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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CDC Releases Toolkit for American Hearth Month

In honor of National American Heart, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released three hypertension awareness toolkits. The toolkits were made to support our frontline health care and community partners, while highlighting hypertension, or high blood pressure, a leading risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Clinical and...

Ohio to Hold Virtual Vaccine Town Halls Throughout February, March

The Ohio departments of Health and Mental Health and Addiction Services, along with CAS  and the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives have partnered to host several Ohio COVID-19 Vaccine Town Halls over the next two months. The virtual sessions will debunk COVID vaccine myths and provide reliable, trustworthy...

Accelerating Heath Equity: A Virtual Conference for Leaders in Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion

The American Hospital Association’s Community Health Improvement and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity are hosting a virtual conference to close health equity gaps, build strategic hospital-community partnerships, and develop and sustain diversity and inclusion efforts in hospitals and health systems. The goals of this three...

First Steps for Healthy Babies Applications Due April 1

The deadline for hospitals to submit applications for the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program is April 1. The program, a collaboration between the Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health, recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization...

Webinar Focused on Community, Rural Hospitals CDI Business Challenges Set for March 9

Nuance Healthcare, in a session set for 1 p.m. March 9, will explore the practice of focusing clinical documentation improvement, or CDI, on quality and care management and improving provider engagement with fewer resources. Participants will hear experiences from community and rural hospitals on their CDI efforts and challenges. The webinar...

Read the Stories from the Front Lines, Submit Your Own

OHA is aggregating stories featuring Ohio health care workers and hospitals on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. OHA is regularly updating the webpage and sharing the stories on our social media channels. Click here to read the articles. Interested in sharing a story? Email Communications@ohiohospitals.org.

Sepsis Webinar Series Continues in February

The Ohio Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees in 2015 identified reducing sepsis mortality in Ohio as one of the key focus areas for OHA and Ohio hospitals. OHA's Patient Safety and Quality team hosts monthly educational opportunities for member hospitals and clinical teams to gain insight into new trends and methods to treating...

ODH Releases Liver Cancer Stats, Facts for Ohio

The Ohio Department of Health is highlighting liver cancer in February as a part of its Comprehensive Cancer Control Program. The program is an integrated and coordinated approach to reduce the incidence and mortality of cancer by preventing it, finding it early, treating it and caring for those who have it. Nearly 1,000 Ohioans died from liver...

OHA Joins Business Roundtable Event to Deploy COVID Resources for Employers

Mike Abrams, president and CEO of OHA and OHA member Akram Boutros, MD, president and CEO of MetroHealth, joined fellow Ohio Business Roundtable members yesterday in a press briefing to encourage employers to activate their employees to show leadership at work, at home and in their communities by demonstrating actions to keep Ohioans safe...