Community Reports

Better Together

COHC Strategic Priorities: Collaborating to Achieve a Healthier Community

The four Franklin County hospital systems have a long-standing history of working together on pressing healthcare challenges. While we have seen transition in the leaders of our hospital systems, our hospitals continue to share a common belief that many of the issues facing our community can be addressed much more effectively when hospitals work together.

In 2023, the COHC Board of Directors adopted six Strategic Priorities of the Hospital Council along with a three-year strategic plan. In December 2023, the Board reaffirmed its commitment to the Strategic Priorities by adopting the Central Ohio Hospital Council 2024 Work Plan. Our hospital systems are committed to collaborating on a number of initiatives aimed at improving the health and well-being of the residents in Central Ohio including:


Assess current workforce needs among member health systems

Identify successful best practices

Create and Implement solutions to improve recruitment, retention and training



Infant Mortality

Sudden Infant Death Initiative

Safe Sleep Education

Tobacco Cessation

Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome

Breastfeeding at Discharge

Behavioral Healthcare

Mental Health and Addiction Crisis Center

Multi-System Adult Initiative

Community Health Needs Assessment

IRS Compliance

Implementation Strategies

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Supplier Diversity

Health Information Translations

Opiate Addiction

Opiate Prescription Reduction

Narcan Distribution

Patient Referrals to Treatment

Employer Initiative

Harm Reduction

Read the report

To learn more about how the hospitals are working together to achieve a healthier community, read the full report, Better Together.