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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AHA Reports Impacts of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Behavioral Health

The American Hospital Association has released a report on the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on behavioral health, including both mental illness and substance use disorders. Some key findings are that outpatient professional behavioral health visits have declined throughout the pandemic, evidence suggests a sharp increase in the number of...

OHA Annual Meeting Less Than Two Weeks Away

The 107th OHA Annual Meeting and Education Summit is coming soon, as we have flipped our calendars to June! You can still register for this premier opportunity to gain valuable insight about statewide industry trends, network with your peers and achieve a better understanding of the health care issues and policies most likely to impact your...

Oral Health Ohio Hosting Virtual Focus Groups for 2023-2027 State Oral Health Plan

Oral Health Ohio is hosting virtual focus groups for all types of health care providers, including physicians and nurses, mental health professionals and dental professionals, to provide input on Ohio’s 2023-2027 State Oral Health Plan. The State Oral Health Plan is a roadmap to guide actions taken by policymakers, advocates, educators and...

Join the 2022 AHA Hospital Community Collaborative

The Hospital Community Collaborative from the American Hospital Association provides proven ideas, insights and resources for creating effective, sustainable collaborations between hospitals and community organizations across sectors to accelerate health equity. Your organization can apply to join the 2022 cohort of the collaborative here...

CDC to Host June 7 Conversation on Resistance to Antifungals

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is hosting a virtual conversation 9 to 10:30 a.m. June 7 to better understand factors influencing the rise in antifungal resistance across One Health and the proper treatment of fungal infections. Tom Chiller, MD, CDC associate director, is moderating a panel with University of Georgia faculty, CDC...

ODH Releases Monkeypox Virus Update

The Ohio Department of Health June 1 released a memo on resources available for the diagnosis of monkeypox. Monkeypox PCR testing requires two dry swabs for each specimen and refrigerated or frozen transport. The memo links to background on monkeypox from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and how to ask ODH questions regarding...

Register Today for Part 3 of OPSI’s Patient Safety Series

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for part 3 of its 4-part Advancing Patient Safety series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. June 9. The session will focus on navigating a pandemic and lessons learned from OHA member University Hospitals' COVID-19 Intercept Strategy. The webinar will feature Sean Cannone DO, CMD, Population Health System...

Two Member Health Systems Named Top for Diversity

OHA member health systems Cleveland Clinic and OhioHealth were among the 16 organizations DiversityInc included on its 2022 list of top hospitals and health systems for diversity. Based on corporate survey submissions, diversity is scored on six key areas: leadership accountability, human capital diversity metrics, talent programs, workforce...

Register for June 22 Oral Hygiene as Sepsis Prevention Webinar

Gain an understanding of the close interrelationship between oral health and serious infectious complications, such as sepsis, from 2 to 3 p.m. June 22 during a Sepsis Alliance webinar. “Oral Hygiene as Prevention: Discovering the Links Between Oral Health, Respiratory Infection, and Sepsis” will review the relationships between oral...