The American Hospital Association's House of Delegates last week formally approved the appointment of Gordon Sprenger, chief executive officer of Allina Health System in Minneapolis, as the chairman-elect designate of the association's board of trustees.
Mr. Sprenger, 57, will become chairman-elect in January and chairman in January 1996.
The board's current chairwoman is Carolyn Roberts, president at 44-bed Copley Memorial Hospital in Morrisville, Vt. The current chairman-elect is Gail Warden, president and CEO at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit.
In January, Ms. Roberts will become speaker of the AHA's House of Delegates, and Mr. Warden will become chairman of the board.
The AHA's House of Delegates also named five members to the association's 25-member board of trustees. Their four-year terms will begin in January.
The new trustees are Spencer Foreman, M.D., president at Montefiore Medical Center in New York; Sharon Lee, vice president of nursing at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho; Carolyn Lewis, a trustee at Greater Southeast Community Hospital in Washington; James Taylor, president at Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington; and Robert Chapman, president and CEO at Medical Center East and Eastern Health System in Birmingham, Ala.