Return on Investment
Return on Investment 2009
Creating an environment
in which Ohio hospitals are
successful in serving their
OHA is a membership-driven organization
that provides proactive leadership to create an
environment in which Ohio hospitals are
successful in serving their communities.
Ohio’s hospitals anchor their communities. They are among the largest
employers in Ohio (five of the top 11 Ohio employers are hospitals/
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health systems), provide over $2 billion in community benefit annually
and make a $66 billion economic impact on the state of Ohio. Ohio’s
bioscience industry is one of the few seeing progress in this tough eco-
nomic climate, and health care is projected to create more new jobs in
coming year than any other industry. Healthy hospitals mean a stronger
Ohio. This report highlights OHA’s 2009 accomplishments toward the Federal Legislative
mission of creating an environment in which Ohio hospitals are success- Activities…………………………………….4
ful in serving their communities.
State & Federal
Thank you for your support and for your continued membership in Regulatory Activities………………….5
the Ohio Hospital Association.
Quality & Patient Safety…………….8
OHA is a membership-driven organization that provides proactive lead- Products and Services……………….10
ership to create an environment in which Ohio hospitals are successful
in serving their communities. OHA Financial Highlights…………..10
Values Member Communications………..11
Our values come from our commitment to:
Success of Others
Foundation for Healthy
Service to Members
Quality and Patient Safety
OHA expresses appreciation to the 2009 OHA Executive Committee
Michael Stephens Stanley Korducki Mina Ubbing William Harding
CHAIR CHAIR-ELECT SECRETARY/TREASURER IMMEDIATE PAST CHAIR
Sycamore Medical Wood County Hospital Fairfield Medical Union Hospital (retired)
Center Bowling Green, OH Center Dover, OH
Miamisburg, OH Lancaster, OH
OHA Return on Investment 2009 1
Developed a model and template for hospital use
State Legislative Activities in calculating tax amounts, Medicaid update im-
pacts and UPL payments in connection with the
2010‐2011 State Budget new hospital tax.
Preserved the Hospital Care Assurance Program
(HCAP) and allowed for increased federal HCAP Pre‐Session Activities
dollars to remain in the program.
Provided candidate briefing books to all new leg-
Achieved statutory language to update hospital islators with fact sheets and information on hospi-
inpatient and outpatient Medicaid reimbursement tal community benefit and economic impact.
Offered mini-residency program to help hospitals
Successfully advocated for the outpatient update to
bring local legislators into their facilities to edu-
be applied to all non-charge based CPT codes. If
cate them on hospital concerns.
Medicaid volumes increase as expected, this across
-the-board update could actually be worth consid- Published an Advocacy Agenda explaining
erably more than what Ohio Department of Job and OHA’s legislative priorities and a Legislative Di-
Family Services (ODJFS) initially indicated the 5% rectory with contact information and committee
update would be worth. assignments for Ohio legislators.
Compelled ODJFS to create a separate hospital-
based laboratory fee schedule, so that lab fees may Legislative Session
be included in the 5% update.
Advocated for amendments to managed care
Lobbied successfully for an expansion of the sup-
contracts, including arranging testimony before
plemental Medicaid payments made to hospitals for
the House Civil and Commercial Law Committee
inpatient and outpatient services (Upper Payment
Limit payments). While public hospitals and chil-
dren’s hospitals previously had access to UPL pay- Supported implementation of Nursing Education
ments for inpatient services that helped bring fee- Study Committee recommendations aimed at ad-
for-service Medicaid reimbursement in line with dressing the shortage of nurses and nurse educa-
Medicare reimbursement. Beginning in 2010, all tors (SB 89).
hospitals will be eligible to receive supplemental Worked with a state senator and
payments for both inpatient and outpatient services, the Ohio attorney general’s office
providing $190 million to hospitals. on proposed amendments to
Ohio’s Medicaid fraud statutes.
Preserved the right of two private entities to
negotiate a Medicaid managed care contract. Partnered with other interest
groups to protect hospital inter-
Reduced the negative fiscal impact of new hospital
ests in medical orders for life sus-
tax from $411 million to $145 million in the aggre- taining treatment (MOLST) and
gate, a difference of $266 million. related end-of-life legislation.
