Mike Abrams

Mike Abrams, an experienced association executive with health care policy and government affairs expertise, joined OHA in 2012 as president and CEO. He leads a team of more than 50 associates, supports a 20-member Board of Trustees, serves on a variety of health care and hospital taskforces and committees and works with the 2,400 members of seven OHA-affiliated societies to guide the association toward its mission of collaborating with member hospitals and health systems to ensure a healthy Ohio. Mike works closely with hospital and health system executives and leaders to assess health care trends and policies impacting the industry. Mike has been selected by his peers to chair the State Hospital Association Executive Forum, an organization of all 50 state hospital association presidents, in 2020. Additionally, he has been appointed to Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine’s Executive Workforce Board, which advises the governor, lieutenant governor and the Office of Workforce Transformation about emerging workforce needs, solutions and best practices. Prior to OHA, Mike was the executive vice president and CEO of the Iowa Medical Society from 1996 to 2012. He previously led government relations for the Indiana State Medical Association for nine years and is a graduate of Indiana University where he earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a master’s degree in Public Administration. Mike’s additional leadership experience includes service on the boards of the Midwest Medical Insurance Company and the Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, a joint effort between the Iowa Medical Society and the Iowa Hospital Association to promote a health care culture of continuous improvement in quality, patient safety and value in the state.