As we close out 2023, we express our sincere gratitude for your unwavering support and dedication to partnering with us to improve health and healthcare.
Today, we stand at the culmination of a transformative year, filled with optimism and the firm belief that we can solve healthcare’s toughest challenges together. Your partnership remains the cornerstone of our success, and we celebrate our collective accomplishments.
Pursuing health equity through workforce innovation, disaster preparedness, and community health
Provided $1M in pass-through funding to our members and community partners to support regional healthcare improvement initiatives
Partnered with bi3 and Cradle Cincinnati to support four hospitals in committing to reducing infant and maternal mortality in Black women and babies through Mama Certified -this program also has gained national attention from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid
Inspired nearly 90 high school juniors and seniors through The Health Collaborative’s signature career exploration program, TAP Health Summer Academy.
We explored 35 unique careers through 25 events hosted at 19 different sites! 40% racial & ethnic diversity overall, and 20% of our students are from racial and ethnic backgrounds that are underrepresented in medicine and healthcare. Check out the highlight wrap-up video.
Expanded the regional nursing pipeline for our employers, including:
- Partnered with Cincinnati State to win the $1.5 Hamilton County Nursing Expansion grant benefitting up to 100 more LPN and RN students each year
- Supported Butler Tech in opening their Adult LPN program for high school seniors
- Worked with Great Oaks to redo the secondary LPN curriculum and re-start adult LPN program
- Supported Warren County Career Center in expanding its STNA certification courses for high school students.
Gathered more than 800 students and 33 exhibitors at our annual Health FORCE career expo – our largest turnout of students to date!
Launched the new Regional Career Exploration Collaborative with 20 partners from regional organizations and schools to increase quality work-based learning opportunities available for middle and high school students
Provided more than 200 healthcare professionals with mental toughness and resiliency skills through 10 events called RISE (Resiliency Initiative for Skills and Empowerment)
Connected 1,777 centralized clinical nurse placements with educational institutions
Facilitated 12 Chief Nursing Officer meetings with 6 CNO showcases and 2 THC Workforce data presentations
Certified over 335 learners through the 17 course offerings in the Trauma Education Program and implemented significant administrative solutions to meet stakeholders’ needs
Responded to more than ten emergencies (such as power outages) to support vital healthcare operations through Disaster Preparedness Coalition
Solicited and donated to healthcare workers 1,000 Reds tickets, a free zoo weekend, and complimentary access to the Picasso exhibit at the Cincinnati Art Museum
Created and maintained a behavioral health directory, identified and shared improved workflow for collaboration with freestanding hospitals, and promoted behavioral health programs and pilots by local industry leader
Managed media response to COVID-19 with more than ten interviews and numerous requests for the latest data.
Providing value to our Members
Convened 49 action, affinity, and coalition groups centered around enhancing care and improving community health
Realized an estimated $2 million in savings from Jan 1 through June 30 with our Group Purchasing Organizations
Conducted regional Epic Services Program consisting of quarterly convening of 3 Epic Leadership Groups (Advisory Group – Chief Information Officers, Ambulatory & Inpatient Leadership Group, CMIO Think Tank) and 7 Epic Special Interest Groups (Beacon Oncology, Education, Medical Imaging, MyChart Pharmacy Willow, Revenue Cycle Security)
Held the inaugural DirectConnect 2023 –supplier diversity symposium sponsored by CCHMC to educate and mentor small, local, and diverse vendors on how to do business with large health systems -65 participating organizations, 11 featured suppliers, and two signed to GPO
Delivering industry intelligence
Delivered 12 utilization reports with seven key data metrics, starting with our July 2023 report, and launched a new workforce section to provide real-time intelligence on active job ads for healthcare employers in the Greater Cincinnati region
Developed and distributed Region 6 Workplace Violence Survey for healthcare workers to address gaps and provide recommendations
In 2022, collected and shared lessons learned from over 20 hospital surveys, 3 of which were TJC Triennial surveys through the Accreditation Committee. Collectively, our region holds 21 separate Disease-specific Certifications across 19 hospital campuses
In the past year, we shifted our HIE services to Clinisync. This change, though significant in our structure, is the right decision for our region, the state, and interoperability. Moreover, this transition enables us to focus more intensely on strategic priorities with the greatest potential for impact. Anticipate our increased commitment to pressing issues such as health equity, workforce shortages, and emergency response and preparedness.
We’re closing out this year on a high note with plans to elevate what it means to be a member while capitalizing on opportunities to innovate care for our region. Our power to create a healthy and thriving community exponentially increases through our collective efforts. We are proud and honored to partner with you to generate this power and dramatically improve the well-being of our society.