Central Ohio's Hospital Systems


Columbus' network of not-for-profit healthcare systems is one of our community's greatest assets. For more than a century, Franklin County hospitals have provided broad access to high-quality, competitively priced healthcare.

The Central Ohio Hospital Council is releasing “Our Contributions to the Community” report, not only to highlight the many ways Franklin County hospitals support the community, but also  to continue the discussion begun in 2008 with community leaders, elected officials and the citizens of central Ohio on the issues facing our local health care system. It is our hope that the facts and figures contained in this report will enhance future deliberations on how health care is delivered.

To enhance the community dialogue, the CEOs of the four hospital systems have filmed video commentaries on the four topics highlighted in the report. We invite you to view the videos to the left to learn more about:

  • Hospitals’ Community Benefit, discussed by Claus Von Zychlin, president and CEO of Mount Carmel Health System;
  • Hospitals’ Economic Contributions, discussed by Dave Blom, president and CEO of OhioHealth;
  • Hospitals’ Quality Collaborations, discussed by Dr. Steve Allen, CEO of Nationwide Children’s Hospital; and
  • Hospitals’ Unique Efforts to Serve the Indigent, discussed by Dr. Steve Gabbe, CEO of The Ohio State University Medical Center

“A Closer Look,” including additional facts and figures on each of these issues, can be found by clicking on the links below. Central Ohio Hospitals invite you to comment on the information provided by visiting the YouTube and Facebook pages of the Central Ohio Hospital Council.

Community Benefit
In fiscal year 2009, at the height of the national recession, Franklin County's four not-for-profit health systems provided $462 million in care and services for which they were not reimbursed, a 16 percent increase over 2008 levels. Download “A Closer Look” at hospitals’ Community Benefit (pdf)
Economic Contributions
During fragile economic times, Central Ohio's 12 acute care hospitals have had a positive impact on the local economy, through the numbers of direct and indirect jobs that are created as well as the amount of goods and services that are purchased by our health systems. Download “A Closer Look” at hospitals’ economic contributions (pdf)
Serving the Indigent
In our community all residents-regardless of economic status-receive the same quality of care at the community's acute care hospitals. Our "equal access" healthcare system is vital to our sense of community in central Ohio. Download “A Closer Look” at hospitals’ efforts to serve the indigent.  (pdf)
Quality Improvement
Through the Central Ohio Hospital Quality Collaborative, our hospitals are committed to learning and sharing best practices, engaging in quality improvement projects and standardizing processes that are proven to improve the quality and safety of care for our patients Download “A Closer Look” at hospitals’ collaborative efforts to improve quality (pdf).
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