Prevented the inclu- Stopped legislation prohibiting
sion of recalibration lan- hospitals from mandating nurses
guage that the state esti- work overtime and allowing vio-
mated would have cost lation fines of up to $10,000
hospitals $100 million. (HB 74).
Generated nearly Lobbied against the expansion of Medicaid eligi-
5,000 letters opposing the bility paid for by a new hospital assessment and
hospital franchise fee via HCAP dollars (HB 125).
the OHA grassroots net- Successfully opposed legislation requiring the
work. presence of circulating nurses in each invasive
Secured 14 editorials procedure and authorizing a new fee on hospitals
in newspapers statewide to regulate hospital compliance with the mandated
supportive of hospital con- staffing provision. Worked with hospital clinical
cerns about the new tax. experts, and testified in opposition of the bill be-
fore the House Health Committee (HB 205).
2 OHA Return on Investment 2009
Advocated against legislation requiring all suspected dispensing
errors be reported to the State Board of Pharmacy, and that the
board investigate all such reports and pursue disciplinary action
when warranted with criminal penalties for failure to report (SB
Secured placement of hospital representatives and OHA staff on
influential panels recommending significant state health and insur-
ance policy changes: including:
Most Favored Nation Study Committee
Ohio Health Information Partnership
Ohio Health Care Coverage and Quality Council
Made 46 pitches to statewide news media on key topics impacting
hospitals, resulting in nearly 40 stories, including 15 on the hospital
tax in the state budget.
Achieved 215 stories related to the state budget that appeared via
newspaper, radio, TV.
Secured 14 editorials in newspapers statewide supportive of hospi-
tal concerns about the new tax.
Responded to 300 inquiries on statewide news media topics impact-
ing hospitals such as the state budget and H1N1 preparedness.
Produced advertising messages to support hospitals’ position in the
Provided talking points (with ongoing updates) to hospitals on key
issues such as the state budget and disaster preparedness.
Collected hospital data on charity care, Medicaid, Medicare, bad
debt and community activities.
Issued statewide community benefit report showing hospitals’ $2.2
billion contribution to their communities.
Provided resources to help hospitals tell the community benefit
story in their communities.
Secured testimonials from non-hospital community leaders on the
positive economic and overall impact of hospitals in their commu-
OHA Return on Investment 2009 3
Federal Legislative Activities Medicare
Developed and disseminated tools in partnership
Secured re-authorization and expansion of the with the Hospital Association of New York State
State Children’s Health Insurance Program to support hospital advocacy and finance decision-
(SCHIP), which will secure coverage to an making in the areas of payment system updates,
estimated 200,000 additional Ohio children value-based purchasing legislative initiatives and
through 2013. other regulatory and legislative proposals that
impact Medicare reimbursement.
Successfully lobbied for a federal earmark of
Provided analysis of federal Medicare budget
$190,000 to allow the Ohio Patient Safety proposals and enacted legislation. Provided hospi-
Institute to begin a statewide bloodstream infec- tal-specific reports outlining changes in inpatient
tion prevention project in Ohio hospitals’ ICUs. and outpatient reimbursement, Skilled Nursing
Prevented the enactment of “card check” legisla- Facility PPS reimbursement, Home Health PPS,
tion, which was backed strongly by labor unions, and IPF PPS reimbursement to each member
by working with state and national associations hospital, along with summary and analysis of
representing diverse industries. proposed and final Medicare payment rules.
Created Congressional district-level reports on
HCAP federal Medicare budget proposals, policy changes
for hospitals to use with the Ohio delegation and
Aided the ODJFS in securing over $349 million other decision-makers.
in federal funds to be distributed only to Ohio
hospitals as Published report on Medicare payments and costs
reimburse- for Ohio hospitals.
ment for oth-
erwise un- Health Care Reform
care deliv- Secured language in both pending versions of
ered to indi- health reform legislation that would require any
gent or other new public health insurance plan to negotiate
low-income reimbursement rates with providers, rather than tie
Ohioans. its payment rates to Medicare rates.
