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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OHA Monthly Sepsis Webcast Back in April

The Ohio Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees identified in 2015 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 educational opportunities for member hospitals and clinical teams to gain insight into new trends and methods to treating...

COVID, Vaccine Resource Library Available for Member Use

OHA continues to aggregate COVID-19 and vaccine resources and outreach tools for hospital and health systems to use. Communication content is available for use on a variety of platforms – social media, printed posters, video, fact sheets – and in multiple languages and with messaging guidance tailored for specific communities. OHA...

AHA to Host Webinar Dedicated to Amplifying the Voices of Mothers

Maternal deaths in the U.S. are on the rise and childbirth is more dangerous for communities of color who are disproportionately impacted by maternal mortality and morbidity. In honor of Black Maternal Health Week and National Minority Health Month the American Hospital Association and the American Organization for Nursing Leadership along with...

April Webinar Series to Discuss COVID-19 Impact on the Opioid Epidemic

The Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and Siegal Lifelong Learning Program are hosting a month-long, no cost webinar series that examines the impact COVID-19 has had on the opioid crisis in Ohio. The series, “Intersecting Pandemics: The Opioid Epidemic and COVID-19” will take place at 10 a.m. each Tuesday throughout...

April is Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month

The Ohio Department of Health has released a new stats and facts resource for Esophageal Cancer Awareness Month. In 2018, 860 new cases of esophageal cancer were diagnosed in Ohio, accounting for 1.3% of invasive cancer cases reported that year. To lower your risk for esophageal cancer: Don’t smoke or quit if you do. For help quitting...

Registration Open for OHA’s Virtual Annual Meeting

Registration for OHA’s 106th Annual Meeting &Education Summit is now open. OHA is launching the 2021 Annual Meeting June 7-8 as a robust and convenient virtual event accessible by all staff and trustees of member hospitals. This year’s event, delivered to your desktop, laptop, tablet or phone, will feature: More than 70...

Ohio to Open 11 Mass Vaccination Sites, 4 Mobile Clinics

Gov. Mike DeWine during a press briefing yesterday announced 11 stationary mass vaccination sites will open next week, and four mobile clinics will begin traveling throughout specific regions of the state. The stationary mass vaccination sites will be held at: Colony Square Mall, Zanesville, OhioWayne Street Medical Campus, Marietta, OhioAdena...

New Videos Promote Vaccine Benefits; Available for Members to Use

The Ohio Department of Health March 18 released public service announcements that promote the benefits of COVID-19 vaccines. The videos, which feature Ohioans sharing why they wanted a vaccine, are available for member hospitals to share on their communications channels. OHA, along with the Ohio State Medical Association, the Ohio Business...

Register Today for Part 2 of Advancing Patient Safety Webinar Series

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for part 2 of the 5-part Advancing Patient Safety webinar series at 11:30 a.m. on April 8. Part 2 of the series will focus on positively impacting patient safety through an enhanced surgical recovery program and will feature professionals from Kettering Health Network. Learn more and register here.