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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!
PAC raised $5,000 at 2016 Annual Conference (September 12th to 14th, 2016)
Thanks 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)
OCHCH 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 Hits The Hill For The 2016 March on Washington (April 4th - 6th, 2016)
OCHCH members are headed to Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. for an opportunity to engage with Ohio's Congressional delegation to discuss the home care and hospice industry’s legislative issues as well as the vital role we play in the U.S. healthcare system. For more information visit the PAC events page.
OCHCH PAC NEEDS Volunteers
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on how you can be a part of our advocacy efforts.
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Top PAC Supporters
(As of November 1, 2016)
- Deb Albaugh, Union Hospital Home Health
- Chuck Bradley, Constance Home Healthcare
- Jeremy Markewicz of Maxim Healthcare Services
- Wanda Stackpole, Nationwide Children's Hospital
- Debra Studer, Interim HealthCare
- Michael Vallee, Ohio Valley Home Health, Inc.
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OCHCH PAC Endorsement Request
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 John@ochch.org or call 614-885-0434 x204.