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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First Steps Applications Deadline Approaching

The deadline for hospitals to submit applications for the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program is Jan.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. Hospitals...

Don’t Forget: Medicare Open Enrollment Closes Tomorrow

The open enrollment period for Medicare will close on Saturday, Dec. 7. Click here to preview the 2020 drug plans and Medicare advantage plans. Click here for a helpful guide for changing coverage that providers can share with patients.

Nominate Someone You Know for OHA’s Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards

The Ohio Hospital Association is accepting nominations through Jan. 31, 2020 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 communityThe...

CMS Releases Updated Healthcare.gov Enrollment Snapshot

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported that nearly 2.9 million people, including 55,010 Ohioans, have selected a 2020 health care plan through Healthcare.gov as of Dec. 4. Every week during Open Enrollment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will release enrollment snapshots for the HealthCare.gov platform...

DP&L, AEP Members Eligible to Receive Enhanced Rebates on Energy Efficient Equipment

OHA members in Dayton Power & Light’s territory have the opportunity in December to receive further energy savings through an enhanced rebate above the normal incentive for qualifying equipment (LED lighting, Variable Frequency Drives and some HVAC equipment) through DP&L’s “Instant Discounts on Efficient Products&rdquo...

Addiction Medicine Funding Opportunity Available

The Health Resources and Services Administration has announced plans to invest $20 million through the Addiction Medicine Fellowship program to increase access to board certified addiction professionals who are practicing in underserved, community-based settings that integrate behavioral health with primary care services. HRSA plans to fun an...

2020 Impact Ohio Canton Regional Conference

OHA is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Impact Ohio Canton Regional Conference. Attendees of the conference set for Dec. 12 at Stark State College will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from government leaders, political analysts, pundits and policy experts on issues that affect their community. The conference will feature Robert...

December is Safe Toys and Gift Month

With December being the largest gift-giving month of the year, it’s important to remember safety as you shop for the holidays. According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, 251,700 toy-related injuries were treated by hospital emergency rooms in 2017. Prevent Blindness America encourages everyone to consider if the toys they...

OHA Welcomes New Vice President of Clinical Leadership Affairs

Janet Bay, MD, this month joined OHA as vice president of Clinical Leadership Affairs. Bay, a pioneer in her field, was the 13th woman in the nation to become a neurosurgeon when she became board certified in 1980. She comes to OHA from OhioHealth, where she was vice president of Neuroscience. Prior to her work at the system level with...