Teri Fontenot has been elected chair-elect designate of the American Hospital Association, effective January 2011. Fontenot, 57, is the president and CEO of 229-bed Woman's Hospital in Baton Rouge, La. She will assume the chairmanship in 2012. As chair-elect of the AHA, Fontenot will preside over the association's long-range policy committee, identifying priority initiatives. She will succeed John Bluford as chairman-elect when he becomes chairman next year. Bluford is CEO and executive director of Truman Medical Centers in Kansas City, Mo. Fontenot has been at the helm of Woman's Hospital since 1996. She has served as chair of the Louisiana Hospital Association. In 2005, she was named one of Modern Healthcare's Top 25 Women in Healthcare.
Late News: Fontenot elected chair-elect of American Hospital Association
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