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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New Study Reports Effectiveness of Stay-at-Home Orders

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio on Monday shared a study of state-level stay-at-home orders on COVID-19 (American Journal of Infection Control, May 24) that found infection rates dropped by more than half after state orders were put in place. Infection rates were 0.113 per day pre-order and 0.047 per day post-order. The results were...

AHA to Host June 17 Webinar on Telehealth

The American Hospital Association is set to host a webinar at noon June 17  on how telehealth is transforming the health care system and the requirements organizations needs many teams are forced to come together to develop and launch comprehensive programs. The discussion will revolve around the necessary departments and team members for...

New Resources Released to Maximize Use of Expanded Telehealth Options

As commercial and government payers have expanded coverage for telehealth during the pandemic, the American Hospital Association has aggregated several resources for providers to maximize use of the virtual sessions, including: A How-to Guide for Hospitals and Health Systems Seeking to Implement, Strengthen and Sustain Telebehavioral...

Governor Announces Full Reopening of Health Care

Gov. Mike DeWine today 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 use of...

Statewide COVID-19 Testing Strategies Adjusted

Gov. Mike DeWine on Thursday announced two new strategies to increase COVID-19 testing in Ohio. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has clarified rules that allow pharmacists to order and administer tests as retailers and community health centers expanded their ability to test. Additionally, the governor said the priority for who can be...

Webinar on COVID-19 Business Continuation Considerations, Federal Issues Offers CE Credits

OHA will host a webinar from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 24 covering COVID-19 labor and employment issues from a federal legislative and regulatory perspective. The session will include topics around: Occupational Safety and Health Administration issuesFederal wage and hour issuesGuidance from the Equal Employment Opportunity CommissionDecision...

First Steps Application Deadline Fast Approaching

The deadline for hospitals to submit applications for the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program is July 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...

AHA Releases New Resources to Assist Front-Line Staff

The COVID-19 pandemic has created many communication challenges for front-line staff, both in optimizing teamwork and in talking with patients and family members. The American Hospital Association has created tools to help clinical and nonclinical personnel in these stressful times: "Proactive Conversations that Support Providers and...

Providers Invited to Join ‘Health Care is Safe in Ohio’ Campaign ‘Health Care is Safe in Ohio’ Campaign

Ohio’s leading health care organizations are assuring Ohioans it is safe to see their doctor or visit a hospital to seek medical care. “Health Care is Safe in Ohio” is a new public awareness campaign launched by the Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio State Medical Association and Ohio Children’s Hospital Association. We...