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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OSHFM Members Invited to Join ASHE for Chapter Town Hall

OSHFM members are invited to join leaders from The American Society for Health Care Engineering, ASHE, from 1-2 p.m. June 24 for a chapter town hall discussion around resources available to facility professionals during the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will address specific health care facility measures for recovery...

Webinar Focused on the Disproportionate Impact of COVID-19 on Black Communities Set for June 25

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps is offering a new opportunity to learn from others through a webinar series, "Health Equity and Social Solidarity in the Time of Pandemic: Strategies for COVID-19 Response and Recovery." The series highlights the challenges communities are facing as they respond to COVID-19 and its impacts. The...

OSMA Well-Being Series Begins June 17

The Ohio State Medical Association's four-part Summer Series on Physician Well-Being will launch at 7 p.m. June 17 and will feature nationally known speakers in one-hour sessions. The first session, "Uncertainty & Compassion in Medicine: Mindful Practice within the Context of the COVID-19 Pandemic," will be presented...

FDA Releases Antibody Test Reviews, Mask Decontamination Guidance

The Food and Drug Administration June 7 released COVID-19 performance data for four more antibody test kits. The results come from the first collaboration between FDA, the National Institute of Health's National Cancer Institute, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority.  A...

New CDC Communication Resources Available

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released additional communications resources for providers and community organizations to use, including: Spanish Communication Resources: This website provides communication resources for Spanish-speaking audiences. The resources include videos, print documents, and public service announcements...

'Health Care in Ohio is Safe’ Campaign Viewed Statewide; Still Time for Members to Join

Thank you to the OHA member hospitals and health systems that have participated in the “Health Care is Safe in Ohio” campaign with OHA, the Ohio Children’s Hospital Association and Ohio State Medical Association. Through June 3 more than 2 million people have seen the messages from Ohio health care providersSince the...

Governor Announces Full Reopening of Health Care

Gov. Mike DeWine on Tuesday announced that Ohio health care providers may resume all surgeries and procedures that had previously been delayed by the COVID-19 emergency. The governor set guidelines for providers, including: Maintaining adequate inventories of PPE, supplies, equipment and medicineCreating a plan for conservation and monitoring...

Testing Priorities Updated with Full Reopening of Health Care

Gov. Mike DeWine Tuesday announced updates to the state’s COVID-19 testing priorities based on the full reopening of health care, racial disparities in COVID-19 infections and ongoing concerns with congregate living facilities.Priority 1 remains symptomatic hospitalized patients and health care workers. Priority 2 is designed to ensure...

Applications Open for State Funding to Support Staff Credentialing

Ohio is accepting applications through June 30 for the next round of funding for TechCred, a program that allows businesses to identify the specific qualifications they need and employees they want to upskill toward a more advanced position. Then, in partnership with a training provider, the employer can apply at TechCred.Ohio.gov, and the state...