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. 

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OHA, ODH to Lead Ohio’s Implementation of National Program to Advance Maternal Health Care

The Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health will lead the statewide implementation of a national quality improvement program organized by The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health, or AIM to advance effective practices and outcomes for maternal health in Ohio. AIM is led by the Council on Patient Safety in Women's...

OHA Receives National Sepsis Alliance's 2020 Hero Award

OHA last night received the Sepsis Alliance 2020 Sepsis Hero award during a virtual ceremony honoring health care organizations, clinicans and community programs. Click here to view the awards program. OHA Board of Trustees identified reducing sepsis mortality in Ohio as one of the key focus areas for OHA and Ohio hospitals...

Atrium Medical Center Awarded $50,000 for Traffic Safety Initiative

For the 11th year in a row, Atrium Medical Center’s Level III Trauma Center has been awarded $50,000 from the Ohio Department of Public Safety. The grant will help fund the hospital’s traffic safety initiative, Warren County Safe Communities Coalition. The initiative revolves around promoting traffic and motor vehicle safety. Click...

OHA Member Recognized in SHSMD’s 2020 Class of Rising Stars

The Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development earlier this week announced its 2020 Class of Rising Stars. Terri Flood, vice president of Business Development at Wayne HealthCare is one of the six individuals from around the country to be recognized this year. The recognition spotlights health care strategy professionals under...

UH Expands COVID Testing, Announces Ohio’s 1st Fully Mobile, Self-Contained Testing Center

University Hospitals Monday announced efforts to provide more testing to Black and Hispanic communities, which are seeing more cases of COVID-19 and deaths but have less access to testing. UH unveiled the state’s first fully mobile and self-contained testing center that will be visiting underserved areas across Northeast Ohio. The unit is...

Part of 2 of OHA’s Interoperability Rule Implementation, Compliance Webinar Moved to Sept. 24

OHA and Bricker & Eckler LLP’s Interoperability Rule Implementation and Compliance webinar originally set for Sept. 17 was moved to Sept. 24. The webinar will discuss the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology Interoperability and Patient Access final...

OHA’s Sepsis Initiative Recognized in ODH Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review

The Ohio Hospital Association’s statewide initiative to reduce sepsis mortality received recognition in the Ohio Department of Health’s Ohio Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review, PAMR, which covered special topics report on pregnancy-related deaths due to sepsis. The PAMR was established...

AHA Center for Health Innovation to Host Price Transparency Webinar

The American Hospital Association’s Center for Health Innovation is hosting a webinar around the Hospital Price Transparency Rule at 2 p.m. Sept. 23, with guest speakers from AVIA and Deloitte. The webinar will cover both the near-term requirements and long-term strategic implications of the ...

New Interim Guidance for Immunization Resource Available

IPRO released new interim guidance for influenza immunization services. The resource notes the importance of influenza vaccine this year to reduce the impact of respiratory illnesses on the health care system during COVID-19. Communicating the importance of vaccinations to staff, patients, families and caregivers can help provide reassurance to...