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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OHA Testifies in Support of Liability Bill

In the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee today, OHA testified in favor of SB 308, a bill that would provide enhanced liability protection to health care providers. Anne Marie Sferra of Bricker & Eckler LLP testified on OHA’s behalf and highlighted the deficiencies in the existing statute and the need for additional protections...

SHSMD to Host COVID-19 Webinar on AHA Data, Epidemiologic Models

The American Hospital Association’s Society for Health Care Strategy & Markey Development is set to host a webinar May 20 at 1 p.m. on guiding organizations through COVID-19 using AHA data and epidemiologic models. Participants will learn how to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic with AHA’s data and resources. Click here to view more...

OhioHealth, Cleveland Clinic Recognized for Diversity

OHA members OhioHealth and Cleveland Clinic were included in Tuesday's ranking of the nation's most diverse health care organizations, a specialty list in DiversityInc's annual "Top 50 Companies for Diversity" ranking. Diversity is scored on four key areas, including talent pipeline, talent development, leadership...

NCSBN Offering COVID Training for Care Providers

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing is offering free online COVID-19 courses for health care professionals. The courses provide new, established and returning nurses with training and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses and other health care workers are invited to self-enroll through the ICRS Connections Catalog...

Sound Physicians Announces Anesthesia Staffing Program

OHA corporate partner Sound Physicians is offering an Anesthesia program that can scale with hospitals’ needs through responsive staffing and pay for performance modeling. Sound Physicians aligns with the volumes, as needed, with highly skilled, flexible providers and effective CRNA utilization. The program is uniquely positioned to...

OHA Outreach Campaign to Recognize Hospital Employees Begins Sunday

In recognition of the incredible work of Ohio's nearly 260,000 hospital employees, OHA will leverage National Hospital Week (May 10-16) to roll out a series of social media videos recognizing their work. Our team has secured videos from notable Ohioans expressing their gratitude to our health care heroes. From Gov. Mike DeWine to sports...

Ohio Hospitals Earn Recognition through Breastfeeding Designation Program

Six Ohio hospitals have earned new recognition and/or successfully renewed recognition through the latest round of the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies initiative sponsored by OHA and the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio First Steps is a voluntary breastfeeding designation program that recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to...

Testing Protocols Amended as Medical Procedures Resume

The Ohio Department of Health Monday released updated COVID-19 testing guidance as the availability of test materials increases and hospitals can perform more procedures and surgeries. Top priority remains hospitalized patients and health care workers with symptoms. New to the protocols are testing for those with and without symptoms who are...

DP&L Expands Enhanced Rebates for Midstream Program Through September

To continue supporting OHA members throughout the COVID crisis, Dayton Power and Light and OHA have worked together to offer enhanced rebates on midstream product purchases through Sept. 30. Through participating distributors, instant discounts are available on energy efficient lighting, variable frequency drives and some HVAC equipment...