Jan 6 2021

Lisa Klenke, Mercer Health Chief Executive Officer and resident of Coldwater, Ohio, was recently elected to The Ohio Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees. The Ohio Hospital Association is the united voice of Ohio’s 240 hospitals and 14 health systems and includes representatives from small and large hospitals, urban and rural hospitals, teaching facilities and independent facilities and health care systems. The board consists of four officers, the OHA president and CEO and 13 trustees-at-large.  As a trustee, Klenke will lead policy and strategic direction for matters affecting hospitals throughout Ohio.

OHA board officers include:

  • Chair: Rick Lofgren, MD, MPH, FACP, president and CEO, UC Health
  • Chair-elect: David McQuaid, RPh, MBA, FACHE, CEO, The Ohio State University Health System
  • Secretary/treasurer: Steve Glass, CFO, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
  • Immediate past chair: Ed Roth, president and CEO, Aultman Health Foundation

OHA trustees include:

  • Mike Abrams, president and CEO, OHA (Columbus)
  • Michael Canady, MD, CEO, Holzer Health System (Gallipolis)
  • Mark Clement, president and CEO, TriHealth (Cincinnati)
  • Cliff Deveny, MD, president and CEO, Summa Health (Akron)
  • Deborah Feldman, president & CEO, Dayton Children's Hospital (Dayton)
  • Patti Finn, CEO, Fulton County Health Center (Wauseon)
  • Jeff Graham, president and CEO, Adena Health (Chillicothe)
  • John R. “Jack” Janoso, Jr., president and CEO, Fairfield Medical Center (Lancaster)
  • Lisa Klenke, MBA, RN, CEO, Mercer Health (Coldwater)
  • Randy Oostra, president and CEO, ProMedica (Toledo)
  • Matthew Perry, president and CEO, Genesis HealthCare System (Zanesville)
  • Dave Phillips, president and CEO, WVU Medicine – Barnesville Hospital (Barnesville)
  • Brian Smith, chief operating officer, Bon Secours Mercy Health (Cincinnati)
  • Thomas Strauss, PhD, president and CEO, Sisters of Charity Health System (Cleveland)

“In this unprecedented time, Ohio hospitals are leading Ohio’s health care response to the global pandemic while navigating significant hardships straining workforce, financial and supply resources,” said Mike Abrams, OHA president and CEO. “We look forward to working with Dr. Lofgren and our board to continue leading important patient safety, economic and advocacy strategies to support our mission of collaborating with member hospitals and health systems to ensure a healthy Ohio.”