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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OHA Member Children’s Hospitals Join ODH Press Conference on COVID-19 Vaccination for Children Ages 5-11

Patty Manning-Courtney, MD, Pediatrician, chief of staff, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, and Michael Forbes, MD, Pediatric Intensive Care specialist, Akron Children’s Hospital, Wednesday joined Ohio Department of Health Director Bruce Vanderhoff, MD, for a press conference to address the state’s COVID-19...

2021 Virtual Forensic Conference Set for Nov. 18-19

Join the International Association of Forensic Nurses, or IAFN, – Ohio Chapter for its 2021 Virtual Forensic Conference from 8 a.m.- 5:30 p.m. on Nov. 18-19. IAFN is an international organization of forensic nurses working around the world and other professionals.  The two-day virtual event will include nationally renowned speakers...

OSU Wexner Medical Center Developing a Breathalyzer COVID-19 Test

A breathalyzer COVID-19 test that can detect infection in critically ill patients in seconds is being explored by researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. COVID-19’s distinct breath print from the interaction of oxygen, nitric oxide and ammonia in the body could allow the new test to replace PCR tests that require an...

Early Warning System for Timely Antibiotic Administration Webinar Set for Nov. 17

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...

Join AHA’s Digital Campaign Reinforcing the Crucial Role of Hospitals

The American Hospital Association is urging hospitals to raise their voice and share their stories of how hospitals are serving their communities with a digital campaign starting next week. Despite the many challenges hospitals and caregivers have faced, the dedication to patient care has never been stronger and all members of our hospital teams...

OHA Welcomes New Energy Program Director

OHA welcomes Kevin Zacharyasz as the director of the Energy and Sustainability Program. Zacharyasz earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Miami University in Anthropology and Environmental Principles and Practices, where he also earned his Master of Environmental Science degree, focusing on Policy, Planning and Communications. Joining OHA from...

Reproductive Health and Wellness Program Grant Application Intent Letters Due Nov. 9

Application intent letters for the Ohio Department of Health, ODH, Bureau of Maternal and Child Health’s Reproductive Health and Wellness Program Grant are due Nov. 9. This grant, which currently serves clients in 53 counties and has over 75 clinic sites in Ohio, was established to comprehensively address issues of reproductive health and...

ODH Requesting COVID-19 Monoclonal Antibody Administration Site Location Information

The Ohio Department of Health is in the process of updating the National Infusion Center Association (NICA) COVID Locator website to identify sites that provide monoclonal antibody administration. ODH is asking all administration sites to provide or update their publicly facing contact information for providers and patients to use when...

2022 Health Insurance Marketplace Plans, Prices Released

Consumers can preview 2022 federally facilitated Health Insurance Marketplace plans and prices for when enrollment begins Nov. 1 and runs through Jan. 15. For coverage to start Jan. 1, consumers generally need to choose a plan by Dec. 15. Visit healthcare.gov or read the Marketplace 2022 open...