OHA Membership Societies
OHA is proud to sponsor seven professional membership societies. These professional societies are committed to promoting professional interests and cooperative action among peers. Member benefits include networking, educational opportunities, sharing best practices and more.
To join one of OHA’s professional societies, please complete the appropriate membership application found below. For membership questions, please contact Cindy Stump.
Ohio Network of Physician Recruiters (ONPR)
The purpose of the Ohio Network of Physician Recruiters is to promote professional interests and cooperative action among hospital physician recruiters/physician service professionals in Ohio. The ONPR achievement objectives include the following:
Providing for the exchange of physician recruitment and retention information, techniques and ideas.
Communications among persons engaged in hospital physician recruitment/retention activities
Assisting in the development and continuing improvement of physician recruitment/retention programs by encouraging and assisting individual members of the ONPR to develop their knowledge and to increase their competence in the field of physician recruitment/retention.
Developing and promoting educational programs.
Ohio Organization for Nurse Executives (OONE)
The Ohio Organization for Nurse Executives (OONE) is an organization of nurse leaders serving as the catalyst for innovative health care in Ohio and the nation. As the recognized center of excellence for clinical leadership, they improve health care through education, technology, research, consultation, networking and information sharing.
Ohio Society for Healthcare Facilities Management (OSHFM)
The Ohio Society for Healthcare Facilities Management was established as an affiliated society of OHA in February 1983. The society’s purpose is to advance the development of hospital engineering, security and safety in Ohio by:
Encouraging and assisting members in developing their knowledge and increasing their competence in the field in order to improve the quality of patient care and comfort.
Providing a medium for the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information among members.
Assisting hospital administration and the public in understanding that the practice of hospital engineering calls for special training and experience.
Monitoring and influencing legislation, regulations, codes and standards that impact on hospital engineering.
Ohio Society of Healthcare Risk Managers (OSHRM)
The Ohio Society of Healthcare Risk Managers is an affiliated state chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Managers of the American Hospital Association. OSHRM was founded on May 1, 1978 to establish a forum for health care risk managers in the state of Ohio. The society’s mission is to promote risk management, which protects human and financial assets, in a manner consistent with compassionate, quality and cost-effective health care. The purpose of OSHRM is to advance the development of health care risk management in Ohio through accomplishment of the following objectives:
To serve as a professional society allowing individuals to develop a network of health care risk managers that will promote information exchange and problem solving.
To provide education and resources to health care risk managers.
To serve as a state chapter of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management.
To advance the concept of risk management in health care institutions in other ways as deemed beneficial by OSHRM membership.
Ohio Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators (OSHHRA)
The Ohio Society of Healthcare Human Resources Administrators is a professional society of hospital personnel executives organized under the auspices of OHA. OSHHRA is an affiliated society of OHA and the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration of the American Hospital Association.
The mission of OSHHRA is to promote the strategic development of effective human resources management in OHA health care organizations through leadership, education and fellowship. OSHHRA provides leadership in human resource policy and practice formulation and implementation. It serves as an advisor to OHA, state government, and other local, state and national groups on Ohio health care human resources issues. OSHHRA membership includes, but is not limited to, the chief human resource professionals at OHA member hospitals, and stresses individual professionalism and regional communication.
OSHHRA provides for development of members through high-quality regional educational programs, statewide conferences and information sharing. OSHHRA encourages informal networking, member support and enjoyment to complement professional development.
Society for Ohio Occupational Health Professionals (SOOHP)
The purpose of this society shall be to provide a forum for exchange of information among Ohio occupational health professionals. The objectives of this society shall be to provide a medium for facilitating partnerships among providers, employers, government, and vendors in an effort to reduce workers’ compensation and health care costs.
Society for Ohio Healthcare Attorneys (SOHA)
The purpose of the Society of Ohio Healthcare Attorneys is to advance the field of healthcare law by:
Providing a forum for the exchange of information among attorneys serving Ohio healthcare providers.
Presenting relevant educational programs. Monitoring emerging legal issues and developing case law pertaining to Ohio healthcare.