Ohio Hospital Newswire

Ohio Hospital Newswire is published weekly for employees of member hospitals, media and community stakeholders interested in the hospital community in Ohio. 

Newswire is a digest of hospital and health care news happening across the state. 

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Nominate a Peer for a March of Dimes Heroes in Action Award 

The March of Dimes HEROES IN ACTION event set for Dec. 6 honors those who make a difference in the lives of so many. From Aug. 1 – Sept. 25 nominates are open to recognize outstanding health care heroes in 10 diverse categories with 17 winners. This year March of Dimes have included Health Equity Leadership, Lifetime Achievement, as well...

New TechCred Period Open, Apply by Sept. 30

Ohio's TechCred program offers employers, including hospitals, up to $2,000 in reimbursement for every technology-focused credential earned by an employee, up to $30,000 per employer per application period. The current TechCred application period opened yesterday and will close on Sept. 30 at 3:00 p.m.Through TechCred, businesses can prepare...

New Next Generation Medicaid ID Cards Have Been Distributed

Beginning Oct. 1, Gainwell Technologies will become the Single Pharmacy Benefit Manager, or SPBM, for all Ohio managed care members. As part of this transition, Medicaid managed care members will receive a new Next Generation (NextGen) identification card. Beginning Aug. 15, NextGen ID cards were being mailed to members and become effective for...

Register for AHA 'Workforce Challenges Facing Rural' Webinar Sept. 21

Join American Hospital Association and VISTA for the “Workforce Challenges Facing Rural America” webinar centered around solving workforce challenges at 1 p.m. Sept. 21. Speakers Lou Vadlamani, MD, FSCAI and Adam Rousey, from VISTA Staffing Solutions, will discuss recruitment strategies for rural health, creative staffing solutions...

Overdose Awareness Toolkit Released, Free Naloxone Available 

Ohio Overdose Awareness Day was observed on Aug. 31 to raise awareness, advocate for communities fighting against drug addiction, and remember the loved ones lost to the epidemic.A toolkit was released to support the epidemic with the slogan "Everyone Knows Someone. Overdoses Impact Us All.” The toolkit supplies social media graphics...

First Steps Program: Father/Partner Engagement Resource

OHA has launched a new website component to highlight our Father/Partner Engagement designated hospitals. The page also includes information on how to apply for designation, as well as a resource guide that was put together specifically for hospitals that wish to work towards this designation.The Ohio First Steps program last year added a new...

Registration Now Open for 2022 Fall ONPR Conference  

Join the Ohio Hospital Association, the Ohio Network of Physician Recruiters and marketing and medical staff professionals for the ONPR annual conference set for Sept. 28-29. Attendees will gain knowledge and understanding of key issues in physician recruitment today. Learn more about the event and hotel accommodations here. Register here. 

ODH Launches New Monkeypox Cases Dashboard

Ohio Department of Health director Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, MBA, today announced the creation of a new public dashboard to provide Ohioans with information about the status of monkeypox in the state. The Monkeypox Cases Overview dashboard and interactive map, available on the Ohio Department of Health website, shows the total number of cases across...

MetroHealth to Provide One Million Healthy Meals to the Community 

OHA member, MetroHealth System will provide more than one million healthy meals free to the community in partnership with the Greater Cleveland Food Bank. MetroHealth will contribute $1 million to the Food Bank over the next five years to help provide these meals to patients and neighbors in Cleveland. MetroHealth has long advocated for the idea...