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Early Bird Deadline Extended until Dec. 1 for Infant Mortality Summit

11/16/2018

The Ohio Collaborative to Prevent Infant Mortality and the Ohio Department of Health is sponsoring the 2018 Ohio Infant Mortality Summit. This two-day event is a biennial event that brings together more than 1200 participants who are focused on preventing infant mortality, improving the health of Ohio women and infants and reducing Read More . . .

Ohio Hospitals Earn Recognition Through Breastfeeding Designation Program

11/16/2018

Seventeen Ohio hospitals have earned new recognition through the latest round of the Ohio First Steps for Healthy Babies initiative sponsored by OHA and the Ohio Department of Health. Ohio First Steps is a voluntary breastfeeding designation program that recognizes maternity centers in Ohio for taking steps to promote, pro Read More . . .

CDC Issues Update on Increase in Acute Flaccid Myelitis

11/16/2018

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says it has confirmed 90 cases of acute flaccid myelitis in 27 states so far this year, including in Ohio. That’s triple the number it confirmed in 2017. The agency released the updated numbers on Nov. 13 in a new report. This rare, but serious condition affects the nervous s Read More . . .

HHS Releases Updated Physical Activity Guidelines

11/16/2018

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has released its first update of physical activity guidelines since the guidelines were initially released in 2008. The update includes new guidelines for children ages 3 through 5 and updated guidelines for youth ages 6 through 17, adults, older adults, women during pregnancy and the Read More . . .

New Report: Ohio Preterm Birth Rate Remains Unchanged

11/16/2018

Premature birth and its complications are the largest contributors to infant death in the U.S. and a major cause of lasting health problems for children that survive. The March of Dimes recently released its 2018 Premature Birth Report Card, and the state of Ohio was one of 14 to receive a “D” rating for the year 2017. A Read More . . .

Newswire is Moving

11/16/2018

The Ohio Hospital Newswire is moving. We’ll be delivering the latest news about Ohio’s hospital community on a more robust platform in a few weeks. To keep receiving your weekly Ohio Hospital Newswire, click here to update your subscription. Read More . . .

State Health Agency Offering Grant for Best Medical Treatment Proposal

11/09/2018

The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services will award funding to an entity that can develop inpatient medical setting guidelines for providing services to and transitioning care of patients with opioid use disorders and/or other substance abuse disorders. The call comes as part of Ohio’s 21st Century Cures Act Read More . . .

Nurse Executives Honored at 2018 OONE Conference

11/09/2018

The Ohio Organization of Nurse Executives on Nov. 1 presented two leadership awards at its semi-annual conference in Columbus. The Aspiring Nurse Leader Award was presented to Kelly Seabold, Magnet Program manager, the MetroHealth System. The OONE Leadership Award was presented to Pamela Baker, Chief Nurse Informatics Officer, Akron Read More . . .

Deadline Extended on State Health Improvement Plan Survey

11/09/2018

In partnership with the Ohio Department of Health, the Health Policy Institute of Ohio is carrying out a survey that will help drive the next State Health Improvement Plan. Hospitals, local health departments, Alcohol, Drug and Mental Health boards, or other partners involved in community health improvement planning and population Read More . . .

Ohio Hospital Association Societies Preparing for Executive Board Transitions

11/09/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association extends a big thank you to outgoing OONE Board President Linda Breedlove, vice president, Patient Care Services and chief nursing officer, Mount Carmel East, Columbus.OHA also thanks outgoing Ohio Society of Health Care Human Resources Administrators Board President Jim Offenberger, compensation sp Read More . . .

OPSI Webinar Series Continues Nov. 14

11/09/2018

Hospital representatives involved with or responsible for nursing, case management, social work, physicians, patient safety, pharmacy, risk and/or quality management, are encouraged to register for “Uncertainty in Clinical Medicine – Avoiding Errors by Saying I Don’t Know” – part five of a free web Read More . . .

DeWine Elected Governor, Republicans Win Non-Judicial Statewide Offices

11/09/2018

Republicans Mike DeWine and Jon Husted in the Nov. 6 midterm election defeated democrats Richard Cordray and Betty Sutton in Ohio’s gubernatorial race. DeWine, Ohio’s current attorney general, and Husted, current secretary of state, will succeed republicans Gov. John Kasich and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.  Despite co Read More . . .

Call for Nominations: 2019 Health Care Worker of the Year, Leadership Awards

11/02/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association is accepting nominations for the 2019 Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award and Health Care Leadership Awards. Member hospitals and health systems are encouraged to nominate deserving individuals and organizations whose achievements have enhanced and brought honor to Ohio hospitals.  Read More . . .

Showcase Your Hospital’s Innovations, Successful Strategies at the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting

11/02/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association is seeking dynamic and engaging presentations to educate health care professionals and motivate the pursuit of excellence for the 2019 OHA Annual Meeting June 3-5 in Columbus. Representatives from member hospitals and health systems, related organizations and OHA Corporate Partners are invited to comple Read More . . .

Kettering Medical Center Facilities Director Earns 2018 OSHFM Eagle Award

11/02/2018

The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management at its fall conference, held Oct. 25 in Columbus, presented Danny McCloud, director of Facilities Management at Kettering Medical Center, the 2018 Eagle Award which recognizes facility managers and staff who have demonstrated outstanding performance, leadership or unique service Read More . . .

DP&L Grants Dayton Children’s Hospital more than $280k in Energy Efficiency Rebates

11/02/2018

Dayton Power & Light on Monday presented Dayton Children’s Hospital $283,393 in rebates for energy-saving measures that are improving the environment and saving on energy costs. The efforts are part of a broader corporate energy efficiency project based on new construction at the Dayton Children’s main campus and sou Read More . . .

New Data Released for OHA Overdose Data Sharing Program

10/26/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association this week released 2018 second quarter data for the OHA Overdose Data Sharing Program interactive dashboard. The dashboard offers publicly available, downloadable files of overdoses treated at Ohio hospitals to assist community health and human services organizations as they address the opioid cris Read More . . .

President Signs Opioid Law

10/26/2018

President Donald Trump Wednesday signed into law the Substance Use-Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities Act of 2018. The law contains numerous provisions that will enable hospitals and health systems to provide better stewardship of opioids, identify substance misuse, coordinat Read More . . .

OPSI Free Webinar Series Continues Nov. 14

10/26/2018

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites health care providers, hospital leaders, nurse leaders, physicians and social workers to participate at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14 in the “Uncertainty in Clinical Medicine – Avoiding Errors by Saying I Don’t Know” webinar as part five of the 2018/19 Diagnostic Error and the D Read More . . .

OHA Energy Program Shines with Member Recognition

10/19/2018

The Ohio Hospital Association Energy and Sustainability Program this month recognized 13 Ohio hospitals for their award-winning energy and environmental stewardship efforts. The Ohio Hospital Association Environmental Leadership Council, in collaboration with the Environmental Professionals Network, Practice Greenhealth and Health Read More . . .

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