The Center for Health Affairs
With a rich history dating back to 1916, The Center for Health Affairs serves as the collective voice and leading advocate for 36 hospitals across nine counties in Northern Ohio. As the nation’s first regional hospital association, The Center aims to enhance the effectiveness of the healthcare community and the health of the communities it serves by providing expertise, resources and solutions to address the challenges facing the region’s healthcare providers. The Center’s efforts focus on areas in which member hospitals and their communities can benefit from a regional approach, including emergency preparedness; public policy and advocacy; finance and reimbursement; and community health. Through its business affiliates, CHAMPS Group Purchasing and The Essentials Group, The Center provides a broad level of professional services to its members. Headquartered in downtown Cleveland, The Center is honored to be named as one of The Cleveland Plain Dealer’s Top Workplaces in 2014, 2015 and 2021; ERC’s North Coast 99 List in 2003, 2004, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017; Crain’s Cleveland Business and Best Companies Group’s Employers in Ohio in 2020 and 2021; and Modern Healthcare’s 2021 Best Places to Work in Healthcare.
The Essential’s Group
The Essential’s group is designed to create greater value for the collective member and client base of The Center for Health Affairs and CHAMPS Group Purchasing by serving as an incubator for new concepts and forging partnerships that bring forward solutions to improve efficiency, productivity and outcomes. The Essentials Group’s guiding principle is to act as the gateway to the right products and services for businesses to take command of their bottom line.