On November 2, 2016, The Health Collaborative will gather its partners, members, and friends to celebrate our work together at the second annual Inspire | Healthcare event.

The namesake for this celebration, the Inspire | Healthcare Award, is awarded by our Executive Team, which selects an individual or organization that has demonstrated collaboration, engagement, and innovation toward the mission of improving health and healthcare in our community. Further, they’ve INSPIRED others to do the same.

Other awards given at the event are reflective of our Four Pillars of Work, and consist of the Gen-H award, the Richard M. Smith Leadership in Quality Improvement award, the Informatics Solutions award, and the Innovation award. Unlike the other four awards, we’re announcing our winner of the Inspire Award before our awards event now. We couldn’t wait until the big party on November 2, and we think you’ll understand why:

This individual has been a friend and champion of The Health Collaborative for many years, and his commitment to improving the health of Cincinnatians is illustrated throughout his long service on several health system boards, health and healthcare nonprofit boards – including our own – and leadership in expanding school-based health centers across the region.

Jim Schwab Photo
Jim Schwab Board Chairperson: 2005-2010 Board Member: 2011-2016

Our 2016 Inspire Healthcare Champion is none other than Jim Schwab, CEO Interact for Health.

James E. Schwab is the president, chief executive officer, and a board member of Interact for Health and InterAct for Change. He joined Interact as President in January 2011. Jim is retiring his post this fall and leaves behind a legacy of improving health and healthcare in our community. He has been a tireless advocate for guiding our Greater Cincinnati region through the complex and shifting winds of health and healthcare, using his influence to bring needed resources to The Health Collaborative programs and generously shared the time and brainpower of his talented staff to support our mission and programs in countless ways.

We are grateful for Jim’s leadership not only to own organization as it has evolved over the years, but to the entire Greater Cincinnati community – for which he’s had a demonstrable and lasting impact for generations to come. He truly is an Inspire Champion, and we hope you will join us on November 2 to honor him and his contributions to our community.