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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Reminder: First Steps Application Due Next Week

The deadline for hospitals to submit applications for the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program is July 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 Members Recognized for Excellence in Sustainability; Cleveland Clinic Saluted for Food Program

Practice Greenhealth recognized several OHA members earlier this month for excellence in efforts to reduce their environmental impact and address the links between the environment and human health. Practice Greenhealth is a national membership and networking organization for sustainable health care. Cleveland Clinic achieved a Top 25...

ODH Announces Disparities in Maternal Health Community Grant Program

The Ohio Department of Health Tuesday announced the availability of grant funds for the maternal health community. Providers chosen for the grants will receive funding to implement innovative and culturally humble initiatives to address racial/ethnic and/or geographic health disparities related to maternal health in Ohio. The solicitation seeks...

New Leader Appointed in House Health Committee

Speaker of the Ohio House Larry Householder today announced the appointment of Rep. Adam Holmes (R-Nashport) as vice chair of the House Health Committee, replacing former Rep. Don Manning (R-New Middletown), who died earlier this year. Holmes' district includes Guernsey County and the majority of Muskingum County. Rep...

Webinar Set for July 20 Addresses Tie Between Clinician Burnout, Patient Care

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio earlier this year released "A call to action: Improving clinician wellbeing and patient care and safety," report to describe the relationship between clinician wellbeing and patient care and safety; highlight examples of evidence-informed policies and programs to improve clinician wellbeing; and...

ODH Releases New State Health Improvement Plan

The Ohio Department of Health on Friday released Ohio’s 2020 – 2022 State Health Improvement Plan, or SHIP, which aims to strengthen state and local efforts to improve health, well-being and economic vitality in Ohio by focusing on health equity and improving indicators including community conditions, health behaviors and access...

OHA Board Member Joins DeWine to Review Spike in COVID-19 Cases

Richard Lofgren, MD, president and CEO of UC Health and chair-elect of the OHA Board of Trustees, today joined Gov. Mike DeWine's COVID-19 press briefing to review spikes in the state's cases of the virus, especially in Southwest Ohio. The 892 cases reported in the last 24 hours marked an 80% increase over the 21-day average of 494...

Ohio Hospitals, Health Care Workers are Responding to COVID-19 with Innovation

OHA is aggregating stories of the health care workers and hospitals across the state on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. OHA is regularly updating the webpage and sharing the stories on our social media channels. Click here to read the stories.

OHA Offering 3 Hospital Management Webinars, CE Credit Options Next Week

OHA is hosting three member-only webinars next week, which will include part 1 of OHA’s Summer leadership series. These webinars will provide the latest updates regarding the cost coverage add-ons, COVID-19 federal legislative and regulatory issues and coping with burnout. The sessions offer a variety of continuing education credits.June...