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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Stakeholder Briefing Set on Ohio’s Substance Use Disorder Demonstration Waiver

The Ohio departments of Medicaid and Mental Health and Addiction Services are holding a joint a stakeholder briefing from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 6 in the Auditorium of the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, 30 W. Spring St., Columbus, covering Ohio’s recently approved Medicaid demonstration waiver supporting comprehensive...

Register Now: Risk Management Boot Camp Set for Oct 29

Gain an understanding of the trends and updates that hospitals are facing in risk management at this year's Boot Camp sponsored by OHA and the Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers. Learn about common cyber threats, social media implications and steps hospitals can take to better protect themselves. Acquire a basic understanding of...

CDC Gives Vaping Illness New Name: EVALI

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has announced a new name for vaping-related illness: EVALI, which stands for e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury, according to new health care recommendations the agency released. As of Oct. 17, 1,479 EVALI cases have been reported in 49 states (none in Alaska), with...

Women’s Health Webinar Focused on Buprenorphine Waiver Training

Join the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the American Society of Addiction Medicine at 1 p.m. Oct. 30 for a free online information session specifically for women’s health care providers covering medications and treatments for opioid disorders. Participants will gain an understanding the process of scheduling an...

Oct. 20-26 Is National Health Care Facilities & Engineering Week

American Society for Health Care Engineering of the American Hospital Association is celebrating national health care facilities and engineering week with free webinars throughout the week, social media challenges and themed gifts. Hospitals are encouraged to join in on sharing the importance of facilities management and its impact on hospital...

Lt. Gov. Husted Headlines OHA-OACC Workforce Summit

Nearly 150 representatives from Ohio hospitals and community colleges joined OHA and the Ohio Association of Community Colleges for Wednesday’s Workforce Summit to explore workforce needs in health care. Attendees had the opportunity to hear from Lt. Gov. Jon Husted, who leads Gov. Mike DeWine’s Office of Workforce Transformation...

AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference Registration Open

The American Hospital Association will host the 33rd Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference on Feb. 2-5 in Phoenix. The conference will examine the most significant operational, financial and environmental challenges faced by rural health providers, along with innovative solutions the challenges. Participants wills gain practical tools...

Nominations for OPSI Awards Now Open

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals; health systems; physicians; long term care, outpatient facilities and home health care to submit a nomination for the annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award by Dec. 31. The best practice award  is presented annually to an individual or organization that has designed and implemented the...

Opioid Overdose Dashboard Updated with Q2 Data

OHA’s Opioid Overdose Dashboard has been updated with the data through June 30. The data is derived from the nearly 34 million annual coded hospital encounters in Ohio. The release of per-capita rates by county as well as by market area are intended to assist health policymakers, funders and local collaboratives in their work...