For Release: December 30, 2008
Christine Gorey 330-948-5559/330-344-7819
Lodi Community Hospital President elected as Trustee-At-Large for OHA board
LODI – Ohio Hospital Association recently selected their 2009 OHA Board of Trustees and Thomas Whelan, President of Lodi Community Hospital, was selected to serve as a Trustee-at-Large for a three-year term beginning in January.
Whelan has served for the past six years on the OHA small and rural hospital subcommittee, having acted as Chair of that committee for the past year. He was contacted by the nominating committee for the OHA board and asked to serve. The OHA Board of Trustees sets policy and strategic direction for matters affecting hospitals throughout Ohio. The Board includes representatives from small and large hospitals, teaching facilities, and health care systems and consists of four officers, the OHA president, four District Representatives and up to 15 Trustees-At-Large.
Whelan commented "it is a great honor to be selected by my peers to serve on the OHA board and entrusted to help set the direction for moving hospitals and healthcare forward throughout Ohio to better serve our patients and our communities."
Remaining elected officials for the 2009 Ohio Hospital Association Board are:
2009 Chair - Michael Stephens, President/CEO – Greene Memorial Hospital, Xenia
Chair-Elect - Stanely Korducki, President - Wood County Hospital, Bowling Green
Secretary/Treasurer - Mina Ubbing, President/CEO - Fairfield Medical Center, Lancaster
Elected as Trustees-At-Large for three-year-terms are:
Fred DeGrandis, president and CEO, Cleveland Clinic Regional Hospitals
James Sudimack, M.D., representative, Ohio State Medical Association, Columbus
Rob Montagnese, president and CEO, Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark
Thomas Whelan, president, Lodi Community Hospital
Claus Von Zychlin, president and CEO, Mount Carmel Health System, Columbus
James May, president and CEO, Mercy Health Partners- Southwest Ohio, Cincinnati
All 2009 Board terms begin Jan. 1, 2009. Board officer positions – Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary/Treasurer and Past Chair – are one-year terms. Trustees-at-Large and District Representatives serve three-year-terms.
The Ohio Hospital Association was established in 1915 and currently represents 177 hospitals and 40 health systems throughout Ohio. OHA is a membership-driven organization that provides proactive leadership to create an environment in which Ohio hospitals are successful in serving their communities. Visit OHA’s Web site at www.ohanet.org. For information on top health care issues, visit the online OHA News Media Center at www.ohanet.org/media/.
Date Updated: 05-JUN-2009