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Annual Meeting

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

There is no cost for employees of OHA member hospitals and corporate partners.

108th Annual Meeting & Education Summit

June 12-14

Join OHA and members of the Ohio hospital community for the 108th Annual Meeting & Education Summit at the Hilton Columbus at Easton. This three-day event features more than 90 education sessions, keynote presentations by national leaders and special recognition events.

Sepsis Summit

June 14 | 8 a.m.- 3 p.m.

OHA will host a Sepsis Summit at the Columbus Hilton at Easton on the final day of the 108th OHA Annual Meeting & Education Summit. The sepsis summit will focus on current considerations throughout the continuum of care (pre-hospital, acute care and post-acute care). Three panels and scholarly poster presentations will be hosted that include overviews of effective practices, lessons learned, summarized clinical initiatives, and resources.

Registration Information

There is no cost to register for leaders, employees, medical staff and trustees of OHA member hospitals and health systems and OHA Corporate Partners.  Luncheon and dinner special events require a registration fee, and payment must be made by credit card. ACHE members that are not OHA members can attend any of the five designated face-to-face credit sessions for $250.00 including the Sepsis summit.

All attendees must register here

Click here for online registration instructions. 

Please complete one registration per person. If you registered for any previous OHA events, please use the same email address you used. If you have any registration issues, please contact

Schedule At-A-Glance Monday

Monday, June 12
8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:
  • Clinical Quality & Safety
  • Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Facilities Management
  • Finance
  • Hospital Leadership
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Physician Leadership
  • Public Relations
  • Risk Management
  • Workforce Solutions
11 a.m. - Noon Keynote Address:
Tom Koulopoulos
Chairman and Founder, Delphi Group
Author of “Reimagining Healthcare”

Schedule At-A-Glance Tuesday

Tuesday, June 13
8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions:
  • Clinical Quality & Safety
  • Data & Analysis
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Employee Well-Being
  • Energy & Sustainability
  • Finance
  • Human Resources
  • Legal & Compliance
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Physician Leadership
  • Workplace Violence
11 a.m. - Noon Keynote Address:
Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD
Chairman and CEO of Konquered Holdings
Health Equity, DEI-focused research and consulting
12:30 - 1:45 p.m. OHA Energy & Sustainability Program Luncheon

Anne Vogel
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
5-6 p.m.

OHA Recognition Dinner Welcome Reception

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Program & Awards

Schedule At-A-Glance Wednesday - Sepsis Summit

8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Sepsis Summit

Educational Tracks

CE Credit Information

Continuing Education
  • ACHE Face-toFace
  • ACPE (Pharmacy)
  • ASHE
  • CHHR
  • CLE (Legal)
  • CNE
  • CPE (Accountancy)
  • HRCI  
The Ohio Hospital Association (OLN-0017-P) is approved as a provider unit of continuing education by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League for Nursing (OBN-006-92) and provider unit status is valid through June 30, 2023.  The Ohio Hospital Association is registered with the Accountancy Board of Ohio as a CPE Program Sponsor.

The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Hotel Accommodations

If you require hotel accommodations, please make room reservations by using the attendee website or contact the Hilton Columbus at Easton at 614-414-5000. Be sure to use the OHA meeting code "OHA" to receive Ohio Hospital Association’s special conference room rate of $203 per night.

The cut-off date to receive the special conference rate is Friday, May 19. Requests received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis. The hotel prevailing rack rates will apply. Please note a first night deposit is required with all reservations and will be charged to your credit card. Please make your reservations as early as possible, as the group block fills up very early. Check-in time is 3 p.m. and check-out time is 11 a.m.. Cancellation Policy — If you are unable to attend the conference, you are responsible for calling the hotel directly to cancel your reservation. The Hilton Easton has a 48 hour cancellation policy. (Reservations must be cancelled 48 hours prior to your arrival date to avoid the loss of your first night's deposit.) The hotel will charge your credit card for being a no-show as well.

Safe Gathering Plan

In an effort to promote a healthy experience for all, attendees are asked to:

  • Perform frequent and appropriate hand hygiene
  • Refrain from attendance if feeling ill or experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19

Additional safety measures will include, but are not limited to:

  • Touchless registration option (registration on app, QR code for badge)
  • Masks will be available
  • Hand Sanitizer will be available
  • Plexiglass barriers are available to exhibitors and poster presenters upon request
  • Food service controls for all refreshment and snack bars and meals during the conference
  • Hilton CleanStay program

Special Accommodations 

OHA makes every effort to accommodate individuals with special dietary (vegetarian, gluten free) or physical needs by providing auxiliary aids and services. If special arrangements are required for an individual to participate in this event, including meal functions, please contact Casey Strader at  Requests must be made before Friday, May 19.

Keynote Speaker - Monday

Monday, June 12 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Tom Koulopoulos
Chairman and Founder, Delphi Group
Author of “Reimagining Healthcare”


Tom Koulopoulos is Chairman and founder of Delphi Group, a 30-year-old Boston-based think tank named one of the fastest growing private companies by Inc. Magazine, and the founding partner of Acrovantage Ventures, which invests in early-stage technology startups. He is also the author of 13 books, an columnist, the past Executive Director of the Babson College Center for Business Innovation, the past director of the Dell Innovation Lab, and a professor at Boston University.

Keynote Speaker - Tuesday

Tuesday, June 13 | 11 a.m. - Noon

Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD
Chairman and CEO of Konquered Holdings
Health Equity, DEI-focused research and consulting


Dr. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins is the Chairman and CEO of Konquered Holdings, an international DEI-focused research & consulting conglomerate. Konquered brands include Konquered Healthcare Solutions, DEI Concepts, GradDepot, and the I AM Research Institute. He obtained his bachelor’s from North Carolina Central University and master’s degrees from Florida A&M University focused in medical and legal history. Jenkins earned a Ph.D. in Sociology and Criminology & Law from the University of Florida. He completed his postdoctoral training at the University of Pennsylvania where he serves as a Lecturer of Health Equity in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy within Pearlman School of Medicine.

Keynote Speaker - Recognition Dinner

Tuesday, June 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Angelica Hale


Angelica Hale is a 15-year old singer-songwriter and actress from Atlanta, Georgia who competed on Season 12 of America's Got Talent in 2017 and America’s Got Talent: The Champions in 2019. She is currently the youngest runner-up in the show’s history and the only contestant ever to have received two Golden Buzzers. 

But before the performances and the big stages, Angelica had a serious medical past. In the early spring of 2012, her parents took her to see her pediatrician 3 times over the course of 10 days for fever and cough, 5 days of difficulty in breathing, and 3 days of abdominal pain. On presentation to the Emergency Department she was thrombocytopenic, had a low white count with 38% bands, and a C Reactive Protein >6. Flu testing by PCR was positive. At the time of admission to the Pediatric ICU at our sister campus she was placed on high flow nasal cannula and antibiotics due to tachypnea (breathing in the 90s) and a large right-sided pleural effusion. A pleural tap revealed 200 cc of cloudy fluid which grew Strep pneumoniae. Read Angelica's entire story here.