OHA promoted James “Jim” Guliano to senior vice president of Operations in addition to his role as chief clinical officer effective, Oct. 1. In this new role, he will join OHA’s Executive Leadership Team. Guliano leads the development and implementation of clinical initiatives as well as the operational functions of the Ohio Hospital Association. Guliano joined OHA in June 2013 as vice president of Quality programs and has directed the development and implementation of patient safety and clinical quality programs in collaboration with Ohio hospitals and other health care organizations. Guliano oversees several statewide and regional quality improvement programs, including sepsis mortality reduction, hand hygiene initiative and others.
Under his leadership, OHA’s quality programs have been recognized nationally for their achievements by the Sepsis Alliance and the American Hospital Association. Guliano was instrumental in leading a statewide and regional coordination during the COVID-19 pandemic to align hospitals with nursing homes to ensure patient safety and health care services.
Last year he was promoted to vice president of operations and chief clinical officer, where he was responsible for managing OHA’s membership services, accounting, unemployment program and energy sustainability program. His previous experience includes serving as vice president for patient care services and chief nursing officer with University Hospitals St. John Medical Center, as well as director for nursing resources and manager for organizational development with University Hospitals. Guliano also served as an instructor in educational services and a staff nurse in critical care areas with Forum Health.
Guliano earned his diploma in nursing from St. Thomas Hospital Medical Center and his Master of Science degree in Nursing Administration from the University of Akron. He is a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Guliano serves on the Advisory Board of Sepsis Alliance.