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New Statewide Report Highlights Hospitals Substantial Increase of Community Health, Wellness Investments

Columbus, Ohio - 43215 (Dec. 23, 2019) – Ohio hospitals in 2017 invested $6.4 billion in total community benefit and provided nearly $9 billion in total uncompensated care, according to a new statewide report released today by the Ohio Hospital Association. “Hospitals are cornerstones of the communities they serve, caring for the...

Hospital Leaders Elected to OHA's Board of Trustees, Aultman Health Foundation CEO Ed Roth to Chair 2020 Board

Columbus, Ohio - 43215 (Dec. 20, 2019) – The Ohio Hospital Association, the united voice of Ohio’s 236 hospitals and 14 health systems, announces new officers and welcomes three new members to its Board of Trustees for next year.   Ed Roth, president and CEO, Aultman Health Foundation (Canton) will chair the board beginning...

OHA President, CEO Mike Abrams Appointed to Governor DeWine’s Executive Workforce Board

(COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nov. 1, 2019) Ohio Hospital Association President and CEO Mike Abrams of Upper Arlington has been appointed to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s Executive Workforce Board for a term beginning Oct. 31, 2019.  The Governor's Executive Workforce Board engages communities, state agencies and stakeholders in Ohio to...

Tri-State Hospital Group Partners to Improve Healthcare Quality, Patient Safety

Columbus, OH - Three hospital associations in New Jersey, Ohio and Pennsylvania today announced the creation of Q3 Health Innovation Partners (Q3HIP), a new joint venture to improve health quality and patient safety. Q3HIP is comprised of the New Jersey Hospital Association, the Ohio Hospital Association and The Hospital and Healthsystem...

Media Statement - HHS Proposed Rules Removing Barriers to Coordinated Care

The Ohio Hospital Association, representing 236 hospitals and 14 health systems in Ohio, offers this statement regarding the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announcement today proposing modernizing the Stark Law on physician self-referral and the anti-kickback statute. OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams offers this statement:  ...

Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital, Nationwide Children's Hospital Receive Ohio Patient Safety Awards

Today, Cleveland Clinic (Cleveland), Cleveland Clinic Fairview Hospital (Cleveland) and Nationwide Children’s Hospital (Columbus) earned the Ohio Patient Safety Institute’s Dr. Frank Dono Best Practice award during OHA’s Annual Meeting Quality Summit. The summit was attended by leaders and clinical experts from Ohio hospitals...

Mercy Health Willard Hospital Employee Receives Ohio Health Care Worker of the Year Award, Leadership Awards Presented to ProMedica, Blanchard Valley Health System, The MetroHealth System Leaders

The Ohio Hospital Association recognized 64 health care workers on June 4, 2019 during its 104th Annual Meeting Recognition Dinner event in Columbus. Dennis Hanlon, BSN, RN, shift supervisor-nursing administration, Mercy Health Willard Hospital received the Association’s annual Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year award. The...

Aultman Health Foundation, University Hospitals Honored with Annual Advocacy Awards

Today the Ohio Hospital Association, representing Ohio’s 237 hospitals and 13 health systems, presented the American Hospital Association’s Ohio Grassroots Champion award to Tim Teynor, vice president of Public Policy, Aultman Health Foundation (Canton). OHA also presented Dan Bucci, director, Government Relations, University...

Hospital Week 2019 - OHA Health Care Worker of the Year Nominees and Leadership Award Honorees

Columbus, Ohio-43215 (May 17, 2019) – In recognition of National Hospital Week, May 12-17, the Ohio Hospital Association today announced 64 nominees for the 2019 Health Care Worker of the Year Award, and the honorees of its annual leadership awards to be recognized at the annual OHA Recognition Dinner, during the association’s annual...