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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Bruce Vanderhoff Named Director of ODH

Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this week named Bruce Vanderhoff, M.D., as the new Director of the Ohio Department of Health effective Aug. 16. Vanderhoff will replace current ODH Director, Stephanie McCloud as she returns to her previous position leading the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation. Vanderhoff previously served as the chief medical...

HealthCare.gov Enrollment Period Closes Aug. 15

Enroll in or change plans with the federally facilitated exchange, www.HealthCare.gov through Aug. 15. The special enrollment period is due to the COVID-19 emergency. Click here to view health insurance market tips.  

AHA Shares COVID-19 Year in Reflection Resource

The American Hospital Association’s Living Learning Network has released “The Pandemic: A Time of Challenges and Champions” which reveals and honors the prolonged extreme conditions that both hospitals and health systems have faced during the last 18 months of COVID-19 and the heroic efforts made by health care workers across...

Impact of Hand Hygiene Webinar Set for Aug. 24

Join OHA for a discussion on the importance and impact of hand hygiene as referenced in OAC 4723-20-03 from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Aug. 24. Members of OHA’s Patient Safety and Quality team will present during the webinar. Additionally, this program has been approved for nursing CE credits and will not require registration. The session will...

Share Your Hospital’s Overdose Awareness Day Plans with OHA to Leverage Support

Gov. Mike DeWine in June signed SB 30 designating Aug. 31 as Ohio Overdose Awareness Day to align with the global event that aims to raise awareness that overdose death is preventable and to reduce the stigma associated with drug-related death. Encourage your teams to share plans for community outreach in this area with OHA's Emily Henson...

OHA President, CEO Elected to AHA Board of Trustees

The American Hospital Association on Wednesday announced Mike Abrams, president and CEO, Ohio Hospital Association, has been elected to the AHA Board of Trustees for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2022. The AHA board is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its directions...

Healthy Equity Toolkit Now Available

The Institute for Diversity and Health Equity earlier this week released a new toolkit, “Community Partnerships: Strategies to Advance Health Equity.” This is the fourth and final toolkit of the IFDHE Health Equity Resource Series and details guidance for hospitals and health systems on how to build effective hospital-community...

Rural Health Care After COVID Focus of Senior Leadership Webinar

The final segment of the OHA Senior Leadership Series, "A Path Forward: Thriving in Rural Health Care After COVID-19" is set for noon-1 p.m. Aug. 19. Tying community engagement to diversity and health equity, this session explores true stories of the amazing resiliency of rural communities amidst the formidable...

University Hospitals to Launch UH COVID Recovery Clinic

OHA Member University Hospitals has developed a new comprehensive service called UH COVID Recovery Clinic for patients throughout Northeast Ohio and beyond affected by the post-acute residual symptoms of COVID-19. The clinic will create a vast network of specialists to recognize ‘COVID-19 Long-Haul Syndrome’ which can affect multiple...