Ohio Hospital Newswire

Ohio Hospital Newswire is published weekly for employees of member hospitals, media and community stakeholders interested in the hospital industry in Ohio. 

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OSHFM Recognizes 2 Outstanding Facility Managers

The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management honored two facilities leaders at member hospitals with the Eagle Award during the group's annual meeting Sept. 12. The Eagle Award recognizes a facility manager or staff member who has demonstrated outstanding performance, leadership, unique service or significant contributions in...

World Sepsis Day: OHA Offers Webinar, Resources to Build Early Recognition

As part of September's Sepsis Awareness Month recognition, The Global Sepsis Alliance declared today World Sepsis Day. The Ohio Hospital Association collaborates with providers across the state to leverage September as Sepsis Awareness Month to increase early recognition and early intervention of sepsis, which affects more than 41,000...

World Health Organization Launches World Patient Safety Day Sept. 17

The World Health Organization will host the first World Patient Safety Day on Sept. 17 with the theme "Patient Safety: a global health priority." The campaign aims to mobilize patients, health workers, policymakers, academics, researchers, professional networks and the health-care industry to speak up for patient safety. ...

ODH Announces Initiatives to Educate Youth, Parents About Vaping Dangers

The Ohio Department of Health on Sept. 10 announced it is spending $4.1 million over two years to increase education about e-cigarettes and provide communities with resources to help curb their use. The department also reported 13 cases of severe lung illnesses in the state are likely due to vaping, with 14 additional cases being investigated as...

Ohio Public Health Officials Confirm Cases in Vaping Investigation

State and local public health officials in Ohio have confirmed that three reports of severe pulmonary illness after vaping are likely due to vaping and are investigating an additional 11 reports of illness. Additionally, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued updated recommendations on vaping for the public. Nationwide, 200...

OHA Presents Webinar for Sepsis Awareness Month

September marks Sepsis Awareness month to educate health care providers and the general public about a condition that affects more than 41,000 Ohioans each year.    The Ohio Hospital Association is presenting a webinar, “The Impact of Health Literacy Upon Sepsis Mortality,” led by Karen Komondor from OHA member St...

Facility Managers Meet Next Week to Open Fall Society Conference Schedule

The Ohio Society of Health Care Facilities Managers Annual Conference on Sept. 12 kicks off a busy fall of educational sessions for statewide professional societies sponsored by the Ohio Hospital Association. Last-minute registrations welcome. The joint conference of the Society of Ohio Health Care Attorneys and the Ohio Society of Health Care...

Register Now: 4 New Specialized Programs Set for Members

OHA’s schedule of fall professional development opportunities continues to expand. Bookmark ohiohospitals.org/events to track new events, see the full agendas and registration links. Check out the details for these new opportunities developed for finance, legal, pharmacy and hospital management professionals. You must have or create an...

OHA, ODH White Paper Highlights Breastfeeding Program Progress

In celebration of National Breastfeeding Month, Ohio First Steps, a partnership between OHA and ODH, developed a whitepaper highlighting many of the improvements we have seen in Ohio over the recent years in breastfeeding outcomes. Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Lt. Gov. Jon Husted proclaimed August as Breastfeeding Awareness month. OHA and the Ohio...