Who We Are

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Our Mission

The West Central Ohio Regional Healthcare Alliance, Ltd., or WCORHA, is a network of community hospitals working together to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of healthcare services.

Organizational Structure

Who-is-WCORHA-Robin-imageEstablished in 1995, WCORHA is a non-profit 501(c) 3 organization.As an Ohio Limited Liability Company (LLC), each member hospital has one equal vote, and is represented on the Board by the member’s Chief Executive Officer. Additionally, each member has the ability to choose in which WCORHA initiatives they will/will not participate.

Initiatives

WCORHA’s past initiatives have included the development of New Vision Laboratory (a ‘laboratory without walls’, that provides service to several member hospitals), and the construction of the Grand Lake Regional Cancer Center, where patients can receive radiation therapy in their local community, rather than travel to Columbus or elsewhere. Member hospitals can also participate in the Premier Group Purchasing Organization, and obtain substantial savings in their supply chain. Regional contracting is another area where the buying power of the Alliance can be leveraged to obtain savings in areas such as Biomedical Services, Elevator Maintenance, Radiation Safety, etc.

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WCORHA’s success over the past 20 years is due to a willingness of the member organizations to work together to find opportunities to collaborate. Examples include sharing a Nuclear Medicine employee within the consortium, operating a consolidated Occupational Health program, seeking grant funding, or simply sharing information about healthcare’s current challenges. A number of Advisory Teams provide the working format for this collaboration, in areas such as Radiology, Materials Management, Pharmacy, Patient Experience, Quality & Clinical Excellence, and Leadership Education.

Alliance Hospitals’ Community Events

The WCORHA Hospitals offer great programs, screenings and community events. Click the links below for additional information and monthly calendar of events.

Grand Lake Health System July Calendar

Mercer Health July Calendar

For additional information, contact Robin Johnson, Executive Director at 419.226.9715 or RGJohnson@mercy.com

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Robin Johnson

Executive Director
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Robin Johnson, Executive Director of WCORHA, joined the organization in February 2008. Her background in healthcare administration provides over 20 years of experience in quality improvement, strategic planning, and operations. She is also trained as a green-belt in Lean/Six-Sigma. Since 2005, Robin has served as adjunct faculty at The Ohio State University – Lima campus, teaching courses such as Managed Care, Long-Term Care, Intro to Healthcare Management, Performance Improvement and Case Studies. Her favorite part of the job is working with individuals from all the different WCORHA hospitals to facilitate discussions and identify opportunities to work together collaboratively.
Alexandria Orndoff
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Alexandria Orndoff

Executive Assistant & Program Coordinator
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Alexandria joined WCORHA in January 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, with a focus on healthcare management and law, from The Ohio State University. She started her career at St. Rita’s Medical Center as a Medical Legal Clerk in the Health Information Management department. Alexandria’s education and work history have provided her with an extensive amount of knowledge of the healthcare industry and its continual changes. Her thoroughness, willingness to learn and explore new ideas, and computer program skills greatly benefit WCORHA and its partner hospitals.