Richard de Filippi, managing partner of the consulting group Ariano Partnership, in Cambridge, Mass., has been elected by the American Hospital Associations board of trustees as its chair-elect designate.
De Filippi, an AHA trustee and former chairman of the board of the Cambridge Health Alliance, a Boston-area safety-net academic healthcare system, will become chairman-elect on Jan. 1, 2009 and assume the chairmanship in 2010, the AHA announced.
He will succeed Thomas Priselac, the AHAs current board chairman-elect and president and chief executive officer of Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
Hospitals are vital community organizations that can keep people and communities healthy and thriving, said de Filippi in a written statement. I am proud to serve the hospital field in our efforts to improve health and healthcare in America.
In addition, the AHA has named eight new members to its board of trustees, for terms beginning Jan. 1, 2009 and ending Dec. 31, 2011. The new members include: Ron Anderson, president and CEO of Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas; Joanell Dyrstad, a member of the Fairview Health Services board of directors; John Finan Jr., president and CEO of Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System in Baton Rouge, La.; Chandler Ralph, president and CEO of Adirondack Medical Center in Saranac Lake, N.Y.; Kathleen Sanford, senior vice president, chief nursing officer of Catholic Health Initiatives, in Denver; Jeanette Clough, president and CEO of Mount Auburn Hospital in Cambridge; Scott Malaney, president and CEO of Findlay, Ohios Blanchard Valley Health System; and Gerald Wages, executive vice president for North Mississippi Health Services in Tupelo. -- by Jennifer Lubell
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