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OHA Committees


OHA committees and task forces help guide OHA’s positions on various health care topics.
 

Admitting, Billing & Collection Committee

Purpose: To act as the representative body for hospital admitting and patient financial services functions to the OHA Board of Trustees, OHA staff and all OHA committees and task forces. ABC members act as a sounding board on any association objective or position that relates to hospital admitting and patient financial services functions and as a representative body in meetings with any outside third-party payer or organization on hospital admitting or patient financial services responsibilities.

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Shawn.Stack@ohiohospitals.org 
 

Behavioral Health Work Group

Purpose: To assist member hospitals on matters concerning issues relevant to mental health and drug and alcohol abuse services, and to promote the recovery model of care for patients with mental illness.

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Aly.DeAngelo@ohiohospitals.org
 

Clinical Advisory Committee

Purpose: To develop a strategic patient safety and quality agenda for OHA, recommending priority initiatives to the OHA Board of Trustees.

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Amy.Andres@ohiohospitals.org
 

Environmental Leadership Council

Purpose: To lead Ohio hospitals toward the goals of environmental sustainability, regulatory compliance, energy efficiency and pollution prevention -- all of which will result in healthier hospital workforces and communities. 

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Nolan.Rutschilling@ohiohospitals.org and Cliff.Lehman@ohiohospitals.org
 

Finance Committee

Purpose: To assist and advise the OHA on association policy on the financing and cost of hospital care and to assess the financial environment. The committee concentrates on the issues associated with Medicare, Medicaid and workers' compensation payment and other public health financing programs.

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Ryan.Biles@ohiohospitals.org 
 

Friends of Ohio Hospitals Political Action Committee Board

Purpose: To lead goal-setting and strategy to achieve overall PAC fundraising goals and represent the hospital community at political events organized by OHA. The board leads fundraising efforts in their own facilities and work with colleagues outside their organization to promote financial support of the PAC.

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Kate.Huffman@ohiohospitals.org
 

Opioid Response Initiative

Purpose: To recommend statewide initiatives to increase physician engagement so as to improve patient care. 

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Paul.Hicks@ohiohospitals.org
 

Physician Leadership Council

Purpose: To recommend statewide initiatives to increase physician engagement so as to improve patient care. 

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Paul.Hicks@ohiohospitals.org
 

Safety Leadership Council

Purpose: To increase occupational safety awareness and reduce employee injuries in the hospital workplace.

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Chris.Weyand@ohiohospitals.org
 

Small & Rural Hospital Committee

Purpose: To communicate items of interest with the small/rural hospitals in Ohio. The committee recommends policy positions to OHA on small/rural issues, provide ideas for and support educational opportunities for small/rural hospitals, and to provide input to the OHA Board on proposed state, and federal laws and regulations as they pertain to small/rural hospitals.

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Aly.DeAngelo@ohiohospitals.org
 

Telehealth Work Group

Purpose: To assist member hospitals on matters concerning issues that impact the economic sustainability of hospital-based telehealth services. The work group will inform advocacy on telehealth issues and policies, advise OHA staff and the board of trsutees on policy matters related to telehealth issues, share best practices and monitor the federal and state regulatory environment for telehealth.

View Roster  |  Staff Contact: Aly.DeAngelo@ohiohospitals.org
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