2018 Annual Meeting & Education Summit


Join members of the Ohio hospital community for the 103rd annual gathering of the Ohio Hospital Association. This three-day event features more than 80 educational sessions, keynote presentations by national leaders and special recognition events.

The conference offers approved continuing education contact hours for many disciplines, including an American College of Healthcare Executives track offering Face-to-Face credits.

Employees, medical staff, trustees and volunteers of OHA member hospitals and health systems and OHA Corporate Partners may register for the education or vendor components at no cost. Some optional special events or meal functions do require a registration fee, and payment must be made by credit card when you register.

Non-members of OHA may register for special events. ACHE members may register for the Quality & Patient Safety sessions and the Quality Summit, as well as special events.



Hilton Columbus at Easton, 3900 Chagrin Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43219




Please complete one registration per person and choose the special events of interest to you.

If you have registered online before for OHA events, please use the same e-mail address you previously used. To check if your employer is an OHA member, check the member hospital listing or the corporate partner listing. Registration questions? Contact Sherri Cohen at Sherri.Cohen@ohiohospitals.org or 614-221-7614.



See the full agenda and speaker information here.

Monday, June 4

- Concurrent sessions, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

  • Data and Technology
  • Finance
  • Hospital Leadership
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Opiate Crisis
  • Physician Leadership
  • Physician Relations/Recruitment
  • Public Relations

- OHA Advocacy Luncheon, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

  • A discussion of the top policy issues facing Ohio’s hospitals and presentation of member advocacy awards.


Tuesday, June 5

- Concurrent sessions, 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

  • Facilities Management
  • Finance
  • Hospital Leadership
  • Human Resources
  • Legal and Compliance
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Opiate Crisis
  • Physician Leadership
  • Quality & Patient Safety
  • Risk Management

- OHA Energy & Sustainability Program Awards Luncheon, 12:30-1:45 p.m.

  • The event recognizes member hospitals’ energy and sustainability accomplishments.

- OHA Annual Recognition Dinner

  • 5-6 p.m. Welcome Reception
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Program and Awards
  • Dan 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 as OHA recognizes Health Care Worker of the Year nominees, recipients of the OHA Leadership Awards and the newest inductee to the Ohio Health Care Hall of Fame.


Wednesday, June 6

- ACHE Breakfast, 7:30-8:30 a.m.

- 11th Annual OHA Quality Summit, 8 a.m.-2:45 p.m.

- OHA Quality Summit Lunch, 12:15-1 p.m.

- ACHE of Greater Ohio New Fellows Reception, 3-5 p.m.



Please make room reservations directly with the Hilton Columbus at Easton here or by calling 614-414-5000. Be sure to use the meeting code "HOA" to receive the special conference room rate of $194 per night.

The cut-off date to receive the special conference rate is Friday, May 4. Requests received after this date will be accepted on a space available basis at the regular hotel rate. Please note a first night deposit is required with all reservations and will be charged to your credit card. Please make your reservations quickly, as the group block fills up very early.



OHA makes every effort to accommodate individuals with special dietary or physical needs by providing auxiliary aids and services. If special arrangements are required for an individual to participate in this event, including meal functions, please contact Casey Strader at 614-384-9133 or Casey.Strader@ohiohospitals.org. Requests must be made 10 days in advance, before Friday, May 25.



The Ohio Hospital Association is registered with the Accountancy Board of Ohio. CPE Sponsor #235. Participants can be awarded 5.4 continuing professional education credits on June 22. The Ohio Hospital Association (OLN-0017-P) is approved as a provider unit of continuing education by the Ohio Board of Nursing through the approver unit at the Ohio League for Nursing (OBN-006-92), and provider unit status is valid through June 30, 2020. Please contact Casey Strader at OHA at 614-384-9133 or Casey.Strader@ohiohospitals.org for more information on continuing education credits.



If you find you are unable to attend, please contact Sherri Cohen at Sherri.Cohen@ohiohospitals.org or 614-221-7614 so OHA can properly plan for meals and meeting rooms. Refunds will be given for special event fees if OHA is notified by May 21. After May 21, no refunds will be issued.

Available Sessions
*Session Registration Required for this Event