Adena Health System President and Chief Executive Officer Jeff Graham has been re-elected to the Ohio Hospital Association’s (OHA) Board of Trustees. OHA President and CEO Mike Abrams recently announced Graham was among three members of the board re-elected for a new three-year term beginning Jan. 1, 2021.
“In this unprecedented time, Ohio hospitals are leading Ohio’s health care response to the global pandemic while navigating significant hardships, straining workforce, financial and supply resources,” said Abrams. “We look forward to working with our board to continue leading important patient safety, economic and advocacy strategies to support our mission of collaborating with member hospitals and health systems to ensure a healthy Ohio.”
The OHA Board of Trustees sets policy and strategic direction for matters affecting hospitals throughout Ohio. The board includes representatives from small and large hospitals, urban and rural hospitals, teaching facilities and independent facilities and health care systems. The board consists of four officers, the OHA president and CEO and 13 trustees-at-large.
“I am honored for the opportunity to continue my service on the OHA Board of Trustees and lend a voice for rural health care across south central and southern Ohio,” said Graham. “Adena Health System’s vision is to be our regions’ most trusted partner in health care and now more than ever our patients and community members need strong health care services that are close to home and there for them when they need us most. As an advocate for our physicians, advanced practice providers and caregivers as well, I will continue to support our health care heroes in their tireless efforts to safely care for our communities.”
Established in 1915, the Ohio Hospital Association represents 240 hospitals and 13 health systems throughout Ohio that employ 260,000 Ohioans and contribute $31.4 billion to Ohio’s economy along with $6.8 billion in net community benefit. OHA is the nation’s first state hospital association and is recognized nationally for our patient safety and health care quality initiatives and environmental sustainability programs. Guided by a mission to collaborate with member hospitals and health systems to ensure a healthy Ohio, the work of OHA centers on three strategic initiatives: advocacy, economic sustainability, and patient safety and quality.