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OHA Awards


Each year, the Ohio Hospital Association celebrates outstanding achievements that have enhanced and brought honor to Ohio hospitals. These awards reflect excellent personal or organizational accomplishments within the Ohio hospital community.
 

Hospital Caregiver Award
 


ALBERT E. DYCKES HEALTH CARE WORKER OF THE YEAR AWARD

The Health Care Worker of the Year Award is presented each year to one Ohio caregiver who personifies a leader, gives back to the community, reflects the mission and values of his or her organization and routinely goes beyond the call of duty. 

>>> See the 2017 nominees


The finalists and ultimate recipient will be announce at the OHA Recognition Dinner June 13. 

 

OHA Hall of Fame

In honor of the OHA Centennial in 2015, the association established the OHA Hall of Fame.

This recognition honors the men and women who have made significant contributions—beyond having successful organizations or careers—and have notably helped advance the interests and image of Ohio’s hospitals or health systems.

>>> 2017 Inductees: Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich and Cleveland Clinic President and CEO Delos (Toby) Cosgrove, MD

 

Health Care Leadership Awards

Each year, OHA honors outstanding individuals and organizations whose achievements have enhanced and brought honor
to Ohio hospitals. These awards reflect excellent personal or organizational accomplishments within the Ohio hospital
community.
 
Hospitals are invited to submit nominations for those who have made a noteworthy contribution to health care in Ohio.


DONALD R. NEWKIRK AWARD

This award recognizes and honors an individual who has made a significant lifetime contribution to the health care field in Ohio. This award bears the name of the individual who headed OHA for 27 years, from 1962-1989. The award is given to an individual with multiple years of health care service who has made a significant impact in his or her hospital, the local community AND across the state of Ohio. 

>>> 2017 Recipient: James Pancoast, FACHE, retired president and CEO, Premier Health


JAMES R. CASTLE DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

This award honors an individual whose professional attainments embody qualities of an outstanding leader or mentor for service to the health care community, or other special achievement. This award commemorates James Castle, OHA’s president and CEO for 23 years, from 1989 through 2011.The award is presented to an individual who has made a significant impact in his or her hospital, local community or region of the state. 

>>> 2017 Recipient: Cynthia Moore-Hardy, FACHE, president and CEO, Lake Health
 

DR. ELI CREW COMMUNITY SERVICE EXCELLENCE AWARD

This award recognizes an individual or organization who has served as a friend to hospitals and health systems and whose support of the health care industry reflects the public interest. Dr. Eli R. Crew, superintendent of Dayton’s Miami Valley Hospital, was one of the strongest hospital advocates of an Ohio-based organization. In 1914, he invited Ohio hospital administrators to an organizational meeting at Cedar Point in Sandusky where OHA was founded.

>>> 2017 Recipient: Walk With A Doc Program (Mount Carmel)


 

Patient & Occupational Safety Awards


WILLIAM C. KELLEY SAFETY LEADERSHIP AWARD


This award recognizes demonstrated leadership in the field of occupational and employee safety. OHA member hospitals participating in both the OHA Annual Safety Award Program and the Workers' Compensation Benchmarking Program are eligible to receive this award.

2016 Honoree: University Hospitals Bedford Medical Center
 


OHIO PATIENT SAFETY INSTITUTE BEST PRACTICE AWARD

Created by the Ohio Patient Safety Institute's board of trustees, the Best Practice Award recognizes a program that has demonstrated a focus on improving patient safety in a health care setting, while incorporating regional and national patient safety benchmarks and remaining unique to the Ohio health care market.

2017 Honoree:

Summa Health - “Transitioning with Excellence - A Multidisciplinary Discharge and Transition Improvement Project
 


OHA SAFETY AWARDS

Awards are given to hospitals for successful hospital safety programs and superior employee safety records. The safety awards were created in 1953 by the Ohio Hospital Association and the Industrial Commission of Ohio to promote workplace safety. Hospitals participating in the campaign are grouped based on the total number of hours worked by all employees. OHA uses work-related illness and injury information to calculate comparable employee injury data for the hospitals in each group.


>>>See the 2016 honorees
 

Environmental Sustainability Awards


MELVIN CREELEY AWARD

This award recognize hospitals and health systems that demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship through implementing waste reduction programs, recycling initiatives and other activities to preserve the health of the planet for future generations.

Award winners will be announced in a statewide press release on Earth Day, April 22. 

>>> See the 2016 recipients

 

JOHN CHAPMAN AWARD

This award recognizes a hospital or health system that has demonstrated leadership in guiding their facility toward the goals of environmental sustainability, regulatory compliance, energy efficiency, and pollution prevention, all of which are proven to result in healthier hospital workforces and communities. The John Chapman Award winner is selected from the Melvin Creeley nominees and is accepted by the CEO of the recipient hospital. 

2016 Honoree: Wright-Patterson Medical Center

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