Ohio Hospital Newswire

Ohio Hospital Newswire is published weekly for employees of member hospitals, media and community stakeholders interested in the hospital community in Ohio. 

Newswire is a digest of hospital and health care news happening across the state. 

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Abrams: Hospital Finances Need Intensive Care to Rebound from COVID-19

COVID’s impact on the bottom line of the hospital community requires critical care. U.S. hospitals and health systems are experiencing the worst margins since the beginning of the pandemic. All Ohioans have a role in addressing this crisis. Read the Cleveland.com column by OHA President & CEO Mike Abrams here.

DOL Announces $80M in Funding to Train Nurses, Nursing Educators

The U.S. Department of Labor announced a $80 million funding opportunity through its Nursing Expansion Grant Program to support nursing training programs designed to expand the pipeline of nursing professionals while advancing equity and creating pathways for workers to fill these jobs and improve the nation's health care system. Nonprofits,...

MetroHealth Receives Federal Grant to Increase the Number of Community Health Workers

OHA member MetroHealth received a nearly $3 million federal grant to increase the number of front-line public health professionals who serve as a vital link between health and social service providers in Northeast Ohio. The grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration is part of a nationwide effort to develop a pipeline of...

Call for Presenters: Ohio’s 2023 Opiate and Other Drugs

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities Foundation, or OACBHA, is calling for presenters for Ohio’s 2023 Opiate and Other Drugs Conference June 5-7. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Columbus. The conference will concentrate on opiates, stimulants, and other substance use disorders, with a...

AHA releases New Resources on Vital Role of Hospitals

AHA has released resources to help hospitals and health systems communicate the vital role they in America’s health and their communities. Hospitals and health systems also can download customizable graphics at the AHA website to share on Twitter and Instagram. The AHA’s goal is to provide a collective message about the work you do...

Register for AHA ‘Digital Transformation: Addressing Staffing Challenges in Specialty Care’ Webinar Nov. 1

Join the American Hospital Association for the “Digital Transformation: Addressing Staffing Challenges in Specialty Care” webinar at 1 p.m. Nov. 1. The webinar will focus on how automation can help achieve strategic goals. Speakers John Gutowski, MBA, MHA, FACHE and Alexander Aussi, BSN, RN, MBA will discuss staffing challenges with...

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

October is Cybersecurity Awareness month. This month is intended to encourage organizations and individuals to protect themselves online as threats to technology and confidential data become more common. This year's campaign theme, "See Yourself in Cyber," demonstrates that, while cybersecurity may appear to be a complicated...

OHA Opioid Dashboard Updated With Q2 Data 

OHA’s Opioid Overdose Dashboard has been updated with data through June 30. The data is derived from the nearly 36 million annual coded hospital encounters in Ohio. The release of per-capita rates by county as well as by market area are intended to assist health policymakers, funders and local collaboratives in their work. The data does...

Register for the OONL Conference Nov. 9 

Register for the Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership Conference Nov. 9-11 at the Renaissance Hotel. This year’s theme is “Paving the Path to a Connected Workforce. The conference schedule includes a half-day pre-conference, one and a half days of educational programming, two keynote sessions, an awards presentation, and OONL...