Bon Secours Mercy Health, Wexner Medical Center Leaders Present on Healthy State Alliance Partnership at National Event

Bon Secours Mercy Health Chief Business Development Officer Jeff Copeland joined Jennifer Dauer, chief strategy and transformation officer for The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, to provide an inside view into the organizations’ strategic partnership, Healthy State Alliance, at the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Congress on Healthcare Leadership. 

The team shared their insights and observations on how partnerships can help health systems meet more significant goals, serve their patients and communities more efficiently and facilitate growth. The presentation offered the audience a first-hand perspective on managing partnerships with other health systems.

“We hope that by sharing our story and our experiences, we can help others to drive impactful outcomes through high-value strategic partnerships. They aren’t easy, but when they work, they can be very powerful,” Dauer shared.

The presentation also provided visibility into the work of Healthy State Alliance, which is entering its fourth year focused on improving the health of the Ohio communities served by the two organizations while making health care more affordable and accessible for all. The Alliance has identified three key health objectives, including addressing the opioid epidemic, increasing access to cancer care and increasing access to transplant care.

“It was an honor to share our work on the Healthy State Alliance with the ACHE conference attendees.  There was much interest and we received many questions throughout our presentation. Hopefully we inspired others to pursue this hard but rewarding work in their own communities,” Copeland said. 

More information on the work being done by the Healthy State Alliance can be found at

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