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. 

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Ohio Hospitals Earn Recognition Through Breastfeeding Designation Program

Twenty-eight Ohio hospitals have earned new recognition and/or successfully renewed recognition through the latest round of the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies initiative sponsored by OHA and the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio First Steps is a voluntary breastfeeding designation program that recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking...

UH Creates Pediatric Disaster Care Center of Excellence, Shares Role of Adult Hospitals

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services recently awarded $3 million to University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital to create the Eastern Great Lakes Pediatric Consortium for Disaster Response, or EGLPCDR, one of only two Pediatric Disaster Centers of Excellence in the country. Deanna Dahl-Grove, MD, UH Rainbow...

OHA’s Safety Campaign Deadline Fast Approaching

Enrollment is now open for OHA’s Safety Campaign that promotes workplace safety by generating comparable employee injury data for hospitals throughout the state so members can learn from peer facilities and by recognizing successful hospital occupational safety programs. Created in 1953, the campaign is based on data acquired from each...

OSHRM-SOHA Conference Group Rate Discount Ends Feb. 28

The group rate for the joint Spring Conference of the Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers and Society of Health Care Attorneys expires Feb. 28. Reservations can be made directly with The Blackwell at 614-247-4000 or online using the group code OSHRM20 to receive the group rate of $149 per night + tax. Gain an understanding of key risk...

ASHE Summit Set for March 22-25

The American Hospital Association’s American Society for Health Care Engineering, or ASHE, is set to co-host a “Future of Health Care” Summit March 22-25 in San Antonio. The event is a great opportunity for hospital administrators, architects and facility management professionals to learn more about collaborative approaches to...

AHA Announces Featured Speakers for Annual Membership Meeting

The American Hospital Association this week announced the featured speakers at its Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C. Scheduled speakers include: Chris Wallace, journalist and anchor of FOX News Sunday; Mia Love, CNN contributor and former Utah Representative; Eugene Robinson, Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist for The Washington Post...

Raise Awareness for National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week set for Feb. 24 - March 1, puts the spotlight on the seriousness of eating disorders in order to improve public understanding of their causes, triggers and treatments. The National Eating Disorder Association is encouraging everyone to embrace this year’s theme, “Come as You Are: Hindsight is...

OPSI to Release Resources for National Patient Safety Week

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute is gearing up for National Patient Safety Week set for March 8-14. Multiple activities are planned for member hospitals and health systems to get involved during the week, and the winner of OPSI’s 2020 Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award will be announced. OPSI will release updated, print-on-demand patient...

CDC Recommends Providers to Assess Protective Supplies for Flu, Coronavirus Preparation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to update its guidance and provide strategies for health care providers to use during the Coronavirus outbreak and in the event of a shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, including the recommended protective masks, N95 respirators. The CDC is in regular communication with...