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OCHCH PAC isn't Republican; it's isn't Democrat; it doesn't buy votes. It is simply the collective voice – and sometimes the only voice – fighting for Ohio’s home care and hospice industry in Columbus. Without the PAC, your voice falls silent. Since 1996, the OCHCH PAC has been a way for likeminded individuals – nurses, aides, therapists, home care and hospice professionals – to pool resources to have a greater impact on the political process for patients, businesses and the state of Ohio.

The PAC supports candidates that support the Ohio home care and hospice industry. Your participation sends a clear message that you and others within our community care enough to be involved and expect legislators to make informed decisions on home care and hospice issues. Contributions are voluntary and do not come from OCHCH membership dues. Your contribution gives a voice to the patients who need you!

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Join OCHCH for Hill Day at Home | August 14 -18, 2017

During the week of August 14-18, OCHCH members will spread across the state to meet with our federal legislators and their key staff at their Ohio offices to advocate for important issues affecting our profession. Join OCHCH for this important advocacy week! To provide guidance and support, OCHCH will accompany you on your visit. To participate in this important advocacy event, please contact OCHCH at or call (614) 885-0434 x 204.


PAC raised $5,000 at 2016 Annual Conference (September 12th - 14th, 2016)

Barleys Brewery TourThanks to the generous support of OCHCH members our PAC was able to raise more than $5,000 at our annual conference in Columbus. The PAC kicked off our fundraising activities on Monday September 12, 2016 with a pre-conference craft beer tasting and tour at Barleys Brewing Company. We had a dozen members join us for a behind the scene look at this local brewery as well as sample their craft beers. On Tuesday September 13 we hosted our annual PAC auction during the tradeshow vendor reception. One of our featured auction items included an Ohio sports package valued at more than $1,600 featuring tickets to the OSU Buckeyes Football, Columbus Blue Jackets, Cincinnati Bengals, Cincinnati Reds, Cleveland Browns, and the Dayton Dragons valued at $1,600. Other auction items included a 3-night Smokey Mountain luxury cabin getaway, a 5-night Put-In-Bay Cottage rental, premium Kentucky Bourbon, Memorial Tournament PGA Golf Package, and lots of Ohio State University merchandise. Finally we held a 50-50 raffle with the winner taking home more than $450. It was a great conference and we appreciate all the support for our political advocacy efforts.


OCHCH PAC At Republican National Convention in Cleveland (July 18th to 21st, 2016)

Senator Portman ReceptionOCHCH Director of Advocacy & Communications John Stacy attended to 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland to network and advocate on home care and hospice issues with Ohio's  Republican officials.During the week we met with a number of state and federal legislators including U.S. Senator Rob Portman whom we thanked for his sponsorship of the federal Independence at Home Act of 2016. 

In addition to the Senator we met with Congressmen Bill Johnson (R-Marietta), Bob Latta (R-Bowling Green), Jim Renacci (R-Wadsworth), Steve Stivers (R-Columbus), Pat Tiberi (R-Galena), Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, Ohio Senate President Keith Faber and State Senator Kevin Bacon and a host of other state legislators. We also briefly spoke with Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine and Ohio Auditor David Yost.

Accompanying Stacy was OCHCH member's Joanne Avenmarg, University Hospital Home Care Service, Kim King with Home Care Network, Inc. and Karen DeGeorge of Personal Home Healthcare. We thank them for taking the time to participate in this advocacy outreach in support of our industry. Pictured above is Sen. Portman with Joanne Avenmarg and Mr. Stacy at the Great Lakes Science Center.



OCHCH's PAC is looking for volunteers to help round out our core committee membership. PAC volunteers will help coordinate local PAC events, conduct candidate interviews, arrange home care and hospice tours for elected officials and serve as a point person in their region. The time commitment is a couple of hours a month. We need provider members who live in the following regions of the state. Volunteering with OCHCH PAC is a great way to get to know your local elected officials, raise your profile in your community and help support our industry. Contact for more information on how you can be a part of our advocacy efforts.

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Top PAC Supporters

(As of August 1, 2017)

  • Deb Albaugh, Union Hospital Home Health
  • Lulu Munoz, Pro Health Care Services
  • Wanda Stackpole, Nationwide Children's Hospital
  • Debra Studer, Interim HealthCare
  • Michael Vallee, Ohio Valley Home Health, Inc
  • David Walsh, Hospice of Southwest Ohio

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OCHCH Political Action Committee Members

  • David Tramontana, CEO Home Care by Black Stone, Chair
  • Susan Morrison, Home Health by Windsor
  • Karen Thompson, SOMC Home Health

If you would like to be engage with our political advocacy efforts, please contact John Stacy, Director of Advocacy and Communications at or call 614-885-0434 x204.