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Ohio Hospital Association Hall of Fame  

In honor of the Ohio Hospital Association's centennial in 2015, the association established the OHA Hall of Fame.

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


2018 Inductee

Sister Judith Ann Karam
Sister Judith Ann Karam, CSA, FACHE
Congregational Leader
Sisters of Charity of St. Augustine
Chair, CSA Health System Ministries 
Sisters of Charity Health System


2017 Inductees

Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich
Ohio Gov. John R. Kasich
Dr. Cosgrove Headshot

Toby Cosgrove, MD
President and CEO
Cleveland Clinic

2016 Inductee

Richard Doan (1960 - 2015)
Retired Barnesville Hospital Administrator and Chief Executive Officer

2015 Inaugural Class

Eli Crew, MD
Miami Valley Hospital Superintendent
OHA Board of Trustees’ First President (1915)

Donald Newkirk
OHA President and CEO (1962-1989)

William (Bill) Ruse
Former Blanchard Valley Hospital President and CEO
OHA Board of Trustees Chair (1991)

Melvin Creeley
East Liverpool City Hospital President and CEO
OHA Board of Trustees Chair (2000)

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