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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New Research Shows Most Parents are Still in Denial, OH

The Opioid Education Alliance’s research shows that Denial, OH ads are resonating with parents with nearly 50% of those in central Ohio Recalling the advertisements. After seeing the Denial, OH ads, 57% of parents and caregivers reported discussing the danger of opioids and prescription painkillers with their children.   Despite the...

Last Call for Overdose Prevention Network Pilot Proposals

The Ohio Overdose Network of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership’s Proposals for the 2019 Annual Pilot Project Grants are due by noon Nov. 8. Each grant will span nine months and can be funded at $4,000- $6,000 based on the strength of the application. Click here, for more information and to the application. Hospitals are eligible to...

United Against the Flu October Communications Toolkit Available

The American Hospital Association has released its October United Against the Flu social media toolkit. It provides the opportunity to start discussions around the importance of the flu shot. The toolkit also provides additional resources regarding educational materials regarding the flu and vaccines. Click here for the toolkit.  

OONL Annual Conference Set for Nov. 13

The Ohio Organization for Nurse Leadership invites members and Ohio nurse leaders to attend the fall conference on Nov. 13 -Nov. 15. The event includes a pre-conference, a day and a half of educational programming on subjects such as evidence-based practices, patient care, safety and quality, case studies, nursing leadership, teamwork and hot...

Unite Against the Flu This Season

As flu season begins, OHA is joining the American Hospital Association in being United Against the Flu by working to amplify the importance of getting vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that last year more than 37 million flu illnesses were reported in the United States, with more than 531,000 Americans...

OHA Welcomes New Health Economics, Policy Director

OHA this week welcomed Morris Ellington as director of Health Economics & Policy. In his role, Ellington will lead the association’s policy work with Ohio’s private health insurance companies, focusing on these payers’ impact on our member hospitals. Prior to joining OHA, Ellington managed provider relations and contracts...

Stakeholder Briefing Set on Ohio’s Substance Use Disorder Demonstration Waiver

The Ohio departments of Medicaid and Mental Health and Addiction Services are holding a joint a stakeholder briefing from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Nov. 6 in the Auditorium of the Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation, 30 W. Spring St., Columbus, covering Ohio’s recently approved Medicaid demonstration waiver supporting comprehensive...

Register Now: Risk Management Boot Camp Set for Oct 29

Gain an understanding of the trends and updates that hospitals are facing in risk management at this year's Boot Camp sponsored by OHA and the Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers. Learn about common cyber threats, social media implications and steps hospitals can take to better protect themselves. Acquire a basic understanding of...

CDC Gives Vaping Illness New Name: EVALI

The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention has announced a new name for vaping-related illness: EVALI, which stands for e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated lung injury, according to new health care recommendations the agency released. As of Oct. 17, 1,479 EVALI cases have been reported in 49 states (none in Alaska), with...