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OhioHealth announces new leadership at three hospitals



COLUMBUS, Ohio — OhioHealth announced today leadership changes at three of its hospitals, OhioHealth Marion General, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist and OhioHealth Grady Memorial. Because of the strength of its leadership development programs, OhioHealth has promoted two strong and respected leaders from within the organization to move into these positions.

 OhioHealth Marion General Hospital

Bruce Hagen has been named president of OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, effective January 12, 2015. Bruce Hagen 2014

Hagen, currently regional executive and president of OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital since 2011, began his career at OhioHealth in 2003 as president of OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital.

The president’s position at Marion General has been open since John Sanders left OhioHealth in April of this year.

“Bruce’s excellent work at Riverside, Dublin and Grady demonstrate his understanding and sensitivities to the needs of local communities,” said Mike Louge, executive vice president and chief operating officer.

“He excels at developing strong cultures and building relationships with associates and physicians,” continued Louge. “Plus, he has represented OhioHealth on the Marion General Hospital board in the past so we think it’s a very natural fit.  As we were looking to fill this position Bruce actually raised his hand and asked to be considered.  He sees it as a great next move in his career and we’re excited about the future of Marion General under his leadership.”

OhioHealth Dublin Methodist and OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospitals  

With Hagen’s appointment, Steve Bunyard, currently the chief operating officer (COO) for Dublin Methodist and GradyMemorial,Bunyard Steve is being promoted to president of both hospitals, also effective January 12, 2015.

Bunyard joined OhioHealth in 2003 as vice president of operations at Doctors Hospital, then moved to the OhioHealth Physician Group where he served as chief operating officer.  From there, he moved into the COO role at Dublin and Grady in 2012.

“Steve has done an excellent job everywhere he’s been at OhioHealth,” said Louge.  “His leadership skills, combined with his operations experience has prepared him well for this new challenge and we’re very excited to have him in this role.”

A search will begin immediately to identify a new COO for Dublin and Grady.

About OhioHealth

OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics and has been for five years in a row. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for eight years in a row, 2007-2014.

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 11 hospitals, 50+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.

OhioHealth hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com

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