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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The Christ Hospital Health Network President & CEO Joins OHA Board of Trustees

The Ohio Hospital Association Board of Trustees appointed Arturo Polizzi, president and CEO, The Christ Hospital Health Network, to fill a vacant seat as at-large trustee of the board with a term ending Dec. 31. “Arturo is an active leader with a keen perspective on health care policy and will provide valuable expertise to OHA...

12 Ohio Counties Now at Alert Level 3

Twelve counties have triggered enough COVID-19 indicators to be at Red Alert Level 3, Gov. Mike DeWine announced at today's briefing on the pandemic. The counties are Hamilton, Butler, Clermont, Montgomery, Franklin, Pickaway, Fairfield, Wood, Lorain, Cuyahoga, Summit and Trumbull.  Butler, Hamilton and Cuyahoga counties are on...

Buprenorphine Waiver Training for Women’s Health Care Providers Set for July 17

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has partnered with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to create a curriculum to offer buprenorphine waiver trainings specifically designed for women's health providers. OHA was selected to host a training via webinar for Ohio providers from 7:30 a.m. to noon July 17. The course...

Annual Finance Conference Reshaped to Medicare 101 Webinar Series

The Ohio Hospital Association and PYA, P.C. have teamed to shift OHA's popular fall educational program on the fundamentals of Medicare payments and reimbursements to a webinar series including cost-based methodologies, prospective payment systems, fee schedules, cost reporting, audits and legal compliance. New to this year’s...

NIH Launches COVID-19 Clinical Trial Network

The National Institutes of Health yesterday said it established a clinical trial network for large-scale clinical testing of COVID-19 investigational vaccines and monoclonal antibodies. The COVID-19 Prevention Trials Network will operate under the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases to enroll thousands of volunteers, according...

AHA to Host ‘Team Overboard: How to Get Your Team Back in the Boat’ Webinar

The American Hospital Association will host a webinar focusing on how to reinvigorate your team after they lose momentum.  The webinar set for noon on July 16 will feature Jan Brauer, RN, BSN, MA and Rhonda Fischer, RN, BSN, CEN of Providence Hood River Memorial Hospital, you will learn to recognize current levels of engagement, identify...

July is Bone & Joint Cancer Awareness Month

Primary bone and joint cancer is a rare cancer that forms in cells of the bone and associated joints. It does not include cancers that begin elsewhere and metastasize to the bone. In honor of the month the Ohio Department of Health has released a fact sheet about bone and joint cancer statistics and facts in Ohio.  An average of 116 new...

Governor Unveils County-Level COVID-19 Alert System to Combat Climbing Case Numbers

Gov. Mike DeWine today released a county-based Public Advisory Alert System to provide local health districts, public officials and residents the data they need to combat flare ups of COVID-19. The governor said his goals are "learning to live, learning to function and keep the economy open" as Ohio sees significant increases in...

OHA, Ohio First Steps Program Featured in Ohio Journal of Public Health

Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies, the statewide designation program that promotes breastfeeding-supportive maternity practices sponsored by OHA in collaboration with the Ohio Department of Health, was featured in the latest issue of the Ohio Journal of Public Health. OHA in partnership with UH Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital...