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Central Ohio Hospital Council
Board of Trustees


Steve Allen, MD
Chief Executive Officer
Nationwide Children's Hospital


Steve Allen, MD, MBA is the chief executive officer at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

Dr. Allen received his undergraduate education at Rice University, and obtained his MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. He finished his residency in anesthesiology at the University of Washington and his fellowship in critical care medicine at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston in 1983. In 1999, he obtained his master's degree in business administration from the University of Houston-Clear Lake.

Steve Allen came to Nationwide Children's Hospital from Houston, Texas, where he was the vice president and chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann Children's Hospital.

As a tenured professor, Steve has received several teaching awards over the years from medical students and housestaff, and has been listed in "The Best Doctors in America." Steve knows medicine from many vantage points as a father of five, an anesthesiologist, a scientist and as a top administrator.

Vice Chairman:

Edward Lamb
President and CEO
Mount Carmel Health System
Edward Lamb joined Mount Carmel Health System as president and CEO in November 2016. He holds a bachelor's degree in Medical Technology from Brigham Young University and a master's degree from the University of Phoenix.

Prior to joining Mount Carmel Health System, Ed was the Western Division president of IASIS Healthcare and was responsible for operations in Utah, Nevada, Arizona and Colorado. He also served as president and CEO of the Corpus Christi Medical Center Health System and held various healthcare executive positions during the past 30 years in Utah, California, Louisiana, Arizona, Alaska and Texas.

Ed is a Recertified Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and currently serves as Chairman. Throughout his career, he has promoted the activities, mission and goals of the healthcare professionals and served as a mentor.

Ed is active in his church and has served in various leadership capacities. He is married to Debra (37 years) and they have three children, Ryan (Eileen), Josh (Amanda) and Rebecca (Chris). They have five granddaughters, Ellie, Evie, Adie, Lottie and Daphne, and two grandsons, Win and Trent.

David P. McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FACHE
Chief Executive Officer
The Ohio State University Health System

David McQuaid serves as chief executive officer of the Ohio State Health System and chief operating officer of the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.  He brings with him more than 25 years of healthcare administration experience at leading academic health systems, including John Hopkins, Duke and Thomas Jefferson University.

David has a strong background in operations and finance, clinical program growth, strategic planning and continuous process improvement. Throughout his career, he has focused on putting the patient first and is regarded by his peers as a strong patient advocate.

His role in the Health System at Ohio State includes overseeing six hospitals and the Primary Care and Ambulatory networks. As chief operating officer of Wexner Medical Center, a nearly $3-billion academic health center, he focuses on business development, clinical operations and fiscal accountability.

David is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and was appointed by the U.S. Department of Commerce in 2009 to serve as an examiner for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

David is known for close collaboration with physician leadership and faculty. While executive vice president for Clinical Affairs, president and chief executive officer of Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals in Philadelphia, he was instrumental in creating a service line model that effectively drove clinical program excellence and improved patient access to care.

A pharmacist by training, David earned his bachelor’s degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences and an MBA from the University of New Hampshire. He serves on a number non-profit, business and professional association boards.

David Blom
President & Chief Executive Officer


David P. Blom is president and chief executive officer of OhioHealth.

After his graduation from The Ohio State University in 1980, Mr. Blom began his healthcare career at a small hospital in Massachusetts. He received his master's degree in health care administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Mr. Blom joined the OhioHealth family of hospitals and health services in 1983. He served as a president and chief operating officer at Grant Medical Center and then as president of OhioHealth's central hospitals, while also serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer.

He was named president and chief executive officer of OhioHealth in March 2002.

Mr. Blom was elected to the board of the Ohio Hospital Association in January 2002. He is active in several civic and community organizations and lives in Westerville with his wife and three daughters.


Jeff Klingler
President and CEO
Central Ohio Hospital Council

In his role as the Hospital Council’s president and CEO, Jeff is responsible for identifying and implementing collaborative initiatives of the four Franklin County hospital systems. Jeff reports to the COHC Board of Trustees, comprised of the hospital system CEOs, and collaborates with them on a regular basis to define association goals and objectives. He is a liaison between the COHC and elected officials, community and business leaders and other local constituency groups.

Since staring the Council in 2008, Jeff has been recognized for the Council’s work on infant mortality, behavioral healthcare, opiate addiction and other health needs of Franklin County residents. Jeff was recognized by Columbus Business First as a 2017 Champion of Healthcare and twice as 20 People to Know in Health Care. Jeff sits on the governing boards of Lifeline of Ohio Organ Procurement and the Institute for Health Innovation of the Ohio Hospital Association, and he is the chair of the national Conference of Metropolitan Hospital Associations.

Prior to joining COHC, Jeff was the director of state policy and advocacy for the Ohio Hospital Association, where he advocated the interests of the state’s 170 community hospitals. He graduated in 1991 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

Jeff lives in Hilliard with his wife, Kathleen and their two children.

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