Helped expe- Lobbied Ohio’s congressional delegation to
dite the fed- support health care reform legislation that reflects
eral approval process for HCAP this year through the Vision, Goals, and Principles developed by
engagement with the offices of Sen. Sherrod OHA’s Health Care Reform Task Force and
Brown and Gov. Ted Strickland. supported by OHA’s Board of Trustees.
Modeled and released a preliminary 2009 HCAP
distribution in May, giving hospitals over five Value Based Purchasing
months’ notice of expected distribution amounts.
Provided frequently-asked-questions, other re- Analyzed the impact on member hospitals of fed-
eral proposals for “value based purchasing.”
sources via an OHA HCAP Web page.
Secured provisions in the American Recovery and
Reinvestment Act to increase federal funding for
Ohio’s HCAP through 2010, increase the federal
share of funding for Ohio’s Medicaid program,
and provide Medicare/Medicaid incentive
payments to hospitals that embrace health
Rep. Zack Space spoke at the 2009 OHA
4 OHA Return on Investment 2009 Advocacy Luncheon.
State & Federal Regulatory Activities
Offered hospitals discounted Recovery Audit Contractor (RAC)
Presented education and training sessions, connecting hundreds of
hospital associates with national experts.
Built a Web-based library of background material and administra-
tive tools to help hospitals respond to the RAC project.
Served as the principal contact between hospitals and the Centers
for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Region B RAC,
CGI Technologies and Solutions, for the Ohio RAC rollout.
Served as the liaison between CMS, its several Medicaid Integrity
Contractors (MICs) that will operate in Ohio, and ODJFS on the
Medicaid Integrity Program scheduled to start operation in Ohio in
December 2009. This has the potential to become a Medicaid ver-
sion of the Medicare RAC project and OHA will continue to advo-
cate a system that protects hospitals against inappropriate and
costly MIC activities. Ohio Hospitals as Economic
Direct Employment1 255,472
Monitored the financial performance of Managed Care Plans and
the quality of care delivered to Medicaid managed care enrollees. Directly/indirectly support
Secured a delay in the implementation of a requirement to use jobs in Ohio communities1 558,079M
National Drug Codes in Medicaid bills and encouraged ODJFS to
explore other, less expensive ways to meet federal coding Payroll & Benefits Expenses1 $13.9M
requirements, saving Ohio hospitals tens of thousands of dollars.
Total Expenditures1 $28.1M
Delayed indefinitely the implementation of various Medicaid
regulations, first proposed in 2008, that would have harmed
Total Effect on the Output
providers and beneficiaries, including substantial reductions in
Of the Ohio Economy1 $65.7M
outpatient reimbursement and the Indirect Medical Education
(IME) capital payments under Medicaid. Uncompensated Care Provided2 $2.2B
Patients Admitted3 1.5M
Created an infectious waste work group to work with the Ohio EPA Outpatients Treated3 33.1M
to revise Ohio’s infectious waste statutes with an expected to
hospitals of millions of dollars annually. Babies delivered4 155,476
Provided free and inexpensive resources to assist hospitals in com-
plying with EPA regulations, including regional meetings, webi- Emergency Services Provided4 5.9M
nars, education sessions and the Pollution Prevention University.
American Hospital Association, January 2009
Secured a $41,400 grant from the Ohio Environmental Education 2
OHA Community Benefit Report 2009
Fund to develop resources to assist hospitals in managing pharma- 3
AHA Hospital Statistics, 2009 edition
ceutical waste. 4
OHA Patient & Financial Database
OHA Return on Investment 2009 5
State & Federal Regulatory Activities Continued Secured $1.3 million from the Assistant Secre-
tary of Preparedness and Response Health and
Hospital Prepared Program to continue prepared-
Energy ness initiatives of hospitals in Southeast Ohio.
Negotiated contracts between hospitals and
endorsed natural gas supplier Stand Energy
Company to secure better rates as part of OHA’s Legal
ongoing natural gas program. Monitored appellate court decisions, made amicus
Provided free contract reviews and bill audits curiae appearances in the Ohio Supreme Court,
through an independent energy consultant as part including cases asking that court to uphold or
of OHA’s natural gas program. otherwise favorably interpret tort reform statutes.
