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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Hospital PPE Readiness Stockpile to Support Congregate Facilities, Assure Statewide Readiness for Any COVID-19 Surge

The Ohio Hospital Association and the state of Ohio today announced deployment of the statewide Hospital PPE Readiness Stockpile to ensure a reliable supply of personal protective equipment to meet the needs of COVID-19 patients and health care workers where the needs are greatest, particularly in congregate care facilities and hospitals...

DeWine Releases Ohio's COVID-19 Spread Rate, Expands Pop-Up Testing Sites

Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday released the latest basic reproduction number, or R0 (pronounced “R naught”), for eight regions of Ohio during his COVID-19 briefing. The R0 represents the number of people to whom, on average, a person will spread a disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that COVID-19's R0...

Buprenorphine Waiver Webinar Training for Women’s Health Care Providers Set for July 17

The American Society of Addiction Medicine has partnered with the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists to create a curriculum to offer buprenorphine waiver trainings specifically designed for women's health providers. OHA was selected to host a training for Ohio providers earlier this year but was forced to reschedule due...

Two OHA Members Recognized by Modern Healthcare

OHA members Mary Boosalis, president and CEO, Premier Health, and Tomislav Mihaljevic, MD, president and CEO, Cleveland Clinic, today were named to Modern Healthcare's list of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. The publication annually honors individuals in health care who are deemed by their peers and the senior editors of Modern...

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Nationwide Children's Hospital Named to National Top 10 Ranking

U.S. News & World Report named Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and Nationwide Children's Hospital to the Top 10 in its 2020-21 pediatric rankings. To create the 2020-21 list, U.S. News & World Report gathered clinical survey data from nearly 200 medical centers. Patient safety, infection...

New COVID-19 Communications Tools Available

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released new communications tools for providers and community groups to use on COVID-19 testing, including materials on:Testing overviewTesting in high-density workplaces The full set of CDC communications tools are available here.

Age-Friendly Health Systems Webinar Set for June 24

The American Hospital Association is set to host a webinar on improving care for older adult patients. Leaders from Hartford Hospital in Connecticut  at noon on June 24 will discuss how they used the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's 4Ms Framework — what matters, medications, mentation and mobility — to integrate into...

6-Part Leadership Series Offered for OHA Members

OHA is presenting a virtual summer leadership series for member C-suite executives at no cost. Six nationally known experts will discuss the COVID-19 pandemic crisis and share their expertise in resiliency, healthy policy, financial and strategic planning, understanding unconscious bias, health equity and the new health care ecosystem...

DeWine Expands Testing to Move Toward Ohio's Daily Goal

Gov. Mike DeWine Thursday announced that Ohio is expanding testing and encouraged those who want a COVID-19 test, including those who are low-risk or asymptomatic, to talk with their health care provider or contact a testing location to arrange a test.  The expansion comes as the state aims for a goal of conducting 22,000 tests daily...