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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DeWine Announces Initial Vaccine Schedule for the Public

Gov. Mike DeWine yesterday announced the planned vaccine group schedules through early February, allowing that vaccine shipments remain in flux and should be confirmed to providers each Tuesday. As hospitals and other providers continue to work through the top priority groups of front-line health care workers and nursing home residents and staff...

Nominate a Peer for OHA’s 2021 Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards

OHA is accepting nominations through Feb. 26, 2021 for our Health Care Worker of the Year and Health Care Leadership Awards. The awards are presented each year to honor stellar service, exemplary performance and leadership, and excellent personal and organizational accomplishments within the Ohio hospital community.   The Health...

AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference Set for Feb. 17-18, Early Bird Registration Special Ends Today

The AHA is set host the 34th Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference Feb. 17-18. The virtual conference brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. This two-day virtual event will showcase for rural communities’...

Join a Professional Society in 2021

OHA sponsors seven professional membership societies committed to promoting professional interests and cooperative action among peers. Hospital employees who are interested in professional development, peer-to-peer networking and education are encouraged to join one of OHA’s personal membership groups. OHA professional societies include: ...

Ohio Attorney General to Host Human Trafficking Virtual Summit Set for Jan. 14

The second annual virtual Human Trafficking Summit is set for Jan. 14 and will be hosted by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. The summit will include 15 workshops with information and resources for health care providers, law enforcement, community members and more. The cost to attend is $10. Learn more and register here.  

Vaccine Communications Tools Available in Several Languages for OHA Members

A series of communications tools have been released for hospitals to use in encouraging health care workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. The latest round of tools from the Ohio Department of Health include materials in Spanish, Somali and Nepali languages. Click here for the ODH recap and links to materials. OHA is aggregating the tools on our...

Register for the Rebounding from COVID-19 Happier and Healthier Webinar Today

OHA will host the Rebounding from COVID-19 Happier and Healthier webinar from 1-2 p.m. Jan. 26. Participants of this session will understand the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on our workforce, learn real-life tactics to recover and regain joy in the workplace and realize and plan for future impacts on our workforce. Click here to learn more...

Donate Blood During National Blood Donor Month

January is national blood donor month. Blood donations typically drop off during and immediately after the winter holidays making this time of the year one of the most challenging times to collect enough blood products to meet patient needs. January is a critical time for the Red Cross, consider donating today. Click here to find a blood drive...

Hospital Leaders Elected to OHA Board of Trustees, UC Health CEO Lofgren to Chair

OHA today announced new officers and two new members to its Board of Trustees for 2021. Rick Lofgren, MD, president and CEO, UC Health, will chair the board. David McQuaid, CEO, The Ohio State University Health System, will serve as chair-elect and Steve Glass, CFO, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, will serve as secretary/treasurer. Ed Roth...