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's 13th Annual Quality Summit Poster Presentations Submissions Now Open

OHA invites member hospitals to showcase their efforts around quality improvement and patient safety at the Quality Summit June 10 during the OHA 105th Annual Meeting in Columbus. OHA would like to acknowledge your hospital’s commitment to evidence-based practice and high-quality care by inviting your proposals for presentations. There...

Part 1 of OPSI Webinar Series Set for Feb. 13

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for Part 1 of a 4-part webinar series. The first webinar will cover "Cleveland Clinic’s Discharge Checklist: Successes and Challenges." The webinar set for 11:30 a.m., Feb. 13, will feature Amy O'Linn, DO, FHM, FACP, hospitalist, Department of Hospital Medicine Enterprise Readmissions...

Register Today for OHA Medicaid Inpatient, Outpatient Rebase Webinar

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is rebasing inpatient and outpatient payment systems effective July 1. OHA has been meeting with ODM bi-weekly to discuss policy implications and review fiscal impacts. OHA members are invited to join OHA's Health Economics & Policy team members, Hospital Policy staff from the Ohio Department of...

AHA to Host Executive Forum on Maternal, Child Health

The American Hospital Association will host a forum that will bring together experts in maternal and child health with hospital executives April 7, in Austin, Texas. AHA will focus on strategies for reducing maternal mortality and morbidity including how to evaluate and act on data, examine disparities, engage mothers and families, and...

Join an OHA Professional Society This Year

The Ohio Hospital Association sponsors seven professional membership societies committed to promoting professional interests and cooperative action among peers. Hospital employees who are interested in professional development, peer-to-peer networking and education are encouraged to join one of OHA’s personal membership groups. OHA...

AHA Releases Report Examining Hospital, Health System Workforce Trends

A new American Hospital Association TrendWatch report provides an overview of the current national health care workforce and examples of hospitals and health systems’ responses to trend shifts. The workforce trends discussed in the report fall within six categories: professional shortages; financial pressures, burnout, workplace violence,...

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are the highlighting the importance of regular cervical screenings for Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, nearly 13,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer. The CDC is providing information about cervical cancer, screening costs and detailed statistics. Click here...

Applications Open for State Funding to Support Staff Credentialing

Ohio is accepting applications through January for the next round of funding for TechCred, a program that allows businesses to identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. Then, in partnership with a training provider, the employer can apply at TechCred.Ohio.gov, and the state...

Health Professions Workforce Programs Open for Applications

The Ohio Department of Health Primary Care Office works to improve access to primary care, dental and mental health services by identifying underserved areas and coordinating state and federal workforce programs to assist in meeting identified community needs. Application cycles recently opened for the following programs: The Ohio Physician Loan...