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OHA’s First Steps Program Adds 3 Hospitals, Recognizes Dozens More

Applications are in and 58 Ohio hospitals have earned or renewed recognition through the latest two rounds of the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies initiative sponsored by OHA and the Ohio Department of Health to promote breastfeeding. Three OHA members – Fisher-Titus Medical Center, McCullough-Hyde Memorial Hospital and...

Save the Date: Final Webinar in 2019 Patient Safety Series Aug. 8

Register today for part 4 of the 4-part 2019 Advancing Patient Safety Audio Conference Series: "Engaging Care Givers to Embrace Hand Hygiene Strategies & Promote a Just Culture; Preparing for Influenza and Other Respiratory Pathogens." Click here read more about the series. Click here to register. Webinar...

OONE Announces Name Change, Aims to Fall in Line with National Group

The Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives is following in the footsteps of its parent organization and changing its name to the Ohio Organization for Nursing Leadership. The American Organization for Nursing Leadership, formerly known as the American Organization of Nurse Executives, announced its name change in April 2019. “Ohio...

OHA Member Hospital, CVS Install Drug Tack-Back Units

OHA member hospital Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, which is part of the Grand Lake Health System, recently installed a MedSafe medication disposal box in the hospital’s main lobby for the public to dispose of unused, expired or unwanted drugs, including over-the-counter medications.  The drug take-back box will be open...

Los Angeles Women Talk Man Out of Suicide After Watching OHA Speaker Kevin Hines on CNN

Two friends, Jen Principe and Toni Musso, did not expect to save a life on their way to dinner and a concert in Los Angeles last month, but after seeing a man preparing to jump off of a freeway overpass, they jumped into action. The pair says watching Kevin Hines’ suicide survival story a few days prior on CNN, encouraged them to get...

Register Today for Webinar on Opioid Tapering Best Practices

The National Academy of Medicine Action Collaborative on Countering the U.S. Opioid Epidemic will host a free public webinar at 3 p.m. July 22 on best practices and evidence standards for opioid tapering. Experts will discuss current guidance for opioid tapering, its application in practice, and the strength of the evidence behind the protocols....

More Hotel Rooms Added for OHA’s Popular Medicare 101 Conference

Hotel rooms for OHA’s Medicare 101 Conference July 23-24 at the Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center booked very fast. OHA has secured an additional block of rooms at the Cambria Hotel of Columbus-Polaris, just a mile from the conference center. See the conference brochure here. The conference will feature key updates for hospital...

Submit a Presentation Proposal for ONPR Annual Conference

Interested in providing an educational presentation at the Oct. 3-4 Annual Conference for the Ohio Network of Physician Recruiters? If so, submit a presentation proposal between now and July 22. Presentations must be about 35 minutes long and must fall under one of the following categories: Social media recruitingAPP recruiting – what...

Deadline Extended: Complete 2019 Annual Meeting Session Evaluations By July 2 To Receive CE Credits

Thank you for attending the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting on June 3-5 at the Hilton Columbus Easton. As a reminder, to receive any continuing education certificates for- ACHE, ASHE, CPHRM, CHHR, CLE, CPE, HRCI, NAMSS and /or Nursing -you must complete the corresponding evaluation for all sessions you attended at OHA's annual meeting. There are...