Columbus, OH,
20:43 PM

OhioHealth Receives Transformational Gift from Hondros Family

OhioHealth is honored to share that John and Linda Hondros have committed a two-million-dollar gift that will enable OhioHealth to expand health and wellness services in the communities we serve. This generous gift is especially appreciated as it comes in the midst of a global pandemic, a time of increased need in communities all throughout central Ohio. The Hondros family was inspired by gratitude for all that OhioHealth and its associates do for patients and communities and will impact the entire system in regards to access, wellness and preventive care.

In recognition of this transformational gift, the OhioHealth Emergency Care – New Albany location will bear the name “Hondros Health Center.” The Hondros family resides in New Albany.

“For more than 15 years we have been blessed to call John and Linda Hondros partners and friends at OhioHealth,” said Karen Morrison, OhioHealth senior vice president of external affairs and president of the OhioHealth Foundation. “As ambassadors for OhioHealth’s culture of quality healthcare, John and Linda exemplify the pillars of excellence, compassion, quality and innovation for which OhioHealth is widely known. I am humbled by this gesture of kindness.”The Hondros family, and the Hondros Family of Companies have been long-time donors of the OhioHealth Foundation and Linda has provided years of service to the OhioHealth Board of Directors. Linda joined the Board in 2006 and over a nine-year tenure led a number of committees, served as Secretary of the Board and chaired the Quality of Care Committee. She has been invaluable in driving a culture of quality and patient safety throughout the organization. Through her leadership OhioHealth has repeatedly received national recognition in quality — including being named as one of the Top 15 Health systems by Truven Health an unprecedented six times. Linda rejoined the board in 2019 and currently serves as the Chair, Foundation Executive Committee.

Since establishing The Ohio Real Estate Preparatory School in 1981, which is now Hondros College, John has been a pillar in the central Ohio community. Hundreds of OhioHealth nurses and other associates have enhanced their skills and education at the Hondros College of Nursing and the Hondros College of Business. Perhaps most important to John and Linda, the Hondros Family of Companies has been a CEO Magazine Top Workplace four of the last five years.

“We wanted to make this donation to OhioHealth in honor of the tremendous caregivers across the system,” said John and Linda Hondros. “Wellness and preventive care are the cornerstones of a healthy life and we are thrilled this donation will be earmarked for increased access to these services throughout the OhioHealth system.”

“We are so grateful to John and Linda Hondros for their commitment to health and wellness at OhioHealth,” said Teri Caulin-Glaser, MD, OhioHealth senior vice president and chief clinical officer. “OhioHealth’s mission is to improve the health of those we serve and this donation will help us expand services that do just that. Over the years they have been champions of quality improvement, wellness, and preventive care and we are delighted to be able to have their name on our New Albany facility in their honor as a token of our appreciation.”

John and Linda Hondros have demonstrated their passion to OhioHealth over the years through gifts to OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, Quality of Care Endowment and the Kobacker House, which have been instrumental in our tremendous growth and ability to provide an exceptional continuum of care for thousands in central Ohio and surrounding communities.

OhioHealth opened the New Albany freestanding emergency department and primary care office in June 2018 at 5868 Hamilton Road. It is part of a network of six freestanding emergency departments in central Ohio. There will be no new construction or changes to the building beyond exterior signage of “Hondros Health Center.” Primary and emergency care will continue to be offered.