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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Opioid Overdose Dashboard Updated with Q4 Data

OHA’s Opioid Overdose Dashboard has been updated with the data through March 30. The data are derived from the nearly 34 million annual coded hospital encounters in Ohio. The release of per-capita rates by county as well as by market area are intended to assist health policymakers, funders and local collaboratives in their work. The data...

Ohio Hospitals Continue ENERGYSTAR Success in 2020

Leading the country in statewide ENERGYSTAR Certified Hospitals in 2019, Ohio hospitals are off to a hot start again in 2020. So far, five hospitals have been ENERGYSTAR Certified in 2020:  Miami Valley Hospital - Second straight certificationMercy Health - Willard Hospital - First time being certified since 2017Miami Valley...

OHA Environmental Leadership Awards Delayed; Applications Still Accepted

The OHA Energy & Sustainability Program has postponed the announcement of the Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award and the John Chapman Award, due to the postponement of OHA’s June Annual Meeting and Energy Program Awards Ceremony. Hospitals are still able to apply for both awards. Award winners will be recognized at a later...

ODH Adjusts Priorities for COVID Testing

Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, on Wednesday released updated priority tiers based on congregate issues and availability of testing materials. The amendment includes a focus on testing residents and staff in Ohio's long-term care and other congregate living facilities. Click here to view the updated tiers.

ASPR Releases New COVID Resources

The Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response has shared a number of new COVID-19-related resources, including alternate care toolkits and strategies; webinars on relieving health care worker stress and crisis standards of care; and a workforce toolkit.

AHA Podcast Explores Technology's Role in Fighting COVID-19

The American Hospital Association’s latest podcast episode explores technology's central role in facing down the COVID-19 pandemic in a discussion between Andy Shin, chief operating officer at the AHA Center for Health Innovation, and Kaveh Safavi, head of global health at Accenture. Click here to listen to the podcast.

OHA Receives ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award; Ohio Leads Nation in ENERGY STAR Certified Hospitals

The Ohio Hospital Association is proud to announce that it has received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. EPA for our outstanding efforts in energy efficiency program delivery. This is the second year in a row and third time overall OHA has won this award in recognition of the OHA Energy...

Midwest Governors Announce Plan to Coordinate on Reopening of Economy

Governors in seven Midwest states, including Ohio, yesterday announced a plan to work together on reopening the regional economy when the coronavirus pandemic begins to subside. The group includes governors in Illinois, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Indiana and Kentucky. The group indicated they will look for four factors when...

Modeling Team Shares Methodology

Data models from the Ohio State University modeling team, as well as several models produced by hospital/health system modeling teams, all reflect a similar and dramatic flattening of projected hospital surge. Furthermore, all of the models reflect a significant shift in trajectory starting March 17 and continuing into April. The OSU...