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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Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 8 OHA Member Hospitals Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

John Chapman Award Nationwide Children’s Hospital will receive the 2020 OHA John Chapman Award for developing a comprehensive program to reduce its ecological footprint in the community. “In a year where the importance of our member’s work is more apparent than ever, the energy efficiency and sustainability efforts of Ohio...

OPSI 2021 Best Practice Award Nominations Due Dec. 31

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals, health systems, physicians, long-term care, outpatient facilities and home health care organizations to submit a nomination for the annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award by Dec. 31. The best practice award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has designed and...

Call for Nominations: 2021 OHA Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards

The Ohio Hospital Association 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...

Ohio Hospitals Continue Energy Efficiency Success During 2020

OHA members continued strong investments in saving money and improving the environment throughout 2020. In 2020, 16 hospitals were recognized as ENERGY STAR certified (in the top 25% in energy efficiency performance nationally). Ohio once again leads the nation in ENERGY STAR certified hospitals. This is particularly notable due to the challenge...

OHA Thanks Outgoing Committee, Collaborative Leaders

The Ohio Hospital Association committees and task forces help guide OHA’s positions on various health care topics. OHA thanks the outgoing committee and collaborative members for their service and leadership in 2020:Arturo Polizzi, The Christ Hospital, OHA Board of TrusteesMike Louge, OhioHealth, OHA Board of Trustees  Victor...

OHA Members Appointed to AHA Regional Policy Board

Two OHA members will serve on the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board. Akram Boutros, MD, president and CEO, MetroHealth System and Brian Jepson, president, OhioHealth Central Market will serve for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2021. Regional Policy Board state delegates are appointed by the OHA Board of Trustees...

Newswire to Return in 2021

Due to the busy holiday schedule, there will be no edition of Ohio Hospital Newswire on Dec. 25 and Jan. 1. Newswire will return to the regular schedule on Jan. 8. OHA wishes everyone a happy and safe holiday season.

Sepsis Initiative Monthly Webcasts Continue in January

The Ohio Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees identified reducing sepsis mortality in Ohio as one of the key focus areas for OHA and Ohio hospitals in 2015. OHA's Patient Safety and Quality team hosts monthly educational opportunities for member hospitals and clinical teams to gain insight into new trends and methods to treating...

Vaccine Communications Tools Available, More in Development

A series of communications tools have been released for hospitals to use in encouraging health care workers to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Additional options are expected to be released today and this weekend. OHA will aggregate all the tools on our website, ohiohospitals.org as they become available. Here are the tools available today:Gov. Mike...