Ohio Hospital Newswire

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DeWine Pauses Adding New Groups to Vaccine Pool to Catch Up with Supply; ODH Warns Providers of Suspicious Calls

Gov. Mike DeWine during a COVID press briefing yesterday said the state will hold the list of populations eligible for COVID vaccines after the cohort 65 years and older enters the pool next week. The plan is to hold until the supply projections start to catch up with the backlog of people waiting for a first vaccine. The Ohio...

AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference Set for Feb. 17-18

The American Hospital Association is set host the 34th Annual Rural Health Care Leadership Conference Feb. 17-18. The virtual conference brings together top practitioners and thinkers to share strategies and resources for accelerating the shift to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system.This two-day virtual event will showcase for...

Research, Message Strategies for Overcoming COVID-19 Vaccine Hesitancy Materials Now Available

The Ad Council unveiled the results of market research into effective messages for vaccine-hesitant members of the American public. In a webinar presentation of its research, the Ad Council touched on the COVID-19 vaccine demand continuum, which indicates that half of those surveyed have a “wait and see” attitude, with a lower...

Deadline Approaching: 2021 OHA Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards Nominations

OHA is accepting nominations through Feb. 26, 2021 for our Health Care Worker of the Year and Health Care Leadership Awards. The awards are presented each year to honor stellar service, exemplary performance and leadership, and excellent personal and organizational accomplishments within the Ohio hospital community.   The Health...

Part 1 of OPSI Patient Safety Webinar Series Set for Feb. 11

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for part 1 of a 5-part webinar series at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 11. The session will cover “Why Not Home? The Journey of Changing the Narrative in Post-Acute Care,” and has been approved for continuing education credits. The registration fee is $50 per session/per line or $200 for all five sessions...

ADA Releases Resources for National Children’s Dental Health Month

The American Dental Association is sharing resources and graphics to promote the benefits of good oral health to children for National Children’s Dental Health Month. Developing good dental health habits at an early age helps children get a head start on healthy teeth and gums. The month-long national health observance brings together...

OHA Leader, Members Named to Health Care Heroes Class of 2021

Columbus Business First on Jan. 23 named 12 Central Ohio men and woman to its 2021 Class of Health Care Heroes. This year’s class included several OHA members and OHA’s own Amy Andres, senior vice president, Health Strategy. When Gov. Mike DeWine the first week in March of 2020 called on OHA to gather the best medical minds and...

OHA, ODH to Host AIM Kickoff Meeting Set for March 4

OHA and Ohio Department of Health will host a virtual Ohio AIM kick-off meeting from noon- 2 p.m. on March 4. OHA and ODH last year announced that Ohio had been accepted to join the national maternal health initiative, the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health, or AIM. All hospitals are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Ohio AIM...

AHA to Host Accelerating Heath Equity: A Virtual Conference for Leaders in Community Health, Diversity and Inclusion

The American Hospital Association’s Community Health Improvement and the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity are hosting a virtual conference to close health equity gaps, build strategic hospital-community partnerships, and develop and sustain diversity and inclusion efforts in hospitals and health systems. The goals of this three...