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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OONE Accepting Presentation Proposals Ahead of Fall Conference

The 46th annual Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives Conference will be held Nov. 13-15, at Doubletree Hotel in Columbus. The conference will feature numerous nursing leaders who work in a variety of environments and will highlight the best evidence-based nursing practices from different health care organizations in Ohio. This year’s...

Register for OHA Annual Meeting to Access CE Credits, Event App

Register today the 104th OHA Annual Meeting & Educational Summit, June 3-5. This 3-day conference offers 80+ educational sessions on all aspects of hospital operations. There is no registration cost for employees of OHA member hospitals and OHA Corporate Partners. OHA has been awarded continuing education credits in the following areas...

OHA Congratulates Greg Smathers for 30 Years of Service

OHA congratulates and thanks our staff member, Greg Smathers, for 30 years of service. Greg keeps OHA's printing and mailing operation humming, especially heading into our upcoming annual meeting. On May 21, he was presented with a Length of Service Award from the association.  Greg joined the OHA team in 1989 after working in the...

ODH Offering Funding for Hepatitis A Prevention Services

The Ohio Department of Health is providing a one-time fund of $650,000 to help local health districts across the state fight the ongoing hepatitis A outbreak through education, surveillance, vaccination of high-risk groups and post-exposure prophylaxis. Health districts who carried out hepatitis A work between Jan. 1, 2018 and May 15, 2019 are...

AHA Brief Examines Hospital Investment in Affordable Housing

The American Hospital Association and the NORC at the University of Chicago recently released a brief, documenting their collaboration as the evaluation partner for the Accelerating Investments for Healthy Communities initiative of affordable health care housing. This initiative, led by the Center for Community Investment, launched in 2018 and...

As Temperature Rises, OhioMHAS Provides Resources on Heat-Related Illnesses

According to the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness as one cannot control his or her rising body temperature, which makes one unable to sweat, therefore, unable to cool down.Heat stroke warning signs include:Confusion unconsciousness, dizziness, nauseaBody...

DEA Releases Ohio’s Results for April 2019 Drug Take Back Day

The results are in for the Drug Enforcement Administration’s 17th National Take Back Day held April 27. In Ohio, 232 law enforcement partners participated in this latest effort at 298 collection sites, which yielded 50,822 pounds of medications. More than 503,000 pounds of medications have been collected in the state since the inaugural...

CDC, NTCA Update TB Recommendations for Health Care Personnel

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on May 19 updated the status of tuberculosis in health care settings. According to the CDC, tuberculosis rates have declined since 1991, but recommendations should still be considered for TB screening, testing, treatment and education for health care personnel.The new guidelines, last modified in...

Generation Rx Earns Special Recognition

Ohio State University on May 2 awarded the 2019 Distinguished Community Engagement Award to Generation Rx, a program aimed at educating the public on safe medication-taking practices. According to OSU’s criteria, the recipient of the award must have a long-term record of sustained impact, achievement and scholarship to the community, which...