University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center names new COO
ASHLAND — Sylvia Radziszewski, RRT, MBA, has been named chief operating officer of University Hospitals (UH) Samaritan Medical Center. Radziszewski succeeds Todd Harford, RN, BSN, MBA, who assumed the position of COO at UH Elyria Medical Center on Dec. 1.
Alongside the UH Samaritan Executive Leadership Team, Radziszewski will help the medical center improve quality, patient experience and financial outcomes. She will also spearhead programs to engage UH Samaritan employees and the Ashland community.
Radziszewski has consistently held leadership positions throughout her career. She recently served as the regional vice president of Ohio for Chenmed – Dedicated Senior Medical Centers in Miami, Florida. Before working at Chenmed, Radziszewski led numerous teams in Northeast Ohio as COO of Orthopedic One in Columbus; vice president of the Oncology Institute at Summa Health System in Akron; and executive director at Mercy Cancer Center in Lorain.
Radziszewski is a registered respiratory therapist, RRT, and holds a master of business administration degree from Kent State University.
AEP Ohio named ‘Customer Champion,’ best in Midwest
GAHANNA — AEP Ohio, an American Electric Power company, has been named a “Customer Champion” in a national study for the fourth year in a row.
The analytics firm Escalent surveyed nearly 80,000 residential electric customers from the 140 largest utility companies in the United States. AEP Ohio received a Customer Engagement Benchmark Performance score of 725 on a 1,000-point scale, placing it number one among electric utilities in the Midwest region.
Results indicate that utilities such as AEP Ohio have increased their focus on customers, communities and the environment during the pandemic, which has increased customer engagement. AEP Ohio was named among the industry’s best in terms of interacting with customers in meaningful and effective ways.
AEP Ohio was one of 45 utilities to be selected as a Customer Champion in the 2021 Cogent Syndicated Utility Trusted Brand & Customer Engagement: Residential study.
Firelands electric co-op sponsoring electrical safety contest
NEW LONDON — Firelands Electric Cooperative invites students in kindergarten through fifth grade to enter its 2022 Electrical Safety Contest. Children living in a home that receives its power from the co-op are eligible to participate.
To enter, students simply need to show off their knowledge of electrical safety by completing the quiz available in the March issue of Ohio Cooperative Living magazine and on Firelands Electric’s website (firelandsec.com/contests). Sign and submit the quiz by mail to: Electrical Safety Contest, Firelands Electric Cooperative, P.O. Box 32, New London, OH 44851.
Entries may also be scanned and emailed to [email protected] (maximum file size of 10 MB) or completed online. Entries must be received by Firelands Electric Cooperative before 4 p.m. March 21.
Students who correctly answer at least six of the eight questions correctly will have their name entered into a drawing for a chance to win one of three restaurant gift cards.
In May, as part of National Electrical Safety Month, winners will be featured in the local pages of Ohio Cooperative Living magazine, as well as on Firelands Electric Cooperative’s website and social media outlets.
For more, contact the member services department at 1-800-533-8658.
This article originally appeared on Mansfield News Journal: Business Briefs: UH Samaritan COO, AEP Ohio, Firelands Electric