Workforce Resources

Health care is about people taking care of people and relies on a strong and healthy workforce. OHA and our member Workforce Task Force works to address emerging and continuing workforce issues and to develop, share and implement sustainable solutions for our member hospitals.

OHA’s Commitment

OHA is committed to supporting our member hospitals and health systems navigate workforce challenges by:

  • Advocating for policies supportive of health care workforce development
  • Educating policymakers on the need  to expand clinical faculty and to provide student financial support to grow the workforce pipeline
  • Communicating the availability of grants and funding sources to enhance clinical faculty capacity
  • Raising public awareness of the workforce challenges and opportunities in hospitals
  • Streamlining the ability of military and EMT personnel to transition to hospital careers
  • Reimagining staffing models
  • Sharing technological solutions

#HealthCareers101 Social Media Campaign and Toolkit

OHA, alongside a member workforce taskforce, has launched a social media ad campaign and member toolkit aimed at bolstering hospital workforce development and recruitment efforts. This initiative also seeks to raise statewide awareness regarding the diverse career opportunities available within Ohio’s hospitals.

The campaign and toolkit, housed under @HealthCareers101 on multiple social media platforms and seamlessly integrated into OHA’s channels, offer a rich array of resources. From captivating videos and compelling graphics to custom social media frames and messaging, this comprehensive digital toolkit aims to inspire and mobilize individuals to pursue careers in health care. Hospitals and health systems can effortlessly incorporate their unique branding into the content. Members can find the online toolkit here.

We’re inviting all OHA member hospitals to join in the campaign and recommend staff members to feature in video content. Thank you to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Holzer Health System for collaborating with OHA to produce the first two videos of the campaign, and we hope other hospitals join them in doing so.

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OHA Contact

James Guliano

James Guliano

Senior Vice President of Operations & Chief Clinical Officer

Workforce Strategies

Ohio hospitals and health systems are creating new approaches to developing workforce talent within the communities they serve.

School to Work

The School to Work Program at TriHealth gives Cincinnati Public School students the opportunity to achieve real-life health care experience with many opportunities to succeed. This program allows students better exposure and a way to understand first-hand what careers in health care they may want to pursue in college. The program also prepares students over two years to transition into a part-time or full-time position at TriHealth.

Doubling Graduates

OhioHealth's partnership with Columbus State Community College is expected to double the schools health care graduates. Over the next 10 years, Columbus State will double the number of students in nursing, surgical technology, medical imaging, respiratory therapy and sterile processing – five health care fields where there is strong demand from both students and employers.

Representation Matters

Cleveland Clinic, MetroHealth and University Hospitals are among 17 U.S. health systems to sign the “Impact Workforce Commitment,” to support the health systems' hiring and workforce development programs. These programs identify opportunities to increase hiring, training and promotion of diverse talent. The three Northeast Ohio health systems also partner with Cuyahoga Community College to support local residents studying in health care fields.