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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2020 Impact Ohio Canton Regional Conference

OHA is proud to be a sponsor of the 2019 Impact Ohio Canton Regional Conference. Attendees of the conference set for Dec. 12 at Stark State College will have the opportunity to hear first-hand from government leaders, political analysts, pundits and policy experts on issues that affect their community. The conference will feature Robert...

December is Safe Toys and Gift Month

With December being the largest gift-giving month of the year, it’s important to remember safety as you shop for the holidays. According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, 251,700 toy-related injuries were treated by hospital emergency rooms in 2017. Prevent Blindness America encourages everyone to consider if the toys they...

OHA Welcomes New Vice President of Clinical Leadership Affairs

Janet Bay, MD, this month joined OHA as vice president of Clinical Leadership Affairs. Bay, a pioneer in her field, was the 13th woman in the nation to become a neurosurgeon when she became board certified in 1980. She comes to OHA from OhioHealth, where she was vice president of Neuroscience. Prior to her work at the system level with...

Newswire’s Next Edition Set for Dec. 6

We at OHA will also be enjoying turkey, football and our families for Thanksgiving next week, so there will be no edition of Newswire on Nov. 29. Newswire will return to the regular schedule the following week, Dec. 6.

DP&L Members Eligible for Extra Enhanced Rebates in December

OHA members in Dayton Power & Light’s (DP&L) territory, in December, will have the opportunity 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...

OHA Group Workers’ Comp Program Enrollment Open

The deadline to enroll into Group Retrospective Rating with OHA’s workers’ compensation program through CareWorks Comp for the upcoming July 1, 2020 policy year is Jan. 24, 2020. OHA partners with CareWorks to deliver significant cost savings and consulting services to member hospitals. Group Retrospective Rating is a performance...

Reminder: 2020 Health Care Enrollment Deadlines Approaching

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. The deadline to enroll with HealthCare.gov is Dec. 15. According to a report by the Centers for Medicare &...

PACE Financing Webinar Approved for CEC Credits, Applies to all Hospitals

The OHA Energy Program’s webinar on Property Accessed Clean Energy financing has been approved by The American Society for Health Care Engineering for 1.5 Contact Hours (1.5 CECs). Hospital Facility Managers, Sustainability Officers, and Finance staff are encouraged to join the webinar at 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Dec. 5. Property owners...

United Against the Flu Campaign Releases Winter Toolkit

The American Hospital Association’s has released a new social media toolkit for the United Against the Flu campaign in time for the holiday season. The toolkit is a great opportunity for providers and other organizations to educate people on the importance of the flu shot and encourage them to get vaccinate. Along with social media content...