Date of Award
Master of Science in Allied Health, Health Care Administration (MSAH)
Health & Sport Sciences
Dr. Paul Longenecker
OhioHealth, Home Health, Leadership, Home Health Equipment
Health and Medical Administration | Health Information Technology | Health Services Administration | Higher Education
An allied health leader in a homecare goes through the challenge of meeting goals in business and healthcare settings. This practicum reflects the learnings from Ohio Health Department of Medical Equipment (Ohio Health DME), a branch of OhioHealth Home Care, with Heather McDavid who is the Director of Operations at Ohio Health DME. OhioHealth DME has five departments – Intake (Answers calls and customer calls for equipment), Complex Problem Solvers (CME), Respiratory Therapists (works with equipment such as CPAP vents, Non-Invasive Ventilator (NIV), BIPAP), Service Technicians (delivers bent metal, beds, pickup O2, and service, fix, clean equipment). The fifth department - Orthotics & Prosthetics Program is a new faction in progress. There are three offices and warehouse locations which are situated at Lewis Center, Marion, and Mansfield. The practicum project helps to learn the underlying processes and policies involved in Homecare. The key takeaways are the understanding of different equipment dealt within homecare such as oxygen concentrators, bent metals, ventilators, patient beds, etc., and last but not the least - leadership lessons from Heather McDavid and Connie Gallaher, the then president of Ohio Health Home care.
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Manandhar, Triratna, "Ohio Health DME & Lessons in Leadership" (2021). Masters Theses/Capstone Projects. 79.