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OhioHealth COO, Bob Millen, Retires - Senior Leadership Roles Change

COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioHealth has announced that Bob Millen, chief operating officer for the Columbus-based, not-for-profit healthcare system since 2004, will retire from his position this December.

“The leadership, knowledge and expertise Bob has shared with our organization for 10 years has absolutely been key to our success and growth,” said Dave Blom, president and CEO of OhioHealth. “His ability to couple strategic thinking and hospital operations is second to none.  Likewise, he is truly a servant leader who lives OhioHealth's values every single day.”

Mike Louge, former CFO at OhioHealth and currently the executive vice president of the organization will assume the role of chief operating officer for the system.

With this promotion, Louge will have overall responsibility for all OhioHealth care sites. Additionally, he will continue to have leadership responsibility for Information Technology, OhioHealth Physician Group, Managed Care, Regional Development, and will continue to work with OhioHealth Group and The Medical Group of Ohio.

Given the growth of OhioHealth, the system has made other changes as well.

Steve Markovich, MD, current president of OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, is being promoted to senior vice president of Central Ohio Operations. In this capacity, he will have oversight of all five central Ohio hospitals as well as OhioHealth Neighborhood Care, Home Care, Heart and Vascular Service, Neurosciences, Oncology and more.

Cheryl Herbert is being promoted to senior vice president of Regional Operations. She will be responsible for several OhioHealth hospitals outside of central Ohio. Additionally, she will continue to oversee system wide services including lab, pharmacy, nutrition, sterile processing, etc.

Brian Jepson, currently chief operating officer at Riverside Methodist, will replace Markovich as president of Riverside Methodist.

Elizabeth Brill, MD, currently vice president of Surgical Services at Riverside Methodist, will take over Jepson’s role as chief operating officer.

These changes will take effect October 1 of this year.

“One of the things I am most proud of is the focus we've placed on developing talent at all levels throughout OhioHealth,” said Blom. “That focus has provided us the ability to not only fill Bob’s position from within, but to also make these new leadership appointments from within the OhioHealth family.”

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, a network of 12 hospitals, 50+  health and surgery centers, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.

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

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