Christopher J. Loyke, DO, the president of the Medical Staff at Parma Community Genera lHospital, was installed as the 103rd president of the Ohio Osteopathic Association (OOA) at the organization’s annual conference on June19.
“Dr. Loyke’s natural and proven leadership skills have earned the respect of his physician peers and hospital administration,” says Paul Schneider, vice president of Planning and Development. “He is exemplary in delivering excellent, personalized care. He exhibits true compassion for his patients, with the skills of a well-trained physician.”
A family practice physician with offices in Parma and Sagamore Hills, Dr. Loyke has been a member of Parma Hospital’s Medical Staff since 1992. He began a two-year term as president this year and also previously served as chairman of the Department of Family Practice. He also serves as clinical faculty for Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine and Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, his alma mater. He was twice named Outstanding Family Physician by OU-COM’s Centers for Osteopathic Research & Education.
Dr. Loyke served two terms as president of the Cleveland Academy of Osteopathic Medicine before joining the OOA Board in 2001. As president of the Ohio Osteopathic Association for the next year, he will lead the non-profit professional association that represents Ohio’s 3,500 osteopathic physicians, 13 member health-care facilities accredited by the American Osteopathic Association’s Healthcare Facilities Accreditation Program, and the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio – of which he is an alumnus. Osteopathic physicians make up 11 percent of all licensed physicians in Ohio and 24 percent of the family physicians in the state.
Dr. Loyke and his wife, Julie, have four children and reside in Solon.