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Nominate a Health Care Hero for the Heroes in Action Awards

Nominate a health care hero for the newly reimagined March of Dimes Heroes in Action Awards. Formerly known as "Nurse of the Year," March of Dimes Heroes in Action has been expanded to include neonatologists and other health care providers. Whether serving as a health care provider, educator or researcher, nominees play a critical role...

Upcoming AHA Webinar to Feature Cleveland Clinic

The American Hospital Association is sponsoring the webinar, “Leveraging Analytics for More Data-Driven, Strategic Decisions in Financial Planning and Decision Support” from 1-2 p.m. Aug. 18. Attendees will learn how Cleveland Clinic is using more data driven methodologies to not only help create more accurate cost information but...

August is National Breastfeeding Month

Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted earlier this week signed a proclamation naming August Ohio Breastfeeding Awareness Month. Research suggests that breastfeeding is a key factor in reducing risk of disease for both mothers and infants, including respiratory illness, ear infections, allergies, and some cancers. A woman’s early...

Statewide Community Benefit Report Shows 8% Growth in Net Community Benefit

OHA annually publishes a statewide Community Benefit Report to share the commitment, collaboration and investment of our members. The 2021 report shows Ohio nonprofit hospitals reported $7.6 billion in net community benefit, a $553 million increase from the previous year. Key in this contribution was the $4.5 billion Ohio’s hospital...

CDC Updates Mask Guidance for Vaccinated Individuals, ODH Recommends Masks for Unvaccinated Teachers, Students ​

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention earlier this week updated its guidance for vaccinated individuals due to the spread of the delta variant. The CDC recommends  fully vaccinated people wear a mask in public indoor settings in areas of substantial or high transmission. State officials won't require facial coverings, but...

TAKEheart Fall Cohort 2021 Informational Webinar Set for Next Week

The American Hospital Association is hosting the TAKEheart Informational Webinar from 3-4 p.m. Aug. 5. TAKEheart is the AHRQ’s Initiative to Increase Use of Cardiac Rehabilitation through the acronym TAKE: Training, Awareness, Knowledge and Engagement. This webinar targets hospitals wanting to learn more as many cardiac rehabilitation...

Sepsis Alliance to Host ‘Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization’ Webinar

Join the Sepsis Alliance from 2-3 p.m. on Aug. 18 to for the “Transitions of Care After Sepsis Hospitalization” webinar. Aggressive, early sepsis identification and treatment initiatives have decreased in-hospital mortality for patients with sepsis over the last two decades. However, management of sepsis survivors during the...

Reminder: OHA 106th Annual Meeting & Education Summit Sessions Available On Demand

If you were unable to attend OHA’s 106th Annual Meeting & Education Summit in early June, the 75 education sessions from the event are now available On Demand. We are excited to bring you this personal, professional and enriching educational experience. These sessions are available at no cost to staff, board members and volunteers at...

OHA Launches Physician Leadership Forum, Register by Aug. 2

OHA will host the first in a series of webinars focusing on medical staff leadership development from 7-8 a.m. Aug. 4. An interactive panel representing the unique perspectives of diverse hospital/health system compositions will address role expectations, core competencies and leadership development strategies. Register by Aug. 2 by...