Ohio Hospital Newswire

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Impact Ohio 2020 Post Election Conference Set for Nov. 5, OHA to Sponsor the Event

OHA is once again a sponsor of the Impact Ohio Post Election Conference held every two years immediately following the general election. The event presents the opportunity to hear directly from those who will shape Ohio’s policy and political agenda for the upcoming biennium. Gov. Mike DeWine will deliver the keynote address on Nov. 5...

Nationwide Children’s Hospital Faculty Member Elected to National Academy of Medicine

OHA member Nationwide Children’s Hospital announced Oct. 19 the election Jerry R. Mendell, MD, principal investigator, Center for Gene Therapy, Abigail Wexner Wexner Research Institute to the National Academy of Medicine. NAM is one of three academies that make up the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in the United...

OHA Member WVU Medicine Barnesville Hospital Earns AHA Gold Standard Award for Energy Program

WVU Medicine Barnesville Hospital on Oct. 7 announced it was awarded the American Hospital Association Gold Standard Award for Health Care Facility Energy Savings. The AHA’s Energy to Care Award recognizes hospitals and facilities that reduce their energy consumption by 10% in one year, 15% in two years and previous winners that continue...

OhioHealth Recognized for Excellence in Sustainable Business Practices

OHA member OhioHealth was awarded the 2020 GreenSpotLight award by the City of Columbus for demonstrating excellence in sustainable business practices. Some of OhioHealth’s efforts in sustainability include: Installing 54 EV charging stationsDiverting more than 20 tons of food waste from the landfillParticipating in the Smart Columbus...

Ohio Health Care Providers Invited to Participate in Virtual Youth Mental Health Conference

Suicide deaths increased by 56% among Ohioans ages 10-24 from 2007- 2018 and remains the second leading cause of death for this age group. While gaps in the suicide care persist, health care professionals can take key steps to help prevent suicide and support suicide loss survivors. Mental Health America of Ohio and the Franklin County Suicide...

Nov. 3 Deadline for Group Workers Comp Enrollment

OHA partners with CareWorks to deliver significant cost savings and consulting services to members through the group rating program for Workers’ Compensation. The deadline to apply for the group rating program for 2021 is Nov. 3 OHA and CareWorks analyze a hospital's detailed experience data to determine the best workers&rsquo...

How to Reach Doctors Where They Are: A Guide to Digital Recruitment Webinar Set for Nov. 10

OHA corporate partner, Jackson Physician Search, in cooperation with OHA is set to host a webinar from 1-2 p.m. Nov. 10. Participants will learn practical techniques to leverage core digital marketing and recruiting principles, effectively engage “passive candidates,” achieve their recruitment objectives through S.E.A.R.C.H...

Don’t Forget: Tomorrow is National Drug Take Back Day

National Prescription Drug Take Back Day starts tomorrow at 10 a.m. The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration hosts Drug Take Back Day to provide a safe, convenient and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. Learn more here. Click here for...

COVID-19 Update: More than 92% of Ohioans are living in Red Level, High Incidence County

Gov. Mike DeWine yesterday reported that 92.8% of Ohioans are now living in a county that is at a Red Level 3 and/or noted as high incidence on Ohio’s Public Health Advisory System map. The system map this week saw an increase of 38 counties at a Red Level 3, meaning a very high risk of exposure and spread of COVID-19...