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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DP&L, AEP Members Eligible to Receive Enhanced Rebates

As a result of OHA’s negotiations and advocacy at the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, hospitals in two utility territories have the opportunity to receive further savings on midstream purchases made at a supply distributor. OHA members in Dayton Power & Light’s territory have the opportunity in December to receive further...

Mark your Calendars for OHA’s 2020 Events

As the year comes to an end, don’t forget to check ohiohospitals.org/events to see OHA’s upcoming 2020 events. All society conferences have been set, and the event schedule will be updated throughout the new year.

ODH Promotes Spreading Holiday Joy – Not the Flu

The Ohio Department of Health is recommending that all Ohioans 6 months and older get a flu shot now, due to an increase in flu activity. There have been 262 influenza-associated hospitalizations reported in Ohio, so far this year, compared to 198 reported during the same time period last year. The flu activity level in Ohio has been increased...

Join OHA's Workplace Safety Campaign Today

Enrollment is now open for OHA’s Safety Campaign that promotes workplace safety by generating comparable employee injury data for hospitals throughout the state so members can learn from peer facilities and by recognizing successful hospital occupational safety programs. Created in 1953, the campaign is based on data acquired from each...

OPSI Award Nomination Deadline Fast Approaching

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...

OHA 105th Annual Meeting Call for Proposals Deadline Extended

The deadline to submit presentation proposals for OHA’s 105th Annual Meeting has been extended to Dec. 30. The OHA Annual Meeting, set for June 8-10, 2020 offers a premier opportunity to gain valuable insight about statewide industry trends, network with your peers and achieve a better understanding of the health care issues and policies...

Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment Closes Sunday

The deadline to enroll with healthcare.gov is Dec. 15. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported that nearly 3.9 million people, including 79,050 Ohioans, have selected a 2020 health care plan through Healthcare.gov as of Dec. 7.

Recognize a Peer for OHA’s Statewide 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...

Don’t Forget to Register for AHA’s Rural Health Care Leadership Conference

The American Hospital Association will host the 33rd Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference on Feb. 2-5 in Phoenix. The conference will examine the most significant operational, financial and environmental challenges faced by rural health providers, along with innovative solutions the challenges. Participants wills gain practical tools...