Location, location, location. As they say in the real estate industry, location is everything! After The Health Collaborative merged with the Greater Cincinnati Health Council and HealthBridge in 2015, there was one last step to take toward fully integrating the three non-profits into one: a physical merge to complement the one “on paper.” We still had 60 staff members in two office locations (Norwood and Hyde Park), with dated, outgrown spaces and fragmented floor plans making day-to-day workflow and collaboration a bit challenging at times. We knew the only thing to do was to move in together, but where?
An exhaustive, year-long search commenced. By spring of 2016 the announcement was made: our new home would be at 615 Elsinore Place on the fringes of downtown Cincinnati. A few months of anticipation later, during the fun and frenzy of Halloween, we packed our stuff and the big move became a reality. Now that we’re moved in and the dust has settled we couldn’t be more excited to show off our new digs!
While we’re still working to put the finishing touches on our new home, it’s clear that this move was a good one not only for staff but our partners and stakeholders as well. We’ve opened our doors and offered our new home as a resource to the health and healthcare community. Conference rooms, huddle rooms, and clusters of comfortable furniture throughout the space offer abundant gathering opportunities, from impromptu one-on-one meetings to large regional seminars. The modern, comfortable surroundings inspire innovation and creative thinking, from dry-erase writing surfaces to technology-enhanced furnishings. Floor-to-ceiling windows and glass walls offer bright, natural lighting and stellar views of downtown Cincinnati.
Dying to come check it out? Plans are in the works for “The Health Collaborative Unplugged,” an Open Mic Open House being held from 4:00-6:00pm on February 22 to celebrate with our partners and friends – with a twist. Curious? Click here for details and to RSVP.