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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. 

Congratulations to this year's Health Care Worker of the Year:

  • Joseph Jeffries of Barnesville Hospital Association Inc. (center)
2018 Finalists (from left to right):
 
  • Linda Maloy of Avita Health System
  • Michelle Stratton of Blanchard Valley Hospital
  • Amy Preble of ProMedica Fostoria Community Hospital
  • Collins Uzuegbu of Mercy Health Lorain Region
>>>See all the 2018 nominees
 

OHA Health Care Hall of Fame

In honor of the OHA Centennial in 2015, the association established the OHA Health Care 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.



>>> 2018 Inductee: Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, FACHE, congregational leader, Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine and immediate past president and CEO, Sisters of Charity Health System

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. 



>>> 2018 Recipient: William Considine, FACHE, president and CEO, Akron Children’s Hospital


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. 



>>> 2018 Recipient: Phil Ennen, president and CEO, Community Hospitals & Wellness Centers
 

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.




>>> 2018 Recipient: Sepsis Alliance accepted by Sepsis Alliance board member Jim O'Brien, MD, system vice president of Quality, OhioHealth and OHA's sepsis physician champion. 

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.

>>> 2018 Honoree: ProMedica Bay Park Hospital

 

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.

>>> 2018 Honorees: 

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Licking Memorial Health Systems
>>> 2018 Honorable Mentions: 
 
  • Cleveland Clinic Akron General
  • Cleveland Clinic Lutheran Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital

 

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.

Statewide Hospital Occupational Safety Campaign:

  • Group 1 Winner: Diley Ridge Medical Center
  • Group 2 Winner: Ohio Valley Home Health Services East Liverpool
  • Group 3 Winner: Summa Health System
  • Group 4 Winner: Licking Memorial Hospital
  • Group 5 Winner: Marietta Memorial Hospital
  • Group 6 Winner: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
  •  
William C. Kelley Safety Leadership Award
 
  • ProMedica Bay Park Hospital

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.

>>> 2018 Recipients (of the 16 recipients, 9 nominees, denoted with a star, were considered for OHA’s John Chapman Award):

  • Atrium Medical Center*
  • Barnesville Hospital*
  • Fairfield Medical Center
  • Henry County Hospital*
  • Mercy Health—Youngstown*
  • Springfield Regional Medical Center
  • St. Rita’s Medical Center
  • Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center
  • Miami Valley Hospital*
  • Mount Carmel Health System*
  • The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center*
  • St. Elizabeth Youngstown Hospital
  • Summa Health System
  • TriHealth System*
  • University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center
  • Wright-Patterson Medical Center*
 

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. 

>>>2018 Honoree: Cleveland Clinic

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