Health Partners of Western Ohio

About Us

Mission Statement

“To eliminate gaps in health outcomes for all members of our community by providing access to quality, affordable, preventive and primary health care.”


Vision Statement

Health Partners of Western Ohio will continually strive to improve the health of our community by providing a patient-centered “health care home” that addresses the mind, body and spirit of our patients.

  • We will foster an atmosphere of care and compassion that develops a sense of community, promotes a healthy lifestyle and meets the health needs of our diverse population throughout their life.
  • We will continue to maintain a highly competent, diverse and multi-disciplinary health care team.
  • We will harness technology for the delivery of up-to-date primary and preventive health care services that deliver best practice outcomes, where patients participate in and direct their health care.
  • We will deliver services in a convenient and comprehensive manner that assure patients have access to care.
  • We will maintain a strong financial position and deliver services in a cost effective and efficient manner to ensure the organization is a good steward of federal, state and local resources.
  • We will collaborate with community partners in responding to the emerging health concerns of the community.

Board Members

Rev. Robert Horton Rebecca A. Dershem
Marie Niese Gene Reaman
Penny J. Daniel Mary J. Williamson
Bill Stolly Arlisa Hall
Anthony Lester Myrtle Johnson
John Stanovich Charlene Egan

Administrative Staff

Janis SunderhausChief Executive Officer
Kym Taflinger – Chief Analytics Officer.
Beth West – Chief Operations Officer.
Jolene JosephDirector of Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse & Community Outreach
Loretta NeffChief Financial Officer
Jennifer ClarkPharmacy Director
Nan Weaver - Director of Human Resources

Our History

Health Partners of Western Ohio is a private, non-profit corporation that was formed by a group of community residents and health professionals in Lima, Ohio. The impetus for the formation of Health Partners came from the activities of the Healthy People 2000 in partnership with the City of Lima. Healthy People 2000 identified access to primary care services as a top priority and out of this program grew the formation of the Southside Health Center Development Committee and MUA/HPSA designations were obtained for five census tracks in south Lima. Health Partners was originally formed as Allen County Health Partners in October 2002 and applied to become a “New Access Point” (NAP) in December 2003, receiving funding December 1, 2004.

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Our Values

  • Fairness
  • Accountability
  • Respect for Employees
  • Stewardship
  • Concern for Individuals in Need
  • Quality Service
  • Service to the Community
  • Integrity and Honesty