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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Mark Your Calendars Now for the Ohio BWC 2020 Expo

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation's 2020 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, scheduled for March 11-13, 2020 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, is a no-cost opportunity for hospital staff in human resources and workforce safety to see the latest safety gear and services, learn from workplace safety and health experts...

Ohio Tobacco 21 Law Takes Effect

Ohio’s new “Tobacco 21” law is now in effect raising the legal age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products and alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes and vaping products from 18 to 21. It also makes it illegal for anyone to give such products to others under the age of 21. For...

Rural Health Care University Announces 2 November Webinars

The National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Care University webinar series provides information and resources that address the unique challenges that face rural health care leadership. The next webinar, noon-12:45 p.m., Nov. 6 will focus on real issues in rural medicine: aligning management of functional bowel disorders. The...

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer causes the most cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for 1.8 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths annually. Early detection and awareness can help save lives. The American Lung Association offers a variety of educational opportunities and training programs with the goal of helping people manage lung disease, overcome nicotine...

OHA President, CEO Mike Abrams Appointed to Governor DeWine's Executive Workforce Board

Ohio Hospital Association President and CEO Mike Abrams has been appointed to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s Executive Workforce Board for a term beginning Oct. 31, 2019.  The Governor's Executive Workforce Board engages communities, state agencies and stakeholders in Ohio to identify ways to prepare Ohioans with skills needed...

Minority Leader Sykes Hosts Safe Sleep Event at Akron-area Hospitals

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) on Oct. 28 held safe sleep events at Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron General Hospital and Summa Health Systems in Akron. Sykes toured the facility's neonatal intensive care unit, held safe sleep discussions and delivered "This Side Up" onesies provided by OHA to...

OHA, Ohio Chamber Oppose Nurse Overtime Legislation

The Ohio Hospital Association on Wednesday testified in opposition to H.B 144, a bill that would prohibit a hospital from requiring a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse to work overtime as a condition of continued employment. OHA, speaking on behalf of our member hospitals, believes the legislation is unnecessary because government...

Tri-State Hospital Group Partners to Improve Health Care Quality, Patient Safety

The Ohio Hospital Association, New Jersey Hospital Association and The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania announced this week the creation of Q3 Health Innovation Partners, or Q3HIP, a new joint venture to improve health quality and patient safety. Building on the quality improvement track records of each of the three...

Don’t Forget: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

The U.S Drug Enforcement Administration is set to host its next National Prescription Dug Take Back Day tomorrow, starting at 10 a.m. According to the DEA 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs in 2018 and Take Back Day provides an opportunity for families to safely clear out prescription drugs no longer needed in their...