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Every day, new health care proposals, laws, regulations and reforms are introduced that impact hospitals and the patients they serve. 

At OHA, we serve as the united voice for the Ohio hospital community, boldly advocating on behalf of our member hospitals and health systems at the Ohio Statehouse and on Capitol Hill.

We work closely with our member hospitals, Health Economics & Policy team, professional societies and several allied organizations to ensure hospitals' priorities and interests are represented in all government arenas.

Collaborating with policymakers, community leaders and other key stakeholders, we strive to safeguard the economic sustainability of Ohio hospitals and health systems while shaping policies that lead to healthier outcomes for patients, improved efficiency, lower costs and increased access to care for all Ohioans. 


OHA's experienced advocates represent hospitals' views on dozens of health care bills each year with state lawmakers, Ohio's Congressional delegates, state and federal regulatory agencies and other trade associations.

Economic Sustainability

OHA dedicates resources and programs to ensure the ongoing economic sustainability of hospitals and health systems throughout Ohio.

Patient Safety and Quality

Member hospitals work with clinical leaders and analysts through the OHA Institute for Health Innovation to tackle statewide health issues. Additionally, OHA is a founding member of the Ohio Patient Safety Institute and leads a statewide and regional initiative for emergency preparedness and trauma. 


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