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Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment Ends Tomorrow

12/14/2018

We know that picking a health insurance plan isn’t always easy, but with the healthcare.gov open enrollment period coming to an end on Saturday, we also know that thousands will be rushing to meet the deadline. To help, we’re providing you with this tool from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which includ Read More . . .

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Submit a Proposal for the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting by Dec. 28

12/14/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association is seeking dynamic and engaging presentations to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence for the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting June 3-5 in Columbus. Representatives from member hospitals and health systems, related organizations and OHA Corporate Partners are invited to comple Read More . . .

New ODH Website May Impact Previously Shared Links on Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence

12/14/2018

According to the Ohio Bureau of Maternal, Child and Family Health saved links to the Ohio Protocol for Sexual Assault Forensic and Medical Examinations may have been changed.   The Ohio Department of Health has updated its website, which means hundreds of links have died. ODH recommends going to its new site and under Sexual Read More . . .

Report: U.S. Spent $10,739 Per Person on Health Care

12/14/2018

The United States spent $3.5 trillion on health care in 2017 - or $10,739 per person - according to a report from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services' Office of the Actuary, but the rate of spending growth fell to 3.9 percent, down from 4.8 percent in 2016. The slower growth in spending was attributed to reduc Read More . . .

Hospitals added nearly 13,000 jobs in November

12/14/2018

According to a Dec. 7 report released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment at U.S. hospitals rose by 0.24 percent to a seasonally adjusted 5,228,200 people. That’s a 12,700 increase from the month of October and 118,000 more than this time last year. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctu Read More . . .

OHA’s Guliano appointed to the Sepsis Alliance Advisory Board

12/07/2018

Congratulations to James Guliano, vice president of Quality Programs at OHA. Guliano was announced as the newest advisory board member for the Sepsis Alliance on Dec. 3. The national organization raises awareness about sepsis among the public and health care professionals. At OHA, James directs the development and implementation of Read More . . .

Medicare Enrollment Ends Today

12/07/2018

Open enrollment for Medicare ends on Dec. 7 for consumers to choose a new Medicare Advantage or Part D plan to begin coverage Jan. 1, 2019. Here is a helpful consumer site for patients and providers. If you don’t sign up for Medicare A and B when you are first eligible, you have a chance to do so Read More . . .

Ohio Infant Mortality Rate Declining, According to New Report

12/07/2018

According to a new report from the Ohio Department of Health, the number of Ohio infants who died before their first birthday declined from 1,024 in 2016 to 982 in 2017. This is the second time since the state began keeping records in 1939, that Ohio has had fewer than 1,000 deaths. The last time was in 2014. While this number Read More . . .

OHA Says Goodbye to Veteran Employee, Paula King

12/07/2018

After 40 years of service, Paula King is retiring from OHA. Currently, King purchases and maintains an inventory of all OHA office supplies and coordinates catering services. She is also responsible for OHA Center for Education and OHA Annual Meeting program mailings and all other mailing generated by OHA.She will retire at the end Read More . . .

Register for OHA’s Dec. 12 Combined Heat and Power Technology Webinar

12/07/2018

Calling all hospital facility directors, facility managers and sustainability officers. OHA invites you to its Combined Heat and Power Technology Webinar on Dec. 12 from 1-2:30 p.m. OHA's Energy Team will be joined by the Midwest CHP Technical Assistance Partnership for a look at combined heat and power, or CHP, technology Read More . . .

Healthcare.gov Open Enrollment Period Almost Over

12/07/2018

We know that picking a health insurance plan isn’t always easy, but with the healthcare.gov open enrollment period coming to an end on Dec. 15, we also know that thousands will be rushing to meet the deadline. To help, we’re providing you with this tool from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which include Read More . . .

HRSA Opens Rural Residency Grants for Hospitals, Other Eligible Providers

12/07/2018

Rural hospitals and other eligible providers have until Mar. 4, 2019 to apply for a piece of the $21 million in Health Resources and Services Administration grants to create new rural residency programs or trainings in family medicine, internal medicine and psychiatry to expand physician workforce in rural areas. Those eligible to Read More . . .

U.S. Life Expectancy Falls To 78.6 Years, As Overdose, Suicide Deaths Rise

12/07/2018

Life expectancy in the United States at birth fell once again in 2017, from 78.7 years to 78.6 years. According to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the decline is largely due to an increase in deaths from unintentional injuries. Separate reports from the CDC examining suicide and drug overdoses, sho Read More . . .

Eliminating Disparities in Breastfeeding and Infant Mortality Summit to be held Dec. 11

12/07/2018

A statewide conference aimed at eliminating disparities in breastfeeding and infant mortality will take place on Dec. 11. The one-day event is a pre-conference to the 2018 Ohio Infant Mortality Summit. This year’s theme is “Taking Action for Equity.” Research has shown that breastfeeding positively impacts the lif Read More . . .

Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality Summit to be be held Dec. 11-12

12/07/2018

The Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality and the Ohio Department of Health is sponsoring the 2018 Ohio Infant Mortality Summit in Cincinnati. This two-day summit is a biennial event that brings together more than 1200 participants who are focused on preventing infant mortality, improving the health of Ohio women and infant Read More . . .

Showcase Your Hospital’s Innovations, Successful Strategies at the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting

11/30/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association is seeking dynamic and engaging presentations to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence for the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting June 3-5 in Columbus. Representatives from member hospitals and health systems, related organizations and OHA Corporate Partners are invited to comple Read More . . .

Mercy Earns 10th Consecutive EPA ENERGY STAR Certification

11/30/2018

For the 10th year in a row OHA member Mercy Medical Center has achieved the U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification. It is one of only three hospitals in the country and the only one in Ohio to achieve this designation for a decade.On average, ENERGY STAR-certified buildings and plants use 35 percent less energy. Hospitals that e Read More . . .

Submit Your Proposals for the 2019 OSHHRA Annual Conference

11/30/2018

The Ohio Society of Health Care Human Resource Administrators is accepting presentation proposals through Dec. 12 for the group’s spring conference.   The annual OSHHRA Conference will be held March 7-9, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Dublin. Educational presentations will be scheduled on the first day.    Prese Read More . . .

Call for Proposals: Submit Your Ideas for 2019 OSHRM/SOHA Spring Conference

11/30/2018

The Ohio Society of Healthcare Risk Managers and the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys is accepting presentation proposal through Jan. 4, for the groups’ joint spring conference. Approved presenters will be announced a few weeks after. This year’s conference will be held on March 29, 2019 at the Blackwell Inn in Colu Read More . . .

Ohio First Steps Program Receives National Award

11/30/2018

The Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies breastfeeding recognition program was recently awarded the “2018 Best Abstract Award in Education, Quality Improvement, or Advocacy” by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Breastfeeding. The abstract titled “Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies – impact of a st Read More . . .

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