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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OPSI to Release Resources for National Patient Safety Week

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute is gearing up for National Patient Safety Week set for March 8-14. Multiple activities are planned for member hospitals and health systems to get involved during the week, and the winner of OPSI’s 2020 Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award will be announced. OPSI will release updated, print-on-demand patient...

CDC Recommends Providers to Assess Protective Supplies for Flu, Coronavirus Preparation

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continues to update its guidance and provide strategies for health care providers to use during the Coronavirus outbreak and in the event of a shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, including the recommended protective masks, N95 respirators. The CDC is in regular communication with...

Ohio Weekly Flu Hospitalizations Jump to Highest of the Season

The Ohio Department of Health last week announced 832 hospitalizations due to the flu in Ohio as of Feb. 7. This marks an increase of more than 36% over the previous week of flu reporting. Click here to read the full weekly report. Ohio has seen two pediatric flu deaths of the 2019-2020 flu season. ODH Director Amy Acton, MD, MPH, said, &ldquo...

New Vaping Diagnosis Code Effective April 1

In response to increased occurrences of vaping-related disorders, the World Health Organization has established a new ICD-10 diagnosis code: U07.0 - Vaping-related disorder. The Ohio Department of Medicaid announced this new diagnosis code will be covered in the inpatient hospital setting effective April 1. The Centers for Disease Control and...

Registration Open for National Rural EMS & Care Conference

The 6th Annual National Rural EMS & Care Conference is set April 22-23 in Columbus. The conference brings together rural EMS directors, medical directors and officers, rural health care providers, state EMS officials, state rural health officials, hospital administrators, federal agency officials and other EMS partners. Click here for more...

Apply Today for 2020 OHA Environmental Leadership Awards

Applications for the 2020 Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award and John Chapman Award are now open. Click here to view the application. A PDF version is available here for reference. The deadline to submit applications is March 18. The Melvin Creeley Award recognizes hospitals and health systems that promote sound environmental...

AHA Hosting Burnout Prevention Webinar

The American Hospital Association’s Physician Alliance will lead a conversation on how to move beyond the prevention of burnout during a March 17 webinar at 1 p.m. The National Taskforce for Humanity in Health and the Parkview Physician Group will review how hospitals and health systems can systemically cultivate human thriving and...

Recognize National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Month and is a great opportunity to promote the benefits of oral health. Developing good dental health habits at an early age helps children get a head start on healthy teeth and gums. Mouth Healthy by the American Dental Association is encouraging the importance of good brushing habits and provides...

Registration Open for OSHRM-SOHA Spring Conference

Join members of the Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Managers and the Society for Ohio Health Care Attorneys, as well as attorneys and risk management professionals for the spring conference. Gain an understanding of key risk management and legal issues affecting hospitals in 2020. Nursing, legal and CPHRM credits will be offered. The cost to...