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Energy Efficiency Collaborative

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. READ MORE

HealthMap 2016

Navigating Our Way to a Healthier Community Together

The Franklin County Community Health Needs Assessment Steering Committee is pleased to provide residents of central Ohio with a comprehensive overview of our community’s health status and needs via the Franklin County HealthMap 2016. READ MORE

Emergency Elective Deliveries

Community Standards for Elective Delivery

Members of the Central Ohio Hospital Council (COHC) are working together to reduce the number of infants born prematurely, with an overall goal of reducing incidents of infant death in our community. READ MORE

Elective Delivery Patient Education Flier

We know you can’t wait to meet your baby. But completing your pregnancy naturally gives your baby the time he or she needs to grow completely. That’s why all Franklin County hospitals have agreed to stop the practice of scheduling early deliveries, without a medical reason. READ MORE

Community Benefit

Investing in a Healthier Central Ohio

Franklin County’s four not-for-profit hospital systems provided $548.5 million in community benefit in 2013, a 19% increase since 2009. READ MORE

Economic Impact

Economic Impact Overview

Franklin County hospital systems directly contributed $5.66 billion to the regional economy in 2013. Over the past five years, they provided $2.49 billion in community benefit. READ MORE

Economic Impact Full Report

The hospitals in Franklin County operated by the four systems, Mount Carmel Health System, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, OhioHealth, and The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, have a substantial impact on the economy of the 10-county Columbus Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA). READ MORE

Collaborative Efforts

Commitment to Collaboration

As leaders of central Ohio’s hospital systems, we 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. READ MORE


Community Standards for Safe Sleep

The hospital systems have developed this set of community-wide standards, which are designed to ensure consistent clinical practices within central Ohio hospitals and adequate education of parents on safe sleep environments in the home setting. READ MORE

Community Standards for Breastfeeding

In order to better educate pregnant women who are being cared for by a Franklin County hospital on the importance of breastfeeding, the hospital systems have developed this set of community-wide standards. READ MORE

Breastfeeding Patient Education

Want a healthy baby? Breast milk contains antibodies and nutrients to boost your baby’s immune system. Breastfed babies are more likely to have a healthier childhood, and the longer you breastfeed, the greater the benefit. READ MORE

Employer Pledge for Breastfeeding Mothers

The Central Ohio Hospital Association has developed an Employer Pledge to assist companies in supporting breastfeeding employees and complying with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. READ MORE