OHA Member Community Benefit Stories

OHA features the community benefit stories from our member hospitals on this page. Read about the innovation and community outreach of the more than quarter million Ohioans working in Ohio hospitals.

To share stories, please submit the details with a photo or graphic to communications@ohiohospitals.org to be featured here. 

Adena Health System Addresses the Pandemic’s Negative Impact on Substance Use Recovery

With facilities closed and the community on lockdown, people in recovery were disconnected from their care/support systems, and many relapsed. Emergency calls for overdoses in the Chillicothe area increased nearly 40% in 2020. Adena Health System, which received a grant the prior year to expand Ross County’s Hope Partnership Project...

Hospital Converts Community Luncheon Program to Holiday Dinner Drive Thru

For more than 20 years, The Bellevue Hospital has hosted a Mature Audience Luncheon monthly for those 55 years of age and older. The luncheon averaged 80 to 100 attendees per month with the hospital’s Nutritional Services team providing the meal for $3. The program provides those “young at heart” a hot meal, a place to...

UC Health, County Take the Hospital to the People

Hamilton County Board of Commissioners, in partnership with UC Health, in 2020 unveiled the 513 Relief Bus, a mobile effort designed to provide COVID-19 vaccines and social services to the community by “meeting people where they are.” The UC Health/Hamilton County partnership addressed two challenges: providing assistance to those...

Mercy Health Program Helps Move Clients from Crisis to Self- Sufficiency

The Mercy Health Partnership Program provides support services for uninsured/underinsured patients or those at risk for losing their coverage. Three licensed social workers serve the Cincinnati Region and take referrals from ambulatory and acute providers. The program helps individuals maintain their care through prescription benefits and co-pay...