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OhioHealth President and CEO, Steve Markovich, MD, Recognized as One of the 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives by Modern Healthcare

OhioHealth is proud to announce that Steve Markovich, MD, president and CEO of OhioHealth, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of this year’s 50 Most Influential Clinical Executives. The complete ranking is featured in the June 21 issue of Modern Healthcare, and profiles of the honorees are available at

The recognition program acknowledges clinicians working in the healthcare industry who are deemed by their peers and an expert panel to be the most influential in terms of demonstrating leadership and impact. Clinical leadership is needed now, more than ever, to champion evidence-based approaches that will mitigate the impact of the pandemic and address the longstanding health inequities that have become even clearer as a result of the crisis.

“The 2021 class of 50 Most Influential Clinician Executives did not shy away from the challenges of caring for patient populations during a pandemic. They found inspiration in knocking down hurdles and fighting for top quality care for their patients and staff,” said Modern Healthcare editor, Aurora Aguilar. “They improved cancer screening outcomes by incorporating in-home test kits and secured more diversity for future clinician ranks. Modern Healthcare congratulates this class and appreciates their hard work.”

Regarding Dr. Markovich’s selection for this honor, Modern Healthcare wrote, “Markovich took over as president and CEO of the Columbus, Ohio health system in July 2019. Several months later, as COVID-19 swept across the nation, he deftly led the health system through surging caseloads. That included overseeing creation of an incident command center that met daily in the early days of the pandemic. OhioHealth partnered with three competing health systems in the Central Ohio region to ensure there was adequate supply of personal protective equipment. Under his leadership, the health system is also making strides on board-approved measures to address diversity, equity and inclusion across such areas as patient care, workforce development and partnerships with community businesses.”

About OhioHealth

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

Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 35,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 200+ ambulatory sites, hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 47-county area. It has been recognized by FORTUNE as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” 14 times since 2007. 

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, OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital and OhioHealth Berger Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at