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OHA Sepsis Initiative Progress Report Shows 13.4% Mortality Reduction

09/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association today released a progress report showing Ohio hospitals achieved a 13.4 percent statewide reduction in sepsis mortality, representing an estimated 1,486 lives saved over the first 18 months of the OHA statewide sepsis initiative that began in June 2015.   OHA launched the statewide initiative wit Read More . . .

Register Today for Annual Health Care Facilities Management Conference

09/15/2017

The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management hosts its annual educational conference Oct. 20 at The Blackwell Inn in Columbus. The conference provides a forum for networking, education and information exchange among Ohio’s health care facility managers, engineers, construction and safety managers, performance improve Read More . . .

OHA Energy Cup Webinar Oct. 5 Will Share Mid-Year Results

09/15/2017

Join the Ohio Hospital Association’s Energy and Sustainability program during a webinar on Oct. 5 at 11 a.m. to announce the mid-year results for the 2017 OHA Energy Cup Contest. Nearly 150 hospital and health care building are competing to reduce energy use and limit greenhouse gas emissions.  Click here to register for Read More . . .

Ohio Medicaid Releases 2017 Managed Care Plans Report Card

09/15/2017

The Ohio Department of Medicaid last week released the third annual report card for Ohio Medicaid managed care plans. The report is a tool to inform consumers and provide incentives for the health plans to improve their services. Nearly 90 percent of Ohioans enrolled on Medicaid are insured through private managed care plans.   Read More . . .

Attend Next Week’s OWU Colloquium on Global Health Issues

09/15/2017

Mike Abrams, OHA president and CEO, will be among the featured presenters at the annual Ohio Wesleyan University Sagan National Colloquium on Sept. 19. Abrams will present on the evolving role of Ohio hospitals in meeting today’s health care challenges in context of national and global public health concerns.   Each yea Read More . . .

CHIP Funding Agreement Announced, Funding Extended for 5 Years

09/15/2017

U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Oregon) announced Tuesday an agreement to extend funding for the Children's Health Insurance Program for five years.   The lawmakers expect to release legislative language for the funding extension in the coming days. Created as pa Read More . . .

Last Call to Register for Sept. 19 Marketing Attribution Webinar

09/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association invites you to join the webinar “How Health Care Marketers Can Prove Marketing Attribution” Sept. 19 from noon to 1:30 p.m.    Eric Morgan, founder and president of Morgan & Co., will discuss how to establish goals, gather the data you need and tailor reporting to specif Read More . . .

National Telehealth Conference Oct. 9-10: Realizing Value in a Rapidly Changing Environment

09/15/2017

Health care providers, administrators and faculty are invited to register for the National Telehealth Conference Oct. 9-10 in Cincinnati. Sponsored by the University of Cincinnati’s College of Nursing, the conference offers attendees a first-hand look at the operation of telehealth equipment in both health care and academic se Read More . . .

Plan Ahead for Disasters, Download SAMSHA Disaster App

09/15/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association joins the Department of Homeland Security and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in recognizing September as National Preparedness Month. This year’s theme is “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”   OHA leads statewide and regional initiatives f Read More . . .

Oct. 1 Deadline Approaching for Next Round of First Steps Recognition

09/08/2017

Applications for the next round of recognition through the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies program are due Oct. 1. Maternity centers in Ohio that are taking steps to promote, protect and support breastfeeding in their organization are encouraged to apply. Through the program, hospitals earn one star for every two steps achieved Read More . . .

U.S. Senate Considers Options for CHIP

09/08/2017

The U.S. Senate Finance Committee Thursday held a hearing on the Children's Health Insurance Program, which covers 8.9 million children with family incomes above Medicaid eligibility limits who lack access to affordable private coverage. While the program is authorized through Oct. 1, 2019, legislative action is needed to contin Read More . . .

AHA Offers Sept. 25 Webinar for Caregivers

09/08/2017

The American Hospital Association invites hospital caregivers to attend a Hospitals Against Violence initiative webinar Sept. 25 at noon. The program is designed to address hospital caregivers who experience a stressful event or outcome during patient care.   Leaders from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, Read More . . .

Still Time to Register for OHA’s Annual Medicare, Medicaid Update Seminar

09/08/2017

Hospital executives, in-house counsel, auditors, controllers and reimbursement and patient financial services directors are invited to attend the “Medicare and Medicaid in 2018” seminar Sept. 14 in Columbus.   The agenda includes presentations from nationally recognized leaders about Medicare payment rules and inf Read More . . .

Reserve Your Spot at ONPR Annual Conference

09/08/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association and Ohio Network of Physician Recruiters invite you to attend the ONPR Annual Educational Conference Oct. 2-3 at Columbus Hilton, Easton. The two-day conference offers timely takeaways, networking opportunities and education sessions.   The conference agenda features expert presentations on a var Read More . . .

OHA Corporate Partner Offers Obesity Treatment Updates Webinar

09/08/2017

The Robard Corporation invites hospital representatives to join the “Updates in Obesity” webinar at 3 p.m. Sept. 19.   The webinar, presented by Christopher Case, MD, Jefferson City Medical Group, will focus on new treatment protocols, pertinent nutrition information and new solutions for obesity treatment.   Read More . . .

Participate in OHA SOS Event, Get Ahead of Sepsis this September

09/08/2017

Less than 1 percent of U.S. Adults know the signs of sepsis – a condition that affected 38,000 Ohioans last year and resulted in 7,380 deaths in our state in 2016.   In recognition of Sepsis Awareness Month, the Ohio Hospital Association will host a virtual live community awareness event 10 a.m. Sept. 28 featuring OHA&# Read More . . .

OHA Signs of Sepsis: Media, Stakeholders Invited to Participate in Sept. 28 Event

09/01/2017

Less than 1 percent of U.S. Adults know the signs of sepsis – a condition that affected 38,000 Ohioans last year and resulted in 7,380 deaths in our state in 2016.   In recognition of sepsis awareness month, the Ohio Hospital Association will host a virtual live community awareness event 10 a.m. Sept. 28 featuring OHA&# Read More . . .

Deadline Approaching to Apply for AEP Utility Rebates

09/01/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association member hospitals served by AEP can save money three ways—reduce energy costs, offset new equipment costs with utility rebates and save even more with enhanced rebates for OHA members.   Ohio hospitals serviced by AEP are encouraged to apply by Oct. 31 to qualify for the more than $300, Read More . . .

Nominate Outstanding Facility Manager, Staff Member for 2017 Eagle Award

09/01/2017

Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management members may submit nominations through Sept. 29 for the 2017 Eagle Award. The Eagle Award is presented annually to a facility manager or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding performance and leadership and made significant contributions in energy efficiency, health care engi Read More . . .

Registration Open for 2017 Ohio Tobacco Conference

09/01/2017

Registration is open for the 2017 Ohio Tobacco Conference Sept. 28 in Columbus. Sponsored by the Ohio Department of Health, this year’s theme is Generation Tobacco Free, which is focused on preventing youth from initiating tobacco use through evidence-based policy, systems and environmental change strategies.   Attendee Read More . . .

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