Richard Davidson, president of the American Hospital Association, returned home last week to recuperate from triple heart bypass surgery.
Davidson, 62, had the surgery Feb. 26 at 335-bed Georgetown University Hospital in Washington and is doing well, said Richard Wade, the AHA's senior adviser for communications.
Wade said Davidson is expected to be back on the job in time for the AHA's annual board retreat this spring. The retreat is set for April 25-28 near Tucson, Ariz.
During Davidson's absence, the AHA's senior management team will run the operations of the nation's largest hospital trade group.
The arterial blockages were discovered when Davidson visited his physician after not feeling well, Wade said.