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. 

Newswire is a digest of hospital and health care news happening across the state. 

Click here to subscribe.

U.S. House Passes Coronavirus Relief Legislation, Governor Signs Ohio COVID-19 Package

The U.S. House this afternoon passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act (H.R. 748). The bill is the third large-scale congressional effort in response to the novel coronavirus COVID-19 outbreak. The legislation provides financial relief and resources to individuals, families and businesses particularly hit hard by the COVID...

State Opens PPE Donation Channel

At yesterday’s COVID-19 Statehouse briefing, Gov. Mike DeWine announced the state of Ohio is asking residents and businesses who can donate personal protective equipment or any other essential service or resource, to email together@governor.ohio.gov.  The governor’s staff will receive these emails and coordinate how these...

Gov. DeWine Shares Surge Capacity Goals, OHA Resource Tracker

Gov. Mike DeWine shared his hospital surge capacity expansion goals with the public during yesterday’s Statehouse news briefing. He aims to double the state’s hospital capacity and will be monitoring the regional emergency planning networks in place and developing the plans for each area of the state. Ohio’s hospitals are...

Join the Nightly Tribute to Health Care Workers

Originating in Europe, the movement began to show support and gratitude to the nurses, physicians and other health care workers caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participants pause at 8 p.m. local time for a moment of appreciation, some even going to a balcony or window to clap for those who risk their lives to fight this battle....

OHA Cancels, Amends Event Schedule through April

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19 and Gov. Mike DeWine's limits on public gatherings, OHA has canceled the spring conference of the Occupational Health Professionals set for April 23 and 24. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Cindy Stump. A number of OHA webinars are scheduled to continue in April. Registered...

AHA Providing Consumer-Facing Communications Tools

The American Hospital Association expects to supply a toolkit of consumer-facing communications tools for hospitals by the weekend. The toolkit is intended for hospitals to use on their social media channels and will include video and graphic resources.

Governor Announces Childcare Center Updates

Gov. Mike DeWine this weekend announced changes to the emergency regulations related to pandemic childcare centers. The most significant change is a reduction in the ratio of caregivers to children to 1:6 for all ages except infants. For infants the ratio will be one caregiver to four infants or two caregivers to six infants. Under the...

OHA Canceling, Amending Upcoming Conferences

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19 and Gov. Mike DeWine's limits on public gatherings, OHA has canceled the spring conference of the Occupational Health Professionals set for April 23 and 24. OHA will announce more information when it is available. If you have questions or concerns, please contact Cindy Stump. The March 24-25 Continuous...

Gov. DeWine Expands Telehealth Coverage; Recommends Employee Screening

Gov. Mike DeWine at yesterday’s COVID-19 briefing announced an executive order that will expand access to medical and behavioral health services using telehealth. Patients don’t need to have an existing relationship with a health care professional to utilize these services. The governor strongly recommends that all employers screen...