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OHA Annual Meeting Hotels Filling Up

04/28/2017

Hotel rooms are filling up quickly for the OHA Annual Meeting June 12-14 in Columbus. Conveniently located in central Ohio at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center, the OHA Annual Meeting is held in a unique setting with more than 200 shopping, dining and entertainment venues for attendees to explore. OHA invites hospital p Read More . . .

House Unveils Amendments to State Budget Bill

04/28/2017

Ohio House Leadership on Tuesday revealed its proposed amendments to House Bill 49, the 2018-2019 state operating budget, which include several changes impacting hospitals. The house budget proposal cuts appropriation authority but freezes rates for hospitals. In addition, the House version removes the provisions related to non-c Read More . . .

ODH Maternity Newborn Licensure Rules Update

04/28/2017

The Ohio Department of Health’s Maternity Newborn Advisory Council met Tuesday to discuss comments received on the latest draft of the maternity/newborn licensure rules. ODH said it will hold a stakeholder meeting with OHA and other hospital representatives in the coming weeks to discuss a change in the rules regarding the def Read More . . .

Still Time to Enroll in OHA’s Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Program

04/28/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association’s Safety Leadership Council invites member hospitals to sign up for the 2017 Workers’ Compensation Benchmarking Service. In 2016 more than 80 hospitals took advantage of the service to evaluate safety performance and promote best practices for employee safety management. RiskControl360 Read More . . .

Don’t Miss the Ohio Patient Safety Institute’s June 8 Webinar

04/28/2017

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute’s 2017 Advancing Patient Safety webinar series continues at 11:30 a.m. June 8 with a “Reductions of Insulin-Related Adverse Effects” webinar. The program is designed for hospital representatives from nursing, case management, patient safety, risk management, quality improvement Read More . . .

National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Set for Saturday

04/28/2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 29. The nationwide initiative gives the public the opportunity to reduce medication misuse and abuse by safely disposing of their expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs. There will be collection sites set Read More . . .

OHA Marks Earth Day by Naming 2017 Environmental Leadership Award Winners

04/21/2017

OHA today announced the 2017 Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award recipients and named University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center as the 2017 John Chapman Award winner. The Melvin Creeley Award honorees are:   Barnesville Hospital Fairfield Medical Center (Lancaster) Hocking Valley Community Hospita Read More . . .

Earn Free Continuing Education Credits at OHA’s Annual Meeting

04/21/2017

The OHA Annual Meeting and Education Summit held June 12-14 in Columbus offers national speakers, statewide awards and more than 70 educational sessions organized in 18 tracks specific to various hospital and health care topics. Continuing education credits are offered for many disciplines at no cost to hospital employees, including Read More . . .

Rules Implementation Process Underway for New Limits on Prescription Opiates in Ohio

04/21/2017

The Ohio State Medical and Nursing boards are accepting comments through April 28 on proposed new rules limiting the amount of opiates that can be prescribed by certain providers. This action stems from Gov. John Kasich’s recent announcement to upgrade acute pain prescribing guidelines to legal requirement. The Medical Read More . . .

CDC Offers New Training for Opioid Prescribing Guidelines

04/21/2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Thursday released the first module in a new online training series to help clinicians apply opioid prescribing guidelines for adults with chronic pain. This online training series aims to help providers apply CDC’s recommendations in the clinical setting through interactive Read More . . .

CDC Issues Guidance for Managing Occupational Exposure to Zika Virus for Health Care Personnel

04/21/2017

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued an important “Interim Guidance for Managing Occupational Exposures to Zika Virus for Healthcare Personnel” on its website. The document provides guidance for facilities to determine when health care personnel should be tested for Zika virus infection following Read More . . .

Registration Open for OHA Annual Meeting – Transforming Health Care in Ohio

04/14/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association invites employees, medical staff, trustees and volunteers of member hospitals and health systems and OHA Corporate Partners to register for the 2017 OHA Annual Meeting June 12-14 in Columbus.   The OHA Annual Meeting offers a premier opportunity for health care providers and administrators at all Read More . . .

EPA Launches New Marketplace for Businesses, Hospitals to Reduce Landfill Waste

04/14/2017

Ohio EPA Director Craig Butler announced last week the launch of a new online platform for Ohio businesses, not-for-profits and government organizations to advertise and acquire scrap and by-product materials that might otherwise be destined for disposal in landfills. The new Ohio Materials Marketplace is a free online platform allo Read More . . .

Registration Open for Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference: Bridges to Recovery

04/14/2017

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, will be hosting Ohio’s 2017 Opiate Conference: Bridges to Recovery conference June 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency Columbus Read More . . .

Celebrate Donate Life Month, Say Yes to Life

04/14/2017

National Donate Life Month is celebrated throughout the month of April to encourage Americans to register as organ, eye and tissue donors and to celebrate those who have saved lives through the gift of donation.   More than 123,000 men, women and children and 3,400 Ohioans are currently on the national waiting list for life-s Read More . . .

Gov. Kasich Announces New Initiative to Combat Drug Epidemic

04/07/2017

Gov. John Kasich delivered his sixth State of the State Address before a joint session of the Ohio General Assembly Tuesday at The Sandusky State Theatre. His address included continued focus on Ohio’s fight against drug abuse and addiction. He unveiled plans to ask the Third Frontier Commission to provide up to $20 million t Read More . . .

Resources Available for New Opiate Prescribing Rules

04/07/2017

Gov. John Kasich and leaders of the state Medical, Nursing and Dental Boards last week announced new limits on opioid prescribing for treatment of acute pain. The limits, which must be adopted through administrative rule by each Board before they take effect, will place parameters on the use of opioids for the treatment of acute pai Read More . . .

Seats Still Available for April 24 OHA Sepsis Education Event

04/07/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association’s regional sepsis education series continues April 24 in Columbus. The event aims to engage physicians and nurses, pre-hospital providers and emergency department clinical teams in our statewide efforts to reduce sepsis mortality in Ohio by 30 percent by the end of 2018. The past three events enga Read More . . .

Stay Up to Date with OHA’s HIIN, Subscribe to HIINformation

04/07/2017

Representatives from hospitals participating in the Ohio Hospital Association Hospital Improvement and Innovation Network are encouraged to subscribe to the new monthly newsletter, HIINformation. The OHA HIIN is a federally-funded project to develop learning collaboratives for hospitals and provide a wide array of initiative Read More . . .

Additional Behavioral Health Redesign Training Session Set for April 20 in Canton

04/07/2017

The Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, in partnership with the Ohio Departments of Mental Health and Addiction Services and Medicaid, have added an April 20 provider training session in Canton about the state’s Behavioral Health Redesign. The session will cover all finalized policy decisions (benefit Read More . . .

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