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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DeWine Announces Centralized Scheduling Website

Gov. Mike DeWine during a press briefing earlier this week announced the state’s centralized scheduling website is now available at gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov. The website will serve as a singular location for Ohioans to confirm that they are eligible to be vaccinated, identify nearby providers and schedule their vaccine appointments....

AHA Releases Resources to Support Care Teams

The American Hospital Association has released the AHA Hospitals in Action: Supporting Care Team resource. The document shares hospitals’ and health systems’ stories regarding their  support of health care workers’ well-being during the COVID-19 pandemic. The new resource is a companion to the recently updated Well-being...

BWC to Host Accident Analysis Webinars

The Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation provides at least two webinars on different safety and health topics each month. Subject matter experts share their knowledge and provide an opportunity for participants to ask questions. This month the BWC will be hosting two Accident Analysis webinars set from 11 a.m.- noon on March 16 and 23. The...

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. Regular screening, beginning at the age of 50, is the key to preventing colorectal cancer. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has shared “Robert’s Story,” a colorectal cancer survivor, who found out he had cancer after asking for a screening. ...

Phase 1C, Phase 2 Vaccination Eligibility Open

Phase 1C and phase 2 of Ohio’s vaccine distribution opened yesterday. Gov. Mike DeWine during a press briefing Monday outlined individuals included in these phases. Phase 1C includes approximately 246,000 eligible Ohioans with certain occupations and with certain medical conditions not addressed in previous phases. Phase 1C: Medical...

First Steps for Healthy Babies Applications Due April 1

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

Register Today for the OSHRM-SOHA Virtual Spring Conference

Join members from the Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers and the Society for Ohio Health Care Attorneys, as well as risk management professionals and attorneys from 8:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m. on March 18 for the virtual spring conference. Gain an understanding of key risk management and legal issues affecting hospitals in 2021. CPHRM credits...

NHRA to Host Virtual 2021 Annual Rural Health Conference

The National Rural Health Association is hosting its 44th Annual Rural Health Conference May 4-7. The virtual conference is designed to navigate the shifting currents of rural health with more than 60 innovative, practical and cost-saving sessions. This event is created for anyone with an interest in rural health care, including rural health...

ASHE Releases Ventilation System Resources for Health Care Facilities

The American Society for Health Care Engineering and Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Command have released a new resource that summarizes recommended ventilation system controls for health care facilities treating COVID-19 patients. The guidelines provide a compilation of the current literature review of the recommended practices along...