David Blom has been instrumental in the development and growth of the OhioHealth system. He has served as President of OhioHealth’s central Ohio hospitals – Grant Medical Center, Riverside Methodist Hospital and Doctors Hospital – while also serving as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of OhioHealth. He was named President and CEO of OhioHealth in March 2002. He has a track record of achievement with a solid understanding of complex issues facing healthcare delivery. He has expertise in leading strategic initiatives, managing and developing human capital, improving profitability, and improving quality of care and customer experience.
Visionary Leader: David has successfully developed executive teams and realigned the organization. Under his leadership, OhioHealth has shown steady and consistent growth, growing from six to eight member hospitals, having added Grady Memorial Hospital in 2004 and the newly constructed Dublin Methodist Hospital in 2008. In addition to the member hospitals, OhioHealth manages two and supports nine hospitals in Ohio under an affiliation arrangement. OhioHealth was named by Thomson Reuters one of the Ten Best Healthcare Systems in America in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Its 16,000 associates, 2,400 physicians and 3,000 volunteers serve a 40-county area in the state. Revenues exceed $2.4 billion with 1.9 million outpatient visits per year. Mr. Blom was instrumental in the financial turn-around of Grant Medical Center in the late 1980s and led the hospital’s transition into the OhioHealth system and its merger with Riverside Methodist Hospital. He recognized that acting and thinking as a system was imperative to success and led an organizational change effort toward increased “systemness” at OhioHealth in early 2009. Systemness is about leveraging experience, knowledge, strength and reputation to achieve even greater success and meet the needs of the community to effectively lower the cost of healthcare delivery.
Operational Efficiency: OhioHealth uses a robust set of tools and processes to ensure outstanding operating performance. A balanced score card (BSC) is used to both monitor performance and benchmark nationally to other health systems in four critical areas, which include clinical quality & safety, customer service, worklife and financial performance. Through the use of long range strategic and financial planning and short term operating plans and budgets supported by the BSC and individual accountability, OhioHealth has increased profitability, improved the quality of care, increased employee satisfaction and streamlined operations. The system has also grown its physician base, program offerings, and sites resulting in a 90% increase in patient service revenues and continuous achievement of net operating margin goals. OhioHealth has achieved extraordinary results in quality and patient safety and has been recognized as a national leader in patient satisfaction. The system has had extraordinary financial results and maintains a credit rating of Aa2 which is currently among the strongest rating of hospitals in the country.
Talent Development & Worklife Results: OhioHealth believes their associates and physicians are the source of their success, and they have been named a Fortune Top 100 Place to Work for six years in a row (2007 – 2012). In order to position OhioHealth for excellence in the future, David has created a culture that reflects the rich diversity of the communities being served, and enables the associates to fulfill their professional, family and community responsibilities. He understands that patients have choices and associates are the greatest assets of an organization. He has built a high performing leadership team that supports success and personal growth among themselves and their associates.
Mr. Blom holds a bachelor’s degree from The Ohio State University and a master’s degree in healthcare administration from The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He maintains many professional and community affiliations, currently serving as a member of the Voluntary Hospitals of America (VHA) Board, a member and treasurer of Columbus’ Downtown Development Corporation (CDDC), the Columbus Partnership, and the local World President’s Organization (WPO). He is past chairman of the Columbus Chamber and a former member of Dominion Homes Board of Directors based in Dublin, Ohio. OhioHealth and Dave were recognized by the Boy Scouts of America Simon Kenton Council in 2011 for achievements in scouting. He was inducted into the Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the People of Vision Honoree for Central Ohio’s Prevent Blindness Chapter in 2006. In 2011 he was named a Top 100 Business Leader by Smart Business and in 2012 CEO of the Year by Columbus CEO Magazine. He resides in Westerville, Ohio with his wife and has three grown daughters.