Successfully intervened in major electric rate Opposed changes to the Ohio Administrative
cases filed at the PUCO by AEP, Dayton Power & Code submitted by the Ohio Legal Rights Service
Light and FirstEnergy, saving hospitals tens of that would refer every reportable incident as a
“complaint” to be investigated.
millions of dollars.
- Lowered a rate increase for AEP hospitals to Participated in direct appeals of PUCO appeals to
50% of what AEP requested. the Ohio Supreme Court regarding problematic
- Secured rates for DP&L hospitals at near 2008 aspects of the AEP and FirstEnergy cases.
rates. Distributed to members at no charge a model set
- Secured rates for majority of FirstEnergy of medical staff bylaws and conducted a related,
hospitals at near 2008 rates. in-depth educational program.
Advocated for $250,000 in energy efficiency Issued a member bulletin detailing all state
financial incentives for hospitals served by AEP, statutory and regulatory reporting requirements
Dayton Power & Light and FirstEnergy. for hospitals.
Provided timely resources, analysis related to
legal developments at the state and federal levels
Emergency Preparedness that impact hospitals.
Helped secure additional H1N1 vaccine for Ohio Published a 2009 OHA Hospital Law Handbook, a
hospitals and provided breaking information and comprehensive listing of Ohio statutes and
guidance to hospital leaders, medical directors and regulations commonly used by hospitals. Online
pharmacists on the status of seasonal and H1N1 updates are also provided.
vaccine. Gathered information from hospitals on
needed vaccine to provide to ODH.
Developed an assessment tool allowing hospitals Workforce
to gauge their capabilities for decontamination. Worked with hospitals to ensure compliance with
The Web-based assessment includes an online the common-sense nurse staffing bill passed dur-
training tool focused on providing information on ing the last General Assembly, thanks to an un-
the requirements of OSHA standards. precedented partnership between OHA, The Ohio
Conducted a hands-on workshop focused on the Organization of Nurse Executives (OONE) and
decontamination of at-risk, special populations the Ohio Nurses Association (ONA).
that reside within the community. Participated in projects to enhance the practice of
Created and implemented template for Mass nursing and improve patient care in Ohio through
Fatality and Hospital Evacuation/Shelter in Place the Nursing 2015 partnership between OHA,
plans. Tested plans through seven tabletop OONE and ONA.
exercises held throughout Ohio. Conducted statewide Annual Compensation Sur-
Implemented statewide patient tracking system: vey, Chief Executive Officer Compensation Sur-
OHTrac. The web-based database assists hospitals vey to provide hospitals with compensation and
and agencies track persons affected by a mass benchmarking data.
casualty incident from their arrival at a hospital Offered Labor Law Program, providing a Web site
through discharge. OHTrac also will improve with employment law news, a searchable database
family reunification efforts. with hospital collective bargaining agreements.
6 OHA Return on Investment 2009
Hosted two Labor Law Program seminars to help hospitals positively
address changes in federal and state labor and employment laws,
including updates concerning the Employee Free Choice Act.
Partnered with newly formed Coalition for Healthy Communities
Behavioral Health Managed Care Reform Oversight Committee with
goals of identifying insurance company policies toward restricting
access to mental health services and improving access for insured
patients for whom treatment has been denied or limited by a managed
Worked with the Ohio Department of Mental Health to update rules
pertaining to physical plant to streamline the number and frequency
of incident reporting, while improving patient protection and
Health Information Technology
Partnered with the Ohio State Medical Association, Ohio Osteopathic
Association, Ohio Department of Insurance, and BioOhio (private bio-
technology company) to create the Ohio Health Information Partnership
to advance the development of a statewide health information exchange
and other important health information technology projects that will
create efficiencies and improve patient care throughout the state.
