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Hospital Leaders Elected to OHA Board of Trustees, UC Health CEO Rick Lofgren, MD to Chair

Columbus, Ohio (43215) – The Ohio Hospital Association, the united voice of Ohio’s 240 hospitals and 14 health systems, announces new officers and welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees for 2021.  Rick Lofgren, MD, MPH, FACP, president and CEO, UC Health (Cincinnati) will chair the board beginning Jan. 1, 2021. David...

University Hospitals, Mount Carmel Health System, Memorial Health Leaders Receive OHA Annual Awards

Columbus, Ohio (43215) – The Ohio Hospital Association today announced the recipients of its annual leadership awards to three Ohio hospital leaders: Tom Zenty, president and CEO, University Hospitals in Cleveland, Sr. Barbara Hahl, CSC, Mount Carmel Health System in Columbus, and Dennis Stone, trustee, Memorial Health in Marysville. The...

COVID-19 Survivors Urge Ohioans to 'Do The Right Thing' In Statewide Awareness Campaign

Columbus, Ohio - 43215 – The Ohio Hospital Association Wednesday launched a $1 million public awareness campaign urging Ohioans to do the right thing, every single day, to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The campaign comprises television, radio and social media advertisements that will run from Sept. 23 – Nov. 24 in markets across...

Ohio Joins National Program Taking AIM to Advance Maternal Health Care

Columbus, OH (43215) – The Ohio Hospital Association and the Ohio Department of Health will lead the statewide implementation of a national quality improvement program organized by The Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health, or AIM to advance effective practices and outcomes for maternal health in Ohio.  “Our collaboration...

OHA Receives National Sepsis Alliance's 2020 Hero Award

For Five Years OHA and Ohio Hospitals Reduces Sepsis Mortality Through Early Recognition, Appropriate Intervention OHA received Sepsis Alliance 2020 Sepsis Hero award on Sept. 17, 2020 during a virtual ceremony honoring health care organizations, clinicans and community programs. Click here for awards program. OHA Board of Trustees identified...

Holzer Health System Employee Receives OHA's Annual Health Care Worker of the Year Award

Columbus, Ohio (Aug. 25, 2020) – The Ohio Hospital Association today presented its annual Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year award to Shari Kebler, executive director of Laboratory Services, Holzer Health System (Gallipolis).  The award is given each year to one Ohio hospital caregiver who personifies a leader, gives...

MEDIA STATEMENT: Gov. DeWine Mandatory Mask Order

COLUMBUS (43215) – Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine today announced a statewide mandatory mask order. OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams offers this statement: “With COVID-19 infections on the rise in communities across Ohio, we support Gov. DeWine’s statewide mandatory mask order. This is a very serious situation that has enormous...

MEDIA STATEMENT: Gov. DeWine's July 15 Statewide Address on COVID-19

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine today addressed the COVID-19 pandemic facing the state. OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams offers this statement: “The Ohio Hospital Association stands with Gov. DeWine in his efforts to ensure the health and safety of our state. We appreciate those who are taking the appropriate steps to be courteous, respectful and...

The Christ Hospital Health Network President & CEO Joins OHA Board of Trustees

Columbus, Ohio - 43215. The Ohio Hospital Association Board of Trustees appointed Arturo Polizzi (Cincinnati), president and CEO, The Christ Hospital Health Network, to fill a vacant seat as at-large trustee of the board with a term ending Dec. 31, 2020. “Arturo is an active leader with a keen perspective on health care policy and will...