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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CDC Confirms Over 2,000 Cases of Vaping-Related Lung Injury

The Centers for Disease Control and Preventions on Nov. 7 announced there are 2,051 confirmed and probable lung injury cases asociated with the use of e-cigarette, or vaping products in 49 states, with 39 deaths confirmed in 24 states. As of Nov. 7, state and local public health officials in Ohio have confirmed 52 cases of vaping-related...

Health Care Coverage Exchange Enrollment is Now Open

Enrollment for the federally facilitated exchange, www.HealthCare.gov, opened on Nov. 1 and will run through Dec. 15. Click here to preview the 2020 plans and prices. Click here for more information on health care coverage plans. Open enrollment for Medicare opened on Oct. 15 and will run through Dec. 7. Click here to preview the 2020 drug...

ASAM Updates Society’s Definition of Addiction

The American Society of Addiction Medicine in 2011 set out to revise the society’s definition of addiction with the aid of families, policy makers and members of the media to help combat the stigmatizing language and misunderstood terminology of addiction. The updated definition underscores the complex and unique conditions that play...

Mark Your Calendars Now for the Ohio BWC 2020 Expo

The Bureau of Workers' Compensation's 2020 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo, scheduled for March 11-13, 2020 at the Greater Columbus Convention Center, is a no-cost opportunity for hospital staff in human resources and workforce safety to see the latest safety gear and services, learn from workplace safety and health experts...

Ohio Tobacco 21 Law Takes Effect

Ohio’s new “Tobacco 21” law is now in effect raising the legal age to purchase cigarettes, other tobacco products and alternative nicotine products such as e-cigarettes and vaping products from 18 to 21. It also makes it illegal for anyone to give such products to others under the age of 21. For...

Rural Health Care University Announces 2 November Webinars

The National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Care University webinar series provides information and resources that address the unique challenges that face rural health care leadership. The next webinar, noon-12:45 p.m., Nov. 6 will focus on real issues in rural medicine: aligning management of functional bowel disorders. The...

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung cancer causes the most cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for 1.8 million new cases and 1.6 million deaths annually. Early detection and awareness can help save lives. The American Lung Association offers a variety of educational opportunities and training programs with the goal of helping people manage lung disease, overcome nicotine...

OHA President, CEO Mike Abrams Appointed to Governor DeWine's Executive Workforce Board

Ohio Hospital Association President and CEO Mike Abrams has been appointed to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s Executive Workforce Board for a term beginning Oct. 31, 2019.  The Governor's Executive Workforce Board engages communities, state agencies and stakeholders in Ohio to identify ways to prepare Ohioans with skills needed...

Minority Leader Sykes Hosts Safe Sleep Event at Akron-area Hospitals

Ohio House Minority Leader Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) on Oct. 28 held safe sleep events at Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron General Hospital and Summa Health Systems in Akron. Sykes toured the facility's neonatal intensive care unit, held safe sleep discussions and delivered "This Side Up" onesies provided by OHA to...