Atlas Industries building auction set for Nov. 14

The former location of General Electric and Atlas Industries is going to auction at 11 a.m.Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019, at Hampton Inn & Suites, 540 E. CR 89, Fremont. Registration starts at 10 a.m.

Built in the 1946 as the General Electric plant, this impressive 252,000+/- square foot, single-story, brick industrial warehouse building is situated upon 16.72+/- acres of land. Most recently Atlas Industries, this property consists of approximately 12,000 square feet of office space containing conference rooms, kitchenette, locker rooms, restrooms and foyer with the balance being warehouse.

Building details:

  • Ceiling heights vary from 18 feet to 45 feet clear span
  • Updated LED lighting throughout
  • Sprinklers
  • Reznor heat units
  • Heavy power – 3,000 Amp, 480 Volt, 3-Phase electric service
  • Compressed air and gas lines throughout
  • Milwaukee 15 Ton Crane on Rails
  • Security cameras
  • One 14 foot drive-in door
  • Dock doors — two 10 foot docks with levelers, one 8 foot dock with leveler, one 20 foot drive-in.
  • Parking for over 1,000 cars and dozens of tractor-trailers (with ability to expand)
  • City sewer and water
  • Fiber-optic available
  • Recent Phase I Environmental Report (2018) contains no recommendations or hazardous material issues.
  • Zoned M-2 Heavy Industrial in the City of Tiffin, OH.

For more information on building and site details, see the listing on ZoomProspector.

This site has excellent economic incentives and benefits available through the Port Authority, city and county economic development organizations and JobsOhio regional partner. It is the perfect opportunity for a user or investor to acquire a building at a fraction of the replacement cost.

There is a short-term tenant occupying approximately 60,000 square feet of space which generates over $8,000 per month plus taxes and utilities. 

Tiffin, Ohio is located 30 minutes south of the Ohio Turnpike (I-80) in the county seat of Seneca County just 50 miles from Toledo, 35 miles from Sandusky and 90 miles from Cleveland and Columbus.  Northern and Ohio West, CSX and Norfolk and Southern rail lines are all located nearby. Walking distance from Heidelberg University and Tiffin University.

The auction is being managed by Colliers International. On-site inspections are scheduled for Nov. 4 and Nov. 11 from 10-11:30 a.m. The buildings is being offered with a published reserve price of $995,000 ($3.95/sf). Three parcels of land in Tiffin are being offered for auction as well.

Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership can provide assistance with site selection, local incentives and managing relationships with local governement. For information, please contact Nick Dutro, development manager, at 419.767.0238 (cell) and email at or David Zak, president and CEO, at 419.912.1150 (cell) and by email at

Public meetings planned for Joint Comprehensive Plan

Seneca Regional Planning is hosting two public meetings on the Joint Comprehensive Plan as it nears completion. The plan is for Seneca County, City of Tiffin, City of Fostoria and the Seneca County Park District.

These meetings are designed for the citizens, business owners and elected officials of Seneca County to gather their input on the future of Seneca County.

The meetings are set for two days at separate locations for convenience to the public.

  • Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 6 p.m., North Central Ohio Educational Service Center, 928 W. Market St., Tiffin.
  • Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5 p.m. at the 342 Perry St, Fostoria.

Ralph’s Joy of Living adds Olivelle products to store

First store in Ohio to carry company’s oils, vinegars

TIFFIN, OHIO – November 5, 2019 – Ralph’s Joy of Living is the first in Ohio to offer Olivelle olive oils and balsamic vinegars at its store at 33 N. Washington St., Tiffin. 

Olivelle specializes in high quality traditional and flavor infused olive oils, balsamic vinegars, artisan sea salts, dippers, rubs, herb blends and world spices. Everyday, a tasting table of 38 oils and vinegars allows customers to taste, find the ones they love and have Ralph’s fill a bottle fresh for them from the innovative cask system. The air tight, light tight casks ensures the customer receives a fresh filled experience every visit. Customers pay a one-time fee of $3 per bottle, which when returned is replaced with a clean bottle every time they refill.

