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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Health Care Facilities and Engineering Week is Oct. 24-30

The last week of every October is dedicated by the American Society for Health Care Engineering, or ASHE, to celebrate facility teams’ important role in ensuring hospital safety and efficiency. This year’s theme is “Engineered to Make a Difference.” To register for ASHE’s webinars held during this special week...

OONL Recognizes Leaders from Dayton Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University Health System

At its annual conference last week, the Ohio Organization Nursing Leadership, OONL, presented two leadership awards. Kate Barrett, RN, MS, CPON, Dayton Children’s Hospital, earned the 2021 Aspiring Nurse Leader Award, and Jackie Buck, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAONL, The Ohio State University Health System, received the OONL Leadership Award...

OHA Members Join COVID-19 Press Briefing

Clinical leaders of two OHA member hospitals yesterday participated in the Ohio Department of Health's press briefing. Kirk Tucker, MD, chief clinical officer, Adena Health System, and Adam Mezoff, MD, chief medical officer, Dayton Children's Hospital, shared the latest updates on COVID-19's impact on Ohio hospitals. Watch the full...

Register Today for Oct. 20 Physician Leadership Forum on Executive Sponsorship

OHA will host "Executive Sponsorship Role & Hospital Designation Lead" from 7-8 a.m. Oct. 20. This is the final webcast in the 2021 Physician Leadership Forum series and will provide an overview of the physician leadership skills needed to serve in an executive sponsorship role, including challenges, lessons learned and effective...

University Hospitals Receives NIH Grant to Address Racial Cardiovascular Health Disparities

University Hospitals’ Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute received an $18.2 million National Institutes of Health grant to lead a multi-organizational effort to directly address social determinants of health in Black communities in the Cleveland and Detroit metropolitan areas. The UH research team will study the impact of...

OHA Member Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital Launches Music Therapy Program

Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital earlier this week announced it has launched its first music therapy program to create an improved health environment for its patients. Clinical music therapy is a fast-growing field that helps hospitalized patients manage pain, reduce anxiety, rehabilitate speech and motor function, and cope with the hospital...

AHA Webinar to Discuss Reimagining Patient and Family Communication with Mobile Technology

The American Hospital Association is hosting a webinar from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 20, to discuss how Lehigh Valley Health Network is reducing the worry of patient families by sending them secure texts, photos and video updates using the Vocera mobile app. The webinar will also explore solutions that can help reduce anxiety and improve the health care...

October is Health Literacy Month

This month, hospitals, health centers and more are promoting health literacy awareness and action to make it easier for people to read, understand and act on health information for the best outcomes. Visit the Health Literacy Month website for a toolkit with social media graphics, video assets and print resources to help your organization get...

Member Input Requested on Revised EMS Stroke Guidelines

The Ohio Department of Public Safety invites comments from hospital stakeholders on the second draft of the revised acute stroke chapter of the State of Ohio Adult Guidelines and Procedures Manual. Gov. Mike DeWine signed SB21 into law on June 22. The law requires the Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services Board develop...