Dave Blom was president and CEO of OhioHealth, a not-for-profit, faith-based, health system in Columbus , until his retirement July 2019. With 21,000 physicians, associates and volunteers and more than $4 billion in net revenue, OhioHealth is devoted to its community mission of improving the health of those it serves.
Blom is the board chair of Vizient.
Blom joined the OhioHealth family of hospitals and health services in 1983 and has been instrumental in the development and growth of the system. He has served as president of OhioHealth's central Ohio hospitals – Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center and Doctors Hospital – while also serving as executive vice president and chief operating officer of OhioHealth. In 2002, he was named president and CEO of the system.
He has a track record of achievement with a solid understanding of complex issues facing health care delivery. He has expertise in leading strategic initiatives, managing and developing human capital, driving profitability, and improving quality of care and customer experience.
Blom maintains many professional and community affiliations, is a board member of for-profit and nonprofit organizations, and has led numerous civic development activities. He is currently serving on the board of the Columbus Partnership, Columbus Downtown Development Corporation, Healthy Roster and Kimball Midwest. He is currently serving as the Chair of the Franklin County United Way Campaign and is a member of the local World President's Organization. In 2015, he was appointed by Congress to serve as a member of the Veterans Affairs Commission on Care. He is a former member of the Columbus 2020 and the Columbus Foundation.
He is past chairman of the Columbus Chamber and a former member of Dominion Homes Board of Directors based in Dublin, Ohio. OhioHealth and Blom were recognized by the Boy Scouts of America Simon Kenton Council in 2011 for achievements in scouting. He was inducted into the Central Ohio Business Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the People of Vision Honoree for Central Ohio's Prevent Blindness Chapter in 2006. In 2011, he was named a Top 100 Business Leader by Smart Business Magazine and, in 2012, CEO of the Year by Columbus CEO Magazine.
Blom earned a bachelor's degree from the Ohio State University and a master's degree in health care administration from the George Washington University in Washington, D.C.