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 Releases 2020 Virtual Trade Show Featuring Corporate Partners

Click here to view OHA’s virtual trade show featuring over 50 corporate partners to learn more about new and advancing services for hospitals. OHA corporate partners specialize in services across the spectrum of industries operating in health care delivery that include hospital management, finance and more. Our corporate partners also make...

University Hospitals, Mount Carmel Health System, Memorial Health Leaders Receive OHA’s Annual Awards

OHA on Nov. 13 announced the recipients of its annual leadership awards to three Ohio hospital leaders: Tom Zenty, president and CEO, University Hospitals in Cleveland, Sr. Barbara Hahl, CSC, Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, and Dennis Stone, trustee, Memorial Health in Marysville. The recipients were honored during OHA’s 2020...

Deadline Approaching: 2021 Annual Meeting Presentation Proposals Due by Dec. 11

OHA invites member hospitals, corporate partners and others interested in presenting at the 106th OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit should submit a proposal through the 2021 call for presentations by Dec. 11.   The OHA Annual Meeting, set for June 7-9, 2021, offers a premier opportunity to gain valuable insight about statewide...

OHA Member Leaders Join DeWine, Husted for 11 Statewide Press Events

OHA member hospital leaders joined Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted this week for regional press conferences covering 11 areas of Ohio. The events provided an opportunity for hospital physicians and leaders to join DeWine and Husted to emphasize the impact COVID-19 is having on hospitals and the health care of our communities. DeWine and...

Ohio Ranks Third in Total Weight Collected of Prescription Medications During Take Back Day

According to a report released the U.S Drug Enforcement Administration during the Oct. 24 National Prescription Drug Take Back Day Ohio collected 59,455 pounds of unused or expired prescription medications. With nearly 60,000 pounds of collected medicine Ohio ranked third in the nation for the total weight collected behind Wisconsin and Texas...

Next Edition of Newswire to Return in December

OHA staff will be out of office next Friday for Thanksgiving and there will be no edition of Ohio Hospital Newswire on Nov. 27. OHA wishes you and your family a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving! The CDC released holiday guidelines to help make your celebration safer. View the guidelines here. Newswire will return to the regular weekly schedule...

AHCE to host CHEST Workshop Dec. 8-10

The Association for the Health Care Environment will host the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician, CHEST, Virtual Train-the-Trainer December Workshop.  Using the train-the-trainer model, the CHEST designation sets national standards specifically for environmental services technicians working in health care. The workshop...

OHA, AHA Community Outreach Campaigns, Communication Tools Available for Members

Since the beginning of the COVID pandemic OHA and the American Hospital Association have created several public service announcements, outreach campaigns and communications tools for member hospitals and health systems to use. All the materials listed below are available for public use, and we encourage you to share them with your communications...

DeWine Addresses Ohioans, Announces New Mask Mandate

Gov. Mike DeWine addressed Ohioans Wednesday night regarding the intense surge in COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and ICU admissions across the entire state. During the address DeWine announced a focus on the existing health order prohibiting gatherings of more than 10 people and his plans to ask the Ohio Department of Health to reissue the...