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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Newswire’s Next Edition Set for Dec. 6

We at OHA will also be enjoying turkey, football and our families for Thanksgiving next week, so there will be no edition of Newswire on Nov. 29. Newswire will return to the regular schedule the following week, Dec. 6.

DP&L Members Eligible for Extra Enhanced Rebates in December

OHA members in Dayton Power & Light’s (DP&L) territory, in December, will have the opportunity 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...

OHA Group Workers’ Comp Program Enrollment Open

The deadline to enroll into Group Retrospective Rating with OHA’s workers’ compensation program through CareWorks Comp for the upcoming July 1, 2020 policy year is Jan. 24, 2020. OHA partners with CareWorks to deliver significant cost savings and consulting services to member hospitals. Group Retrospective Rating is a performance...

Reminder: 2020 Health Care Enrollment Deadlines Approaching

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. The deadline to enroll with HealthCare.gov is Dec. 15. According to a report by the Centers for Medicare &...

PACE Financing Webinar Approved for CEC Credits, Applies to all Hospitals

The OHA Energy Program’s webinar on Property Accessed Clean Energy financing has been approved by The American Society for Health Care Engineering for 1.5 Contact Hours (1.5 CECs). Hospital Facility Managers, Sustainability Officers, and Finance staff are encouraged to join the webinar at 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Property owners...

United Against the Flu Campaign Releases Winter Toolkit

The American Hospital Association’s has released a new social media toolkit for the United Against the Flu campaign in time for the holiday season. The toolkit is a great opportunity for providers and other organizations to educate people on the importance of the flu shot and encourage them to get vaccinate. Along with social media content...

Ohio Hospitals Earn Recognition through Breastfeeding Designation Program

Eight Ohio hospitals have earned new recognition and/or successfully renewed recognition through the latest round of the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies initiative sponsored by OHA and the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio First Steps is a voluntary breastfeeding designation program that recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to...

OPSI Award Nominations Due Next Month

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals, health systems, physicians and long-term care, outpatient 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 implemented the...

Call for Nominations: OHA 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 community...