David Blom was president and CEO of OhioHealth, a not-for-profit, faith-based, health system in Columbus, until his retirement in July 2019. He had served in this leadership role since March 2002 and was instrumental in the development and growth of the OhioHealth system. With 29,000 associates, physicians and volunteers serving a 47-county area in the state, David instilled a strong devotion within OhioHealth to improve the health of those it serves.
Blom is the board chair of Vizient.
Blom joined the OhioHealth family in 1983 and served in multiple capacities, including president of OhioHealth’s central Ohio hospitals – Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center and Doctors Hospital – and executive vice president and chief operating officer. Under his leadership, OhioHealth grew from six to 12 member hospitals, established a geographically dispersed ambulatory care network, formed a large employed physician network and facilitated multiple joint ventures. It was also recognized by Fortune as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for 13 years in a row, 2007-2019.
Blom continues his commitment to excellence and service in many professional and community affiliations. He currently serves on the boards for the following organizations: Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Healthy Roster, Kimball Midwest, Methode, SOC Telemed and Worthington Industries.
He served as past chair of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County United Way Campaign 2017. He was a former board member for Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, The Columbus Foundation, Dominion Homes and The Columbus Partnership.
In 2015, he was appointed by Congress to serve as a member of the Veterans Affairs Commission on Care.
Blom earned a bachelor’s degree from the Ohio State University and a master’s degree in health services administration from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.