Looking Back at 2022: A Year of Resiliency & Perseverance

A message from Deirdre Beluan, Interim CEO.

Dec 23, 2022

Deirdre Beluan, Chief Strategy Officer

We’ve accomplished a great deal in 2022.

Together we’ve continued to mitigate the ongoing pandemic, while addressing some of healthcare’s toughest challenges and opportunities for improvement.

Here are a few of the highlights:


Responding Collaboratively to COVID-19

We continued to lead the regional effort in the COVID-19 response, including partnering with CDC Foundation to promote vaccine safety and effectiveness in our neighborhoods with the lowest uptake. Additionally, we led efforts to stand up national guard testing sites, coordinated the hospitals and health systems during the Omicron surge, and fielded over 100 media interviews to ensure alignment on regional messaging.


Improving Speed, Quality, Safety and Cost of Patient Care Through Technology

Our hb/suite products delivered 45 million clinical results annually to enhance care coordination and continuity across our region.


Facilitating Regional Collaboration for Improved Community Health

Together with Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association, Interact for Health, and Cohear released the Region’s first Collaborative Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). The CHIP, an action plan developed for southwest Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southeast Indiana, provides an actionable roadmap of evidence-based, cross-sector strategies to address the top health needs and priorities, as identified in the Community Health, Needs Assessment released in January.


Addressing Critical Gaps in Healthcare Workforce Pipeline

With healthcare job vacancies at an all-time high, our workforce innovation team has been instrumental in finding the critical gaps and working with partners to create and implement short and long-term solutions. This includes creating a new Medical Assistant Apprenticeship in partnership with Cincinnati State, Mercy Health, and TriHealth.


HealtFORCE: Inspiring Healthcare's Next Generation

Recently, we held our first in-person HealthFORCE event with nearly 550 students from 28 high schools and 35 healthcare and educational exhibitors. We hosted a panel promoting and answering questions about the most in-demand healthcare careers.


Collecting and Reporting Business Intelligence

We continued our monthly utilization reports and completed our HR studies, including two compensation surveys, two employer workforce, diversity surveys, and a benefits survey.

Convening, Coordinating, Communicating

Convened 56 action and affinity groups – from workforce advisory to privacy officers and nurse leaders, convening across systems to help rapidly advance improvement efforts and allow for a neutral knowledge-sharing space.

Tackling Healthcare's Toughest Challenges: Business of Healthcare Summit

We partnered with Xavier University to host the Business of Healthcare Summit with more than 40 thought leader panelists and 220 attendees.


Working Together to Reduce Black Maternal Mortality

Joined Cradle Cincinnati to provide black parents-to-be with a way to assess the maternal equity-related efforts of local hospital networksin an initiative called Mama Certified powered by bi3.


Recognized Leader by Cincy Magazine

We were recognized in Cincy Magazine’s third annual Greater Cincinnati Nonprofit of the Year Awards in its Health Care category for 2022 for our collaborative regional response to COVID-19.

Next year holds even more opportunities as we work together as a region to address community health needs, workforce solutions, and care innovations. We’ll do this by convening, coordinating and communicating with our regional healthcare systems to solve some of healthcare’s toughest challenges.

Thank you for joining us in improving health and healthcare in our region and beyond.


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