Bureau of Workers Compensation
Lobbied against an Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation proposed Ohio Hospitals’ State
outpatient prospective payment system modeled after the Medicare OPPS, Economic Impact
which BWC estimated would mean a more than $50 million cut in
hospital reimbursement. OHA is demanding BWC include a higher base Member hospitals:
rate and an extended transition, saving hospitals tens of thousands of
dollars over the next three years. Spend $14 billion each year in staff
wages and benefits
Maternity/Newborn Are responsible for generating $66
billion in statewide economic activity
Initiated legislation that created a Maternal and Newborn Advisory through the purchases they make and
Council, which combined two different sets of maternity, newborn those made by their employees.
regulations to take effect in 2010. Hospitals will save about $700,000 Provide more than 255,000 jobs in the
every three years in licensing and inspection fees. community. With volunteers, non‐
employed physicians and physicians‐
in‐training, more than 330,000
Diversity Ohioans work in Ohio’s hospitals.
Re-convened the OHA Diversity Team to develop a plan to promote Are projected to create more new
opportunities to impact disparities in health care delivery through member jobs than any other industry group in
hospitals and opportunities to increase diversity in health care association the coming years.
workforce. Represent five of Ohio’s top 11
employers and 18 of the top 100 Ohio
OHA Return on Investment 2009 7
Launched Ohio on the CUSP: Stop BSI, a state-
Quality & Patient Safety wide collaborative of more than 80 Ohio hospital
ICU and non-ICU units aimed at reducing central
Infection Reduction line catheter infections and improving the culture
Developed a pilot program with the OSU of safety at the unit level.
epicenter and the Centers for Disease Control and Awarded first annual OPSI Best Practice award to
Prevention to monitor C.diff rates in 63 Ohio The Children’s Medical Center of Dayton.
hospitals and engage in a performance
improvement project for units and facilities to
adopt a tiered, evidence-based strategy to decrease
Helped successfully launch the $1.5 million
Solutions for Patient Safety initiative in
partnership with Cardinal Health Foundation, the
Ohio Business Roundtable, the Ohio Children’s
Hospital Association and 25 participating
hospitals. The initiative is committed to improving
quality and reducing the overall cost of health care
in Ohio by:
1. Reducing central line catheter-associated
2. Reducing health care-associated MRSA infec-
3. Reducing surgical site infections (pediatric)
4. Reducing injury from adverse drug events
(pediatric) Quality Collaboratives
5. Improving the Culture of Safety Managed the state's five hospital quality
collaboratives, providing each member with a
yearly summary of risk-adjusted mortality rates
Ohio Patient Safety Institute (OPSI and length-of-stay containing comparisons to
Obtained Patient Safety Organization designation selected regions throughout the state as well as
from AHRQ. quarterly reports for nine clinical services.
Hosted eight-part teleconference series on under- Conducted a statewide collaborative quality
standing diversity and the role it plays in patient summit during the OHA Annual Meeting,
safety. teaching participants how hospitals are using data
from the collaboratives to improve quality.
Produced quarterly Outcomes Reports and AHRQ
-PSI Reports for the 75 hospitals participating in
the Dayton, Central Ohio, Cincinnati and
Northeast Ohio quality collaboratives.
Provided guidance and clinical expertise to
collaborative hospitals, updates on local
applications of evidence-based practice for local
and national health trends, and a direct voice to
ODH regarding transparency and public reporting.
Provided reports for collaborative members,
which estimate the effect of value-based purchas-
ing under various proposals made by Congress.
Conducted the Central Ohio Patient Safety
Conference with more than 400 attendees from the
8 OHA Return on Investment 2009 Central Ohio Hospital Collaborative.
Quality Improvement Collaboratives
OHA’s Quality Institute serves as home to all of OHA’s current quality
initiatives, including the regional and statewide hospital collaboratives.
Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association Performance
This collaborative was the first of its kind in Ohio, established in
1999. The six participating hospitals received the first multi-
organizational Codman Award in 2002 for reducing heart attack
mortality by 36 percent over a three-year period, saving 52 lives
per year. In addition, hospitals in this collaborative have im-
proved their pneumonia care processes from 66.5 percent to
maintained scores of above 85 percent.
