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OSHFM Announces 2017 Eagle Award Recipients

10/20/2017

The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management named Wes Dounda, maintenance supervisor, Barnesville Hospital, and Kent Behrman, director of Facilities, Mount Carmel St. Ann’s, as the 2017 Eagle Award recipients for their outstanding performance, leadership and unique contributions toward energy efficiency, health care Read More . . .

Get Ready for Exchange Open Enrollment Nov. 1 – Dec. 15

10/20/2017

The open enrollment period for Ohio consumers to shop for individual health insurance policies on the federal health care insurance exchange, or marketplace, begins Nov. 1 and runs through Dec. 15 for policies to take effect Jan. 1, 2018. It is critical that all community stakeholders, including hospitals, reach out to consumers and Read More . . .

Reserve A Spot in the 2018 Ohio Physician Leadership Institute Class Today

10/20/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association is accepting applications from physicians for the Ohio Physician Leadership Institute 2018 class. PLIO is an innovative program providing Ohio physicians a forum to become transformational leaders in clinically-integrated delivery systems across Ohio. PLIO is an innovative program providing Ohio physic Read More . . .

Plan to Attend March of Dimes Nurse of the Year Awards

10/20/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association and March of Dimes invites you to attend the 2017 Nurse of the Year Awards ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Nov. 3 in Columbus.   The Nurse of the Year Awards is an event and fundraiser that brings together the health care community to recognize nursing excellence and achievements in research, education, q Read More . . .

Save the Date for 2018 Annual Meeting

10/20/2017

The Ohio Hospital Association invites hospital professionals from across the state and corporate partners to save the date for the 2018 OHA Annual Meeting, June 4-6 in Columbus.   The annual meeting is a premier gathering of Ohio hospital and health system leaders and provides an ideal opportunity for member hospitals and hea Read More . . .

Get Ready for Flu Season

10/20/2017

One of the most important steps you can take to avoid serious, flu-related illnesses is to be vaccinated. Who needs a flu vaccine? Almost everyone. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that anyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated, particularly people who are at a high risk for flu complications. Th Read More . . .

ProMedica Bay Park Hospital Earns 2017 Occupational Safety Award

10/13/2017

ProMedica Bay Park Hospital has earned the Ohio Hospital Association’s 2017 William C. Kelley Award for its outstanding employee safety record. The OHA Safety Leadership Council presents the award each year to recognize individuals or hospitals that excel in occupational safety and demonstrate the synergy worker safety has wit Read More . . .

BH Redesign Regional Trainings Set for Jan. 1 Transition

10/13/2017

In collaboration with the Ohio Association of County Behavioral Health Authorities, the Ohio departments of Medicaid and Mental Health and Addiction Services on Oct. 27 begin a final series of Behavioral Health Redesign trainings throughout Ohio to assist OhioMHAS certified providers of community behavioral health services with the Read More . . .

OHA Solutions Fills Hospital Staffing Needs

10/13/2017

Hospitals looking to fill staffing vacancies are encouraged to explore OHA Solutions. Working on member hospitals’ behalf, OHA Solutions helps fill long-term assignments, per diem shifts, block booking and temporary-to-permanent shifts.  Last year, OHA Solutions helped hospitals meet needs for 60 categories of tempo Read More . . .

Cleveland Clinic Earns Environmental Award, Ohio EPA Offers Application Tips Webinar

10/13/2017

Cleveland Clinic received the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency’s Gold Award last week for encouraging environmental excellence. The system’s green team projects include a local farmer’s market, removal of personal trash cans, employee energy pledges and an employee suggestion program.   Cleveland Clinic Read More . . .

Don't Miss Medicare's Open Enrollment Period Oct. 15 – Dec. 7

10/13/2017

Medicare health and drug plans can make changes each year on cost, coverage, network providers and pharmacies. All enrollees in Medicare can change their health plans and prescription drug coverage for 2018 to better meet their personal needs between Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.   Please make certain hospital registration staff are awa Read More . . .

Don’t Miss Your Chance to Register for OSHFM Conference Oct. 20

10/13/2017

The Ohio Society for Health Care Facilities Management hosts its annual educational conference Oct. 20 at The Blackwell Inn in Columbus. The conference provides a forum for networking, education and information exchange among Ohio’s health care facility managers, engineers, construction and safety managers, performance improve Read More . . .

Help Prevent Stroke Deaths: Recognize the Signs of Stroke

10/13/2017

After decades of decline, progress has slowed in preventing stroke deaths. Every 40 seconds someone has a stroke in the U.S.   According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 80 percent of strokes are preventable. Health care providers can treat strokes fast if patients get to the hospital in time.   Read More . . .

OHA Energy Cup Hospitals Save Enough Energy in 2017 to Cover Cost of Hiring 48 New Nurses

10/06/2017

More than 100 Ohio hospitals and health care buildings competing in the Ohio Hospital Association’s 2017 Energy Cup contest to reduce energy use and limit greenhouse gas emissions have reduced year-over-year energy consumption by 1.2 percent, almost twice the national average, in the first six months of the year.   The Read More . . .

OHA’s Ryan Biles Assumes New Role as Executive Vice President

10/06/2017

As the association leads 220 member hospitals through volatile shifts in health care economic policy, OHA’s Health Economics & Policy team lead Ryan Biles will assume greater leadership responsibilities as executive vice president beginning Oct. 6.   Biles, who has served as senior vice president of Health Economics Read More . . .

Save the Date for Mock Trial Session, Limited Spots Available

10/06/2017

Health care risk managers are invited to join the Ohio Hospital Association and Ohio Society of Health Care Risk Mangers for a mock trial session from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Ohio Union at Ohio State University to gain a better understanding of the trial process and examine how the legal process affects a health care pr Read More . . .

Dial in for OHA’s Oct. 18 Statewide Sepsis Call

10/06/2017

Cleveland Clinic’s Anita Reddy, MD, Caroline Armstrong, RN, and Rebecca Rosario, RN, will join the Ohio Hospital Association Institute for Health Innovation from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Oct. 18 to present this month’s Statewide Sepsis Initiative webinar and education call.   The presentation will provide an overv Read More . . .

Join the National Effort – Prescription Drug Take Back Day Oct. 28

10/06/2017

The Drug Enforcement Administration will host a national Prescription Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 28 to give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs. This initiative addresses a vital public safety and Read More . . .

OHA Corporate Partner Offers Webinar on Obesity Bias

10/06/2017

The Robard Corporation invites hospital representatives to join the “The Stigma of Weight Bias and its Effect on Health Care” webinar at 3 p.m. Oct. 17.   The webinar, presented by Claudia Huegel, MD, founder and owner of Medimorphosis Physician Assisted Weight Loss, will focus on a deep dive into the stigmatizati Read More . . .

Think Pink: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/06/2017

Breast cancer is the second leading cancer among women in the U.S., but millions of women are surviving the disease, thanks in part to regular screening, early detection and improvements in treatment.   During Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the American Cancer Society is raising awareness through early detection and education Read More . . .

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