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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CDC: Vaccinated People Can Go Maskless Indoors

People fully vaccinated against COVID-19 do not need to wear masks or practice social distancing indoors or outdoors, except under certain circumstances, the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced yesterday. Among the specific exceptions cited by the CDC is health care facilities that will still be under mask...

DeWine to Rescind COVID-19 Health Orders, Announces Vaccine Incentives

Gov. Mike DeWine on Wednesday announced he will lift Ohio's COVID-19 health orders on June 2. To encourage more Ohioans to get on board with vaccinations, the governor announced two incentive programs: vaccinated adults are eligible for five weekly $1 million lottery drawings; those 17 and under are eligible for five weekly drawings for...

Last Call: OHA Energy Leadership Award Nominations Open Through May 19

OHA's Environmental Leadership Council invites hospitals and health systems to submit a nomination for the 2021 Melvin Creeley Award. The deadline for submissions is May 19. Members can apply here. Recipients of the Melvin Creeley Award will be considered for OHA’s highest environmental leadership award, the John Chapman Award for...

AHA to Host Two-Day Leadership Summit this Summer

The American Hospital Association is set to host a two-day virtual Leadership Summit July-28-29. The summit features senior health care executives, clinicians and experts in the field presenting high level, transformational strategies and innovative approaches for achieving sustainability while delivering greater value and health equity through...

Part 3 of Advancing Patient Safety Series Set for June

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for part 3 of the 5-part Advancing Patient Safety webinar series at 11:30 a.m. on June 10. Part 3 of the series, “Pharmacist Involvement in Opiate Reduction Pre-Admission Testing and Post-Operative Pain Management" will feature David Ferris, PharmD Clinical Manager, Southwest General Hospital...

Holzer Health System CEO Named Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives

OHA member Holzer Health System this month announced Michael R. Canady, MD, chief executive officer, Holzer Health System, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, the nation’s leading professional society for health care leaders. Fellow status represents achievement of the highest standard of professional...

OHA Member Cleveland Clinic Receives $1 Million to Establish Clorox Public Health Research Fund

Cleveland Clinic and The Clorox Company have collaborated on health and safety measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 throughout the pandemic. The two organizations are continuing their partnership by establishing the Clorox Public Health Research Fund. Bolstered by a $1 million donation from Clorox, the fund will further Cleveland Clinic...

Register Today for OHA’s 106th Annual Meeting & Education Summit

OHA’s 106th Annual Meeting & Education Summit is less then a month away! The virtual event set for June 7-8 offers a premier opportunity to gain valuable insight about statewide industry trends, network with your peers and achieve a better understanding of the health care issues and policies most likely to impact your organizations...

31 Million Patient Encounters, 1 Week to Say Thank

OHA this week is honoring the more than a quarter million Ohioans working in our state's hospitals. In 2020, Ohio hospitals delivered care in more than 31 million encounters with patients.  Check out this OHA Thank You column at Cleveland.com.Follow us on Facebook and Twitter as OHA salutes member hospitals. Gov. Mike DeWine...