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Facts & Figures

Ohio is the home of internationally renowned hospitals for adults and children. Patients traveled to Ohio for care in 2015 from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin islands and numerous countries abroad. 

In 2015, Ohio hospitals served:

  • 31,178,966 Ohio residents
  • 1,196,993 residents of other states 
  • 257 residents of other countries 

OHA Member Hospitals


  • Adult: 212
  • Children's: 8
  • Critical access: 33
  • Small and rural: 58 (Of these, 23 are also CAHs)
  • Teaching: 50
  • Long-term acute care: 22
  • Behavioral health: 11
  • Rehabilitation: 5 


  • Nonprofit: 166
  • For-profit: 8
  • Public/Government: 21
    • Federal government: 4
    • City/County/State goverment: 17
  • Specialty for-profit: 26
    • Long-term care, rehabilitation or behavioral health facilities


2015 Ohio Hospital Patient Encounters: 32,376,235



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. 

Community Benefit 

Ohio hospitals invested more than $2.16 billion in community benefit activities to improve the health of the local citizens, neighborhoods and communities they serve in 2014, up from $1.54 billion prior to the expansion of Medicaid eligibility. 

2016 Awards and Recognition 

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 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 
  • Mike Abrams, president and CEO, Ohio Hospital Association 
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