The Ohio Hospital Association Partners with SkillSurvey®

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Web-based Reference Assessments help to improve HCAHPS scores and quality of hire for OHA members

SkillSurvey®, Inc., the inventor and leading provider of Web 2.0 reference assessment solutions, has announced a new partnership with the Ohio Hospital Association (OHA), the nation’s first state-level hospital association. OHA, which currently represents 165 hospitals throughout Ohio, partnered with SkillSurvey® after they recognized the distinct advantages of using SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360® over traditional phone reference checks. Scientifically proven to help hospitals improve quality of hire, SkillSurvey’s reference assessment software ensures compliance, and reduces operating costs by streamlining the hiring process and lowering employee turnover.

“OHA is pleased to offer our member hospitals this opportunity,” said Nancy Melcher-Webb, director, OHA Solutions. “SkillSurvey complements the work of the OHA Solutions Staffing Program, which, since 2005, has established exceptional standards for Ohio’s hospitals when hiring supplemental temporary staff through the program.”

OHA members can now procure SkillSurvey’s Pre-Hire 360® reference assessment solution at preferred price points. The scientifically-supported assessments yield the following benefits:

  • Raised HCAHPS scores by improving quality-of-hire decisions
  • Decreased operating costs by reducing employee turnover and streamlining the hiring process
  • Improved quality of patient care and satisfaction resulting from better hires
  • Improved hiring efficiency by eliminating phone calls

“SkillSurvey is extremely pleased to be partnering with the Ohio Hospital Association,” said Ray Bixler, president and chief executive officer of SkillSurvey®. “In a high stakes industry like healthcare, where hiring decisions can affect patients’ lives and Medicare reimbursements, being able to accurately forecast a job candidate’s performance by obtaining confidential feedback from former managers and peers is a huge improvement over the often futile results of doing references via telephone. SkillSurvey’s scientifically-proven approach leverages job competencies and confidential 360-degree feedback to deliver information that employers have always wanted, yet previously could not consistently acquire.”

About SkillSurvey
SkillSurvey®, Inc. is the inventor and leading provider of Web 2.0 reference assessment solutions that improve recruiting efficiency and increase quality of hire. Its online programs allow recruiters and hiring managers to collect feedback from references on a candidate’s behaviors and work performance. The information, all gathered electronically, is used to make better hiring decisions. This patent-pending approach to reference assessments is based on over 30 years of research in job competency modeling. Over two million people will utilize SkillSurvey® this year. Visit SkillSurvey®, Inc. at

About the Ohio Hospital Association
The Ohio Hospital Association is the nation’s first state-level hospital association and currently represents 165 hospitals and 16 health systems throughout Ohio.
Established in 1915, OHA works with member hospitals to meet the health care needs of their communities and to create a vision for the future of Ohio’s health care environment. OHA has more than 1,900 members of 10 affiliated societies.


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