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Conference Explores Workplace Violence in Health Care Settings

03/24/2017

Join OHA, along with the Ohio Societies of Health Care Human Resource Administrators, Nurse Executives, Health Care Risk Managers and Health Care Attorneys, and OHA’s Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, for a conference exploring the impact of workplace violence in health care settings. The program will be held at 8:30 Read More . . .

OPSI Launches 2017 Patient Safety Webinar Series

03/24/2017

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospital representatives from nursing, case management, patient safety, risk management, quality improvement and other related specialties to register for 2017 Advancing Patient Safety webinar series.   The next webinar in the four-part series will be “Caring for Transgender Pat Read More . . .

Hospital Executives Testify to HHS Finance Subcommittee Against State Budget Cuts, Non-Contracting Language

03/24/2017

A panel of health care executives testified Wednesday before the Ohio House Finance Subcommittee on Health and Human Services against hospital payment cuts and non-contracting language proposed in House Bill 49, the 2018-2019 state operating budget.   The panel included member hospital executives Ray Chorey, president, Southe Read More . . .

57 Ohio Hospitals Honored for Support of Breastfeeding; First Steps Applications Due April 1

03/24/2017

OHA last week joined the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association, the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance at the OLCA annual meeting to honor 57 Ohio hospitals that earned Bag Free designation in 2016 for eliminating formula gift bags.   Part of the national Ban The Bags campaign, Bag Free hospitals do Read More . . .

Columbus CEO Presents Former OHA Executive with Lifetime Achievement Award

03/24/2017

Columbus CEO magazine Thursday presented former OHA Vice President of Health Economics & Policy Charles Cataline with the 2017 Healthcare Lifetime Achievement Award at the fifth-annual Central Ohio Healthcare Achievement Awards dinner.   Cataline retired from OHA in December 2016 after 36 years with the Association. He wo Read More . . .

Health Care Providers Urged to Take Action for Arthritis in America

03/17/2017

Arthritis is a leading cause of disability, and causes pain, aching, stiffness and swelling of the joints, but is not a normal part of aging, according to a report recently release by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arthritis costs at least $81 billion in direct medical costs annually.   The most common t Read More . . .

Summa Health Named OPSI 2017 Best Practice Award Winner

03/17/2017

In celebration of National Patient Safety Awareness Week, the Ohio Patient Safety Institute named Summa Health the winner of the 8th Annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award. Summa Health earned the award for a project that reduced preventable readmissions 24 percent from January 2015 to September 2016.   Summa Health’ Read More . . .

Register Today for Ohio Occupation Health Professionals Spring Conference

03/17/2017

The Society of Ohio Occupational Health Professionals invites occupational health professionals at all levels to register for the spring conference April 20-21 in Columbus. The two-day conference offers timely topics, networking opportunities and continuing education.   The conference agenda features expert presentations on f Read More . . .

OHA Offers Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Program

03/17/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association’s Safety Leadership Council invites member hospitals to sign up for the 2017 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Service. In 2016 more than 80 hospitals took advantage of the service to evaluate safety performance and promote best practices for employee safety management. RiskControl360 Read More . . .

Save the Dates June 12-14 for 2017 OHA Annual Meeting

03/17/2017

Employees of OHA member hospitals are invited to attend the 2017 OHA Annual Meeting, June 12-14, in Columbus. The three-day event features more than 70 educational sessions and is a premier opportunity for health care providers and administrators at all levels to gain valuable insight about statewide industry trends, earn continuing Read More . . .

2017 J-1 Visa Waiver Application Deadlines Approaching

03/17/2017

The 2017 application cycle for Ohio’s J-1 Visa Waiver Program is open. Potential sponsors for the 2017 application cycle should complete and submit the Notice of Intent to Apply form as soon as possible. Applications for high-priority primary care and addiction treatment placements will be accepted until June 30. All other app Read More . . .

New OHA Report Highlights Ohio Hospitals’ Quality Work

03/10/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association’s new Hospital Insights report summarizes the quality improvement work of our hospital collaboratives over the past five years to improve outcomes for patients and save billions in health care costs.   From 2012 through 2016, OHA’s hospital collaboratives engaged more than 100 Ohio ho Read More . . .

OHA Presents 2016 Energy Cup Awards

03/10/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association Energy & Sustainability program today announced the six finalists and top three award-winning hospitals in the 2016 OHA Energy Cup competition.   Eighty-six Ohio hospitals and 59 health care buildings participated in the competition to reduce energy use and limit greenhouse gas emissions. Par Read More . . .

Apply for Ohio EMA Security Grant Opportunity by March 20

03/10/2017

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency invites hospitals and other qualifying nonprofit organizations to apply for a grant funding opportunity to improve security and assist in preventing, preparing for and responding to acts of terrorism. Each eligible nonprofit may apply for up to $100,000 to be used for: eligible physical s Read More . . .

Patient Safety Awareness Week Kicks Off Next Week, Toolkit Available

03/10/2017

Patient Safety Awareness Week, an annual education and awareness campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation, is set for March 12-18. Each year, health care organizations around the globe take part in the event. The theme for 2017 is “Every Day is Patient Safety Day.”  The O Read More . . .

MOON FAQs Available for Hospitals Following March 8 Launch

03/10/2017

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services issued answers to Frequently Asked Questions for hospitals implementing the Medicare Outpatient Observation Notice, including guidance on completing the free-text field that explains why the patient is not an inpatient.   The rule went into effect March 8 stating all hosp Read More . . .

Register Today for March 15 Statewide Sepsis Call

03/10/2017

Representatives from Southeastern Ohio Regional Medical Center and Summit Acres in Caldwell will join the OHA Institute for Health Innovation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. March 15 to present this month’s Statewide Sepsis Initiative webinar and education call.   Attendees will hear from Summit Acres MDS Nurse Joy Read More . . .

Patient Safety Week Toolkit Available for Hospitals

03/03/2017

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute has developed a toolkit for OHA member hospitals to promote participation in National Patient Safety Awareness Week, March 12-18. Patient Safety Awareness Week is a global annual education campaign for health care safety led by the National Patient Safety Foundation. The theme for 2017 is &l Read More . . .

Attend Sepsis Education Series, Earn AMA Credits

03/03/2017

OHA and our regional quality collaboratives are hosting a series of regional sepsis education events in Akron, Perrysburg and Columbus for physicians and nurses, pre-hospital providers and emergency department clinical teams.   The events provide clinical professionals a no-cost opportunity to earn AMA continuing educati Read More . . .

Deadline Extended for 2017 Environmental Leadership Award

03/03/2017

The deadline has been extended to March 8 for hospitals to submit nominations for the OHA Melvin Creeley Award. To be eligible for the environmental leadership award, hospitals must be participating in ENERGY STAR benchmarking by either sharing your own benchmarking efforts or authorizing OHA to do so on your behalf. In 2016, 11 hos Read More . . .

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