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AHA to Host Webinar Focused on Holding Mass COVID-19 Vaccination Events

The American Hospital Association is hosting a webinar from noon-1 p.m. on March 30 that features leaders from Atrium Health and American Airlines discussing their partnership in addressing their community’s needs through mass COVID-19 vaccination events in Charlotte, North Carolina. The session will focus on the planning process and best...

OHA Member SOMC Releases Schoolhouse Rock Music Video to Promote the COVID-19 Vaccine

The Southern Ohio Medical Center March 22 premiered a new COVID-19 vaccine PSA as a Schoolhouse Rock Parody music video titled, “Just a Vaccine.” SOMC’s music video parodies the famous Schoolhouse Rock “I’m Just a Bill” song and explains the development process of the COVID-19 vaccine, how it works against...

Mark Your Calendars: BWC’s State Fund Seminar Registration is Open

Amidst navigating constant challenges related to workers’ compensation, the BWC is ready and able to help in understanding your exposures and managing any challenging claims. In lieu of this the BWC is putting forth the first-ever virtual Ohio State Fund seminar. This no cost event will explore: BWC updatesUnemployment during this...

Video Library Offered to Help with Provider Resilience

OHA has partnered with Gabbe Health and Wellness of the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to share free resources that were developed to address provider resilience, especially as the pandemic continues to burden our health care teams. This catalog of 32 two- and five-minute videos offer short opportunities of mindfulness and...

Resources Archived from COVID Vaccination Webinar Series

OHA's Patient Safety & Quality team is presenting a 4-part webinar series on COVID Vaccinations. For upcoming schedules check out OHA's events calendar. Here are recordings and links to the slides and tool kits.Feb. 26 - "Clinical Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination"RecordingSlidesToolkitMarch 12 - "Messaging...

University Hospitals, Lake Health, UH Cleveland Medical Center Earn 2021 Patient Safety Awards

In recognition of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, the Ohio Patient Safety Institute announced Lake Health and University Hospitals as the recipients of the 13th Annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award. University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center received OPSI’s annual Patient Engagement Best Practice Award. “This year...

OHA COVID-19 Dashboard Features New Hospitalization Data by Age

OHA enhanced our COVID-19 dashboard this week to reflect new data trends related to age groups of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Ohio. The new data sets include: current week admissions trend; weekly patient admissions by age groups (based on the age groups for the COVID-19 vaccination eligibility guidelines established by the state since January)...

OHA Staff Member Appointed to Ohio Infant Mortality Task Force

Gov. Mike DeWine on March 16 announced the creation of the statewide Eliminating Disparities in Infant Mortality Task Force. The task force will work to address Ohio’s racial disparities in infant mortality. Ryan Everett, director of OHA’s Community and Public Health Programs, was appointed to serve on the task force. Members of the...

Trinity Health System CEO Matt Grimshaw Joins OHA Board

OHA’s Board of Trustees March 12 appointed Matt Grimshaw, president and CEO, Trinity Health System to fill a vacant seat on the board with a term ending Dec. 31, 2023. “Matt joins our board at a critical time in our state. Hospitals continue to lead pandemic response, and policymakers are considering important reforms and...