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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OHA, Ohio Chamber Oppose Nurse Overtime Legislation

The Ohio Hospital Association on Wednesday testified in opposition to H.B 144, a bill that would prohibit a hospital from requiring a registered nurse or licensed practical nurse to work overtime as a condition of continued employment. OHA, speaking on behalf of our member hospitals, believes the legislation is unnecessary because government...

Tri-State Hospital Group Partners to Improve Health Care Quality, Patient Safety

The Ohio Hospital Association, New Jersey Hospital Association and The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania announced this week the creation of Q3 Health Innovation Partners, or Q3HIP, a new joint venture to improve health quality and patient safety. Building on the quality improvement track records of each of the three...

Don’t Forget: National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is Saturday

The U.S Drug Enforcement Administration is set to host its next National Prescription Dug Take Back Day tomorrow, starting at 10 a.m. According to the DEA 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs in 2018 and Take Back Day provides an opportunity for families to safely clear out prescription drugs no longer needed in their...

New Research Shows Most Parents are Still in Denial, OH

The Opioid Education Alliance’s research shows that Denial, OH ads are resonating with parents with nearly 50% of those in central Ohio Recalling the advertisements. After seeing the Denial, OH ads, 57% of parents and caregivers reported discussing the danger of opioids and prescription painkillers with their children.   Despite the...

Last Call for Overdose Prevention Network Pilot Proposals

The Ohio Overdose Network of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership’s Proposals for the 2019 Annual Pilot Project Grants are due by noon Nov. 8. Each grant will span nine months and can be funded at $4,000- $6,000 based on the strength of the application. Click here, for more information and to the application. Hospitals are eligible to...

United Against the Flu October Communications Toolkit Available

The American Hospital Association has released its October United Against the Flu social media toolkit. It provides the opportunity to start discussions around the importance of the flu shot. The toolkit also provides additional resources regarding educational materials regarding the flu and vaccines. Click here for the toolkit.  

OONL Annual Conference Set for Nov. 13

The Ohio Organization for Nurse Leadership invites members and Ohio nurse leaders to attend the fall conference on Nov. 13 -Nov. 15. The event includes a pre-conference, a day and a half of educational programming on subjects such as evidence-based practices, patient care, safety and quality, case studies, nursing leadership, teamwork and hot...

Unite Against the Flu This Season

As flu season begins, OHA is joining the American Hospital Association in being United Against the Flu by working to amplify the importance of getting vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that last year more than 37 million flu illnesses were reported in the United States, with more than 531,000 Americans...

OHA Welcomes New Health Economics, Policy Director

OHA this week welcomed Morris Ellington as director of Health Economics & Policy. In his role, Ellington will lead the association’s policy work with Ohio’s private health insurance companies, focusing on these payers’ impact on our member hospitals. Prior to joining OHA, Ellington managed provider relations and contracts...