Julie Smothers said all the Olivelle products have accompanying free recipe cards that are meant to excite us to cook and inspire us to create these delicious, simple recipes at home for friends and family.  

To show off their new product line, Ralph’s Joy of Living has substantially reinvested again!  This time, in a new kitchen space, complete with KraftMade Vantage Cabinetry, Sub-Zero, Wolf and Cove Appliances. The new space will give flexibility for demonstrations, food & wine events, wine tastings and cooking classes starting in 2020.

Ralph Smothers said he’s proud to be one of only 70 Olivelle stores in the U.S.

“There are other olive oil stores, but nothing like this,” he said. “This is going to be another reason for people to come to Tiffin.”

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz commented: “I’m proud to see Ralph and Julie continue to bring great new products to their shop. We are fortunate to have such a unique store in Downtown Tiffin, Ohio.”

The grand opening of Ralph’s Olivelle products is 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, at the store. There will be tastings, demonstrations and chances to win prizes.

 About Olivelle

Olivelle was founded in 2006 by mother and daughter team Michelle Schaeffer and Brie Thompson as speciality food store in Bozeman, Montana. After being displeased with the inconsistency and lack of quality available in infused oils and vinegars, Brie and Michelle started to create their own products with the premium quality oils and vinegars that were traditionally sold uninfused. Today, Olivelle produces over 100 high quality products including olive oils, vinegars, spice blends, and artisan salts. Built around the motto “The Art of Flavor” Olivelle wants to make cooking fun, easy and flavorful by keeping their products approachable for the most novice to the most advanced cooks that bring friends and family to the table.

About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.

Export Success program can help companies enter global markets

Information provided by Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce

With the pace of world growth in places like East Asia, India, Africa, and other international markets, manufacturers and service providers in Northwest Ohio have substantial export opportunities; however, entering these markets can seem a bit daunting due to the complexities of the exporting process.

To tackle these and other issues of exporting, The Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce (TRCC) together with RGP Northwest Ohio, United Parcel Service (UPS) and the U.S. Commercial Service have partnered together to provide guidance in the world of exporting. Export Success at the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce can help new-to-export companies as well as experienced exporters enter into new global markets quickly and efficiently.

The program is 10 session from January through October 2020 from 7:45-11 a.m. (breakfast included) at 300 Madison Avenue, 8th Fl., Toledo, Ohio. Cost is $2,000 for chamber members and $2,300 non-members. (Please call 419.243.8191 for membership information.) Cost includes two participants, materials, breakfast and parking.

For more information, please visit or contact Sabrina D’Onofrio, CGBP, CBA at or (419) 243-8191 ext. 248 or Paul Zito, Vice President of International Development at RGP Northwest Ohio at (419) 252-2700.

Space is limited. Register with Sabrina D’Onofrio, at or (419) 243-8191 ext. 248

Boutique Hotel coming to Historic Downtown Tiffin

Rendering of possible façade of the new Tiffin boutique hotel modelled after a drawing of the original 1874 Wisler House done by historian John Huss.

TIFFIN, Ohio — The Tiffin Boutique Hotel Group LLC has announced that it has purchased the former Gibson Hotel in the historic Washington Street corridor of downtown Tiffin and will be converting it to a contemporary boutique hotel. 

The Tiffin Hotel Group plans a 23-room boutique hotel, featuring smartly appointed rooms with modern furniture and fixtures, while the common spaces will standout with edgy but pleasing décor. The original three-story spiral staircase in an open atrium again will shine with a melding of old and new. A lower rooftop deck with a garden patio is being contemplated in the rear of the building. The boutique hotel has a planned opening in 2021.

