Press Release

Franklin University Board of Trustees Elects Stacey Armstrong as its Newest Member


Sherry Mercurio
Executive Director, Office of Community Relations
(614) 947-6581

Columbus, OH (October 30, 2020)

Franklin University, one of the leading educators of working adults, is pleased to announce the election of Stacey Armstrong, chief operating officer (COO) at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital, to its Board of Trustees. Armstrong was recommended by the Trusteeship Governance Committee during its October meeting.

Stacey originally joined OhioHealth in 1991, as a medical technologist at Riverside. She then transitioned into management positions that progressed into leadership roles at both Grant and Riverside Hospitals.

From 2010 to 2015, she gained experience in various vice presidential roles including vice president of ambulatory care services and vice president of operations at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.

Stacey returned to OhioHealth in 2015 to assume the role as vice president, specialty practice operations, OhioHealth Physician Group. Prior to her current role as COO at Riverside, she served as chief operating officer, and then president, at Grant.

In addition to her current role, Stacey is also the co-accountable executive for CareConnect (Epic), OhioHealth’s electronic medical record. She also serves as the operational liaison to the Administrative Fellowship Program, and is the accountable executive for an OhioHealth Joint Venture Endoscopy Board.

"I am so honored to be elected to the Board of Trustee's.  Franklin University holds a special place in my heart and has been instrumental in my leadership journey," shared Stacey. "I look forward to contributing to their vision for the future"

Stacey received her MBA from Franklin University and her bachelor’s degree in medical technology from Indiana University.

Stacey lives in Westerville with her husband, Alan. They have four daughters, two sons-in-law and four granddaughters (with a fifth on the way). In her free time, she enjoys reading and spending time at Indian Lake with her family.

Franklin University is committed to building strategic relationships within the community. Currently more than twenty local business leaders make up the Franklin University Board of Trustees. Learn more about the Franklin Board of Trustees here.

About Franklin University

Accredited, nonprofit and dedicated to educating adults since 1902, Franklin provides on-site course options at our Main Campus in downtown Columbus, Ohio, and is an innovator in providing personalized online education. The University offers applied in-demand undergraduate, master’s and doctorate programs that enable adult learners to achieve their educational and professional goals. The University also offers several academic programs internationally, including its top-ranked MBA, through agreements with partner institutions.

Franklin University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and holds specialized accreditations for specific academic programs through the International Accreditation Council for Business Education, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Informatics and Information Management Education. Franklin is only one of three schools in Ohio designated as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education (CAE-CDE) by the National Security Agency and the Department of Homeland Security. 

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