Higgins named director of communications


Patrick Higgins has been hired as Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives’ director of communications. He has more than 20 years of marketing, public relations and communications experience in the senior living and healthcare industries.

Higgins comes to Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives from Premier Health in Dayton, where he currently serves as director of systems communications, overseeing the internal and external communications for four hospitals and more than 14,000 employees. Prior to his service at Premier Health, Higgins spent more than 14 years at National Church Residences, a low-income senior living program, where he served as vice president of communications.

Higgins will start at Ohio’s Electric Cooperatives on Feb. 1.