Jeff Weber and his other partners in Lakewood, Ohio, experienced real estate investors, have some familiarity with Tiffin and have partnered with Andrew Kalnow, CEO of National Machinery and a prominent local investor, to bring this new hotel to downtown Tiffin.

Weber stated, “We are very excited about this project. Tiffin is a happening place. As a smaller city with its historical preservation and Main Street program orientation that helps stimulate downtown living, shopping, and restaurants, a boutique hotel in the heart of downtown also makes lots of sense.”

Kalnow commented, “With the combined options for overnight visitors of staying in a downtown boutique hotel or at an executive suite at the B&B village in the oldest part of town adjacent to the Monument on scenic Frost Parkway, Tiffin may stand out as a true destination for overnight visitors. It will also give a more unique hospitality experience for travelers doing business in the area.”

TechCred Program deadline approaching

Press release provided by the Ohio Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation

Ohio’s TechCred Program gives businesses the chance to upskill current and future employees in today’s tech-infused economy. The deadline for businesses to submit applications is Oct. 31, 2019. Businesses who submit successful applications will be reimbursed up to $2,000 per credential, when current or prospective employees complete eligible technology-focused credentials.

Application and reimbursement process

1. Employers apply for funding during application period

2. Development Services Agency scores applications and awards funding

3. Employer sponsors current or prospective employees to complete an eligible credential program

4. Current or prospective employee successfully completes the program and receives approved credential

5. Employer submits proof of completion and receives reimbursement

Employer eligibility

Any Ohio registered employer that employs Ohio resident W-2 employees is eligible to apply. Businesses of all sizes and in all industries are encouraged to apply. Only one application will be accepted per company.

Employer size classification

For the purpose of application and fund distribution, the following business size classifications will be used:

  • 1-50 Employees: Small
  • 51-200 Employees: Medium
  • 201+ Employees: Large

Individual eligibility

Ohio employers may apply for reimbursement for credentialing of both current and/or prospective employees. Individuals listed in an employer’s application must be Ohio residents with a verifiable Ohio address. Individuals submitted on an application must be a current or prospective W2 employee; independent contractors or 1099 employees are not eligible for this program unless they are being converted to a W2 employee following receipt of the credential.

Application scoring criteria

Employer applications will be reviewed competitively, based on the following criteria:

  • Pledged wage increase in relation to credential cost
  • Level of economic distress in employees’ region and regional balance of awards
  • Amount of employer contribution towards the cost of credential

Applications will be reviewed competitively; awards will not be made on a first-come, first-served basis.

Information required for application

Applicants will be required to submit the following information:

Company Information

 Federal Tax ID

 Company Name

 Ohio Charter Number

 Address

 Company’s Industry

 Number of Full-Time Employees in Ohio

 Company Website Link

 Company Point of Contact and Contact Information

Trainee Information:

 Name (first and last)

 Email

 Last 4 Digits of Social Security Number

 Date of Birth

 County of Residence

 Wage Prior to Credential

 Expected Wage After Credential is Earned

 Race (optional)

 Gender (optional)

Training Information:

 Name of Training Provider

 Type of Training Provider

 Credential Selected (from approved list)

 3rd Party Certification Provider (if applicable)

 Certification Cost

 Total Actual Cost of Credential

 Requested Reimbursement Amount from Credential

Award amounts

Reimbursements will be up to $2,000 per credential, with one reimbursement available per employee in each funding round. Employers are eligible to receive up to $30,000 per funding round.

Credential Eligibility

Credentials must meet the following requirements:

  • Industry-recognized: The term ‘‘industry-recognized,’’ used with respect to a credential, means a credential that is sought or accepted by employers within the industry or sector involved as a recognized, preferred, or required credential for recruitment, screening, hiring, retention or advancement purposes; and, where appropriate, is endorsed by a nationally recognized trade association or organization representing a significant part of the industry or sector.
  • Technology-focused: Technology credentials demonstrate the competencies necessary to succeed in an occupation that utilizes technology to develop, build, and deliver products and services. Technology credentials rely on science, technology, engineering and/or math related education, as well as technical skills, to benefit an employer dependent on the development, deployment and investment in new and emerging technology, including software development, advanced manufacturing, data analytics, cybersecurity, computer hardware and design, military applications and other emerging fields.
  • Short-term: Can be completed in 12 months or less and is less than 30 credit hours or 900 clock hours.

