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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UC Health Uses Ozone Technology to Process Regulated Medical Waste In-House

Thanks to the OMW-1000 from Clean Waste Systems, UC Health is processing their own biohazard waste at UC Medical Center—with zero emissions. After Environmental Services team members collect their red medical waste bags and bring them to the OMW machine, the waste is lifted into the shredding mechanism, where it’s exposed to...

Register for AHA “Optimizing Your Workforce Strategy With an Integrated Analytics Approach to Boost Engagement” webinar Nov. 3

Join The American Hospital Association, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and Workpartners as they host “Optimizing Your Workforce Strategy With an Integrated Analytics Approach to Boost Engagement” webinar Nov. 3 at 1:00 p.m. The webinar will focus on new and innovative ways of thinking about benefits, retention, employee...

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in women in the United States, excluding skin cancer. There is a 1 in 8 chance a woman will develop breast cancer. The majority of women with breast cancer are middle-aged or older. Breast cancer occurs almost exclusively in women, but men can get it too. The Office of Disease Prevention and...

Register Today for the OSHFM Annual Conference Nov. 4

Register today for the Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management Annual Conference Nov. 4 at Embassy Suites. Join OSHFM members as well as facilities management, engineering and human resources professionals for the annual in-person fall conference. Attendees will gain an understanding of key facility management issues currently...

Register for the Advancing Patient Safety Series Oct.13

Join Ohio Patient Safety Institute for the final webinar of its 4-part Advancing Patient Safety series from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 13. Part 4 will focus on Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection. The webinar will feature Hila Collins MS, RN, CPNP-AC, CIC Director, Clinical Safety, Nurse Practitioner, Sleep Medicine, Dayton Children...

NIDA Releases Strategic Plan

The National Institute on Drug Abuse, or NIDA, released its strategic plan for FY 2022-2026. NIDA’s new plan reflects the agency’s commitment to advancing all aspects of addiction science in the service of improving public health. The plan encompasses the extent of research NIDA supports—from basic neuroscience and pharmacology...

Mercy Health Partners with AHA for Community Conversation

OHA member Mercy Health will join with the American Heart Association, or AHA, to present a free Community Conversation on preventive measures to improve your heart health and reduce your risk of serious illness. The virtual Community Conversation runs from noon-1 p.m. Sept. 29. Learn more here. Register for the event here.  

AHA Facebook Live Event on COVID-19 Vaccines Sept. 27

Join the American Hospital Association and AdventHealth for a Facebook Live Event centered around COVID-19 vaccines set for Sept. 27. The event will discuss the importance of getting children vaccinated and boosted against COVID-19. The live event will feature two physicians from AdventHealth, who will answer common questions and take questions...

TechCred Application Period Closes Sept. 30

Ohio's TechCred program offers employers, including hospitals, up to $2,000 in reimbursement for every technology-focused credential earned by an employee, up to $30,000 per employer per application period. The current TechCred application period opened yesterday and will close on Sept. 30 at 3:00 p.m. Through TechCred, businesses can...