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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State Inventory of COVID Home Test Kits Available to Hospital EDs

The state of Ohio is opening its inventory of COVID home test kits for hospitals that want to offer kits free to people coming to the emergency room just for a test to take the kit and test at home. Hospitals interested in offering this service should contact Phil Ennen, Ohio's hospital liaison for Testing & Vaccination.

Ohio Hospitals Earn Recognition through Breastfeeding Designation Program

Four 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...

FDA Grants Full for Approval Pfizer Vaccine for Ages 16+

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday approved the first COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine has been known as the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and will now be marketed as Comirnaty (koe-mir’-na-tee), for the prevention of COVID-19 disease in individuals 16 years of age and older. The vaccine also continues to be available under...

Submit Presentations for 2022 Accelerating Health Equity Conference

The American Hospital Association’s Accelerating Health Equity conference is set for May 10-12, 2022. The AHA, alongside the AHA Community Health Improvement and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, will host the event in Cleveland. The call for breakout sessions and poster presentations for the event is now open. Submissions are...

ODH Provides Emergency Staffing Update

In compliance with the Aug. 17  Federal Emergency Management Agency Advisory "Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic Medical Staffing Requests," the Ohio Department of Health released new resources explaining how the State of Ohio continues to actively pursue the implementation of all potential nonfederal options for...

Last Call: Nominate a Health Care Hero for the Heroes in Action Awards by Aug. 31

Nominate a health care hero for the newly reimagined March of Dimes Heroes in Action Awards. Formerly known as "Nurse of the Year," March of Dimes Heroes in Action has been expanded to include neonatologists and other health care providers. Whether serving as a health care provider, educator or researcher, nominees play a critical role...

Engage with Professional Societies, Look Ahead to Fall Conferences

OHA sponsors seven professional membership societies committed to promoting professional interests and cooperative action among peers. Hospital employees who are interested in professional development, peer-to-peer networking and education are encouraged to join one of OHA’s personal membership groups. Check out the groups here and...

Join OHA to Recognize Aug. 31 International Overdose Awareness Day

OHA has aggregated a number of resources on our website to help member hospitals recognized Ohio Overdose Awareness Day on Aug. 31. Gov. Mike DeWine in June signed SB 30 designating Aug. 31 as Ohio Overdose Awareness Day to align with the global event that aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma...

Join OHA to Recognize Aug. 31 International Overdose Awareness Day

The Ohio Hospital Association is committed to focusing on the continuum of care for patients as addiction isn’t solved in hospitals, but hospitals are often the first point of contact for those who want to seek treatment. OHA has aggregated a number of resources on our website to help member hospitals recognize Ohio Overdose Awareness Day...