Adding credentials to the approved list

TechCred is designed to be responsive to the dynamic workforce needs of employers. Employers can request that additional credentials meeting the eligibility requirements identified above be added to the list of eligible credentials. When filling out the TechCred application, businesses will choose “Credential Not Listed” and be prompted to provide:

  • Name of Credential
  • Link to Credential Website
  • Reasons the Credential Should be Added
  • Description of How the Credential was Verified to Ensure Quality
  • Top Competencies and Skills Indicated by Earning the Credential

Credentialing timeline

Costs incurred by the Applicant prior to an award of eligibility and a written Agreement is done at the Applicant’s risk. All credentials must be completed by the Grant Expiration Date provided on the Agreement to be eligible for reimbursement.

Eligible providers

The TechCred program encourages employers to choose the training provider that will most effectively meet their needs. Eligible training providers include: universities, community colleges, technical centers, and private training providers.

Reimbursable costs

Employers may be reimbursed for tuition, lab fees, manuals, textbooks and certification costs, up to $2,000 per credential.

Reimbursement Timeline

Employers must submit documentation within six (6) weeks of an employee completing the credential to receive reimbursement. Credentials must be completed within 18 months from the date of award eligibility.

Reimbursement process

To request reimbursement, employers that have been awarded eligibility must submit the following information at

  • Proof of credential completion
  • Invoices for costs incurred
  • Proof of payment
  • Documentation of employee’s wage after completing the credential

For more information, see the flyer.

Downtown Tiffin receives two state awards

The Ritz Theatre, 33 Court Street awarded, Reclaim It honored

COLUMBUS, OHIO – Oct. 22, 2019 – Heritage Ohio presented Downtown Tiffin with two awards and an honorable mention at the Annual Preservation and Revitalization Awards Ceremony Tuesday, Oct. 22, at the historic Midland Theatre in Newark, Ohio.

  • Awards were given to:
  • The Ritz Theatre, winner of the Historic Theater of the Year Award.
  • Tiffin Capital Investments LLC, winner of the Best Upper Floor Residential Rehabilitation Award for Court Street Lofts, 33 Court St.
  • Reclaim It 127, honorable mention for the Main Street Business of the Year Award.

The Historic Theater of the Year Award is presented to the historic theater, opera house or cinema which embodies the spirit of preservation. The Best Upper Floor Residential Rehabilitation Award is presented to one or more individuals, tenants or property owners who have completed the best interior single or multi-family upper floor residential project in a downtown mixed-use building based on proper preservation techniques.

“Many good projects were considered,” according to Joyce Barrett, the executive director of Heritage Ohio, “Congratulations to Downtown Tiffin on their awards for these worthwhile projects that not only preserve history in the community but create a better quality of life for its citizens.”

In 2018, Downtown Tiffin was presented with three statewide awards by Heritage Ohio. The Façade Enhancement Grant program won Best Public/Private Partnership; Suzie Reineke and Weston Reinbolt won Young Preservation Leaders; and Amy Reinhart won Main Street Manager of the Year. In 2017, the annual Around the Town event won the Best Main Street Committee Event.

Tiffin Mayor Aaron Montz commented, “I’m pleased to see that Heritage Ohio again recognized all the great things happening in Downtown Tiffin. Thank you to everyone whose work has made our community a destination in Northwest Ohio.”

The Heritage Ohio Annual Preservation and Revitalization Conference is Oct. 21-23 in Newark. The conference is to provide attendees networking opportunities and informational presentations by community preservation and revitalization experts in addition to the awards ceremony.

