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. Blom joined the OhioHealth family in 1983 and served in multiple capacities. Under his leadership, OhioHealth grew from $1.2 billion in annual revenues to over $5 billion, and from six to 13 member hospitals, as well as providing management of two additional hospitals and support for nine under an affiliation agreement. Blom also established a geographically dispersed ambulatory care network, formed a large employed physician network and facilitated multiple joint ventures. He instilled among OhioHealth’s 30,000 associates, physicians and volunteers serving a 47-county area in the state a strong devotion to improving the health of those they serve. Under Blom, OhioHealth was recognized by Fortune as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” for 13 years in a row.
Blom continues his commitment to excellence and service through many professional and community affiliations. He currently serves on the boards of Worthington Industries, Methode Electronics, Kimball Midwest, Healthy Roster, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Brookwood Management Company and Press Ganey.
He served as chair of the Columbus Chamber of Commerce and the Franklin County United Way Campaign 2017. He is a former board member for Columbus Speech & Hearing Center, The Columbus Foundation, Dominion Homes, The Columbus Partnership and SOC Telemed. 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.