Credentialing Services


We now credential for nine (9) OhioHealth Hospitals. They are listed below:

Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Marion General Hospital, O'Bleness Hospital, Mansfield/Shelby Hospitals (MedCentral) and Hardin Memorial Hospital

To apply for privileges at one or more of the OhioHealth Hospitals listed above the applications are to the right. The link "CVO Hospital Application Packet" is for physicians and the link "CVO Advanced Practice Providers Application Packet" is for all advanced practice providers.

Effective Tuesday, September 1, 2015, new Advanced Practice Providers joining The Medical Group of Ohio (MGO) are required to pay an initial $100 credentialing fee.

The new 2017-2018 Reappointment Schedule will be released by the end of September 2016.

Email Bonnie Chapman at if you have questions.
OhioHealth Group Credentialing Services (OHGCS) program became operational on April 5, 1999. The goal was to streamline credentialing processes for Riverside Methodist Hospital and Grant Medical Center, using Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (TJC) standards while maintaining established credentialing services for OhioHealth Group (OHG) and The Medical Group of Ohio (MGO) using National Association for Quality Assurance (NCQA) standards. Since inception, OHG Credentialing Services has improved efficiencies for these facilities and has eliminated redundancy in paperwork for practitioners and their office staff. As a result, three additional OhioHealth system hospitals, Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital and Marion General Hospital have also contracted with OHGCS.
OHGCS goal is to positively impact the effectiveness and efficiency with which a pracitioner is added to the medical staffs of the Central Ohio OhioHealth hospitals (Riverside Methodist Hospital, Grant Medical Center, Doctors Hospital, Dublin Methodist Hospital, Grady Memorial Hospital and Marion General Hospital). This process affects how soon a practitioner has the ability to see members of any health plan that contract with these hospitals, in many instances a practitioners cannot be added to health insurance plans until privileges are obtained at a designated hospital. The efficiency of the credentialing services provided by the OHGCS, assures that a practitioner can be timely appointed to the contracted hospitals, thus facilitating the approval process for affiliated health insurance plans.
OHGCS has proven itself a valuable asset to the OhioHealth family, by streamlining credentialing and collaborating with all contracted entities to achieve a seamless credentialing process.

OHGCS provides a consistent, centralized process for obtaining documentation, verifying credentials and maintaining documentation for all practitioners of medical services for OhioHealth Group and other health care entities. OHGCS currently services more than 6,000 practitioners. OhioHealth Group’s Credentialing Service:

  • Standardizes the credentialing process for providers
  • Eliminates duplication of functions for providers
  • Reduces administrative costs
  • Reduces administrative burden for providers
  • Provides one centrally maintained, accurate provider database
  • Reduces liability exposure

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