Health care leader H. Robert Cathcart helped shape AHA policy

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H. Robert Cathcart, administrator at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Hospital for 43 years until his retirement in 1991, and a health care leader who helped shape AHA policy, died earlier today in Waverly, a Philadelphia suburb. He was 92.

Cathcart served as AHA chairman in 1976, received the association’s... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

Strong rural hospitals require both smart affiliation strategies and federal policies, says LifePoint Health's Bill Carpenter

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Smart affiliation strategies and smart federal policies will be critical to the survival of many non-urban hospitals, says AHA board member William “Bill” Carpenter III, chairman and CEO of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health – a health care organization that has one of the largest rural footprints in... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: consolidation, mergers, rural, Redefining the H, advocacy, governance, leadership, members, care coordination

Reminder: AHA call for trustee nominations open through Feb. 23

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The AHA seeks hospital and health system trustees to serve on its Committee on Governance, Regional Policy Boards, and other governing councils and committees beginning in 2018. Interested trustees are invited to view the Invitation for Involvement and submit an application through Feb. 23. For more... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

IFD announces new board members

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The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, an AHA affiliate, has named five new directors to two-year terms on its board. They are: Stephen Adkins, principal chief of the Chickahominy Tribe and chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management; Peggy Harris, assistant... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: equity, governance, leadership

AHA Committee on Governance names 2017 leaders

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Andrew Stern, a trustee at Medical City Dallas, will chair the AHA's 2017 Committee on Governance. David Hyman, DDS, director of the board of Hartford (CT) HealthCare, will serve as chair-elect and become chair in 2018. The COG is a specialty committee of the AHA Board of Trustees that provides input for... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

AHA issues discussion guide for ensuring access to care in vulnerable communities

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The AHA today released a discussion guide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement innovative ways to preserve access to essential health care services in vulnerable rural and urban communities. The AHA’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities recently issued... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: rural, Critical Access Hospitals, access, governance

AHA accepting nomination for Board of Trustees

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The AHA Committee on Nominations is accepting nominations for chair-elect of the Board of Trustees, as well as five trustees at large, all of whom will take office Jan. 1, 2018. Candidates must be affiliated with an AHA member hospital or health system. CEOs, senior executives, trustees or physicians in... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

AHA announces new Board of Trustees member

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The AHA has named to its Board of Trustees William Carpenter III, chairman and CEO of LifePoint Health. Based in Brentwood, TN, LifePoint Health owns and operates 72 hospital campuses in 22 states, as well as physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute service providers in the communities it... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

Reminder: AHA call for trustee nominations open through Feb. 23

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The AHA seeks hospital and health system trustees to serve on its Committee on Governance, Regional Policy Boards, and other governing councils and committees beginning in 2018. Interested trustees are invited to view the Invitation for Involvement and submit an application through Feb. 23. For more... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

The AHA's Strategic Plan is our roadmap for the future

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The AHA’s 2017-2020 Strategic Plan is the result of significant deliberation, study, and hard work by AHA’s Board of Trustees, governance committees, and staff, after much input and guidance from you, our membership. We heard from you and responded with a plan that is designed to provide a quick overview... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: advocacy, governance, leadership, members

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