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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OHA, Coverys Partner to Advance Effective Prescription Practices

The Ohio Hospital Association’s Institute for Health Innovation is expanding continuing education for opioid prescribers and benchmarking analysis of provider prescribing at Ohio hospitals this year. The Coverys Community Healthcare Foundation has partnered with OHA to launch the Educating Ohio’s Prescribers project. This grant will...

OHA, State Partners Name 2018 ‘Bag Free’ Hospitals

First Steps for Healthy Babies, in partnership with the Ohio Breastfeeding Alliance and the Ohio Lactation Consultant Association, has presented Maternity Care Best Practice Award 2018 Bag Free Recognition to 79 member hospitals for the removal of free infant formula samples and formula company branded diaper bags and goods. Research has shown...

DeWine Releases RecoveryOhio Advisory Council’s Initial Report

Gov. Mike DeWine this week released the RecoveryOhio Advisory Council’s Initial Report that makes recommendations on how to improve prevention, treatment and recovery support efforts that address the state’s public health crisis – mental health and substance use. The Council issued 76 recommendations in the areas of stigma...

Delaware Remains Healthiest Ohio County, According to Latest Rankings

Researchers with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute, who compile annual health rankings for every county in the nation, focused their work this year on where people live, whether they experience severe housing problems and how having a good, affordable home is tied to healthy...

ODH Adding Physician Access to Electronic Death Registration System

The Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics is making its electronic death registration system available to physicians who certify Ohio death records. Physicians who register with ODH can now log into the system, enter the cause of death and electronically sign the death record without needing to print and complete a paper form...

McKinstry Joins OhioMHAS as Hospital Services Administrator

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services on March 18 named Merissa McKinstry deputy director of Hospital Services. She begins effective immediately. In her new role, McKinstry will oversee administrative operations for Ohio’s six state-run regional psychiatric hospitals. Most recently, she served as the market Chief...

Mark Your Calendars For the 2019 Safety-Net Symposium

The Charitable Healthcare Association (formerly known as the Ohio Association of Free Clinics) will be hosting its annual Safety-Net Symposium on April 8-9  at the Marriott Columbus University Area. The Safety-Net Symposium is the only regional conference of its kind geared specifically to the providers of charitable health care. The 2019...

OHA, Dayton Power & Light to Host Member Awards, Regional Meeting April 4

Join the Ohio Hospital Association’s Energy & Sustainability Program and Dayton Power & Light at 8 a.m. April 4 for an awards presentation, a discussion around becoming ENERGYSTAR Certified, a new enhanced rebate opportunity and a case study from a peer hospital.DP&L and OHA will be recognizing hospitals for their success in...

Be United Against the Flu This Month

OHA and the Ohio Patient Safety Institute are partnering with the American Hospital Association’s “United Against the Flu” campaign which will wrap up at the end of March.This social media content kit is available for member hospitals and organizations to use to encourage vaccination. Feel free to brand with your organization...