About Heritage Ohio

As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of local tourism. Learn more by visiting

About Downtown Tiffin

The revitalization of downtown Tiffin began in 2011, when a group of community members came together to for “Tiffin Tomorrow”, with the goal of promoting and encouraging economic development in downtown Tiffin, and creating plans, programs and actions to ensure long-term vitality and prosperity. In 2014, the city of Tiffin contracted with SIEDC to act as the downtown organization and “Tiffin Tomorrow” came under the SIEDC umbrella as the “Downtown Development Committee,” which serves as the governing board of the downtown organization. In 2015, Tiffin joined Heritage Ohio’s Ohio Main Street Program. For more information, click here.

Board extends Heidelberg president’s contract

Press release provided by Heidelberg University


TIFFIN – The Heidelberg University Board of Trustees has announced that, in accordance with terms of President Robert H. Huntington’s 2019-2024 employment agreement, his contract has been extended an additional year.

Board Chair Kathleen Tirbovich Geier made the announcement following the Board’s fall meetings Oct. 18-19.  Huntington was given a rolling contract designed to automatically turn into another five-year contract at the end of the first year and every year thereafter.  As a result, his new contract has been extended to June 2025.  Geier said she looks forward to many more such extensions.

“Over the past 10 years, the Board has been pleased to collaborate with Rob as we execute our bold vision for Heidelberg’s future,” Geier said.  “He has been a strong leader and decision maker in guiding Heidelberg on our shared path toward education excellence, student success and graduation.  As Heidelberg continues to evolve to meet the needs of our students and the challenges facing higher education today, we need a steady hand at the helm and Heidelberg has been fortunate to have that in Rob Huntington.”

Under Huntington’s leadership, Heidelberg has invested about $28 million to complete 16 new construction and major renovation projects that have dramatically improved the student and guest experience on campus.  In the past year, The HeidelBean! coffee shop and loft has opened, a new donor-funded lab for Exercise Science students is up and running, and renovation is nearing completion for the former Media Communication Center, now the new GEM Center (short for Gaming, eSports and Media) and home to the new Video Game Production major and eSports club.  Additionally, the University has raised nearly $66 million in its Academic Comprehensive Campaign for Excellence (ACCE), a multi-level, multi-year initiative that is transforming the academic offerings and educational experiences that provide distinctive opportunities and advantages for Heidelberg’s students.

Huntington has overseen the development and implementation of a number of new programs – the PlusOneAdvantage® MBA Tuition-Free Scholarship Program, the co-curricular HYPE Career Ready® Program, and the Four-Year Graduation Guarantee to guide all students toward graduation and professional and personal success.

As part of the Academic Strategic Initiatives for Improvement Plan (ASIIP), Huntington has supported the leadership of Academic Affairs and the faculty in the restructuring of Heidelberg’s academic departments into three schools, the creation of new majors in exercise science, video game production and the newest, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program.

Geier noted that all stakeholders have had a role in Heidelberg’s success and progress over the past several years, and she credits stability at the highest level of leadership.  “It takes a commitment to collaboration among the Board, senior leadership and the entire Heidelberg community to help Heidelberg rise.  Stability at the presidential level allows us to achieve our goals and build engaging personal relationships that lead to lives of purpose with distinction for all of our graduates.  We are all very optimistic about the future,” she said.

“I still feel very lucky to be at Heidelberg University and look ahead enthusiastically to our long, hard march forward and upward together for our students,” Huntington commented.

Huntington began as Heidelberg’s 14th president in July 2009.  In their 11th year as residents of Tiffin and Seneca County, he and his family have established roots in the community they now call home.  He is a past chair of the Board of Trustees of the Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership (formerly Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp.) and its Executive Committee.  He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of the Tiffin Community Foundation and a member of the Tiffin Rotary.  In higher education, Huntington serves as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Ohio Foundation of Independent Colleges (OFIC) and as a Trustee for the Association of Independent Colleges and Universities in Ohio (AICUO).  Nationally, Huntington served on the NCAA Division III Presidents Council and as a member of the Strategic Planning and Finance Committee, while also representing the Ohio Athletic Conference on the NCAA Division III Presidents Advisory Group for the past seven years.

