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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First Steps for Healthy Babies Program Applications Due Jan. 1

The deadline for hospitals to submit applications for the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program is Jan. 1. The program, a collaboration between the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health, recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization....

Ohio’s Updated Top Jobs List Features Several Health Care Roles

Ohio’s Top Job List, an online tool from the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation to help people take advantage of employment opportunities to pursue in-demand jobs, contains health care careers such as mental and behavioral health professionals, nurses, physicians and more after its Dec. 13 update. The inclusion of health...

2022 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference Set for Feb. 6-9

The American Hospital Association’s 2022 Rural Health Care Leadership Conference is set for Feb. 6-9, 2022, in Phoenix, Arizona. This event is for leaders to share strategies and resources that will help the rural health system become more integrated and sustainable. Programming will include examining the pandemic’s impact on rural...

Celebrate the Holidays Safely with the CDC’s Safe Holiday Tips

OHA wishes you and your family a happy and healthy holiday season! The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC, has released tips on its website for safer ways to celebrate holidays during the COVID-19 pandemic. Important Ways to Slow the Spread of COVID-19:Get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as you...

OHA Board Welcomes 2 New Members, New Officers for 2022

The OHA Board of Trustees last week welcomed two new members and new officers for 2022. Steven Glass, chief financial officer and treasurer, Cleveland Clinic, will chair the board; Michael Canady, MD, CEO, Holzer Health System, is chair-elect; and Patricia Finn, CEO, Fulton County Health Center, will serve as secretary/treasurer...

OHA Launches 'Grateful' Campaign to Show Our Thanks for Ohio's Health Care Workers

This holiday season, OHA is grateful for the over 251,000 Ohio hospital caregivers who provide high quality and compassionate care across the state every single day. OHA is joining the American Hospital Association for its Forever Grateful campaign. The campaign shares our appreciation for all the health care workers who have shown compassion...

Ohio National Guard Mobilized to Serve Ohio Hospitals as COVID-19 Hospitalizations Surge

Gov. Mike DeWine today announced he is ordering 1,050 Ohio National Guard troops to begin serving in Ohio hospitals as early as Monday to help with staffing shortages as the COVID-19 hospitalizations reached the highest point in the past year. DeWine said 150 of the Guard members are 150 are highly-trained medical professionals and will deploy...

OHA Members Receive ODH Funding to Improve Maternal and Infant Health

The Ohio Department of Health, in partnership with the Governor’s Children’s Initiative, awarded $5 million to 44 organizations across the state, including several OHA members, to improve supports to pregnant women and newly parenting families. The 44 funded projects will begin Jan. 1, 2022 and provide support in 42 Ohio counties...

COVID-19 Vaccine Education Mini-Grant Applications Due Dec. 20

The Ohio Department of Health Office of Health Opportunity last week announced the availability of funding for local, grassroots and non-governmental organizations throughout the state for the purpose of establishing and supporting COVID-19 education and outreach projects, increasing vaccine confidence and connecting Ohioans to vaccination...