The Journey Begins

1974

Young Administrators Colloquium of Central Ohio


Founded in 1974 as the Young Administrators Colloquium of Central Ohio. The organization, initially numbering twenty-five members, was conceived as a professional and social association for area hospital executives.

1977

Central Ohio Health Administrators Association


In response to the broad interest generated by successful programs and continuing needs of managers in an increasingly complex field, the organization in 1977 formally broadened membership criteria and changed its name to Central Ohio Health Administrators Association (COHAA).

For nearly 27 years, COHAA served as a source for continuing education and professional development for central Ohio healthcare leaders.

2004

Greater Ohio Healthcare
Leaders' Forum


In 2004, the Central Ohio Health Administrators Association became an officially designated independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE).

The geographic service area has expanded to include the southern half of the state of Ohio, and COHAA officially changed its name to Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders' Forum.

2016

ACHE of Greater Ohio


In 2016 the Greater Ohio Healthcare Leaders Forum (GOHLF) officially changed their name to ACHE of Greater Ohio. In 2016 and beyond ACHE of Greater Ohio is looking forward to working towards various initiatives to help healthcare leaders in the greater Ohio area connect and advance through ACHE.