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. Today, the Central Ohio Hospital Council released Commitment to Collaboration, a report which highlights the many collaborative initiatives being undertaken by the Franklin County hospital systems.  

Key initiatives highlighted in the report include:

Quality of Care
   Preterm Birth and Infant Death
   Central Ohio Hospital Quality Collaborative

Access to Care
   Placement of Psychiatric Patients
   Vendor Interaction
   Franklin County HealthMap

Commitment to Community
o   Supplier Diversity
   Health Information Translations
   Caring for the Indigent

To view the Commitment to Collaboration, click here or call the Central Ohio Hospital Council at (614) 358-2710 to have a copy mailed to you.

  • Key initiatives highlighted

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

Central Ohio Hospital Council
Click on the yellow dots to visit hospital websites.

Other Collaborative Initiatives:
Franklin County's hospital systems are working together on a number of initiatives that improve the health of our community, including:

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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July 2014

In this edition of, COHC provides information on the creation of a Leadership Board to guide activities recommended in the Greater Columbus Infant Mortality Task Force Report.

Also, TechColumbus and COHC are working together to support local companies working in Healthcare.

12/17/14 - OBBO Monthly Community Progesterone Meeting

1/12/14- Central Ohio Quality Collaborative Meeting




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