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Brown Convenes Ohio Hospital Leaders in Washington

04/20/2018

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) this week hosted the first Ohio Hospital Conference in Washington, D.C. Leaders of Ohio’s small and rural hospitals participated in a discussion with Brown and members of Ohio’s Congressional delegation on the specific issues facing Ohio’s rural hospitals.   At Brown’s Read More . . .

Earn Continuing Education Credits at No Cost at OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit

04/20/2018

Join members of the Ohio hospital community June 4-6 in Columbus for the 103rdAnnual Meeting and Education Summit. The three-day event features more than 80 education sessions, keynote presentations by national leaders and special recognition events. The conference offers approved contact hours for many disciplines, including an Am Read More . . .

OHA Partners with Stakeholders to Address Behavioral Health Parity

04/20/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association is partnering with Parity@10, a three-year campaign to establish effective models for robust enforcement of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act in 10 states, including Ohio, and to disseminate those models across the country. The campaign’s goal is to ensure insurance carriers a Read More . . .

Ohio Hospital Earns ENERGY STAR Certification

04/20/2018

Adena Greenfield Medical Center this week earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s 2018 ENERGY STAR Certification. ENERGY STAR certified hospitals meet strict energy performance standards set by EPA. These hospitals use less energy, are less expensive to operate and cause fewer greenhouse gas emissions.   Adena Read More . . .

2018 Most Wired Survey Open Through May 31

04/20/2018

The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives recently launched the 2018 Most Wired Survey for hospitals to complete through May 31.   The annual survey, which recently transitioned to CHIME from the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals & Health Networks magazine this year, captures heal Read More . . .

Ohio Receives $26 Million Grant to Combat Opioid Crisis

04/20/2018

The Department of Health and Human Services on Wednesday announced it will award $485 million in grants to help states and territories combat the opioid crisis, the last of two funding rounds provided for in the 21st Century Cures Act. Ohio will receive more than $26 million.   "These funds will help support evidence-bas Read More . . .

AHA Webinar to Examine Inclusive, Local Hiring

04/20/2018

The American Hospital Association’s Workforce Center and the Association for Community Health Improvement at 3 p.m. April 25 will host a webinar on inclusive, local hiring and building the pipeline to a healthy community. The webinar will include an overview of the first in a toolkit series developed by the Democracy Collabor Read More . . .

Submit Photos for Hospitals Against Violence Day of Awareness

04/20/2018

As part of the American Hospital Association’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative, the association is asking hospitals and health systems to submit photos by May 1 showing their commitment to combating violence. AHA will use the photos online to promote the June 8 #HAVhope Day of Awareness. Hospitals can view more info Read More . . .

OHA Energy Cup Program Salutes Top Performing Hospitals

04/13/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association Energy & Sustainability Program last week announced three award-winning hospitals in the 2017 OHA Energy Cup competition.   Eighty-seven Ohio hospitals participated in the competition to reduce energy use and limit greenhouse gas emissions. Over 60 percent of participating hospitals reduced t Read More . . .

Plan Ahead During National Healthcare Decisions Week April 16-22

04/13/2018

National Healthcare Decisions Day is a week-long event this year to be observed April 16-22. This national effort aims to help people understand the value of advance health care planning.   Advance directives are legal documents that direct medical care when a patient is unable to communicate his or her wishes due to a medica Read More . . .

Deadline Approaching: Submit OHA Quality Summit Poster Proposals by April 27

04/13/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association invites member hospitals to showcase quality improvement initiatives at the 11th annual OHA Quality Summit June 6 in Columbus. To submit an abstract for consideration, complete the poster abstract and biographical data forms and submit them to Dorothy.Aldridge@ohiohospitals.org by April 27.   The Read More . . .

Join Us for the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit

04/13/2018

Join members of the Ohio hospital community June 4-6 in Columbus for the 103rdAnnual Meeting and Education Summit. The three-day event features more than 80 education sessions, keynote presentations by national leaders and special recognition events. The conference offers approved contact hours for many disciplines, including an Am Read More . . .

SAMHSA Launches Online Resource Center

04/13/2018

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration has launched an Evidence-Based Practices Resource Center, which offers treatment improvement protocols, clinical practice guidelines and other tools related to opioids and other substance use prevention, treatment and recovery and serious mental illness and ment Read More . . .

Register to Join April 18 Sepsis Webinar

04/13/2018

Al Cardillo, executive vice president, Home Care Association of New York State will join the Ohio Hospital Association from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 18 for the monthly Statewide Sepsis Initiative webinar and education call.   The April webinar will focus on “A Home Health Care Perspective on Sepsis.”   Read More . . .

Celebrate Hospital Volunteers During National Healthcare Volunteer Week April 15-21

04/13/2018

The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals recognizes April 15-21 as National Healthcare Volunteer Week. Volunteers are part of the backbone of hospitals. National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers across the country.  View more information from AHV Read More . . .

Registration Open for OHA Annual Meeting – Healing Ohio Communities

04/06/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association invites employees, medical staff, trustees and volunteers of member hospitals and health systems and OHA Corporate Partners to register for the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting June 4-6 in Columbus.  Click here to register for the 2018 annual meeting.   The OHA Annual Meeting offers a premier opport Read More . . .

OHA Launches Overdose Data Sharing Program Supporting Community Initiatives to Address Opioid Crisis

04/06/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association yesterday launched an interactive dashboard with publicly available, downloadable files of overdoses treated at Ohio hospitals to assist community health and human services organizations as they address the opioid crisis at the local level. The rising opioid overdose rate is taking an enormous toll on Read More . . .

Register for April 19 Behavioral Health Safety Rounding Webinar

04/06/2018

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for the 2018 Advancing Patient Safety series webinar “Technology Improved Safety Rounding in Behavioral Health” at 11:30 a.m. April 19. Representatives from Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital will discuss using the Iris mobile application to improve pat Read More . . .

Hospital Resources Available for 2018 Drug Take-Back Day

04/06/2018

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has posters and other materials available to help hospitals support National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on April 28 to promote the safe disposal of unwanted or expired prescription pills in their communities.  Click here for posters, handouts and other materials to promote National Read More . . .

HIMSS Presents 2018 Ohio Health Information Technology Day

04/06/2018

The 11th annual Ohio Healthcare Information Technology Day will be held 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. April 25 at the Ohio Statehouse Atrium in Columbus.    The annual advocacy day is a collaborative effort between Central & Southern Ohio Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society, the Northern Ohio Healthcare Infor Read More . . .

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