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, Sepsis Alliance Fight for Maternal Sepsis Awareness

The Sepsis Alliance, the nation’s largest nonprofit sepsis awareness organization, and the Ohio Hospital Association are taking a stand to raise awareness for maternal sepsis and declared May 15 as Maternal Sepsis Day. The day aims to honor the women affected by maternal sepsis, including experiences of those who battled the infection and...

OHA Celebrates 15 years of Partnership with Stand Energy

The Ohio Hospital Association’s Energy & Sustainability Program supports our member hospitals in reducing energy costs through our Energy Sourcing Program. For 15 years we’ve accomplished this, in part, through our partnership with Stand Energy as our preferred natural gas supplier.With such a lengthy partnership history, we are...

OHA Member Hospital Leader Appointed to New RecoveryOhio Minority Health Working Group

Gov. Mike DeWine expanded his newly appointed RecoveryOhio Advisory Council to include a Minority Health Working Group, which will be led by state and community leaders, including Mercy Health leader Navdeep Kang, PsyD, HSP, CGP, director of operations, behavioral health.The focus of this group is to examine the relationship between mental...

ODH Shares Tick Bites and Disease Prevention Tips

As spring weather is heating up, the Ohio Department of Health urges people to take precaution and be informed about how to tackle tick season. Parents should keep a close eye on their children when playing outside to avoid tick bites and diseases.ODH advises those who become sick after receiving a tick bite to contact their health care provider...

Flu Season Winding Down, But Prescribed Meds Still Important

Flu season may be coming to an end, but the Center for Disease Control says the virus can still spread easily and advises people to take action for prevention.Antiviral treatments are highly recommended for patients who possess flu-like symptoms or actively have the flu. Those who have severe symptoms of a fever or feeling of the chills, cough...

OPQC Report: Ohio Infants Born Exposed to Opioids Having Better Health Outcomes

The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative recently announced the results of a four-year initiative at 54 neonatal intensive care units in the state. The goal of the push was to standardize identification and treatment of opioid-exposed infants, reduce the use and length of treatment using opioids and reduce length of hospital stays. During this...

Register Today for OHA Advocacy Luncheon

Amy Acton, MD, director of the Ohio Department of Health, will be the featured speaker at this year’s Advocacy Luncheon set for 12:30-1:45 p.m. June 3 during the 104th OHA Annual Meeting and Education Summit. OHA will present annual awards during the luncheon. The 3-day conference June 3-5 offers 80+ educational sessions on all aspects of...

CDC Highlights Heart Health Disparities in Latest Spotlight Infographic

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is shining a light on racial and ethnic disparities in risk for heart disease deaths. According to the organization, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the U.S. and while death rates for the disease decreased for all racial and ethnic groups between 1999 and 2017, non-Hispanic black...

ODH Releases Reminder About Importance of Vaccinations Amid National Measles Outbreak

Toward the end of National Infant Immunization Week and in the wake of measles cases confirmed in 22 states, Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton, MD, sent a reminder about the importance of children and adults being up-to-date on all recommended vaccinations. Ohio currently has no confirmed measles cases, but neighboring states...