Michael Lawson, President at OhioHealth Hospitals

This episode features Michael Lawson, President at OhioHealth Hospitals. Here, he discusses his background & current role, the keys to running successful hospitals, advice for emerging leaders, his focus on patient quality & safety, and more.


Get to Know Michael Lawson, President at OhioHealth Hospitals

Background and Current Role

Michael Lawson is the President of OhioHealth Hospitals, a faith-based healthcare organization. With 37 years of experience in healthcare, Michael worked his way up from an x-ray tech to his current leadership position. He believes that OhioHealth's success is due to the culture that focuses on serving people and the community.

The Keys to Running Successful Hospitals

According to Michael, the keys to running successful hospitals are building relationships, developing skills, and having a mission statement. He believes in focusing on quality and patient safety, staffing, and controlling expense growth to ensure sustainable success.

Advice for Emerging Leaders

When asked about his advice for emerging leaders, Michael emphasized the importance of building relationships, both internally and externally. He encourages developing skills and having a mission statement to guide decision-making. It's crucial to put people first and become a servant leader to achieve success.

Focusing on Patient Quality and Safety

Michael's top priority for OhioHealth Hospitals is to improve staffing to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. Additionally, he's committed to enhancing patient quality and safety. He believes that a patient-first approach is key to achieving this goal and provides the best outcomes for everyone.

If you want to know more about Michael Lawson and his perspective on healthcare leadership, tune in to this episode of and learn from an experienced healthcare leader.


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This episode aired on 02/14/2023 and can be listened here.

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