Cynthia Moore-Hardy, president and CEO of Lake Health, will serve as the Ohio Hospital Association board chair for 2016.
Moore-Hardy served as the board's chair-elect in 2015 and as a trustee-at-large from 2001-2003. She also served as chair of the governance committee and the nominating committee after returning to the board in 2012, according to a news release.
The association represents 220 hospitals and 13 health systems in the state.
Moore-Hardy, who joined Lake Health in 1988, was appointed president and CEO in 1997.
She is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives, a member of the American Hospital Association and holds numerous titles from local and national organizations for her work in health care.
Moore-Hardy earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Ohio State University and an MBA from Cleveland State University.