Ohio Hospital Newswire

Ohio Hospital Newswire is published weekly for employees of member hospitals, media and community stakeholders interested in the hospital community in Ohio. 

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Join Peers for 'Let's Talk About C.A.R.E.' Physician Well-Being Events

The Ohio State Medical Association is partnering with the Columbus Medical Association and Academy of Medicine of Cleveland Northern Ohio to host peer networking events in Columbus (Oct. 19) and Cleveland (Oct. 25) to introduce physicians to the Well-Being CARE service, a free, confidential and anonymous tool to assess mental health needs at...

ENERGY STAR Releases New Rebate Finder Tool for Hospitals, Commercial Spaces

ENERGY STAR has added a new tool, powered by Encentiv Energy, which lets hospitals and health systems search for rebates within categories that are not included in the standard ENERGY STAR Rebate Finder. These categories include:  Commercial HVAC equipment (including VFDs and fans) Commercial lighting Commercial building...

ODM Launches Next Generation of Ohio Medicaid Program

On October 1, 2022, the Ohio Department of Medicaid (ODM) launched Stage 2 of the Next Generation of Ohio Medicaid program. This launch included the implementation of the Single Pharmacy Benefit Manager (SPBM) and Centralized Credentialing in the Provider Network Management (PNM) module, offering major positive changes for both members and...

Register for OHA “Sepsis Initiative Monthly Webcast” Oct. 19

Join OHA for the “Sepsis Initiative Monthly Webcast” Oct. 19 from 2 p.m.- 3 p.m. OHA’s Board of Trustees in 2015 identified reducing sepsis mortality in Ohio as one of the key focus areas for OHA and Ohio hospitals. Attendees will gain insight into new trends and methods to treating sepsis. To learn more and register click here...

October is National Youth Substance Abuse Prevention Month

President Joe Biden Sept. 30 proclaimed Oct. 2022 as National Youth Substance Use Prevention Month. The administration will be supporting organizations to educate the youth about dangers of drug and alcohol use. To read more of the proclamation click here. The National Child Traumatic Stress Network released resources for parents and...

Register for the OONL Conference Nov. 9 

Register for the Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership Conference Nov. 9-11 at the Renaissance Hotel. This year’s theme is “Paving the Path to a Connected Workforce. The conference schedule includes a half-day pre-conference, one and a half days of educational programming, two keynote sessions, an awards presentation and OONL...

Jon Utech Elected ELC Chair-Elect

Jon Utech, senior director, Office for a Healthy Environment, Cleveland Clinic, was elected Aug. 25 unanimously as the next Chair-Elect of OHA’s Environmental Leadership Council. Read about Jon's background here.   OHA is thrilled to have Jon onboard and lead this council for the next two-plus years. Jon’s expertise and...

AHA Physician Alliance Poster: Are You Using Destigmatizing Language About Suicide? 

The AHA has released a resource on removing the stigmatizing language when discussing suicide. The topic of suicide, and the sometimes-stigmatizing language around it, must be handled with compassion. The language you use can be an important factor in whether a person decides to seek care. To view the resource click here and click here for more...

HHS Releases COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody to Treat Uninsured, Underinsured Patients

Health care providers who treat uninsured or underinsured patients with commercially procured bebtelovimab, a COVID-19 monoclonal antibody therapy for outpatients at high risk for hospitalization, may be eligible for free replacement doses from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. HHS plans to make 60,000 doses of the...