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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Cleveland Clinic to Partner with State Agencies to Form Global Center for Pathogen Research, Human Health

OHA member Cleveland Clinic on Jan. 25 announced it will partner with the state of Ohio, JobsOhio and the Ohio Development Services Agency to expand Cleveland Clinic’s global commitment to infectious disease research and translational programs to form the Global Center for Pathogen Research & Human Health. The center is expected to...

Battelle Updates Mask Recycling Details

The Food and Drug Administration on Jan. 21 reissued an Emergency Use Authorization for the Battelle Critical Care Decontamination System with a significant change to the number of times N95 masks can go through the process. The maximum number of decontamination cycles has been decreased from 20 to four cycles per compatible N95 respirator. Any...

‘Rebounding from COVID-19 Happier and Healthier’ Webinar Rescheduled for Feb. 4

OHA’s “Rebounding from COVID-19 Happier and Healthier” Webinar is set for 1 p.m. Feb. 4. Participants of this session will understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our workforce, learn real-life tactics to recover and regain joy in the workplace and realize and plan for future impacts on our workforce. Participants of...

Join the #OurHearts Movement for National American Heart Month

In honor of National American Hearth Month, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute has started the #OurHearts movement on social media. The movement is a way to encourage and motivate everyone to adopt heart-healthy behaviors, together. Research shows having social support and personal networks makes getting regular physical activity...

OHA Opioid Dashboard Updated with Q3 Data

OHA’s Opioid Overdose Dashboard has been updated with data through Sept. 30, 2020. The data is derived from the nearly 36 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. The data...

DeWine Announces 2 Million At-Home, Rapid COVID-19 Tests Coming to Ohio

During a COVID-19 press briefing yesterday, Gov. Mike DeWine announced that the state is purchasing 2 million at-home, rapid antigen COVID tests from Abbott Pharmaceuticals and eMed. To be used during telehealth services, the tests deliver results in minutes without the need to send the test to a lab for processing. Local health departments will...

Part 1 of OPSI Patient Safety Webinar Series Set for Feb. 11

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for part 1 of a 5-part webinar series at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 11. The session will cover “Why Not Home? The Journey of Changing the Narrative in Post-Acute Care,” and has been approved for continuing education credits. The registration fee is $50 per session/per line or $200 for all five sessions...

Call for Nominations: 2021 OHA Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards

OHA is accepting nominations through Feb. 26, 2021 for our Health Care Worker of the Year and Health Care Leadership Awards. The awards are presented each year to honor stellar service, exemplary performance and leadership, and excellent personal and organizational accomplishments within the Ohio hospital community.   The Health...

‘Rebounding from COVID-19 Happier and Healthier’ Webinar Rescheduled for Feb. 4

OHA’s “Rebounding from COVID-19 Happier and Healthier” Webinar has been rescheduled for 1 p.m. Feb. 4. Participants of this session will understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our workforce, learn real-life tactics to recover and regain joy in the workplace and realize and plan for future impacts on our workforce...