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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Deadline Approaching: First Steps for Healthy Babies Program Applications Due April 1

The deadline for hospitals to submit applications for the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program is April 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...

AHA Releases March Madness Themed United Against the Flu Toolkit

The American Hospital Association, in time for March Madness, is offering hospitals and health systems a social media toolkit that uses the wildly popular NCAA basketball tournament season as a foundation for messages encouraging patients to stay up to date with their COVID-19 vaccinations. Click here to download the toolkit. 

OSHRM-SOHA Conference Set for March 31

Join hospital risk managers and health law attorneys for the OSHRM-SOHA annual spring conference, to be held March 31 at The Blackwell Inn, Columbus. OHA has applied for Nursing, legal, and CPHRM credit. Topics will include: Recent Ohio Supreme Court Decisions Impacting Medical Negligence ClaimsOHA Legislative UpdateNational and Ohio Medical...

Register Today for the 2023 Accelerating Health Equity Conference

Join leaders from hospitals, health systems and the public health community for the 2023 Accelerating Health Equity Conference May 16-18 in Minneapolis. Attendees will hear from leading voices in the fight against health inequities sharing the latest insights, ideas and success stories. Learn more and register for the event here.

Early Recognition of Sepsis Care Webinar Set for March 15

Join OHA and experts from OhioHealth for the "Effective Practices for the Early Recognition of Sepsis Care” webinar at 11:30 a.m. March 15. OHA’s Board of Trustees in 2015 identified reducing sepsis mortality in Ohio as one of the key focus areas for OHA and Ohio hospitals. OHA's Patient Safety and Quality team hosts monthly...

DeWine Announces New Data Dashboards to Report Overdose, Substance-Use Measures

Governor Mike DeWine March 7 announced that the state has launched new data dashboards to better track and report data on overdose deaths and other substance-use-related measures for all 88 Ohio counties.These statewide dashboards were adopted and expanded from dashboards created through the National Institutes of Health-funded ...

SAMHSA Releases Report Detailing Effects of Long COVID on Behavioral Health

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration this week released Overview of the Impacts of Long COVID on Behavioral Health. The report addresses the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic on behavioral health, particularly the psychiatric symptoms linked with Long COVID, possible long-term implications, and prospective paths for...

ANOL Releases Final Section of Workforce Compendium

The American Hospital Association’s American Organization for Nursing Leadership released the final section of a three-part compendium focusing on best practices for managing nursing workforce complexities. The final section reflects on the work of the AONL Workforce Committee and subcommittees on academic-practice partnerships, culture of...

Resources Provided to Recognize Health Care HR

Health Care HR Week – the third week of March – recognizes human resources professionals in health care organizations across the nation for their important role across the continuum of care. The American Society for Health Care Human Resources Administration offers a toolkit of ideas and materials for providers here.