Rural & Global Women’s Health
Philip Ennen is a American rural hospital leader. For thirty-two years he was first Chief Operating Officer and then Chief Executive Officer of Community Hospitals and Wellness Centers in Bryan, Ohio. It was in Bryan that Phil met and worked with Dr. Sharon Ransom and Professor Peter Gooch.
Phil has worked to advance his healthcare understanding by participating in intensive learning opportunities at the Harvard School of Public Health and Stanford University. In 2017 he provided lead testimony at the United States Senate, Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee at hearings dedicated to challenges of health care access in rural America.
A History of Commitment to Women’s Health and Community Health
From 2009 to 2016 Phil served on the Board of Trustees of the Ohio Hospital Association and as Board Chair in 2014. During that time the Ohio Hospital Association launched initiatives to improve birth outcomes for Ohio women and reduce the risk of preterm deliveries for African American women.
In 2018, the Bryan Hospital was one of only 24 US hospitals to receive the American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer’s “Outstanding Achievement Award”. That same year, Bryan Hospital was recognized by the Ohio Hospital Association for attaining zero rates in hospital-acquired infections in central lines and urinary catheters, as well as, prevention of ventilator-associated pneumonia.
IPRH: Working to Improve the Health of All Women
When he learned of their efforts to improve reproductive healthcare for women in Ethiopia, Phil led an effort to have the Bryan Hospital link with Sister Aklesia Hospital in Adama, Ethiopia. Phil facilitated the donation of medical equipment for the work of IPRH during their 2015 mission. Later, Phil was honored to join the Board of Directors for IPRH.
Global Women’s Health and HPV
As a father of two daughters, Phil believes that all women of the world should have access to safe and effective reproductive services. He fully supports the efforts of IPRH to train physicians, nurses, and healthcare workers in detection and treatment of cervical changes caused by Human Papilloma Virus.