Dean Melnyk named 2016 Champion of Healthcare

Bernadette Melnyk, dean of The Ohio State University College of Nursing was recognized as a 2016 Champion of Healthcare by Columbus Business First

The publication named Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, as its 2016 Healthcare Educator & Advocate, which honors an individual for efforts toward creating and/or improving awareness among consumers about healthcare issues that affect specific groups or the community at large.

Melnyk, who also serves as Ohio State’s associate vice president for health promotion and university chief wellness officer, was credited in her nomination for the College of Nursing’s recent rise in U.S. News & World Report rankings, and for her efforts to improve patient access to effective care, including the opening of Ohio State Total Health and Wellness primary care center located at University Hospital East, as well as her role in the national Million Hearts initiative.

Melnyk has more than 25 years of research and teaching in the field of healthcare systems and colleges of nursing. She also is an internationally renowned expert in the evidence-based practice, intervention research, child and adolescent mental health and health and wellness, and is a frequent keynote speaker at national and international conferences.

Columbus Business First's Champions of Healthcare program honors Central Ohio medical professionals who are raising the region's quality of life through dedication to patient care, innovations in research and technology, and outstanding healthcare management.