About OhioHealth

Join us on the golf course. Celebrate the excellence of our nurses. Tour a newly renovated kitchen. Honor a loved one during the holidays. Every way that you support us has a direct impact on the health and wellness of those we serve.

For more information on events, contact us at (614) 544.4483.


OhioHealth Foundation Nursing Philanthropy Ceremonies

Each year, the OhioHealth Foundation is proud to raise and steward charitable gifts given by many generous donors in recognition of the tremendous care provided by our OhioHealth nurses. The funds held within the OhioHealth Foundation are distributed annually in the form of nursing scholarships and awards. Dozens of outstanding candidates submit applications for consideration and winners are selected by a committee of nursing leaders. In 2013, the OhioHealth Foundation was able to provide over 118 awards totaling more than $134,000 to OhioHealth caregivers to further their education, pursue continuing education opportunities, attend a conference, make a professional presentations or obtain nursing certifications.

Below is a list of this year’s ceremonies. We invite you to join us. For more information about making a donation to nursing philanthropy, please contact Jackie Taylor at 614.544.4525 or jackie.taylor@ohiohealth.com.

Doctors Hospital
Nursing Excellence Ceremony
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
2 – 4 p.m.
Heritage Center
Founders Room 1, 2 and 3 
RSVP to attend at Doctors
 Dublin Methodist Hospital
Nursing Excellence Ceremony
Friday, May 9, 2014
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Conference Room 1 and 2
RSVP to attend at Dublin
Grady Memorial Hospital
Nursing Excellence Ceremony
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Medical Office Building
Conference Room 1 and 2
RSVP to attend at Grady
 Grant Medical Center
Nursing Excellence Ceremony
Monday, May 5, 2014
9:30 – 11 a.m.
Hugenberger Auditorium
Riverside Methodist Hospital
Nursing Philanthropy Ceremony
Thursday, May 1, 2014
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Susan H. Edwards Auditorium 
RSVP to attend at Riverside


2014 Kitchen Kapers

Sunday, September 14, from Noon to 5 p.m.

Gather ideas to inspire your own renovation or simply enjoy the exquisite kitchens and delectable food samples. All proceeds benefit cancer care programs and services at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. For ticket or sponsorship information, please visit www.kitchenkapers.org.

50th Candy Cane Charity Ball

Presented by OhioHealth Foundation, in honor of the Grant Women's Service Board
Saturday, December 14, 2013
Renaissance Columbus Downtown Hotel

Celebrating the 50th Candy Cane Charity Ball and the members of the Grant Women’s Service Board.

Since 1956, the Grant Women’s Service Board has dedicated itself to helping OhioHealth Grant Medical Center fulfill its mission to improve the health of those we serve. Through fundraising and volunteer activities, including the Candy Cane Charity Ball, Serendipity Luncheon and Style Show, Infant Closet and Shopping Cart, they have made a true impact on our patients and families. The Service Board members have become an extension of Grant’s family of caregivers.

In 2013, we celebrated the 50th, and final, Candy Cane Charity Ball on Saturday, December 14. As we came together for this momentous occasion, we celebrated the Service board’s commitment and paid tribute to their many years of service. They are forever part of our legacy and OhioHealth is proud to honor their accomplishments.

Please join us in this tribute to the remarkable service of the Grant Women’s Service Board by taking a look back at photos of the past 50 years.

For more information about 2013's Candy Cane Charity Ball, please contact Rian Keller at the OhioHealth Foundation at 614.544.4483 or rian.keller@ohiohealth.com.

View our 2013 Sponsors (PDF).

   View 50 Years of the Candy Cane Charity Ball  view event photos

   View Video


2013 Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony

Wednesday, December 4, 2013
OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital

More than 230 donors participated in the 2013 Memory Tree giving over $21,500 in honor and memory of their loved ones. In celebration of these gifts, over 100 guests enjoyed the 27th Annual Memory Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Arthur G.H. Bing, MD, Cancer Center at Riverside Methodist Hospital.

Congratulations to the 2013 Honorees:

  • A patient, Steven Hickenbottom
  • A physician, Steven Yakubov, MD
  • A corporate donor, Greif, Inc.
  • A family donor, the Dempsey Family

View our "Program of Events" (PDF) to see the full list of names of those who were memorialized.

View Photos   View Video


2013 Light Up A Life
Hospice Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony

Monday, November 25, 2013
Franklin County Government Center Atrium

This event is designed as a way to allow individuals to "Celebrate the Life of Someone Special." For many, a light is a symbolic way of remembering a loved one who has passed away or someone who is close in our hearts. For each gift, a single light was placed on the Hospice Holiday Tree. Gifts in memory or in honor of loved ones helps our entire hospice team meet the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people with terminal illnesses and their families. Light Up a Life supports community grief programs and bereavement services, art therapy for adults and children and special quality of life patient care needs.



2013 Kitchen Kapers

Presented by Riverside Service Board VII
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Upper Arlington and surrounding communities

This year’s Kitchen Kapers Tour was another great success raising more than $64,000 to benefit cancer services at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital. Many thanks to this year’s Presenting Sponsor, the Mirolo Charitable Foundation.

View Photos


2013 OhioHealth Foundation Golf Invitational Reception 

Monday, August 12, 2013
Muirfield Village Golf Club

Over $100,000 was raised to support the establishment of the Community Heart and Vascular Center at OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital.

Many thanks to our Presenting Sponsor, Cardinal Health, and all of our sponsors and supporters:

  • Presenting Sponsor - Cardinal Health
  • Premier Sponsor - Plante Moran
  • Reception Sponsors - Anderson Concrete and IGS Energy

View the Invitational winners. (PDF)

View Photos