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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December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

The holiday season is one of the deadliest and most dangerous times to be on the road due to more drivers being impaired by alcohol or drug use. The Ohio State Highway Patrol in 2018 reported 367 OVI-related fatal crashes resulting in 402 deaths in Ohio. Find the report here. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration has helpful...

DP&L, AEP Members Eligible to Receive Enhanced Rebates on Energy Efficient Equipment

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...

OHA 105th Annual Meeting Presentation Proposals Due in 1 Week

Don’t forget to submit presentation proposals for OHA’s 105th Annual Meeting & Education Summit by Dec. 13. OHA invites member hospitals, corporate partners and others interested in presenting to complete the 2020 Call for Presentations. The OHA Annual Meeting, set for June 8-10, 2020 offers a premier opportunity to gain...

First Steps Applications Deadline Approaching

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. Hospitals...

Don’t Forget: Medicare Open Enrollment Closes Tomorrow

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.

Nominate Someone You Know for OHA’s 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 communityThe...

CMS Releases Updated Healthcare.gov Enrollment Snapshot

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services reported that nearly 2.9 million people, including 55,010 Ohioans, have selected a 2020 health care plan through Healthcare.gov as of Dec. 4. Every week during Open Enrollment, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will release enrollment snapshots for the HealthCare.gov platform...

DP&L, AEP Members Eligible to Receive Enhanced Rebates on Energy Efficient Equipment

OHA members in Dayton Power & Light’s territory have the opportunity in December 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 Efficient Products&rdquo...

Addiction Medicine Funding Opportunity Available

The Health Resources and Services Administration has announced plans to invest $20 million through the Addiction Medicine Fellowship program to increase access to board certified addiction professionals who are practicing in underserved, community-based settings that integrate behavioral health with primary care services. HRSA plans to fun an...