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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Submit Presentation Proposals for the 2021 OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit by Dec. 11

OHA invites member hospitals, corporate partners and others interested in presenting at the 106th OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit should submit a proposal through the 2021 call for presentations by Dec. 11. The OHA Annual Meeting, set for June 7-9, 2021, offers a premier opportunity to gain valuable insight about statewide...

OHA Member Licking Memorial Hospital Recognized for Health Care Information Technologies

Licking Memorial Hospital was recognized as one of CHIME HealthCare’s Most Wired Hospitals for 2019. The award honors hospitals and health systems at the forefront of using health care information technologies, IT, to improve the delivery of care, have maximized the benefits of foundational technologies and are embracing new technologies...

HealthCare.gov Enrollment Opens Nov. 1, Medicare Enrollment Period Still Open

Enrollment for the federally facilitated exchange,  www.HealthCare.gov, is set to open Nov. 1. The enrollment period will run through Dec. 15. Click here to find more information on upcoming dates and deadlines for health insurance.    The enrollment period for Medicare opened Oct. 15 and will run through Dec. 7.lick...

Adena Announces Collaboration with Community Partners to Meet COVID Testing Needs

OHA member Adena Health System on Oct. 26 announced plans to collaborate with the Ross County Commissioners, the city of Chillicothe, Ross County Health District and the Chillicothe City School District to assist Ross County residents gain free access to COVID-19 testing. The Ross County Commissioners allocated CARES Act funding to cover the...

AHA to Host University of Chicago Medicine Story on COVID-19 Laboratory Response

The American Hospital Association will host a webinar sponsored by the College of American Pathologists titled, “Laboratory Insights Amidst COVID-19, The University of Chicago Medicine Story,” at 1 p.m., Nov. 18. The webinar will discuss how the University of Chicago’s Laboratory addressed the pandemic with COVID-19 testing...

FMCSA Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse Webinar Set for Nov. 18

Join OHA and the Society for Ohio Occupational Health Professionals at 10 a.m., Nov. 18, for a discussion around the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, what information it contains, who is required to use it and about violations reported. Participants will also gain a greater understanding of DACH...

American Lung Association Releases Resources to Promote National Lung Cancer Awareness Month

According to the CDC lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most common cancer among both men and women in the United States. Early detection and awareness can help save lives. The American Lung Association is offering educational opportunities and social media materials to raise awareness about lung cancer and to turn...

As Hospital Cases Spike, OHA Reminds Ohioans to ‘Do the Right Thing’

As hospitalizations hit record numbers this week, OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams penned an op-ed for today’s The Columbus Dispatch reminding readers of the core messages of OHA’s current public awareness campaign, “Do the Right Thing,” to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus. Read the column here. The two-month...

Save the Date: OHA Health Care Leadership Award Virtual Ceremony Set for Nov. 13

OHA will announce and celebrate the recipients of our annual Health Care Leadership Awards during a virtual celebration at noon on Friday, Nov. 13 through OHA’s YouTube Channel. We are offering this event virtually to adhere to social distancing and mass gathering restrictions, and to allow all the community to join together to celebrate...