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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MetroHealth Student Art Program Earns National Recognition

OHA member MetroHealth’s SAFE, Students Are Free to Express, Project earned a 2020 Hamilton International Arts in Health Award from the National Organization for Arts in Health. SAFE is an arts-based, psychologically informed primary prevention model designed to address mental health and well-being in urban youth exposed to trauma and...

Cleveland Clinic Awarded Grant to Develop Automated Screening for Cognitive Decline

Cleveland Clinic yesterday announced it has been awarded a $2.6 million grant from the National Institute on Aging to develop and validate two automated tools, a risk calculator to identify patients at high risk of cognitive decline and a screening tool to test for the condition. An interdisciplinary team at Cleveland Clinic aims to create a...

Cincinnati Children’s Recruiting for AstraZeneca COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

OHA member Cincinnati Children’s Nov. 3 announced its plans to enroll around 500 people in a phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine developed by AstraZeneca. The medical center is reaching out to first responders, people 65 or older, Blacks and Hispanics to ensure inclusion of those at higher risk of contracting the disease or becoming...

Western Reserve Hospital, University Hospitals Announce Partnership

Western Reserve Hospital and University Hospitals on Nov. 4 announced an agreement for UH to join Western Reserve as a minority partner. UH pledged to work closely with Western Reserve Hospital’s Board of Directors, physicians, leadership and employees to bring investments and cost efficiencies that will benefit Summit County, including...

AHCE to Host CNACC Virtual Training Dec. 1-3

The Association for the Health Care Environment, or AHCE, will host a virtual training series Dec. 1-3 titled, “Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning Train-the-Trainer Workshop,” for front-line cleaning and disinfection workers and technicians. This educational opportunity focuses on cleaning outside of the acute-care environment...

Sepsis Webinar Series Continues in November

OHA’s Board of Trustees identified reducing sepsis mortality in Ohio as one of the key focus areas for OHA and Ohio hospitals.  To combat sepsis, OHA’s monthly Sepsis Initiative Webcast series continues this month from 11:30 a.m., Nov. 18. Learn more and register here.  

ADA Launches We Stand Greater Than Awareness Campaign for National Diabetes Month

The American Diabetes Association is honoring American Diabetes Month with their 2020 campaign, “We Stand Greater Than,” to raise awareness of the diabetes epidemic in the United States. The ADA is calling those suffering from diabetes, no matter the cause, to stand and speak up together about the disease, to fight for equity over...

COVID-19 Update: Highest Number of Cases Reported, DeWine Calls on Community Leaders to Help Slow the Spread

During a COVID-19 briefing yesterday Gov. Mike DeWine announced a record number of COVID cases reported in a single 24-hour period. Between Wednesday and Thursday, 3,950 new positive cases were noted, which is more than 700 cases more than the previous high number of cases reported last Saturday. A total of 194 new hospitalizations were also...

OHA President, CEO to Present at Impact Ohio’s Post-Election Health Care, Medicaid Session

OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams will be a panelist during the 2020 Impact Ohio Post Election Virtual Conference. The panel, titled, “The State of Healthcare and Medicaid in Ohio,” will be moderated by CEO of the Ohio State Medical Association Todd Baker and will also feature Ohio Department of Medicaid Director, Maureen Corcoran...