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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DeWine Signs Nurse, Medical Licensure Compact Bills

Shortly after signing the state budget last week, Gov. Mike DeWine signed a trio of bills entering Ohio into interstate compacts for nursing (SB 3), physicians (SB 6) and audiology and speech-language pathology professionals (HB 252). Ohio joins more than 30 states already in the Nurse Licensure Compact and the Interstate Medical...

CDC Early Detection Program Reports Decline in Breast, Cervical Cancer Screenings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last week reported the total number of cancer screening tests received by women through the CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program declined by 87% for breast cancer and 84% for cervical cancer during April 2020 as compared with the previous 5-year averages for that...

OPHP to Conduct COVID-19 Health Care Professionals Well-Being Survey

The Ohio Physicians Health Program has announced it is conducting a COVID-19 Well-Being Survey for health care professionals across the state. The purpose of this study is to gather the perspectives of professionals working across disciplines on the types of supports needed and the type of infrastructure that needs to be in place so that these...

AHA Advancing Care Conference Set for Oct. 4-6

The American Hospital Association is offering the Advancing Care Conference Moving from Crisis to Quality Oct. 4-6 in Chicago. The event offers a new interactive conference experience aimed at health care professionals. Using cutting-edge design thinking exercises, attendees are equipped with custom strategies and an actionable plan to tackle...

July is Juvenile Arthritis Month

The Arthritis National Research Foundation is celebrating Juvenile Arthritis Awareness month this July spreading the word about the over 300,000 children in America that have arthritis. The Arthritis National Research Foundation funds arthritis research to find a cure for arthritis. By supporting arthritis research specific to juvenile arthritis...

OHA Names New VP of Operations, Chief Clinical Officer

OHA promoted James Guliano to serve as the new vice president of Operations and chief clinical officer for OHA effective July 1. This appointment comes after Cliff Lehman, senior vice president of Operations and Member Services, recently announced his retirement. Lehman will transition to a new role with OHA until his retirement on Dec. 31, 2021...

OHA Salary Survey Deadline Extended to July; Members Can Compare Local, State, National Results

In June of each year, the Ohio Hospital Association conducts a salary survey available to all OHA members. The survey provides analyses for 102 leadership positions and 203 staff positions within the hospital or health system. The deadline to participate in the survey has been extended to July 9. Participating organizations receive a summary of...

OHA Partners with Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library

OHA has partnered with the Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library in a shared interest in the optimal health and well-being of Ohio’s youngest citizens. The Ohio Governor’s Imagination Library seeks to ensure that every student in Ohio who enters kindergarten is ready to succeed by offering no-cost books to every child between the...

Wood County Hospital, Nationwide Children’s Announce Partnership

OHA members Wood County Hospital and Nationwide Children’s Hospital earlier this week announced their partnership to bring additional resources and care to pediatric and neonatal patients. The partners signed a formal affiliation to work together with Wood County Hospital providers receiving advanced education and training from Nationwide...