Central Ohio Quality Collaborative
This group of 17 hospitals was established in 2003, with early
accomplishments including reduced heart attack mortality. In
cross-collaboration with Dayton, Central Ohio achieved even more dra-
matic heart attack mortality reduction (42%), saving 150 lives per year
in half the time as the original project in Dayton.
Greater Cincinnati Hospital Quality Improvement Project
This collaborative of 18 hospitals in Greater Cincinnati has improved
their overall performance for heart attack and pneumonia indicators
from the first quarter 2005 to the fourth quarter 2008. In this time, the
area also dramatically improved heart failure processes of care scores
from 53.2 percent to 90.7 percent.
Northeast Ohio Quality Collaborative
This 35-hospital collaborative was established in 2007 with the support
of the Akron Regional Hospital Association. This group of hospitals has
demonstrated a nearly 20 percent improvement in performance for
pneumonia care. Currently, the group is evaluating opportunities to re-
duce 30-day readmission rates for heart failure patients.
Ohio Children’s Hospital Association Quality Improvement
Formed in 2007, this group first looked at reducing preventable codes,
or cardiac and pulmonary arrest, occurring outside of the neonatal and
pediatric intensive care unit. By identifying and deploying a Medical
Response Team approach, they were able to reduce incidences of pre-
ventable codes by 46 percent in the first two years of the project.
OHA Return on Investment 2009 9
Offered an online job posting service at
Products and Services OHHealthJobs.net, used by 38 hospitals to fill
staff and management vacancies.
Data Products Assisted hospitals in filling executive level
Rolled out “DataTrack” to create a more positions through Executive Search program.
streamlined/efficient and HITECH-compliant way
for data to move between OHA and hospitals.
Prepared over 180 price disclosure reports for the
most frequently treated inpatient and outpatient
procedures to assist compliance with new Ohio
Department of Health transparency requirements.
Developed a system to pull all publicly available
data for Ohio hospitals and upload it to the Ohio
Department of Health (ODH) to ensure
compliance with House Bill 197, saving hospitals
time and resources.
Added the CORE measure set for STROKE to the
CARE system to prepare and support hospitals as
they will soon be required by ODH to report these
measures to the public.
Launched version 3.0 and 3.1 of OHA’s Web-
based tool, Insight,
which gives hospi-
tals access to inpa-
room data. Hospi-
tals can produce
reports, graphs and
maps from the
more than 140
million patient records. OHA helped hospitals
access and use this information for strategic
Kept more than 120 member hospitals in continu-
ous compliance with Joint Commission standards
through Continuous Service Readiness program.
2009 OHA Financial Highlights
Filled 1.2 million hours of hospital temporary Served 148 hospitals representing 156,521 full- and
staffing needs through Staffing Solutions program. part-time employees through OHA’s in-house
Group Unemployment Compensation Pro-
Implemented new program to help hospitals
gram. Handled approximately 7,000 unemployment
reduce, replace the
claims and attended 230 hearings, saving group
members nearly $39 million .
and utilize hospital Achieved successful audits for OHA, the Research
staff instead. & Educational Foundation, the Foundation for
Healthy Communities, Ohio Hospital Capital,
Friends of Ohio Hospitals, Workers Compensation
and OHA Solutions.
10 OHA Return on Investment 2009
Created a new Ohio Budget Insider publication to give hospital
leaders breaking information during the development of the 2010-
2011 state budget.
Distributed video messages from President/CEO Jim Castle with
additional perspective and news.
Provided daily, weekly and other communications to keep members
up-to-date on health care policy and regulatory developments and
chances on the hospital scene across Ohio (e.g., HEALTH e-
NEWS+, CEOhio, HealthBeat)
Published fact sheets, talking points on
key issues. New fact sheets included in-
formation on hospital economic impact
and emergency departments.
Reviewed the financial performance of
health insuring corporations licensed in
Ohio quarterly and issued an annual re-
port summarizing the performance.
On the Web
Launched a redesigned Web site based
on member hospital input. New site fea-
tures—including sections for hospital
executives and trustees, more intuitive
navigation, improved search function,
RSS feeds—were tested and imple-
Offered an OHA LinkedIn community
exclusively for member hospital associ-
ates and Corporate Partners.
