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OHA Recognition Dinner

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OHA's annual recognition dinner is a time-honored tradition. Held Tuesday evening during the OHA Annual Meeting in Columbus, the event celebrates the excellence of hospital caregivers and health care leaders statewide.

At the event, we'll announce the OHA Hall of Fame inductee, present our Health Care Leadership Awards and celebrate all the nominees for Health Care Worker of the Year.  

Tuesday, June 5

Easton Grand Ballroom
5 – 6 p.m. - Welcome Reception
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Dinner and Awards Presentation

Cost: $68 per person


To register individuals or groups for the OHA Recognition Dinner, complete the online registration. The cost to attend the dinner is $68 per person. Hospitals are encouraged to cover the cost of registration for award nominees.
Reserved tables are available for groups of 10. To reserve a table, please register all attendees at the same time and provide the first and last name for all guests. There is no limit to the number of tables that groups or hospitals may reserve.

The deadline for reserved seating is May 18.
Registration online requires credit card payment. To request an invoice, please contact Sherri Cohen at or 614-221-7614.


The evening will include recognition of the following award winners:

  • Albert E. Dyckes Health Care Worker of the Year Award (all nominees are recognized)
  • James R. Castle Distinguished Service Award
  • Donald R. Newkirk Award
  • Dr. Eli Crew Community Service Excellence Award
  • OHA Hall of Fame Inductees


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Featured Speaker

Sam-s-Fans.pngDan and Nikki McCarthy of Sam's Fans, which supports music and art therapy programs that serve seriously ill patients and their families, will deliver the keynote address at the OHA Recognition Dinner. 

Dan and Nikki are the parents of Samantha Jane McCarthy, who fought a valiant battle against Fanconi Anemia. To honor Sam's life and legacy, they started Sam's fans. Nikki is the founder and executive director of Sam's Fans. Dan, the president of Columbus-based The Success Group, is a board member of Sam's Fans. 


A professional photographer will be available during the welcome reception and awards ceremony for group and individual photos.  

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