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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Last Call: OONL Willingness-to-Serve Form Due Today

The Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership is recruiting members who would like to become more involved by serving on one of six statewide committees, including bylaws, engagement, program, legislative & practice, communications and evidence-based practice. Those interested should submit the Willingness-to-Serve Form to Stephanie Meade by...

First Steps for Healthy Babies Program Applications Due Jan. 1

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

Modern Healthcare Names TriHealth, UH in Top 10 Organizations for Diversity List

OHA members TriHealth and University Hospitals were named to Modern Healthcare’s 2021 list of Top 10 Organizations for Diversity. Read the full list here.   TriHealth achieved a 98% increase in year-over-year hiring rate for people of color and has filled 70% of senior leadership openings with women or people of color over...

ODA Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Task Force to Host December Listening Sessions

The Ohio Department of Aging’s Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Task Force is hosting seven listening sessions this month to allow Ohioans living with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, along with their caregivers, to share their stories and help shape future policy and programs in the state.   All...

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week

National Influenza Vaccination Week, or NIVW, is a national awareness week from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention focused on highlighting the importance of influenza vaccination. It’s a great time to remind everyone 6 months and older that there’s still time to get a flu vaccine. Use the 2021 NIVW digital media toolkit...

CGS Issues Update on Medicare Claims Processing Delays

As of Dec. 3, Administrative Contractors are reprocessing hospital inpatient claims for incorrectly calculated Electronic Health Record reduction amounts. The problem occurred when meaningful EHR users not subject to the EHR reduction penalty submitted an inpatient hospital (type of bill 11x) claim on or after Oct. 1. Claims will...

Watch the Healing Ohio Together Ceremony Honoring Ohio Hospital Leaders, Caregivers

The Ohio Hospital Association held the Healing Ohio Together Ceremony - A Recognition of Ohio's Hospital Caregivers Nov. 30. The ceremony recognized the incredible efforts of hospital caregivers and leaders with special recognitions that convey the once-in-a-century challenging times in which they continue to lead Ohio's response to the...

Submit Nominations for Ohio Patient Safety Institute 2022 Best Practice Award by Dec. 31

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals; health systems; physicians; long term care, outpatient facilities and home health care to submit a nomination for the annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award by Dec. 31. The best practice award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has designed and implemented the most...

OSHRM-SOHA Spring Virtual Conference Presentation Proposals Due Jan. 7

OHA members are invited to submit a speaking proposal for the OSHRM-SOHA Spring Virtual Conferences set for March 18, 2022. If you’d like the opportunity to present, complete the Proposal Form and return as a word document to Lori Koethe by Jan. 7, 2022. Presenters will be notified of acceptance by late January.