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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Governor Announces Full Reopening of Health Care

Gov. Mike DeWine today announced that Ohio health care providers may resume all surgeries and procedures that had previously been delayed by the COVID-19 emergency. The governor set guidelines for providers, including:Maintaining adequate inventories of PPE, supplies, equipment and medicineCreating a plan for conservation and monitoring use of...

Statewide COVID-19 Testing Strategies Adjusted

Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced two new strategies to increase COVID-19 testing in Ohio. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has clarified rules that allow pharmacists to order and administer tests as retailers and community health centers expanded their ability to test. Additionally, the governor said the priority for who can be...

Webinar on COVID-19 Business Continuation Considerations, Federal Issues Offers CE Credits

OHA will host a webinar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24 covering COVID-19 labor and employment issues from a federal legislative and regulatory perspective. The session will include topics around: Occupational Safety and Health Administration issuesFederal wage and hour issuesGuidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionDecision...

First Steps Application Deadline Fast Approaching

The deadline for hospitals to submit applications for the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program is June 1. The program, a collaboration between the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health, recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization...

AHA Releases New Resources to Assist Front-Line Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many communication challenges for front-line staff, both in optimizing teamwork and in talking with patients and family members. The American Hospital Association has created tools to help clinical and nonclinical personnel in these stressful times: "Proactive Conversations that Support Providers and...

Providers Invited to Join ‘Health Care is Safe in Ohio’ Campaign ‘Health Care is Safe in Ohio’ Campaign

Ohio’s leading health care organizations are assuring Ohioans it is safe to see their doctor or visit a hospital to seek medical care. “Health Care is Safe in Ohio” is a new public awareness campaign launched by the Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio State Medical Association and Ohio Children’s Hospital Association. We...

OHA, OSMA, OCHA Launch 'Health Care is Safe in Ohio' Campaign

Ohio’s leading health care organizations are assuring Ohioans it is safe to see their doctor or visit a hospital to seek medical care. “Health Care is Safe in Ohio” is a new public awareness campaign launched Wednesday by the Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio State Medical Association and Ohio Children’s Hospital...

Stay-at-Home Restrictions Rolled Back with New Health Advisory

Gov. DeWine Wednesday announced the rollback of elements of the state's Stay Safe Ohio order and announced the new health advisory, Ohioans Protecting Ohioans. Copies of the documents were released Thursday night. Order that Rescinds and Maintains Portions of the Stay Safe Ohio OrderUrgent Health Advisory: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans

OHA Submits Testimony in Support House Liability Bill

In the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee Wednesday, the Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice (on whose board an OHA representative serves) testified in favor of Sub. HB 606, a bill that would provide enhanced liability protection to health care providers and other businesses. Anne Marie Sferra of Bricker & Eckler LLP testified on OACJ’s...