'Keep care local': OhioHealth has spent $265 million in the region over the last 10 years (2024)

OhioHealth has invested $265 million in the past decade to better care for its 350,000 patients in North Central Ohio, and plans to spend more.

That strategic capital outlay averaging $26.5 million per year only includes projects greater than $1 million, according to Curt Gingrich, the board certified family physician who serves as president of the OhioHealth hospitals in both Mansfield and Shelby.

The nonprofit health system spends another $4 million to $8 million annually on maintenance and smaller purchases throughout the region.

"The way we think about the dollars that we want to invest, our understanding of what the community needs and lining up with what our main philosophy and focus is, which is keeping care local," Gingrich said. "We look for ways in which we can do that and do it effectively to really be able to provide the highest quality care and allow people to not have to travel outside of being close to home."

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'The third-largest hospital in the system'

OhioHealth serves 50 of the state's 88 counties. The facilities under Gingrich's purview offer medical care in six counties: Richland, Ashland, Crawford, Holmes, Huron and Knox.

"In that that six-county area, we say there's about 350,000 people that we are looking to try to find ways to improve their health," Gingrich said. "We draw from even more than those six counties, but it's what we think about our care and primary focus when we're trying to develop programs."

'Keep care local': OhioHealth has spent $265 million in the region over the last 10 years (1)

Each year, the Mansfield and Shelby hospitals see about 60,000 emergency room visits, 16,000 hospitalizations, 7,500 surgeries and 850 deliveries, according to data compiled by the OhioHealth finance team.

"Strategically, OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital is the third-largest hospital in the system," Gingrich said. "Riverside is the largest, Grant Medical Center is second, and we're third here in Mansfield, so we think about our care as being more complex and specialized than some of the other hospitals in OhioHealth."

The healthcare system locally employs nearly 2,800 people to care for those patients.

"We are the largest employer in the area," Gingrich said.

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'The only accredited trauma program within 65 miles'

One of the health system's more visible strategic projects was the 2022 completion of a $2.3 million rooftop helipadatop OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital.

"We're the only accredited trauma program within 65 miles," Gingrich said.

That helipad was only part of an extensive OhioHealth effort to expand trauma care in the region. The other nearest level-2 trauma facilities are at least a half-hour away by helicopter in Cleveland, Columbus and Akron, which means an inbound flight to Mansfield could be lifesaving to many.

'Keep care local': OhioHealth has spent $265 million in the region over the last 10 years (2)

"No one ever plans to have a trauma," Gingrich said. "But when they do have a work-related injury, or a car accident, or some other injury... this is the place that you can come."

Trauma care is a resource not just for OhioHealth patients but anyone who is in North Central Ohio when they find themselves in a critical medical situation.

"Over those last 10 years, building programs that can keep care local has been a key part of what we've done," Gingrich said. "There's very few of those things that we can't do here."

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'The place to come and have that enhanced safety'

Women's health has been another of the health system's areas of focus, especially in the field of obstetrics.

"We know in our communities that women are getting older when they have children, and with that comes a higher risk of of complications," Gingrich said.

Gingrich began his career in rural Indiana and remembers vividly how critical it can be to provide care for expecting mother, no matter the time of day.

'Keep care local': OhioHealth has spent $265 million in the region over the last 10 years (3)

"If I was at home, I was about four miles away (from the hospital), Gingrich said. "I would come in in the middle of night if there was a delivery."

OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital now has both an obstetrician and a pediatric hospitalist present around the clock to handle births as well as pregnancy complications.

These days, Gingrich said, mothers are more likely to experience high blood pressure, preeclampsia and gestational diabetes.

"The age of when women are having babies is going up, so those things start to increase in incidents and that creates some of those complications," Gingrich said. "So we've we wanted to create a program that this could be the place to come and have that enhanced safety."

'We’re looking at where there are gaps'

Other local strategic improvements have enhanced heart care, stroke treatments and vascular medicine.

For many patients, cardiovascular health begins with screenings and education.

"We have some equipment and technology here that most hospitals don't have," Gingrich said. "It allows us to do some really non-invasive things to keep people from even needing to have a heart cath sometimes."

Mansfield is now where many patients go to receive a valve procedure that was once an open-heart surgery. Now, doctors can finish the process by entering the heart through a blood vessel to repair the valve. Those patients often go home the next day.

"That's a phenomenal program that you don't find in many hospitals this size," Gingrich said. "It's really the dedication of Doctor (Gregory) Eaton in that vision of saying we don't want patients to have to travel to Cleveland or Columbus or other places to get that care, we want to be able to provide that care here."

OhioHealth executives refocus their strategic plan frequently to ensure its largest expenditures will always help as many patients as possible.

"The population is aging," Gingrich said. "We’re looking at where there are gaps in those six counties where we can provide higher quality and higher value care to the communities that we serve."



This article originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal: OhioHealth strategic spending focused on giving local care to patients

'Keep care local': OhioHealth has spent $265 million in the region over the last 10 years (2024)


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Columbus-based OhioHealth has reported full-year operating income of $303.7 million on revenue of $5.7 billion for the fiscal year ending June 30. Those figures, which translate to a 5.3 percent operating margin, compare with operating income of $342 million on revenue of $5.4 billion for fiscal 2022.

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Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church.

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We provide care everywhere

With more than 1,600 providers across Ohio, primary care is always close to home or work.

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The 2020-2022 Strategic Plan serves as a roadmap to guide the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) toward achievement of its vision. It is also a communication and decision-making tool consistently bringing ODH staff back to what is most important to the agency and the health and well-being of Ohioans.

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​Our mission and pledge at OhioHealth is to improve the health of those we serve.

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Facilities. OhioHealth currently operates 13 hospitals with more than 2,000 licensed beds, 200 clinical locations including free standing outpatient and physician offices.

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OhioHealth's leading market share in its PSA improved 0.9% to 48% from fiscal 2021 to fiscal 2022, while its 47-county share increased by 0.5% to 29% over the same period. OhioHealth's market share is notably greater than its next largest competitor.

What is OhioHealth known for? ›

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What is the revenue of OhioHealth? ›

OhioHealth, Central Ohio's largest system at 12 hospitals and growing, had operating income of $342 million as revenue increased by 6% to $5.4 billion in the year ended June 30, according to its 2022 audit released this month.

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OhioHealth's commitment to improving the health of those we serve while upholding OhioHealth's core values of Compassion, Excellence, Inclusion, Integrity and Stewardship is what differentiates OhioHealth from other healthcare providers.

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2023 Revenue: $100.8 billion

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OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, faith-based health system of 35,000 associates, providers and volunteers. We lead with our mission to improve the health of those we serve throughout our 15 hospitals and 200+ urgent, primary and specialty care sites spanning 50 Ohio counties.

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