About Heidebelberg University

Founded in 1850, Heidelberg offers 34 majors, 35 minors and ten pre-professional programs, awarding the bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music degrees, as well as master’s degrees in counseling, business administration and music education and soon, athletic training. For more information visit the website at

Terra State offers tuition-free program for 2020-2021

Press Release provided by Terra State Community College

Fremont, Ohio, October 18, 2019 – The Workforce Demand Scholarship is back to give high school graduates a tuition-free option to attend Terra State Community College classes as long as they are pursuing a career in a high-demand job field.

“The Workforce Demand Scholarship is a gap scholarship,” says Kristen Lindsay, Terra State’s Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Services. “It brings the cost of college down to a more affordable level for students. For example, at Terra State, the current cost of tuition and general fees for the fall and spring semesters is $4,944. If a student receives a Pell grant in the amount of $2,000, along with other scholarships totaling $1,000, your scholarship is the difference in the amount and would be $1,944. Books and other fees are not covered by the scholarship.”

This year, the Workforce Demand Scholarship is available to students pursuing the following degrees:

  • Accounting
  • Agribusiness Management
  • Business Management
  • Computer Information Systems
  • Health Information Technology
  • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR)
  • Hospitality Management
  • Interactive Media
  • Manufacturing Technology
  • Music Technology and Recording Arts
  • Power and Controls (Electricity)
  • Power Technologies (includes Automotive)
  • Robotics – Integrated Manufacturing Technology
  • Systems and Network Support
  • Welding Technology

To qualify, a student must be enrolled full time (twelve or more credit hours) for the fall and spring semesters and part-time (six or more credit hours) for the summer semester. Students who are awarded the Workforce Demand Scholarship will be provided the opportunity to participate in a work-based experience with an employer in Terra State’s service district.

The scholarship pays for a maximum of five semesters and a target of 12 – 15 students per program are eligible to receive the scholarship. Students who graduate high school in 2020 will get priority preference with remaining spots filled by other qualifying students.

To apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a high school graduate and new to Terra State. This includes CCP students.
  • Not have a college degree.
  • Complete a free application for admission to Terra State, the Terra State scholarship application and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) all before April 15, 2020.
  • Develop an academic and career plan, sign a participation contract, and register for classes before April 15, 2020.
  • Submit a non-refundable $50 deposit by April 15, 2020 to reserve your spot (deposit will be applied to cost of general fees once enrolled).
  • Complete on-campus service hours weekly during each semester of enrollment. An on-campus service hour commitment will be matched as best as possible to help build skills for future employment in the student’s occupation of choice.

“Recipients of the Workforce Demand Scholarship need to enroll full time at Terra State and they must attend consecutive fall and spring terms with summer enrollment remaining an option,” Lindsay points out. “Students are also required to maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average and achieve a course completion rate of 68%.” Recipients forfeit all benefits if they stop taking classes or drop below full-time status.

Beyond the financial assistance, recipients of the scholarship receive other benefits. “These students receive special invites to career-focused events on campus like job fairs and professional development opportunities,” says Lindsay. One event last year was a networking and professionalism workshop presented by Callista Gould, author of The Exceptional Professional: What You Need To Know To Grow Your Career. Recipients even received a free copy of her book.

For more information on the Workforce Demand Scholarship, call 419.559.2349 or email

About Terra State Community College

Terra State Community College is a two-year accredited, state-supported, residential college located in Fremont, Ohio. Terra State has a long history of service to the community and providing students with an education that is both accessible and affordable. Terra State offers twenty-two Applied Degrees and Certificates to students.

