John O'Handley, MD, Mount Carmel: Healthcare Achievement Awards 2021
John O'Handley, MD, Mount Carmel Health System: Finalist, Lifetime Achievement, Healthcare Achievement Awards 2021
For decades, John O’Handley, medical director of community health and well-being at Mount Carmel Health System, has worked to give a voice to vulnerable communities. A frequent member of outreach teams, he has worked to provide free urgent medical care, checkups and more. Further, he helps to provide those services on the program’s mobile coach, visiting patients on-location.
O’Handley also introduced the Street Medicine program to the Columbus community, which includes visiting homeless camps across Columbus and treating those who have limited access to shelter, human services and medical care. Through his efforts, over 6,000 patients are treated each year.