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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NEOMED to Host Webinars Focused on Coping with COVID-19 for Medical and Health Professionals

Northeast Ohio Medical University or NEOMED is set to host two upcoming webinars for medical and health professionals focused on themes of coping with COVID-19. Click the links below for more information on the webinars and to register.   The Pandemic of Loneliness for Medical and Wellness Professionals May 13, noon-1:30 p.m.Post...

Script Resources Provided for Health Care Workers to Collect Critical Patient Information

A new American Hospital Association resource, “Proactive Conversations that Support Providers and Patients,” addresses the importance of identifying and documenting critical information about a patient’s language preference, emergency contacts and advance directives to ensure patient communication preferences and treatment...

OHA Aggregating Responsible RestartOhio Resources

Gov. Mike DeWine on April 27 unveiled the Responsible RestartOhio plan for reopening the Ohio economy beginning with allowing medical procedures and surgeries not requiring an overnight stay to resume as of today. OHA is aggregating resources regarding the restart plan at ohiohospitals.org/restart-ohio.

Some Procedures, Surgeries to Resume Today

The Ohio Department of Health this morning released the signed order of Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, to guide the state's Responsible RestartOhio program. The Director's "Stay Safe Ohio Order" reopens businesses, with exceptions, and continues a Stay Healthy and Safe at Home Order. The Director’s Order specifically...

Tax Filing Service Offered Free for Frontline Staff

During the month of May, your frontline workers can file federal and state tax returns at no cost through H&R Block’s on-the-go service, Tax Pro Go, which has professional assistance available. Frontline workers should visit hrblock.com/frontline and click the banner or any price to get started. Frontline heroes will be asked to...

AEP Ohio Increases Midstream Rebates

In light of the impacts on energy efficiency projects during the COVID-19 pandemic, AEP Ohio announced it will offer additional bonuses for OHA members in the service territory through July 31 (while funding is available). AEP Ohio’s Incentive Now program features expanded rebates, with increased funding available for LED interior and...

First Steps for Healthy Babies Program Announces 2019 Bag Free Recognition

First Steps for Healthy Babies, in partnership with the Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance and the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association, presents the Maternity Care Best Practice Award 2019 Bag Free Recognition to hospitals for removal of free infant formula samples and formula company branded diaper bags and goods. OHA is pleased to announce that 82...

Governor Announces May 1 Restart for Some Procedures, Surgeries

Gov. Mike DeWine today unveiled his plan for reopening the Ohio economy beginning with allowing medical procedures and surgeries not requiring an overnight stay to resume as of May 1.  The governor restated his call of last week for health care providers to reach out to patients and reassess all deferred procedures and surgeries to...

OHA Shares Stories from the Front Lines

The Ohio Hospital Association is aggregating stories of Ohio hospitals and their heroic health care workers battling the coronavirus. OHA will regularly update the new webpage throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and share the stories of health care workers across the state on our social media channels. Click here to read the stories from the front...