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DeWine Sworn in Monday, Finishes Majority of Cabinet Appointments

01/17/2019

Gov. Mike DeWine officially took the oath of office just after midnight Monday, Jan. 14 at his Cedarville home. A ceremonial swearing-in took place later that afternoon at the Ohio Statehouse. After his swearing in, DeWine signed six executive orders that: Created the Governor’s Recovery Ohio Initiative, placing on Read More . . .

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominations for Ohio Patient Safety Institute 2019 Best Practice Award Due Jan. 25

01/17/2019

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals, health systems, physicians, long term care, outpatient facilities and home health care to submit a nomination for the annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award by Jan. 25.   The best practice award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has designed and Read More . . .

Applications for 2019 Melvin Creeley, John Chapman Awards Now Open

01/17/2019

Applications for the 2019 Melvin Creeley Environmental Leadership Award and the John Chapman Award are open now through March 1.Named after Melvin Creeley, former CEO of East Liverpool City Hospital and past chair of OHA’s Environmental Leadership Council, the Melvin Creeley Award recognizes hospitals and health systems that p Read More . . .

OHA Hosting PUCO Briefing Calls for Members

01/17/2019

As part of its ongoing advocacy on behalf of members with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio), the Ohio Hospital Association’s Energy & Sustainability Program will host informational conference calls to discuss expected developments at PUCO in 2019. Calls will be held for members in each electric utility’s terri Read More . . .

AHA Shares Initiatives Aimed at Helping Hospitals, Health Systems Fight Human Trafficking

01/17/2019

Take a look at this new video featuring American Hospital Association Board Member Claire Zangerle, chief nurse executive, Allegheny Health Network. It discusses how hospitals and health systems can identify and assist victims of human trafficking and how health care professionals can use the new ICD-10 human trafficking c Read More . . .

Submit Applications for HRSA’s Geriatric Care Funding Grant by Feb. 6

01/17/2019

The U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration is accepting applications for the Geriatric’s Workforce Enhancement Program. The initiative aims to improve health outcomes for older adults by developing a health care workforce that maximizes patient and family engagement, while integrating geriatrics and primary care. Read More . . .

CDC Report: Overdose Deaths Among U.S. Women Rising

01/17/2019

The drug overdose death rate among U.S. women aged 30 to 64 years old increased 260 percent between 1999 and 2017, to 24.3 per 100,000 people, according to data released Jan. 10 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Overdose death rates increased for all drug categories examined, including a 1,643 percent incr Read More . . .

OHA Announces Partnership with Cardinal Health Foundation to Spread Opioid Prescribing Best Practices

01/11/2019

The Ohio Hospital Association has secured a new partnership with Ohio-based Cardinal Health Foundation to join our efforts to deploy best practices, resources and support for hospitals and communities across Ohio to address the opioid crisis. With support from Cardinal Health we are launc Read More . . .

OHA Names Memorial Health President, CEO Chair of OHA Institute Board

01/11/2019

OHA’s Institute for Health Innovation is welcoming the newest chair of its Board of Directors. Chip Hubbs, president and CEO of Memorial Health System, took the helm earlier this month.Hubbs has been president and CEO of Memorial Health since March 2004. Prior to arriving in Marysville, he served for four years as CE Read More . . .

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nominations for Ohio Patient Safety Institute 2019 Best Practice Award Due Monday

01/11/2019

The Ohio Patient Safety Institute invites hospitals, health systems, physicians, long term care, outpatient facilities and home health care to submit a nomination for the annual Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice Award by Jan. 14. The best practice award is presented annually to an individual or organization that has designed and impleme Read More . . .

New Report: U.S. Hospitals Added 7,400 Jobs in December

01/11/2019

According to a new report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment the nation’s hospitals added 7,400 more jobs in December—raising employment to a seasonally adjusted 5,231,800 people. That’s 107,800 more jobs than this time last year.    Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the e Read More . . .

More than 8 Million Used Healthcare.gov to Enroll for 2019 Coverage

01/11/2019

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services this week released final enrollment numbers for the 2019 enrollment period. Approximately 8.4 million people selected or automatically re-enrolled in plans via healthcare.gov during the recently completed open enrollment period. More than 206,000 of those enrollments came from the sta Read More . . .

Know the Signs of Frostbite

01/11/2019

With Ohio’s unpredictable winters and spring still two months away, the Ohio Department of Health wants to raise awareness about frostbite. ODH says it should be a concern for everyone, but that the elderly and those with chronic health conditions are especially susceptible.What Is It?Frostbite is an injury to the body caused Read More . . .

New Study: Every Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Case Costs 23,000 Per Year

01/11/2019

According to a new report from the Journal of Addiction Medicine, more than 600-thousand babies are born with fetal alcohol spectrum disorder each year, and they’ll need an average of $23,000 annually in care.   Researchers landed on an average treatment cost of $23,000 per exposed child and about $24,000 per every adul Read More . . .

Getting Involved with OHA’s Energy Program

01/11/2019

If you are looking to get more involved with OHA’s Energy and Sustainability program in order to conserve energy, reduce your utility costs, or meet environmental goals, there are several steps you can take. Benchmarking: The first step towards any energy decision is to gather data on what your facility or system is curr Read More . . .

New ODH Report Says State Flu Activity Increasing

01/11/2019

The Ohio Department of Health has released a new report on statewide flu activity. According to the ODH that activity is now being classified as “widespread” for the first time during this flu season. The number of flu-associated hospitalizations has also risen, with 338 new hospitalizations during the first week of Read More . . .

132nd General Assembly Wraps Up; Medicaid Expansion Survives Veto Overrides

01/03/2019

The Ohio House and Senate adjourned sine die Dec. 31, officially ending the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. In the final days of the lame duck session the legislature passed several hospital-related bills, several of which were enacted and will become effective 90 days from the signing date.  HB 7 Tort Reform – Signed Read More . . .

ODH Accepting Second Wave of 2019 J-1 Visa Waiver Applications

01/03/2019

The Ohio Department of Health announced that it is now accepting applications for the second cycle of the 2019 J-1 Visa Waiver Program. It is only open to primary care and behavioral health placements. Potential sponsors should complete and submit the attached Notice of Intent to Apply Form as soon as possible. Applications must be Read More . . .

Get Your Eyes Checked During Glaucoma Awareness Month

01/03/2019

According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, glaucoma is a leading cause of irreversible blindness in the US. It has no noticeable symptoms in its early stages and vision loss progresses at such a gradual rate that people affected by the condition are often unaware of it until their sight has already been compromised.   Read More . . .

NHRA Highlights Challenges that Rural Skilled Nursing Providers Face

01/03/2019

According to the National Rural Health Association skilled nursing facilities are facing operational, clinical and financial challenges that are unique to or intensified by their size and location. One of their biggest challenges proves to be providing access to physicians and other ancillary services, especially specialty services. Read More . . .

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