The AHA's board of trustees elected Skogsbergh, 56, to the role over the weekend. He will begin as board chairman in 2016.
Skogsbergh voted AHA's chair-elect
Skogsbergh has led 11-hospital Advocate, the largest health system in Illinois, since 2001. Before Advocate, he was an executive vice president at West Des Moines-based Iowa Health System, now named UnityPoint Health.
James Hinton, CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services in Albuquerque, is the hospital group's board chair for this year. AHA's current chair-elect is Dr. Jonathan Perlin, chief medical officer of HCA who is acting as a special senior adviser to the Veterans Affairs Department acting secretary, Sloan Gibson.
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