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. 

Newswire is a digest of hospital and health care news happening across the state. 

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Corporations Offer Discounts for Health Care Workers

As the women and men in Ohio’s hospitals and health systems fight COVID-19 on behalf of their patients and communities, a number of companies are offering discounts to front-line health care workers and those who want to support them. The American Hospital Association is sharing information provided by many corporations, from...

OHA 105th Annual Meeting & Education Summit Postponed

Thank you for all you are doing to manage the COVID-19 crisis. The commitment of Ohio’s 236 OHA member hospitals and 260,000 hospital employees has been extraordinary as we ensure essential services are provided during this challenging time. The OHA Annual Meeting was scheduled for June 8-10. We have decided at this time to delay the...

OHA Continuously Updating COVID-19 Financial Relief Opportunities, Business Directives, Private Payer Policy Webpages

OHA’s Health Economics & Policy team is continuing to collect up-to-date information regarding business directives, private payer policy and financial relief opportunities relevant for Ohio hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic.Business directives from CMS, Ohio Medicaid and AHA can be found at ohiohospitals.org/business...

OHA Members Participate in Design of New Ohio-Made Face Shields

Gov. Mike DeWine yesterday announced a group of Ohio manufacturers will make between 750,000 to 1 million face shields over the next five weeks for use by frontline health care workers battling COVID-19. The Ohio Manufacturing Alliance to Fight COVID-19 sent out a call for help producing PPE, and more than 1,500 manufacturing companies...

OHA Announces Energy Cup Results

The OHA Energy & Sustainability team is pleased to announce the results of the 2019 Energy Cup. Participants annually compete in three categories: large hospitals, more than 250,000 square feet; small hospitals, less than 250,000 square feet; and non-hospital medical buildings. The winners were determined based on greatest energy savings in...

Webinar on Efforts to Manage COVID-19 in Rural Communities Set for April 14

The American Hospital Association will host a webinar at 1 p.m. April 14 with speakers from two rural hospitals sharing their real-time experiences and promising practices as they deliver care to COVID-19-positive patients. The webinar will include an opportunity for questions and answers. Click here to view more information and register.

Participate Tonight in the #SolidarityAt8 Movement

Originating in Europe, the movement began to show support and gratitude to the nurses, physicians and other health care workers caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants pause at 8 p.m. local time for a moment of appreciation, some even going to a balcony or window to clap for those who risk their lives to fight this battle....

Tools to Share: CDC Recommends Cloth Face Coverings

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention this weekend recommended wearing cloth face coverings in public settings where other social distancing measures are difficult to maintain (e.g., grocery stores and pharmacies) especially in areas of significant community-based transmission. Share details here on how to make and properly wear a...

Resources Provided for Older Ohioans, Families

Older Ohioans are among those most at risk for complications from COVID-19. To help protect them and provide individuals who care for and serve older adults, the Ohio Department of Aging has published resources here.