A joint venture agreement is reached between
Harding Hospital and The Ohio State University
Medical Center. The agreement creates a single
management structure for clinical, administrative,
academic and managed care contracting efforts.
It allows both organizations to work together to
provide a continuum of mental health services to
benefit patients, payers and the community. Reed
Fraley is named CEO, and S. R. Thorward, MD,
becomes COO of the new entity.