Forrest Frank, President of the Board of Trustees has announced Jeffrey A. Britton will become the next Executive Director of Ohio Hills Health Services. Mr. Britton will assume the role later this year after the retirement of long time, and the organization’s first Executive Director, Theodore J.Koler. Mr. Koler announced his retirement in early 2014.
Originating in 1973, Ohio Hills Health Services is a federally qualified health center (FQHC) serving residents in 6 eastern Ohio counties with medical clinics located in Barnesville, Woodsfield, Quaker City and Freeport. FQHC’s are patient-directed, community-based health centers that provide high-quality, primary and preventive health care to people in rural and urban medically underserved areas. Ohio Hills Health Services also operates a dental clinic within their Freeport location.
“Ohio Hills Health Services has a long-standing history of providing quality and comprehensive healthcare to our surrounding communities. This is due, in part, to the hard work and dedication of our staff and Mr. Koler’s leadership and commitment to the organization.” states Britton. “I look forward to the challenge of leading Ohio Hills Health Services into the future and working with our staff as we continue to fulfill our mission."
Before joining Ohio Hills Health Services, Mr. Britton served as the Senior Director of Physician Relations for Barnesville Hospital Association. His responsibilities encompassed physician/provider recruitment and retention, multi-specialty physician practice administration and hospital senior management team. Mr. Britton was also the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Services department, served as project manager for the physician practice’s electronic health record implementation, co-founder of the Auxiliary Golf Scramble and played a key role in implementing the hospital’s accredited sleep diagnostic center. Mr. Britton began his career in health care as a Registered Respiratory Therapist working at both Barnesville Hospital and The Washington Health System in Washington, Pa.
Mr. Britton received his Master of Business Administration degree in 2006 from Waynesburg University. He completed his undergraduate work at Wheeling Jesuit University earning a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Respiratory Therapy in 1994.
Mr. Britton is a member of the American Association of Respiratory Care, Ohio Society for Respiratory Care and the Medical Group Management Association. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Network of Physician Recruiters and is a member of the Barnesville Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Britton is also Vice President of the Belmont County Regional Airport Authority. In 2007, he was also honored with the Management in Excellence Award by the Ohio Society for Respiratory Care.
Mr. Britton has been a lifelong resident of Belmont County. He grew up in Flushing, graduated from Union Local High School and now resides in Bethesda with his wife, Dinah and daughter, Emily.
Mr. Britton and his wife are the owners of Precision Power Clean, LLC, a mobile pressure washing company specializing in residential and commercial exterior cleaning.