PCES Task Force

Central Ohio hospitals have joined Franklin County ADAMH Board, The Columbus Foundation, and other community organizations to develop the Psychiatric Crisis and Emergency System Task Force (PCES) to improve the psychiatric crisis and emergency services system in Franklin County. Stakeholders from around the community have developed a set of recommendations to improve the way psychiatric care is provided to those in need. Read more about this work by visiting www.PCEStaskforce.org.

Click here to read the report on the progress made by the PCES Task Force to improve the behavioral health system within our community.


Hospitals Collaborate to Save $1 Million in Annual Facility Energy Costs
For the past two years, central Ohio hospital facilities' representatives have come together to learn and implement best practices for improving the energy efficiency of their facilities.  The net result has been a reduced energy use and environmental impact, along with nearly $1 million in energy cost savings in 2015.



The Franklin County Community Health Needs Assessment Steering Committee is pleased to present Franklin County HealthMap2016.

The assessment provides residents of central Ohio with a comprehensive overview of our community's health status and needs. It is also used by local providers to identify and implement strategies that help determine future health investments, activities and priorities for the central Ohio community. Click here to view the report in full. For more background on community health needs assessments, click here.

Central Ohio Infant Mortality/Preterm Birth Initiative
Infant mortality, the death of a baby before his/her first birthday, is a public health crisis in the central Ohio community.  Franklin County's infant mortality rate in 2011 was 9.8, with an Ohio rate of 7.9.  Ohio has the 8th worst infant mortality rate in the nation.

Through the Ohio Better Birth Outcome collaborative, central Ohio healthcare providers are working together to reduce the number of infant deaths and incidents of preterm birth through clinical interventions. For an overview of the issues surrounding infant mortality and preterm birth in central Ohio, click here. Click through the initiatives listed below to learn more about the central Ohio collaborations around reducing infant mortality.

Dublin Methodist Hospital Doctors Hospital Riverside Methodist Hospital Ohio State University Medical Center The James Cancer Hospital & Solove Research Institute Mount Carmel West Grant Medical Center Nationwide Children’s Hospital Ohio State University East Mount Carmel New Albany Surgical HospitalMount Carmel St. Ann’sMount Carmel East

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Commitment to Collaboration:
Central Ohio Hospitals share a common belief that many of the issues facing our local healthcare system can be addressed much more effectively when hospitals work in collaboration.  To learn more about the many collaborative initiatives being undertaken by the Franklin County hospital systems, view the Commitment to Collaboration report.

Other collaborative initiatives at the Council include:

Mental Health
Community Health Needs Assessment

Health Information Translations

Supplier Diversity

For a list of all of the collaborative initiatives being undertaken by our hospital systems through the COHC, visit our "Issues/Advocacy" page.

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Upcoming Events

1/30/17- Central Ohio Hospitals Collaborate to Save $1 Million in Annual Facility Energy Costs

6/8/16- Health System CEOs Present
Franklin County HealthMap2016









1/23/18 - Franklin County Mental Health Bedboard Meeting



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