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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Adena Earns ENERGY STAR Status for Sustainability Efforts

Adena Regional Medical Center has earned ENERGY STAR Certification for the first time in recognition for the important strides the hospital is taking to protect our environment and ensure a more efficient health care facility. Adena Regional Medical Center scored a 92, meaning it is more energy efficient than 92% of similar facilities ...

Maternal Sepsis Learning Module Offers CME Credit

To combat the sepsis in pregnancy epidemic, health care providers need to know the signs and symptoms of pregnancy-related sepsis, as well as how to screen for sepsis early and initiate treatment. A new no-cost training module, jointly developed by Sepsis Alliance and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists ...

AHA Releases Digital Toolkit for National Human Trafficking Prevention Month

The American Hospital Association’s Hospitals Against Violence Initiative recognized the Biden administration’s proclamation of January 2022 as National Human Trafficking Prevention Month by releasing a digital toolkit available in English and Spanish. Hospitals and health systems can...

Registration Now Open for International Summit on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction

The American Society of Healthcare Engineering’s annual International Summit & Exhibition on Health Facility Planning, Design & Construction, or PDC Summit, is March 20-23 in New Orleans. Attend the premier event for over 3,200 health care and hospital facility senior leadership to earn continuing education credits, ...

Health Care Worker Well-Being Resources Available

The National Academy of Medicine recently launched the Resource Compendium for Health Care Worker Well-Being, which highlights tools ready to be deployed and strategies to address systems issues related to health care workers’ burnout.     The compendium defines the six essential elements for health care...

Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 Test Expiration Dates Extended Three Months by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has authorized an extension of an additional three months on Abbott BinaxNOW COVID-19 test expiration dates. For example, boxes of tests with a September 2021 expiration date now have an expiration date of March 2022. Read the full FDA authorization here.  

Hospitals Welcome National Guard Support to Fight COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic impacted Ohio hospitals significantly in December 2021 resulting in record hospitalizations and increased community spread of Delta and Omicron variants in the state. Gov. Mike DeWine mobilized more than 2,000 members of the Ohio National Guard to help relieve the hospital staffing strain caused by the rising number of...

OHA, OCHA Encourage Ohio Schools to Consider Mask Requirement as COVID Hospitalizations Rise

OHA in partnership with the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association on Dec. 29 shared a letter with the DeWine Administration asking for distribution to all Ohio school superintendents, administrators and school board members encouraging a masking policy to help limit community spread of COVID-19. The letter was signed by ...

OHA Members Partner to Expand Access to Care in Clark County

Premier Health and OhioHealth have formed a joint venture that will join 35 physicians in sharing ownership of Ohio Valley Surgical Hospital in Springfield. All three OHA members are committed to expanding access to care and keeping care local for the Clark County community. Read the...