Hosted a social media webinar for hospital associates, outlining key
applications and how they might be used by hospitals.
Expanded OHA’s Twitter presence (@OhioHospitals) with nearly
1,300 followers receiving daily tweets.
OHA Return on Investment 2009 11
- Workforce and Labor Relations
Education Activities - Accreditation, Performance Improvement
Offered 46 audio conference seminars to more
OHA Center for Education than 4,200 hospital associates. An average of 15
Offered educational programming to more than Ohio hospitals participated in each seminar, with
6,500 hospital representatives through face-to-face an average 92 hospital staff per session. Priced at
and distance education activities, providing the $100 less than competitors, OHA phone seminars
continuing education credits many attendees need saved hospitals $69,000.
and certi- Offered careLearning.com, an online education ser-
fication vice designed to help hospitals efficiently and afforda-
require- bly meet mandatory education requirements set forth
ments. by OSHA, the Joint Commission and other regulatory
More than entities. Hospitals save up to 75% over traditional in-
1,100 par- structor-led methods for a savings of $18 million for
ticipants Ohio hospitals or $1,134 per employee. Three new
attended hospitals joined the program in 2009, bringing enroll-
OHA’s 2009 2009 Health Care Worker of the Year ment in Ohio to 15,953 employees.
Annual Deforia Lane.
The event offered 86 education sessions with con- Trustee Education
tinuing education credits for hospital professionals Produced five educational DVDs for hospital
as well as formal and informal networking oppor- trustees what were distributed free-of-charge to
tunities. Each member hospitals. Comparable videos cost $150
participant could receive up to 12 credit hours for
participation at a cost of $9 per credit, approxi-
mately one-tenth the average national cost per Published quarterly Trustee Matters newsletter,
provided 25 copies for hospitals to distribute to
credit, for a savings of $689,700.
OHA’s 2009 Recognition Dinner honored out- Hosted three “Building a Foundation for Effective
standing hospital leaders and the 84 nominees for Boards—Board Orientation” seminars with aver-
Health Care Worker of the Year. age attendance of 35. Free seminars saved hospi-
Held 28 face-to-face education activities attended
tals $300 per participant.
by more than 2,700 hospital employees from 170
hospitals. Offered at an average fee $100 less than Provided six educational sessions throughout the
similar national education activities, OHA semi- state featuring national speakers. Average atten-
dance at each program was 10 and comparable
nars saved Ohio hospitals $270,000.
programs are priced at $150.
Helped hospitals with fiscal performance and
regulatory compliance in areas of: Offered one all-day presentation to 85 participants
- CMS, RAC Preparation featuring three nationally recognized speakers.
- Ohio Peer Review Protection Comparable programs are priced from $600 to
- Stark Regulations $1,000 per attendee.
- Medicare Policy Provided speakers for approximately 12 hospital
- MS-DRG Documentation and Coding board meetings, retreats upon request, saving hos-
Supported hospital performance, development in pitals $400 to $600 per event.
strategic operational areas of:
- Physician Recruitment, Physician Job Fai Coordinated four consultative presentations to
- Patient Safety assist hospital trustees in strategic planning ses-
- Business Development—Physician Relations sions, saving hospitals between $1,000 and
- Hospitalist Program Effectiveness and RO
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Foundation for Healthy Communities
Awarded $97,803 to hospitals through four “Hospitals for
Healthier Children” grants.
Provided $693,000 in federal
and state grants of $21,000 each
to 33 critical access hospitals.
Awarded $143,079 in federal
and state grants to five hospitals
for quality improvement pro-
jects collaborating with feder-
ally qualified health centers.
Grant recipient Dunlap Memorial
Dispensed $258,000 in state
grants for care to uninsured preg-
nant women and children in 16 hospitals.
Distributed $233,168 in state grants for pulmonary
rehabilitation services to uninsured patients in 26 hospitals.
More than 600 people gathered for the 2009 Recognition
Dinner to honor outstanding hospital leaders, caregivers.
OHA Return on Investment 2009 13
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