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Join Us at the OHA Annual Meeting – Transforming Health Care in Ohio

05/26/2017

The OHA Annual Meeting and Education Summit held June 12-14 in Columbus offers national speakers, statewide awards and more than 70 educational sessions organized in 18 tracks specific to various hospital and health care topics. Continuing education credits are offered for many disciplines at no cost to hospital employees, includ Read More . . .

New Study Shows AHCA Threatens Ohio’s Growing Health Care Sector

05/26/2017

Mike Uhl, president of Premier’s Atrium Medical Center in Middletown, served as a key presenter in Tuesday’s news conference unveiling a new economic study projecting serious harm to Ohio jobs and the overall economy if the American Health Care Act passed by the U.S. House becomes law.   Policy Matters Ohio releas Read More . . .

Ohio Leads Nation in Prescription Drug Monitoring

05/26/2017

A recent fact sheet from the American Medical Association shows Ohio now leads the nation in prescription drug monitoring. In 2016, Ohio processed more than 24 million queries from physicians and other health professionals through the State Board of Pharmacy's Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System, or OARRS, far more than any other Read More . . .

OHA Receives State, Federal Grants for Emergency Preparedness

05/26/2017

The Ohio Department of Health, for the 15th consecutive year, has awarded the Ohio Hospital Association two grants from the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Hospital Preparedness program: a statewide and a regional grant. The statewide grant will be dedicated to projects that benefit all hospitals in Ohio, such as h Read More . . .

New Online Ebola Preparedness Training Available for Hospital Staff

05/26/2017

The Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Hospital Association partnership initiative Ohio Emerging Pathogen Coalition recently established new recommended training for hospital personnel to complete eight training modules regarding Ebola. The modules focus on PPE - Personal protective equipment, early recognition, isolation and ac Read More . . .

Don’t Forget Safety During Your Summer Vacation

05/26/2017

Planning your next beach vacation? While having fun in the sun, consider these five tips from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to make sure your trip is a healthy one.  Avoid Tanning, Be Sun Safe Thinking about getting a healthy tan over vacation? Think again. Any increase in skin pigment, or melanin, is a sign of damage Read More . . .

Reserve a Table for OHA Recognition Dinner by May 26

05/19/2017

Hospitals and health systems may reserve tables for the June 13 OHA Recognition Dinner through May 26. Held in conjunction with the OHA Annual Meeting June 12-14 in Columbus, the OHA Recognition Dinner is a time-honored tradition that celebrates outstanding hospital caregivers and health care leaders statewide. OHA will honor 66 nom Read More . . .

Quality Summit Poster Presentation Deadline Extended to May 26

05/19/2017

The deadline to submit a poster presentation for the OHA Quality Summit has been extended to May 26.   The 10th annual OHA Quality Summit will be held on the third day of the OHA Annual Meeting, June 14, recognizing Ohio hospitals' and health systems’ commitment to evidence-based practice and high-quality care.  Read More . . .

HHS Issues Update on Ransomware Attack

05/19/2017

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response on Thursday released updated information about the recent ransomware attack and tools to strengthen your cybersecurity from HHS. The ransomware variant in question is known as WannaCry, WCry or WannaDecryptor. Plea Read More . . .

New Toolkits Address Equity of Care

05/19/2017

To assure each individual receives the highest level of care possible, the American Hospital Association and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services have launched nationwide toolkits to address equity of care. AHA last year launched the #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities. The pledge Read More . . .

Nominate an Outstanding Nurse for March of Dimes Nurse of the Year

05/19/2017

Nominations are now open for the 2017 March of Dimes Ohio Chapter Nurse of the Year Awards. The March of Dimes presents these awards each year to pay tribute to the nursing profession and recognize extraordinary nurses throughout Ohio.   Nominations in 18 different categories will be accepted until June 23.   To be eli Read More . . .

OHA, FHA Offer Annual Medicare 101 Training

05/19/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association and Florida Hospital Association are teaming up to present a comprehensive review of Medicare provider reimbursement systems and cost reporting June 22 in Columbus. The popular annual “Medicare 101” seminar is designed for trustees and hospital employees who are new to health care facilit Read More . . .

May is Stroke Awareness Month

05/19/2017

Strokes kill more than 133,000 American annually and are a leading cause of serious, long-term disability. Each year, about as many Americans have a stroke as a heart attack. Stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. Knowing the signs of stroke, how to prevent it and how to help others around you, just might save a l Read More . . .

OHA Announces Honorees for Annual June Awards Celebration

05/12/2017

In recognition of National Hospital Week, May 7-13, OHA today announced 66 nominees for Health Care Worker of the Year, three Health Care Leadership Award recipients and two OHA Hall of Fame inductees to be recognized at the annual OHA Recognition Dinner on June 13.   Held in conjunction with the OHA Annual Meeting June 12-14 Read More . . .

Prepare for Behavioral Health Redesign Changes Effective July 1

05/12/2017

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is hosting two final training opportunities before the Behavioral Health Redesign changes are scheduled to take effect July 1.   The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will join ODM for the Behavioral Health Redesign “401” webinar at 10 a.m. May 22. This trainin Read More . . .

Submit a Nomination for AHA Circle of Life Award

05/12/2017

Does your organization have an innovative palliative and end-of-life care program? Make sure it gets the national recognition it deserves. The American Hospital Association is accepting applications for its annual Circle of Life Awards. The Circle of Life Awards will be presented in 2018 to up to three programs or organizations. &n Read More . . .

OHA Sepsis Campaign Earns PR Award

05/12/2017

The Central Ohio Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America on May 11 awarded OHA the 2017 PRism Award of Excellence. The award honors OHA’s Signs of Sepsis initiative which aims to educate caregivers, EMTs and others in the continuum of care to advance early detection and intervention to achieve a 30 percent reduction Read More . . .

OSU Offers Annual Population Health Summer Program

05/12/2017

The Ohio State University College of Public Health is set to host the 2017 Summer Program in Population Health June 19-23 in Columbus. The program provides an opportunity for individuals to learn in an atmosphere of intense scholarship and collaboration. Summer program participants will gain practical skills in collecting and using Read More . . .

Check Yourself: May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month

05/12/2017

May is designated Skin Cancer Awareness Month to educate the public about prevention and sun safety. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States.   Ultraviolet radiation from the sun is the main cause of skin cancer. UV damage can also cause wr Read More . . .

Ohio Hospitals Earn Recognition through Breastfeeding Designation Program

05/05/2017

Eighteen Ohio hospitals have earned new recognition through the latest round of the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies initiative sponsored by OHA and the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio First Steps is a voluntary breastfeeding designation program that recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, Read More . . .

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