Association News

Annual Conference Hotel Reservation Deadline is August 21

Take advantage of the special hotel group rates at the Hyatt Regency!

The 2017 Annual Conference & Tradeshow will be held on September 19 & 20 at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus. Conference attendees will receive a special group rate of $169 per night plus tax for single/double occupancy. Find out more by visiting and following the hotel link. Reservation Deadline: August 21.

The conference provides a relevant, high-level learning opportunity that enables professional development, allows you to network with your peers, and arms home care and hospice agencies for success. Our tradeshow offers the opportunity to learn of essential new products and services. This is OCHCH’s most important event of the year and our goal is to have all of our members participate. You don't want to miss it!

Special events at this year’s conference include a special OSU Stadium Tour PAC event on September 18 and the Leadership Breakfast on opening day of the conference, September 19.

To get full details on conference speakers, hotel accommodations, networking opportunities, and our tradeshow, visit or call (614) 885-0434.

Ohio Council and Fazzi Associates New Online Learning Store

The Ohio Council for Home Care and Hospice (OCHCH) is excited to announce our new partnership with Fazzi Associates to provide the industry’s leading online learning content all in one system. Home health and hospice agencies now can purchase both Ohio Council and Fazzi trainings through our combined online learning store.

In addition, OCHCH members receive a 20% discount off every item in the store, which includes trainings on OASIS-C2, Case Management, Orientation, ICD-10, and much more. Visit the Savings & Education tab in the Members Only section to retrieve the discount code to enter at checkout.

CLICK HERE to enter our New Online Learning store!

New OCHCH Member Benefit - Provista Group Purchasing

Provista LogoProvista is a national supply chain improvement company providing solutions through their group purchasing services to help lower your agency's operational costs.

Novation, Provista's contracting services company, is one of the largest group purchasing organizations in the country. Through Novation, Provista represents over $35 billion in annual purchasing power and serves over 1,000 home care and hospice agencies. Provista offers 1400+ agreements from nearly 700 suppliers and distributors; these agreements represent over 85% of home care purchasing needs, including offerings in the following areas:

Communication Products and Services - Business Products - Capital Equipment - Food and Nutrition - Medical/Surgical Products - Pharmacy Program - Plasma Program - Services

For more detailed information about this group purchasing program, please visit the">Members Savings section of our website.

OCHCH Introduces a NEW Toolkit - Medicare & Medicaid Program Fact Sheets

Available to OCHCH Members

OCHCH with the assistance of volunteer members has created a new toolkit.  The Medicare & Medicaid Program Fact Sheets tools are meant to be used by home health, hospice, private duty nursing, and personal care service agencies to share with referral sources, and to also use internally to understand each Medicare and Medicaid program's services.

The Toolkit Includes the following fact sheets:

  • Qualifying for Medicare Home Health Services
  • Ohio Medicaid Home & Community Based Services Comparison Chart
  • State Plan Services at a Glance

Agencies may include their logo/contact info on these materials.  Visit the Members Only Section to access these new toolkits. 

2016 Outstanding Individuals in Home Care & Hospice

Award Winners

On September 14, 2016, the Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice presented awards to eight outstanding recipients in the home care and hospice industry. “Their dedicated and compassionate care makes a huge difference in the lives of patients and families they serve.” said Deborah Albaugh, Chairman of OCHCH’s Board of Directors.

The recipients honored were:

  • Jeremy Markewicz of Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. was recognized with the Dorothy Royce Award.
  • Martha Meister of Interim HealthCare of Lima, Inc. was presented the Homemaker/Aide of the Year Award.
  • Nancy Roig of Cleveland Clinic Hospice at Home was also recognized as Homemaker/Aide of the Year.
  • Tina Taylor of CareLink Nursing Services was presented with the Award of Excellence.
  • Tracy Paul Downs of Hospice of Southwest Ohio was also presented with the Award of Excellence.
  • Robert “Bob” Bish, a volunteer at Health Services and Hospice of Coshocton was presented with the Hospice Volunteer of the Year Award.
  • John and Martha Meeks were recognized with the Caring Award.
  • State Representative Nickie J. Antonio of Lakewood, Ohio received the Home Care & Hospice Hero Award.

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