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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New to Ohio? 3,000 + Hospital Jobs Available

Today’s health care workforce shortage is one of the most critical challenges facing hospital and health care leaders across the country. OHA has partnered with HospitalCareers to create OHHospitalJobs.com, a recruitment tool and permanent-placement job board. The website is available exclusively for OHA member hospitals to post open...

First Steps Application Deadline Approaching

The deadline for hospitals to submit applications for the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program is Oct. 1. The program, a collaboration between the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health, recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization. ...

OHA Talks Identifying Sepsis with WOSU’s 'All Sides'

As part of Sepsis Awareness Month, OHA’s Vice President of Quality Programs James Guliano was featured on WOSU’s "All Sides with Ann Fisher" on Wednesday discussing the importance of raising awareness around early recognition and intervention to combat sepsis and debunking myths about the condition that annually affects 41...

New DNR Rules, Revised Form in Effect

Following the Ohio Department of Health’s recent five-year rule review of the state’s Do-Not-Resuscitate rules, a new state DNR order form is in effect as of Sept. 1. The new form reflects changes made during the rule review process to modify the DNR protocol and add certain Advance Practice Registered Nurses to the list of health...

ODH Urges Caution as 1st West Nile Death Reported in Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health this week reported the state’s first human West Nile virus case and death in 2019, a 68‐year‐old Lucas County man who was hospitalized with encephalitis.  “The primary way people get West Nile virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito,” said ODH Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH in a release...

Register Now: Risk Management Boot Camp

Join OHA and a variety of presenters to examine trends and updates for risk management. Starting at 8:20 a.m. on Oct. 29, at the Quest Conference Center, learn about common cyber threats, social media implications and steps hospitals can take to better protect themselves. Gain a basic understanding of audit trails and HIPPA violations, and the...

OHA Testifies in Support of Price Transparency Legislation

The Ohio Hospital Association on Wednesday testified in support of Substitute Senate Bill 97, a health care price transparency bill that requires hospitals, upon request, to provide patients with a verbal or written cost estimate for scheduled services. OHA’s Advocacy team worked closely with the bill sponsor, Sen. Steve Huffman, MD, (R...

Lima-Area Hospitals Recognized for Reducing Energy Use

Lima Memorial and Mercy Health-St. Rita’s Medical Center were recognized this week for their significant energy efficiency achievements as part of OHA’s Energy Cup competition. Lima Memorial reduced energy consumption by 2.9%, more than twice the efficiency gained by the average Ohio hospital from 2017 to 2018. Lima Memorial also is...

OAP, CVS Partner to Conduct Adolescent Vaping Trainings

The Ohio Academy of Pediatrics is partnering with CVS to host adolescent vaping trainings in Toledo, Columbus, Akron and Dayton. Every day, there is a new and frightening article regarding the risks of vaping and e-cigarette use. Currently, the CDC has recommended that users STOP vaping as a mystery lung disease is being seen across the...