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Central Ohio Hospital Council

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.

Joanna Skillings
Office Manager
Central Ohio Hospital Council

Joanna assists Jeff Klingler in the daily operations of the Hospital Council offices and in advancing COHC initiatives. Before coming to the Hospital Council, Joanna worked in 2006 as an intern for the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), assisting in the efforts of the association’s Public Affairs Department. Following her six month stint as an intern, Joanna was hired full-time as the Administrative Assistant to Administration at OHA. A native of Springfield, Joanna earned a bachelor of arts in public relations from Otterbein College.



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