OhioHealth names Terri Meldrum, Esq., as new Senior VP and General Counsel
OhioHealth announced today that Terri Wayne Meldrum, Esq., has been named the new senior vice president and general counsel for OhioHealth. Meldrum replaces Earl Barnes, Esq., who has taken a similar position at Advocate Health Care in Illinois.
Meldrum, 48, has been with OhioHealth since 2002 when she was hired as assistant general counsel. Most recently she has served as system vice president and deputy general counsel.
Before joining OhioHealth, Meldrum worked for the law firm of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister in its Columbus office and prior to that she served in The Ohio Attorney General’s Office. She received both her law degree and undergraduate degree from The Ohio State University.
“It’s been exciting to watch Terri’s growth over the years,” said Dave Blom, president and CEO of OhioHealth. “She has been an integral part of our organization’s journey and provided the legal guidance for everything from practice and hospital acquisitions to compliance and joint ventures. Her legal expertise is broad and she always keeps our mission and values front and center. She is respected internally and externally not only for what she does but how she does it. Terri brings energy, thought leadership and expertise that will be critical to our future in our ever-changing world.”
“I am incredibly proud to be a part of the OhioHealth family and to be entrusted with this next opportunity. I look forward to continuing to support our talented team of legal and risk professionals in this exciting new way.”
In her new role, Meldrum will oversee the Office of the General Counsel’s team of attorneys, paralegals and support staff responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day legal representation of OhioHealth, its 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, numerous hospitals and healthcare facilities, 600+ employed physician group and multiple joint ventures. Meldrum will also lead OhioHealth’s risk management department and its comprehensive insurance program.
Education and Employment History…
Meldrum received her Bachelor of Arts degree from The Ohio State University in 1990 and her Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 1993.
After graduating from law school, she served four years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Business & Government Regulation section of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office until moving to private practice in the healthcare department of Taft, Stettinius & Hollister. In that capacity, she represented physicians and physician groups in all aspects of health care, corporate and regulatory law.
Recognition and Community Service
She was named to the list of Top Lawyers in Ohio by Business First several years running, received the prestigious Business First Forty Under Forty Award in 2005 and the Super Lawyer’s Rising Star Award in 2007.
Meldrum is a current member of the Columbus Bar Association, American Health Lawyers Association and Columbus Women’s Bar Association.
Meldrum is currently an active member of the Big Brother/Big Sister program with a successful match of more than four years. She has also been actively involved in the Ronald McDonald House, City Year Columbus, Columbus Federation and the Columbus Children’s Theatre. She resides in New Albany, Ohio, with her husband and two daughters.
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare outreach of the United Methodist Church. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth has been recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics, an honor it has received six times. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 10 years in a row, 2007-2016.
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 47-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 Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth Shelby Hospital and OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.