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. 

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DeWine Announces Expanded Vaccine Eligibility

Gov. Mike DeWine during a press briefing Tuesday announced expanded vaccine eligibility beginning today for phases 1E and 2 C. Phase 1E includes individuals with cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease and obesity. Phase 2C extends eligibility to Ohioans who are 40 and older. Between these two...

Registration Now Open for 6-Week Program Dedicated to C-section Reduction Initiative

The Better Maternal Outcomes Improvement Network is hosting a six-week program starting March 30 focused on the safe reduction of primary cesarean births at no cost. Participating organizations will learn how to spread best practices and protocols through a variety of shared learning formats and practical, how-to guidance. Click here to learn...

Finance Webinar Focuses on Uncovering Alternative Revenue Streams

Join OHA and corporate partner, CommerceHealthcare, for an overview on how you can maximize revenue generated from your AP Department by optimizing supplier payments. Participants of the session set for noon on April 2 will learn about the financial impact of COVID-19 on hospitals, solutions to increase e-payable revenue and the availability of...

COVID Vaccination Series Continues with Equity Webinar

Join OHA for part 3 of the 4-part series on COVID-19 vaccination "Equity Considerations for COVID-19 Vaccination" from 1-2 p.m. March 26. Presenters include: Brook Watts, MD, MS, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Community & Public Health, MetroHealthAyaz Hyder, PHD, Assistant Professor, Core Faculty...

March is National Kidney Month

March is National Kidney Month, and the National Kidney Foundation has released a resource flyer with information on preventing and spotting kidney disease. The foundation notes six ways to keep kidneys healthy: Regulate fluid levelsActivate Vitamin D for healthy bonesFilter wastes from the bloodDirects production of red blood cellsRegulate...

Ohio Patient Safety Institute Celebrates 20th Anniversary

OHA partnered with the Ohio State Medical Association and the Ohio Osteopathic Association in 2001 to establish the Ohio Patient Safety Institute, or OPSI, to advance effective practices in patient safety for health care providers to learn and grow as they deliver health care to patients. A 20th anniversary celebration is traditionally...

OHA, Ohio Energy Leaders Announce New Energy Waste Reduction Report

OHA, in partnership with Ceres, E2, Environmental Law & Policy Center, Natural Resources Defense Council and the Ohio Environmental Council, yesterday released the “Estimating the Benefits of Energy Waste Reduction in Ohio” report conducted by Gabel Associates, a leading energy research firm. The study analyzed the benefits of...

Mark your Calendar: Advancing Safety Practice Webinar Series Continues in April

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for part 2 of the 5-part Advancing Patient Safety webinar series at 11:30 a.m. on April  8. Part 2 of the series will focus on positively impacting patient safety through an enhanced surgical recovery program and will feature professionals from Kettering Health Network. ​Registration fee is $50 per...

OSHRM-SOHA Conference Set for Next Week, CE Credits Available

Don’t miss the 2021 OSHRM-SOHA spring conference from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. March 19. Join OSHRM and SOHA members, as well as attorneys and risk management professionals to gain an understanding of key risk management and legal issues affecting hospitals in 2021. CPHRM credits and legal credits are also available. Learn more and...