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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Opioid Dashboard Updated with Q1 Data

OHA’s Opioid Overdose Dashboard has been updated with the data through March 30. The data is derived from the more than 33 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...

DeWine Preparing to Announce Second COVID Vaccine Incentive Program

Gov. Mike DeWine earlier this week said the state plans to announce a second COVID-19 vaccine incentive program in the coming days. DeWine noted the spread of the Delta strain and low vaccine rates in parts of Ohio as big concerns. Details around the incentive program were not released, but DeWine indicated that the new program could include...

Health Alert: Congenital Syphilis Cases Continue to Rise

The Ohio Health Alert Network yesterday released an alert announcing the rise of congenital syphilis cases in the state. Cases of CS have increased 146% over the last 5 years, from 13 cases in 2016 to 32 cases in 2020, including two syphilitic stillbirths. The Ohio Department of Health is asking health care providers to implement third trimester...

OHA Members Awarded $2 Million Grant to Fight Substance Abuse

Premier Health, in partnership with ProMedica, received a nearly $2 million grant from the Ohio Department of Health to treat emergency department patients struggling with substance abuse. This funding, part of the Comprehensive Care for Substance Use in Ohio Emergency Department program, will enhance and expand the extensive work currently...

OHA 2021 Advancing Patient Safety Series Continues in August

Join OHA and the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for part 4 of the 5-part webinar series around patient safety. Part 4, "Improving Patient Outcomes by Changing NICU Culture to Implement Bubble CPAP" is set for 11:30 a.m. on Aug. 12. This session will feature Hany Aziz MD, Julie Gamary MSN, RNC-MNN and Denise Speer MSN, RN all of...

AHA to Host Webinar Focused on Health Care Partnerships

The American Hospital Association is hosting the “Partnerships in an Evolving Health Care Landscape” webinar Aug. 11 as part of its Bridging the Sectors: Integrating Health and Social Care Webinar Series. With health care delivery ever changing to improve health outcomes for patients and families there is a need for understanding of...

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month

The American Hospital Association has aggregated several resources in honor of National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month. The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) reports that racial and ethnic minority groups in the U.S. are less likely to have access to mental health services, less likely to use community mental health...

OHA 106th Annual Meeting & Education Summit Available On Demand

If you were unable to attend OHA’s 106th Annual Meeting & Education Summit in early June, the 75 education sessions from the event are available On Demand. We are excited to bring you this personal, professional and enriching educational experience. These sessions are available at no cost to staff, board members and employees at OHA...

Hand Hygiene Webinar July 27 Approved for Category A Nursing Credit

Join OHA for a discussion of the importance and impact of hand hygiene as referenced in OAC 4723-20-03. The webinar set for 11:30 a.m. on July 27 will feature OHA’s Patient Safety & Quality Team. OHA's hand hygiene program is nationally recognized for improving health outcomes. The webinar has been approved for 1.0 hour...