The Federation of American Hospitals has elected Victor Campbell to a one-year term as chairman, effective immediately.
Campbell, 66, takes over from Wayne Smith. Smith, chairman, president and CEO of Community Health Systems, now becomes immediate past-chair.
Campbell previously served two terms as chairman for the FAH—first in 1992 and then in 2006—and has 39 years in the hospital industry. He is also senior VP at Nashville-based HCA, where he established its investor relations function.
“Vic is one of the nation's most-respected hospital industry leaders,” Chip Kahn, FAH president and CEO, said in a release. “His skills, extensive industry knowledge and in-depth health policy expertise will serve us well as we meet the challenges ahead.”
The Federation of American Hospitals serves as an advocate for investor-owned and -managed community hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S. Its members represent more than 1,100 hospitals nationwide.