ASHRM announces new executive director

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The AHA’s American Society for Healthcare Risk Management has named as its new executive director Matthew Hornberger, who previously served as associate executive director. He succeeds Kimberly Hoarle. Hornberger, a certified association executive, serves on the Board of Directors for the Association... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

Senate approves Mulvaney nomination for OMB director

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The Senate today voted 51-49 along party lines to approve President Trump’s nomination of Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) to serve as director of the Office of Management and Budget. An entrepreneur with private sector experience in law, real estate, homebuilding and restaurants, Mulvaney most recently served... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: leadership, regulation

Senate Finance Committee holds confirmation hearing for CMS administrator

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The Senate Finance Committee today held a confirmation hearing for health care consultant Seema Verma, President Trump’s nominee to serve as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator. During the hearing, Verma voiced support for helping rural and other health care providers avoid unnecessary... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Meaningful Use, Electronic Health Records, Medicare, rural, Medicaid, leadership, regulation

Senate approves Shulkin nomination for VA secretary

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The Senate last night voted 100-0 to approve President Trump’s nomination of David Shulkin, M.D., to serve as Secretary of Veterans Affairs. Shulkin has served as VA under secretary for health since July 2015. His diverse health care background includes service as a physician, chief medical officer and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

AHA responds to 'short sighted' article on hospital CEO pay

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The Axios Vitals newsletter today published an AHA letter responding to its recent article by contributor Steven Brill on hospital CEO pay. “`Stay in a hospital, pay the CEO $56 a night,’ highlighting Steven Brill's short sighted attempt to correlate CEO compensation to patient days is both uninformed and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

Former CDC official to lead RWJF

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation today named as its next president and CEO Richard Besser, M.D., a former acting director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who currently serves as chief health and medical editor for ABC News. Besser will succeed Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, M.D., who has led... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: 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

Leading Rural Health Into the Next Frontier

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One of the best parts of my job is getting to travel the country and meet the women and men who are leading the way in redefining the “H” and transforming health care. Rodney Nelson, president and CEO of the Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace, MI, is one of those leaders. He sought new, creative... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, Redefining the H, awards, 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

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