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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OHA Member Nurses Recognized with March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

The Ohio Nurse of the Year Awards on Nov. 1 honored over 190 nominees with several nurses from OHA member hospitals across the state winning an award. Hosted by the March of Dimes, the event and fundraiser bring together the health care community to recognize nursing excellence and achievements in more than 25 categories, including research...

OPN Pilot Project Deadline Extended to Nov. 15

The Ohio Overdose Network of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership’s Proposals for the 2020 Annual Pilot Project Grants is now due by noon Nov. 15. Each grant will span nine months and can be funded at $4,000- $6,000 based on the strength of the application. Click here, for more information and to the application. Hospitals are eligible...

OHA Welcomes New Health Economics, Policy Director

OHA has welcomed Andy White as the director of Health Economics & Policy. White will direct OHA’s strategic analytics work with a focus on the financial and public policy impact of member institutions. Joining OHA from the office of the Ohio Attorney General, White was the deputy director of operational excellence. Prior to that he...

Don’t Forget: Nominate Someone you know for the OPSI Awards

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals, health systems, physicians and long term care, outpatient facilities and home health care organizations to submit a nomination for the annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award by Tuesday, Dec. 31. The best practice award is presented annually to an individual or organization...

Sepsis Webinar Series Continues in November

Mark your calendar for Nov. 20 as OHA’s monthly sepsis webinar series continues. November’s webinar will focus on the “Considerations for Early Recognition of Deteriorating Patient Conditions.” The webinar will feature Naeem Ali, MD, director, Critical Care Clinical Operations; Department of Hospital Administration, The...

DeWine, Husted Declare November Diabetes Awareness Month in Ohio

Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted on Nov. 1 proclaimed November as Diabetes Awareness Month. More than 30 million people in the U.S have diabetes with over 1 million being residents of Ohio. The DeWine Administrations proclamation highlights the significant disparities in the prevalence in Ohio, with older adults, African Americans...

OHA Committee Recognizes Outgoing Members

The Ohio Hospital Association extends a big thank you to outgoing Clinical Advisory Committee Chair William Kose, MD, the chief quality officer at Blanchard Valley Health System, who gaveled in his final meeting of the year for the committee that develops a strategic patient safety and quality agenda for OHA, recommending priority...

CDC Confirms Over 2,000 Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions on Nov. 7 announced there are 2,051 confirmed and probable lung injury cases asociated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping products in 49 states, with 39 deaths confirmed in 24 states. As of Nov. 7, state and local public health officials in Ohio have confirmed 52 cases of vaping-related...

Health Care Coverage Exchange Enrollment is Now Open

Enrollment for the federally facilitated exchange, www.HealthCare.gov, opened on Nov. 1 and will run through Dec. 15. Click here to preview the 2020 plans and prices. Click here for more information on health care coverage plans. Open enrollment for Medicare opened on Oct. 15 and will run through Dec. 7. Click here to preview the 2020 drug...