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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At-Home Rapid COVID-19 Tests Available at Ohio Libraries

The Ohio Department of Health earlier this year purchased 2 million rapid at-home COVID-19 tests. The state partnered with the Ohio Library Council and many of its member libraries to make these tests available to the public at no cost. During August, over 240 libraries provided more than 53,000 tests throughout the state. Read ODH’s full...

Ohio Opioid Education Alliance Features Mercy Health’s New Beginnings Program

OHA member Mercy Health’s New Beginnings program was highlighted by the Ohio Opioid Education Alliance for addressing the needs of pregnant women with addiction. Expecting mothers involved in the program receive extra support from peers and professionals along with weekly group sessions to share their experiences. New Beginnings focuses on...

NIMH to Hosting Virtual Event in Honor of National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

The National Institute of Mental Health, NIMH, will host a livestream event on suicide prevention during the pandemic, focusing on unemployment, youth, and other population subgroups who may be experiencing elevated risk. Watch the livestream event at 3:30 p.m. Sept. 22 on NIMH’s Facebook or Twitter feeds. NIMH has...

ASHE Annual Conference Set for Sept. 15-17, CE Credits Available

The American Society for Health Care Engineering is hosting its annual conference Sept. 15-17 in Nashville. The conference brings together thousands of health care facilities professionals to learn about new developments in the field, network with others and find solutions to their challenges. Participants of the event will have a chance to earn...

World Sepsis Day is Monday, Social Media Toolkit Available

Monday, Sept. 13 marks the 10th Anniversary of World Sepsis Day. World Sepsis Day is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against sepsis. Get involved with spreading awareness around sepsis by downloading WorldSepsisDay.org’s toolkit that includes a sepsis fact sheet, sepsis awareness clips, infographics, pocket cards,...

Governor Declares Sepsis Awareness Month; Next OHA Sepsis Webinar Sept. 15

Gov. Mike DeWine yesterday declared September Sepsis Awareness Month in Ohio. The OHA Board of Trustees in 2015 identified reducing sepsis mortality in Ohio as one of the key focus areas for OHA and Ohio hospitals. Read the proclamation here. As part of OHA's statewide program, we provide a monthly Sepsis Initiative Webcast to discuss new...

Register Now for 2021 OONL Fall Virtual Conference

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...

UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital Receives Largest Grant in Hospital’s History

OHA member University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital has received more than $48 million in federal grant funds to establish a Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network to respond to natural disasters. UH and four hospitals across the country will use the funds to create the network to prepare for tornadoes, floods or...

First Steps Applications Due Oct. 1

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