AHA psych section names 2016 leaders

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Wayne Young, senior vice president of behavioral health for JPS Health Network in Fort Worth, TX, is 2016 chair of the AHA's Constituency Section for Psychiatric and Substance Abuse Services. In addition to his behavioral health responsibilities, Young provides the general leadership and direction for his organization’s regional anchor role in the Texas 1115 Healthcare Transformation Waiver, designed to incentive hospitals and other providers to transform care delivery to improve quality, patient experience, coordination and cost-effectiveness. Ann Schumacher, president of Alegent Creighton Health Immanuel Medical Center in Omaha and trustee of Memorial Community Hospital in Blair, NE, is the section’s chair-elect and will become chair in 2017. The section’s governing council works with AHA to identify ways to define and focus AHA policy, advocacy and member resources to improve the quality, efficiency and delivery of psychiatric and substance abuse services. For more information, see the AHA news release.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership, Behavioral health

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