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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ProMedica Collaborating with Google on Digital Musculoskeletal Platform

OHA Member ProMedica Sept. 14 announced a new partnership with Google and IncludeHealth to launch a Musculoskeletal Operating System, or MSK-OS™. The platform will power the next generation of integrated virtual care for MSK patients, allowing providers to offer convenient, trusted and affordable virtual physical therapy to patients...

OSU Wexner Offers Multidisciplinary Clinic for Long-Haul COVID Patients

OHA Member The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is operating a multidisciplinary clinic for patients who have lingering COVID-19 symptoms. The Post-COVID Recovery Program provides comprehensive evaluation and treatment for patients who continue to experience symptoms of COVID-19 longer than four weeks after testing positive for the...

Register Today for 2021 OONL Fall Virtual Conference Oct. 7-8

The Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership invites members and Ohio nurse leaders to attend the first virtual fall conference Oct. 7-8. The conference schedule includes two keynote sessions, two half days of educational programming, an awards presentation and OONL updates. This year’s theme is “Year of the Nurse: Finding Our Path...

CDC Offers Sepsis Lessons from COVID Pandemic

Anyone can get an infection, and almost any infection, including COVID-19, can lead to sepsis. The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has published resources of lessons learned from COVID-19 patients acquiring sepsis. Access the CDC's Safe Healthcare blog here.

Webinar to Focus on Health Care Organizations, Leaders Building Workforce Resilience

Join the American Hospital Association from 1-2 p.m. Oct. 13 to discuss workforce resilience, an issue affecting the staffing of every health care system. The webinar will feature Stuart L. Lustig, MD, MPH, Cigna’s national medical executive for behavioral health who will discuss what the data has shown and provide advice for building...

Provider Materials Available to Help Spread Awareness During World Alzheimer’s Month

World Alzheimer’s Month is an annual international campaign from Alzheimer’s Disease International, or ADI, to raise awareness and to challenge the stigma that persists around dementia. This year, the 10th year of World Alzheimer’s Month, is focused on diagnosis and the warning signs of dementia.Materials are available for...

COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surging Across All Age Groups, 40% of Ohio Hospitals Report Staffing Strain

COVID-19 hospitalizations are surging across all age groups with especially troublesome increases among the oldest and youngest Ohioans. The OHA COVID-19 Hospitalization Dashboard Wednesday reported an 857% increase over the past eight weeks in the under-17 age group and an exponential climb of 1,161% among the 80-plus group. Read OHA’s...

Hospitals Nationwide Report $105 Billion in Community Benefit

The American Hospital Association yesterday released its Community Benefit report showing hospitals nationwide provided $105 billion in community benefits in 2018. This is the most recent year for which comprehensive data is available and represents 13.9% of total expenses that year. Tax-exempt hospitals report publicly on community benefit...

New PSAs, Tools Available to Encourage Health Care Staff, Public to Get Vaccinated

The American Hospital Association released new public service announcements and related digital content encouraging vaccination against COVID-19 by still-unvaccinated health care workers and members of the public. Hospitals and health systems can add their own branding, in both 30- and 15-second versions, for use in their local communities&rsquo...