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Facts & Figures

Ohio is the home of internationally renowned hospitals for adults and children. 

Patients had 33. million hospital encounters in Ohio in 2017.

  • 26.6 million outpatient
  • 1.5 million inpatient
  • 5.6 million treated and released from ERs
The exponential growth in outpatient treatment options is lowering overall health care costs and reflects hospitals' expanding role in providing wellness services. 

OHA Member Hospitals

The Ohio Hospital Association represents 237 hospitals and 13 health systems throughout Ohio. 
 Type  Ownership
  • Acute care hospitals: 187
  • Long-term acute care: 22
  • Psychiatric, rehabilitation and specialty surgical hospitals: 28
  • Children's hospitals: 9
  • Critical access: 33
  • Teaching hospitals: 53
  • Nonprofit: 183
  • For-profit: 4
  • Public/Government: 25
  • Specialty for-profit: 44


Hospitals are major economic catalysts.

OHA is a leader in health care employment in Ohio, operating three separate staffing and employment programs covering the full scope of health-related jobs in Ohio: Medical Opportunities in Ohio, and OHA Solutions staffing program. 

Ohio hospitals generate $29.7 billion annually in statewide economic impact. In 2016, Ohio hospitals directly employed more than 255,000 Ohioans. 

Community Benefit


Ohio hospitals invested more than $3.1 billion in community benefit activities $458 million in charity care to improve the health of the local citizens, neighborhoods and communities they serve in 2016.

Awards and Recognition 

2016-2018 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership, Honorable Mention
The American Hospital Association honored OHA for our collaborative work with Ohio hospitals to improve health care with an honorable mention for the national award. 

Columbus Business First 2016 Champions of Health Care Mike Abrams, president and CEO, Ohio Hospital Association

Midwest Energy Efficiency Alliance's Inspiring Efficiency Leadership Award Rick Sites, regulatory counsel,
Ohio Hospital Association

Smart Business Magazine - Smart 50 Awards 2016 Mike Abrams, president and CEO, Ohio Hospital Association
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