ALBERT E. DYCKES, 1953 and 1958

Keeping Ohio healthy was a big part of Albert Dyckes’ life. After serving as an Army sergeant and high school social studies teacher, Dyckes became the deputy director of the Ohio Department of Health in 1963. He then went on to be associate coordinator of the Ohio Regional Medical Program at Ohio State University, where he was responsible for administration and supervision for the 73 county area around Columbus. After serving as deputy director of the Mid-Ohio Health Planning Federation where he worked with the General Assembly to enact the first training standards for EMT’s and paramedics, he was named senior vice president for the Ohio Hospital Association where he was responsible as a legislative liaison with federal and state governments.

In 1996 he initiated two Albert E. Dyckes Healthcare Scholarships at BGSU, awarded each year. The Albert E. Dyckes Healthcare Worker of the Year is awarded by the Ohio Hospital Association from nominations by Ohio’s hospitals. His awards include the Executive Order of the Ohio Commodore and the Ohio Hospital Association Distinguished Service Award.

He held degrees in education and liberal arts, and a Masters of Education, from BGSU. He and his wife had five sons.  Albert Dyckes passed away in October 2012, at the age of 82.