Executive Director's Message

Joe Russell PhotoAs I make my way around the state to introduce myself as the new executive director of the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice, I am amazed by the incredible programs offered by our members. I am really excited by the opportunity to lead this association. With the future of the American health care system in flux, I look forward to ensuring that the OCHCH membership has a strong voice in the discussion. Most importantly, I look forward to the challenge of making health care at home a viable option for all Ohioans.

We have such an amazing opportunity to reshape this industry and make it easier for you to do business while improving the lives of the people who benefit from your services. But it’s not going to be easy, and we are going to need your help.

We have a great team of staff and volunteers working hard every day to serve the advocacy, regulatory, and educational needs of our members at both the state and national level. But in order to meet your needs, we just can’t be better, we have to be the best. That’s why over the next few weeks and months we’re going to be retooling to better serve you so you can better serve those in your care.

Stay tuned for more exciting news, but in the meantime, please consider becoming more involved in the association as an industry advocate. I encourage you to step forward and get involved. Not only will your agency benefit from your engagement, but you will benefit both personally and professionally.

Thank you for your service to our industry and to those we serve.

Joe Russell 

Executive Director