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Save the Date for OHA’s 2019 Annual Meeting

02/15/2019

Employees of OHA member hospitals and corporate partners are invited to attend the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting June 3-5 in Columbus. The three-day event features more than 60 educational sessions and is a premier opportunity for health care providers and administrators at all levels to gain valuable insight about statewide industry Read More . . .

Join AHA’s United Against the Flu Campaign’s Final Month

02/15/2019

OHA and the Ohio Patient Safety Institute are partnering with the American Hospital Association’s “United Against the Flu” campaign which ends this month.   This social media content kit is available for member hospitals and organizations to use to encourage vaccination. Feel free to brand with your organiza Read More . . .

Survey: More Adults Underinsured Since 2010

02/15/2019

According to the latest Biennial Health Insurance Survey by the Commonwealth Fund, about 29 percent of adults with health insurance last year were underinsured, with high deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses relative to their income. That's up from 22 percent in 2010, when the Affordable Care Act was enacted, with the largest Read More . . .

Ohio BWC’s “Better You, Better Ohio!” Program Has Expanded

02/15/2019

The “Better You! Better Ohio!” office of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation has expanded the program to include all injured workers regardless of comorbidity status and any employer less than 150 employees. The BWC’s goal is to support the Total Worker Health concept: anything an employer can do to supp Read More . . .

CDC’s February Vital Signs Focuses on Reducing U.S. Youth Tobacco Use

02/15/2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, tobacco product use among U.S. youth is increasing. As of now, more than 1 in 4 high school students and about 1 in 14 middle school students in 2018 had used a tobacco product in the past 30 days. This was a considerable increase from 2017, which was driven by an increase Read More . . .

Join OHA’s Statewide Occupational Safety Campaign by March 15

02/08/2019

The Ohio Hospital Association Safety Leadership Council invites member hospitals to join the 2019 Statewide Hospital Occupational Safety Campaign by March 15, as an opportunity to earn statewide recognition for improving safety in the workplace. The annual campaign, created in 1953 by OHA and the Ohio Industrial Commission, promote Read More . . .

ODH: First Pediatric Flu Death of the Season Reported in Ohio

02/08/2019

The Ohio Department of Health has reported that the state’s first flu-associated pediatric death of the 2018-19 flu season, is a 3-year-old boy from Highland County. The Highland County Health Department is investigating.Flu activity traditionally begins to increase in October and can last as late as May, with cases typically Read More . . .

AHRQ Report: Hospital Acquired-Conditions Decline by About 1 Million

02/08/2019

According to a new report from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, hospital-acquired conditions declined by 13 percent between 2014 and 2017, preventing an estimated 20,500 deaths and $7.7 billion in health care costs. HACs decreased by an estimated 910,000 over the period, including a 37 percent decline in C. diff Read More . . .

Hospitals Added Nearly 19,000 Jobs in January

02/08/2019

Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.36 percent in January to a seasonally adjusted 5,214,200 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics recently reported. That's 18,800 more people than in December and 112,100 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to Read More . . .

Join AHA, SHSMD for Feb. 13 Webinar on Latest Health Care Insights

02/08/2019

AHA's Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development will host a webinar at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 examining the latest trends in health care from the new edition of Futurescan, SHSMD's annual publication and guide to important insights designed to prepare hospital and health system leaders for the future of health care. F Read More . . .

Don’t Forget to Celebrate American Heart Month

02/08/2019

February is traditionally the month for all things heart related, including a reminder for all of us to take care of our heart. It is American Heart Month.   This annual celebration began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation pays tribute each year to researchers, Read More . . .

Call for Proposals: Submit 2019 OHA Quality Summit Poster Proposals by April 30

02/01/2019

Each year at the OHA Annual Meeting, member hospitals are invited to showcase their efforts around quality improvement and patient safety during the Quality Summit by submitting proposals for presentations by April 30. Individual presenters can qualify for continuing education credits. There will be three sessions for attendees to Read More . . .

March of Dimes Excellence in NICU Leadership Award Nominations Due by Feb. 15

02/01/2019

The March of Dimes and Synova Associates are looking for strong leaders from hospital neonatal intensive care units who create a ripple effect, establishing a positive environment for staff and great outcomes for families, babies and, in exceptional cases, the community. Do you know of any? If so, fill out a nomination form for the Read More . . .

Hospitals: Submit ODH Registration by March 1

02/01/2019

The Ohio Department of Health reminds Ohio hospitals to submit the Annual Hospital Registration and Planning Report by March 1. While there is no hospital licensure in Ohio, hospitals must be registered and must report certain information to the ODH annually in accordance with section 3701.07 of the Ohio Revised Read More . . .

REMINDER: Don’t Miss OSHA Report Submission Deadline

02/01/2019

Between Feb. 1 and April 30, all employers covered by the recordkeeping regulation must post a hard copy of their 2018 OSHA 300A Summary in a common area of the workplace that employees can readily access and observe it. For employers of certain sizes and industries, an additional requirement of electronic reporting has been added w Read More . . .

Join AHA for Feb. 12 Webinar on Responding to Child Trafficking

02/01/2019

The American Hospital Association's Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host a webinar at 2 p.m. Feb. 12 on the dynamics of child trafficking and how health care providers can respond. National expert Jordan Greenbaum, MD, will provide an overview of the issue and will discuss the adverse health consequences experienced Read More . . .

Didn’t Receive a Medicare Card? Here’s What You Should Do

02/01/2019

Officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services say they’ve finished mailing out new Medicare cards. Didn't get your new card? Sign in to your MyMedicare.gov account to get your new Medicare number or print your official card. Don’t have an account? Create one here at https://www.mymedicare.gov/.  Read More . . .

CDC Releases 2017 Total Fertility Rates; National Rate Below Sustainability Levels

02/01/2019

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recently released its 2017 total fertility rates report by state, race and Hispanic origin. Total fertility rates varied by state for each race and Hispanic-origin group. In 2017, South Dakota had the highest total fertility rate, 2,227.5, of the 50 states and the District of Columbia h Read More . . .

Register for Part 1 of the 2019 OPSI Advancing Patient Safety Conference Series

02/01/2019

Join the Ohio Patient Safety Institute from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Feb. 14 for the webinar “Leveraging Actionable Data to Combat Sepsis.” Presenters include: Sallie Arnett, MS, RHIA, CHCIO, vice president, Information Systems, and Heather Burkhart, BSN, RN, vice president, Acute Care, Licking Memorial Health System. Pres Read More . . .

Spread the Word About Burn Awareness Week Feb. 3-9

02/01/2019

The American Burn Association invites hospitals and other organizations to mobilize burn, fire and life safety educators to unite in sharing burn awareness and prevention messagesduring National Burn Awareness Week Feb. 3-9.Here are some ways the ABA encourages organizations to get involved and use toolkits provided:Secure a local/s Read More . . .

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