhD, principal at Superior Performance Consultants, LLC, will present on the current status of Public Health...

Social Media Resources Available for National Food Safety Education Month

National Food Safety Education Month, or FSEM, is a time to review food safety and educate others on how to prevent food poisoning. Basic tips include washing your hands often when cooking, separating raw meat and eggs from other ingredients, using a food thermometer and refrigerating perishable...

OHA Member Leaders Join Administration's Calls for More Vaccinations, Masks

Several OHA member hospital leaders joined public briefings and appeals the last two days to explain the impact the current surge is having on hospital capacity at adult and children's hospitals and to strongly urge fellow Ohioans to help. Michael Canady, MD, CEO Holzer Health System, and Brian Kaminski, MD, vice president of Quality and...