Ohio Hospital Newswire

Ohio Hospital Newswire is published weekly for employees of member hospitals, media and community stakeholders interested in the hospital community in Ohio. 

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Aug. 7-13 is National Health Center Week

National Health Center Week is coordinated by Health Center Advocacy Network to raise awareness about the mission and accomplishments of America’s health centers over the past five decades. This year’s theme, from Aug. 7-13, is “The Chemistry for Strong Communities,” which centers on the important elements of a successful...

Learn How to Create Age-Friendly Health Systems in Aug. 10 AHA Webinar

Join clinical quality and geriatrics experts from the American Hospital Association and Duke Regional Hospital 1 p.m. Aug. 10 for a discussion on how to improve patient care, safety and outcomes; and reduce length of stay and readmissions for older adults. Four key areas, what matters, medications, mobility and mentation, can be applied to a...

OHA Members Receive ODH Community Condition Funding

OHA members Dayton Children’s Hospital, Mercy Health St. Rita’s Medical Center, ProMedica, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and The MetroHealth System were among the 26 organizations awarded funding from the Ohio Department of Health for projects designed to address community conditions that impact health and improve the lives of...

Save The Date: Next AHA Accelerating Health Equity Conference is May 16-18 in Minneapolis

The American Hospital Association’s Accelerating Health Equity Conference, previously held in Cleveland in May, is headed to Minneapolis May 16-18, 2023. The conference is a time to connect and collaborate to advance community health, well-being and equity. Review the 2022 conference and sign up to receive updates on the 2023 event here.

UC Health Creates Partnership to Train New Patient Care Assistants

OHA member UC Health is working with CityLink Center, a social service agency, to help people embark upon medical careers as patient care assistants, or PCAs. PCAs provide basic medical and personal care to patients in a clinical setting under the supervision of registered nurses. The pilot cohort of 15 students, who began the three-week program...

Ohio Hospitals Recognized by Ohio First Steps Program

First Steps for Healthy Babies, in partnership with the Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance and the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association, presented Maternity Care Best Practice Award 2021 Bag Free Recognition to 77 hospitals for removal of free infant formula company branded diaper bags and goods for the entirety of 2021. This annual recognition...

Earn 1.0 Hour of Category A Continuing Nursing Education During OAC 4723-14 Rules Webinar

Kelsey Brown, director, Clinical Support Services, and James Guliano, vice president, Operations and chief clinical officer, from the Ohio Hospital Association are offering three opportunities to learn the state rules for continuing nursing education. Attend one of the following: 8-9 a.m. Aug. 24, noon-1 p.m. Sept. 15 and 4-5 p.m. Oct. 20...

OSHFM Receives ASHE 2022 Energy to Care Award

OHA is thrilled to announce that the Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management, or OSHFM, in partnership with OHA’s Energy & Sustainability Program, has been recognized as the recipient of the Large Category Energy to Care 2022 Chapter Challenge Award.   Through the Energy to Care Program, ASHE affiliated chapters...

Mercy Health - Cincinnati Earns Environmental Excellence Awards

Bon Secours Mercy Health and Mercy Health - Cincinnati implemented system-wide sustainable initiatives that earned environmental excellence awards from Practice Greenhealth, a leading sustainability member organization for hospital networks. Bon Secours Mercy Health won the System for Change Award, which recognizes health systems that are...