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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OHA, OSMA, OCHA Launch 'Health Care is Safe in Ohio' Campaign

Ohio’s leading health care organizations are assuring Ohioans it is safe to see their doctor or visit a hospital to seek medical care. “Health Care is Safe in Ohio” is a new public awareness campaign launched Wednesday by the Ohio Hospital Association, Ohio State Medical Association and Ohio Children’s Hospital...

Stay-at-Home Restrictions Rolled Back with New Health Advisory

Gov. DeWine Wednesday announced the rollback of elements of the state's Stay Safe Ohio order and announced the new health advisory, Ohioans Protecting Ohioans. Copies of the documents were released Thursday night. Order that Rescinds and Maintains Portions of the Stay Safe Ohio OrderUrgent Health Advisory: Ohioans Protecting Ohioans

OHA Submits Testimony in Support House Liability Bill

In the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee Wednesday, the Ohio Alliance for Civil Justice (on whose board an OHA representative serves) testified in favor of Sub. HB 606, a bill that would provide enhanced liability protection to health care providers and other businesses. Anne Marie Sferra of Bricker & Eckler LLP testified on OACJ’s...

Modern Healthcare to Feature OhioHealth President and CEO on “The Check Up”

Modern Healthcare is hosting a new weekly 15-minute video series every Monday at 1 p.m. The first edition features OhioHealth President and CEO Stephen Markovich, MD. He will discuss building an incident command center in a time of crisis. Click here to register for Monday’s episode.

Cleveland Clinic, Clorox to Advise United Airlines on Cleaning, Safety Protocols

United Airlines Wednesday announced the United CleanPlus commitment that brings together the airline company, Clorox and OHA member Cleveland Clinic to coordinate safe and healthy travel. Medical experts from Cleveland Clinic will advise United Airlines’ new cleaning, safety and social distancing protocols. The protocols will include...

Webinar Focused on Emerging Physician Recruiting, Retention Paradigms with COVID-19 Set for May 26

The Iowa Hospital Association is offering a webinar focused on Emerging Physician Recruiting and Retention Paradigms During and Post- COVID-19 to friends at other state associations for no charge.  The webinar set for 11 a.m. May 26 will review the emerging methods that hospitals, medical groups and other health...

New Resource Addresses Health Care Workers' Well-Being During COVID-19

A new American Hospital Association resource, "Caring for Our Health Care Heroes During COVID-19," shares ways hospitals and health systems are helping to care for and support the health care workforce during the COVID-19 crisis. The document focuses on three areas — mental health, food and housing — and features case...

OHA Thanks Ohio’s Nearly 260,000 Health Care Heroes

For National Hospital Week, OHA collected and shared videos from notable Ohioans expressing their gratitude to the nearly 260,000 health care heroes working in hospitals across the state. We shared these salutes on OHA's Facebook and Twitter pages. From Gov. Mike DeWine to sports greats to TV zookeeper Jack Hanna, view the collection...

ODH Provides Emergency Use Details for Remdesivir

The Ohio Department of Health has provided additional resources on the use of the investigational medication remdesivir following yesterday's announcement of the first limited shipment's arrival and hospital distribution in Ohio. Remdesivir is still in clinical trials. Information on the Emergency Use Authorization can be found...