In 2011, the OHA board of directors created a position statement
supporting mandatory employee influenza vaccinations as a condition of
employment. Several Oklahoma hospitals have adopted this policy with
little resistance from employees. The key is communication and
The OHA board approved the following position statement: The
OHA Board of Trustees encourages hospitals to implement a mandatory
patient safety policy that addresses influenza vaccination for hospital
Since the 2012-2013 influenza season, the OHA Council on Quality and Patient Safety has issued an employee influenza vaccination challenge to hospitals. The first goal was set at a 90% employee vaccination rate, but due to success the council increased the goal until now it stands at 96%. Click here for the outcomes of the employee influenza challenges.
Healthcare Staffing Services was developed as a collaborative effort among multiple state hospital associations to meet the temporary staffing needs of member hospitals and health systems.