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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Energy Procurement Services Available for Members

OHA’s Energy & Sustainability Program continues to work directly with suppliers to compare gas and electricity rates on behalf of our members. Through our natural gas and electric supply contracts, members can significantly reduce energy costs — saving on utility bills and ensuring reliability. OHA provides a number of options to...

Healthcare.gov, Medicare Open Enrollment Period Deadlines Approaching

The enrollment period for Medicare is set to close Dec. 7. Click here for a helpful guide to available plans, eligibility and explanation of benefits. Click here for consumer resources providers can share with patients.  The enrollment period for the federally facilitated exchange, www.HealthCare.gov, is set to close Dec. 15. Click here to...

Check Out New Payer, Financial Relief Web Resources

OHA has released two member-only web sections for members to keep up to date on the latest policy changes by the private payer community and to view ongoing updates to the COVID-19 relief opportunities. The private payer portal also reviews the OHA Payer Scorecard program and member-payer pilot projects. The provider relief portal includes...

Human Trafficking Virtual Summit Set for Jan. 14

The second annual virtual Human Trafficking Summit is set for Jan. 14 and will be hosted by Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost. The summit will include 15 workshops with information and resources for health care providers, law enforcement, community members and more. The cost to attend is $10 and continuing education credits have been applied for...

Reducing Barriers of Nursing Shortages and Challenges Webinar Set for Dec. 15

According to The American Nurses Association there will be more registered nurse jobs available through 2022 than any other profession in the United States. The Travel RN demand has increased by 62% over the last 30 days and due to COVID-19 the Open Nursing crisis has increased by 352% over the last 30 days with 30% of all current open jobs...

December is Safe Toys and Gifts Month

According to the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission, 226,100 toy-related injuries were treated by hospital emergency rooms in 2018. Prevent Blindness America encourages everyone to consider if the toys they wish to give suits the age and individual skills and abilities of the child who will receive it, especially for infants and children...

Call for Nominations: 2021 OHA Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards

The Ohio Hospital Association is accepting nominations through Feb. 26, 2021 for our Health Care Worker of the Year and Health Care Leadership Awards. The awards are presented each year to honor stellar service, exemplary performance and leadership, and excellent personal and organizational accomplishments within the Ohio hospital community...

DeWine Announces Vaccine Distribution Plans, Health Care Workers Included in Phase A1 Distribution

Gov. Mike DeWine, during a press briefing today, announced the state’s plan for the initial distribution of a COVID-19 vaccine. The plan for vaccine distribution will continue to be adjusted, but the objectives are: To save livesSlow the spread of the virusEnsure those on frontline receive the vaccine quickly DeWine said the plan...

OHA Releases 2020 Virtual Trade Show Featuring Corporate Partners

Click here to view OHA’s virtual trade show featuring over 50 corporate partners to learn more about new and advancing services for hospitals. OHA corporate partners specialize in services across the spectrum of industries operating in health care delivery that include hospital management, finance and more. Our corporate partners also make...