COLUMBUS, Ohio – OhioHealth announced that Susan Merryman, APR, has been named vice president of Communications for the not-for-profit, healthcare organization.
In addition to being part of a team responsible for strategic development of marketing and public relations initiatives, Merryman will have direct oversight of the Communications, Media Relations and Special Events departments.
Merryman, a senior-level public relations practitioner with more than 25 years of experience in marketing, communications and public relations, comes to OhioHealth from Capital University where she served a dual role as chief of staff in the President’s Office and vice president of Marketing and Communications.
Prior to her experience at Capital, she served as vice president at the Columbus Chamber of Commerce. During her seven years there, Merryman spearheaded branding, marketing and communication initiatives, i.e., Columbus2020 and Columbus Region brands.
Her work has garnered widespread recognition in the public relations industry including;
- a Silver Anvil, the highest honor in the public relations profession and recognition from Central Ohio PRSA
- International Economic Development Council and the American Chamber of Commerce
- She was recognized as the 2004 Central Ohio PRSA Tom Poling Central Ohio Practitioner of the Year
Merryman currently serves on the board of directors for Columbus School for Girls where she oversees outreach initiatives. She is a past-president of Central Ohio PRSA and has been active with Action for Children, Otterbein University’s Alumni Council and the United Way.
Merryman holds a Bachelor of Arts from Otterbein University, Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton, and is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA.)
OhioHealth is a nationally recognized, not-for-profit, charitable, healthcare organization with Methodist roots. Based in Columbus, Ohio, OhioHealth is currently recognized as one of the top five large health systems in America by Truven Health Analytics. It is also recognized by FORTUNE Magazine as one of the “100 Best Companies to Work For” and has been for eight years in a row, 2007-2014.
Serving its communities since 1891, it is a family of 28,000 associates, physicians and volunteers, and a network of 12 hospitals, 50+ health and surgery centers, a hospice, home-health, medical equipment and other health services spanning a 40-county area.
OhioHealth member hospitals include OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Grant Medical Center, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital-Columbus, OhioHealth Grady Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Dublin Methodist Hospital, OhioHealth Doctors Hospital-Nelsonville, OhioHealth Hardin Memorial Hospital, OhioHealth Marion General Hospital, OhioHealth O’Bleness Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Mansfield Hospital, OhioHealth MedCentral Shelby Hospital and the OhioHealth Rehabilitation Hospital. For more information, please visit our website at www.ohiohealth.com.