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Ohio Hospitals Earn Breastfeeding Program Designation

08/17/2018

Ten 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, protect and support Read More . . .

OHA Offers Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Workshop

08/17/2018

Representatives from member hospitals participating in the OHA Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Program are invited to register and reserve a seat for the 2018 workshop Sept. 28 at OHA’s office in Columbus.   Using the results from the OHA Benchmarking Report and the OHA Hospital Improvement Innovation Network p Read More . . .

Health Care Risk Managers, Attorneys, Register Today for Fall Conference

08/17/2018

The Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers and the Society of Ohio Health Care Attorneys are teaming up to present a fall conference Sept. 28 at the Blackwell in Columbus. The conference offers a robust agenda and provides a forum for networking, continuing education credit and information exchange among Ohio’s health care Read More . . .

Ohio EPA Accepting Nominations for Environmental Excellence Award

08/17/2018

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency each year recognizes Ohio organizations for exceptional achievements in environmental stewardship through the Ohio EPA's Encouraging Environmental Excellence Program. The application deadline for the 2019 awards is Dec. 14.   Any business, industry, trade association, professional Read More . . .

Register Today for ODM Webinar Series on Episodes

08/17/2018

The Ohio Department of Medicaid is hosting a series of webinars on episodes. These webinars will cover a variety of topics that may be useful for principal accountable providers:   Wednesday, Aug. 29, 10-11 a.m. – Update on the Episodes programWednesday, Sept. 26, 10-11 a.m. – Update on Episode reportsTuesday Read More . . .

August CDC Vital Sign: Zika in Babies in U.S. Territories

08/17/2018

Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause severe health problems in babies, such as birth defects, problems with vision and hearing, seizures and developmental delays according to a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.   More than 4,800 pregnancies in the U.S. territories had a lab result show Read More . . .

Don’t Miss OHA’s Annual Medicare, Medicaid Update Seminar

08/10/2018

Hospital executives, in-house counsel, auditors, controllers and reimbursement and patient financial services team members are invited to attend the “Medicare and Medicaid in 2019” seminar Sept. 20 in Columbus.   This seminar is presented each fall to update hospital representatives on federal health care legislat Read More . . .

Submit a Nomination for 2018 Eagle Award for Facility Managers by Oct. 1

08/10/2018

Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management members may submit nominations through Oct. 1 for the 2018 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 engine Read More . . .

The State of Motherhood in Ohio: 2016 Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey Results Released

08/10/2018

The Ohio Departments of Health and Medicaid and the Government Resource Center invite you to attend the “State of Motherhood in Ohio” from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 30 in Columbus as they debut data on Ohio mothers and their infants.   The Ohio Pregnancy Assessment Survey is Ohio's most comprehensive collection of Read More . . .

OHA Offers Free Diagnostic Errors Webinar on Sept. 19

08/10/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association invites health care providers, hospital leaders, nurse leaders, physicians and social workers to participate at 11:30 a.m. Sept. 19 in the “Diagnostic Error: If You Want to Improve It You Must Measure It!” webinar. This is the third of a free, seven-part series.   The four subsequent Read More . . .

OHA Debuts New Member Value Video

08/03/2018

OHA staffers stepped into the spotlight this summer to share the services and benefits the association provides to the more than 255,000 health care employees at member hospitals.   Staffers throughout the association share our member value proposition: As the united voice of Ohio’s hospitals, the Ohio Hospital Associat Read More . . .

New Data Released for OHA Overdose Data Sharing Program

08/03/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association last week released 2018 first quarter data for the OHA Overdose Data Sharing Program interactive dashboard. The dashboard offers 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 Read More . . .

BWC Payroll True-Up Reports Due by Aug. 15

08/03/2018

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation this week issued a reminder that 2017 policy year payroll true-up reports are due by Aug. 15.   Prior to each policy year, BWC establishes estimated premiums based on the most recent payroll that was reported. Once the policy year is completed employers must complete the true-up Read More . . .

Office of Health Transformation Reports on Health System Reforms

08/03/2018

The Ohio Governor’s Office of Health Transformation updated a summary of progress on reforms implemented over the past eight years to improve overall health system performance. Through collaboration among multiple state agency and stakeholder partners, the Kasich Administration has been focused on strategies to improve health Read More . . .

AHA Presents Free Webinar on Empowering Leaders

08/03/2018

Join the American Hospital Association for the free webinar “From the Cockpit to Your Operating Room: Strategies to Empower Leaders to Lead” from 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 8.   Psychological safety is perhaps the most essential element to building a safety culture. However, cultivating and training leaders to build, nurtur Read More . . .

Red Cross Seeks Donations During Blood Shortage

08/03/2018

The American Red Cross is seeking donations, urging donors of all blood types, especially type O, to give now to address a severe blood shortage.   According to the organization, there is less than a five-day blood supply on hand.   There is a need for type O blood, which is the most-transfused blood type and can be gi Read More . . .

Ohio Hospitals Honored at AHA Leadership Summit

07/27/2018

The American Hospital Association yesterday presented the 2018 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award honorable mention to the Ohio Hospital Association at the Health Forum AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. OHA earned the recognition for our collaborative work with Ohio hospitals to reduce sepsis mortality and 30-day hospital readm Read More . . .

OHA Offers Medicaid Claims Review Update Webinar

07/27/2018

Join the Ohio Hospital Association for the "KEPRO: Ohio Medicaid Retrospective Claims Review Update" webinar from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 14. The webinar will focus on the preauthorization and retroactive claims work of Ohio Department of Medicaid's Program Integrity Hospital Utilization Review contractor, KEPRO.Member h Read More . . .

Last Change to Register for Aug. 2 Anti-Psychotic Medication Safety Webinar

07/27/2018

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute for the 2018 Advancing Patient Safety series for the final webinar “Improving Anti-Psychotic Medication Safety in Children and Adolescents” at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 2.    Rebecca Baum, MD, chief of Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Nationwide Children’s Hospita Read More . . .

One Month Left to Submit Nominations for 2018 Nursing Leadership Awards

07/27/2018

The Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives is accepting nominations through Aug. 31 for the 2018 Aspiring Nurse Leader and 2018 Nursing Leadership Awards. The awards recognize emerging nurse leaders who demonstrate outstanding leadership, possess a desire to advance and progress professionally, inspire others and support projects and Read More . . .

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