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OHA Annual Meeting

OHA invites hospital professionals and corporate partners from across the state to attend the annual meeting in Columbus each year.

The OHA Annual Meeting offers a premier opportunity for health care providers and administrators at all levels to gain valuable insight about statewide industry trends, to network with their peers and achieve a better understanding of the health care issues and policies most likely to impact their organizations. 

This three-day event features more than 70 education sessions, keynote presentations by national leaders and special recognition events. The conference offers approved contact hours for many disciplines, including an ACHE track offering Face-to-Face credits.

Please save the date and plan to join us for the 2018 Annual Meeting June 4-6.

Highlights from 2017

  • Handouts from the 2017 OHA Annual Meeting education sessions are available here
  • Congratulations to our 2017 Award Recipients:
  • Health Care Worker of the Year
    • Rebecca Daniels of The Christ Hospital Health Network (2017 recipient)
    • Donna Beach of OhioHealth Grant Medical Center (finalist)
    • Lisa Jasin of Dayton Children's Hospital (finalist)
    • Robin Charney of ProMedica Flower Hospital (finalist)
    • Scott Garner of Mercy Health - Willard Hospital (finalist)
    • View all 66 nominees
  • 2017 Friends of Ohio Hospitals PAC MVP Award
    • Mike Keating, president and CEO, The Christ Hospital Health Network
  • American Hospital Association's 2017 Grassroots Champion Award 
    • Kristen Morris, chief government and community relations officer, Cleveland Clinic
  • Melvin Creely Environmental Leadership Award
    • Barnesville Hospital
    • Fairfield Medical Center
    • Hocking Valley Community Hospital
    • Mercy Health St. Charles Hospital
    • Summa Health
    • TriHealth Bethesda North Hospital
    • TriHealth Good Samaritan Hospital
    • University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
    • University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center
  • John Champan Award 
    • University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
  • Statewide Hospital Occupational Safety Campaign Winners
    • Summa Health Wadsworth-Rittman
    • ProMedica Bay Park Community Hospital
    • Wood County Hospital
    • Blanchard Valley Hospital
    • Southern Ohio Medical Center
    • The James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
  • William C. Kelley Safety Leadership Award
    • University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center

Benefits of Attendance

  • Earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for many disciplines at no charge
  • American College for Health care Executives track offering Category 1 credits
  • Network with peers, leading experts and health care professionals at all levels from around the state
  • Explore new and innovative solutions at the general sessions, keynote speaker events and the luncheons 
  • Celebrate outstanding caregivers, leaders and hospitals for their stellar service to patient care and their communities at the annual recognition dinner
  • Browse the latest products and services offered by OHA's Corporate Partners Educational Tracks
  • More than 70 professional development sessions in the following hospital management tracks:
  • Data and Technology
  • Facilities Management
  • Finance
  • Hospital Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Organizational Development/Productivity
  • Physician Leadership
  • Physician Relations/Recruitment
  • Public Relations
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Risk Management 


Conveniently located in central Ohio at the Hilton Columbus at Easton Town Center, the OHA Annual Meeting is held in a unique setting with more than 200 shopping, dining and entertainment venues for attendees to explore.

Hilton Columbus at Easton
3900 Chagrin Drive
Columbus, OH 43219

Phone: 614-414-5000
Fax: 614-414-5100


Employees, medical staff, trustees and volunteers of OHA member hospitals and health systems and OHA Corporate Partners may register for the education or vendor components at no cost.

Some optional special events or meal functions do require a registration fee, and payment must be made by credit card when you register online.

Exhibit & Sponsorship Opportunities 

Annual Meeting exhibit and sponsorship opportunities are reserved for OHA Corporate Partners. As a corporate partner, you can reserve an exhibit space for the event and have the opportunity to sponsor a track, special event or luncheon. 

OHA Corporate Partner Program     

Please contact Cliff Lehman with questions about the OHA Corporate Partner Program.


If you have additional questions about the event or regarding sponsorship, please contact the OHA Member Services Department at 614-221-7614.


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