Gov. Mike DeWine on Monday announced restrictions on non-essential surgeries and procedures. As Ohio braces for the surge of COVID-19 patients, the state and nation face a dire shortage of personal protective equipment. Accordingly, very difficult decisions are being made to preserve PPE. See the governor's order here.
OHA realizes these new rules will negatively impact our member hospitals. But we believe it is the right thing to do.
We are committed to working with the state and federal governments and private payers to mitigate the impact on our member hospitals and to exploring ways to address the financial strain this change puts on all hospitals.