Two Mercy Health hospitals among the Best Places to Work in Healthcare 2019

Mercy Health – Willard Hospital ranked 5th in nation and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital ranked 48th in nation

Press release provided by Mercy Health

Mercy Health is pleased that two of our hospitals have been named as Best Places to Work by Modern Healthcare.

Mercy Health – Willard Hospital has been ranked as number five and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital has been ranked number 48 among healthcare providers and insurers in Modern Healthcare’s 2019 Best Places to Work in Healthcare list. Modern Healthcare will publish a special supplement featuring ranked lists of all the winners along with the September 30 issue.

The complete list of this year’s winner rankings is available here.

“Earning a place on the Best Places to Work list is a tribute to our teams who work hard to ensure our patients receive the highest quality of care each and every day,” said Lynn Detterman, president, Mercy Health – Toledo Rural Market. “Combining quality and compassion is what Mercy Health has been known for and will remain our promise to our community. I am proud of the providers, nurses and staff at both Mercy Health – Willard Hospital and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital for their excellent service to this community and their dedication to the Mercy Health Mission.”

Earlier this year, Modern Healthcare reached out to a random sample of associates who were asked to complete a survey that inquired about employee recognition activities, holiday celebrations and gifts, support for continued learning and community involvement.

Mercy Health – Willard Hospital employs about 160 associates. Noted as the reasons our associates love their place of employment is “recognition programs” and “professional week celebrations.” Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital employs about 350 associates who say they love most about Mercy Health, discount employee programs and employee recognition events. Both hospitals are within the Mercy Health – Toledo Market.

““We are proud of our hospitals in both Tiffin and Willard and are pleased that our associates believe in our Mission, community and patients,” said Bob Baxter, president, Mercy Health – Toledo. “We want to create an environment that our employees can be proud of and this recognition solidifies the fact that our team feels the same way. We are honored to have received this recognition.”

Modern Healthcare and its Best Places to Work in Healthcare award winners have accomplished much over the years, empowering healthcare organizations, and the people who work for them, to realize their full potential. Modern Healthcare partners with the Best Companies Group on the assessment process, which includes an extensive employee survey.

“With record unemployment levels, organizations face stiff competition to attract and retain top talent. The providers and companies making this year’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare list understand the importance of creating an environment where employees can not only excel in their own development but contribute to the mission of improving care delivery,” said Aurora Aguilar, editor of Modern Healthcare. “An appreciation—and dedication—to their organization’s mission was one of the most common refrains from employees filling out surveys this year.”

Both Mercy Health – Willard Hospital and Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital were honored at the 2019 Best Places to Work Awards Dinner on Thursday, September 26, at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. This is the first time both hospitals have made the list.

About Mercy Health

Mercy Health – Toledo is part of Bon Secours Mercy Health, one of the top 20 health systems in the United States, one of the largest employers in Ohio and part of the top performing quartile of Catholic health systems for lowest cost per case for patient care. Locally, Mercy Health is based in Toledo, Ohio, and serves 20 counties in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Mercy Health – Toledo provides comprehensive primary and critical care services to residents as well as a robust physician group, Mercy Health Physicians, Life Flight critical air transport services and Mercy College of Ohio.

Mercy Health – Toledo is proud to provide more than $111 million in community benefit in 2017 which includes charity care and community health services. With approximately 8,800 employees; 300 employed physicians and 2,200 medical staff members, Mercy Health has been part of the Northwest Ohio community it serves for more than 163 years. Please visit for additional information and connect with Mercy Health – Toledo on Facebook, on Twitter at @mercynwohio and on Instagram.

About Modern Healthcare 

Modern Healthcare is the most trusted business news and information brand in the healthcare industry. Combining the power of a print publication, 24-7 digital news products, robust research and event platforms, Modern Healthcare empowers healthcare leaders and influencers to make timely and informed business decisions. To learn more or subscribe, go to