Scott A. Berlucchi, FACHE, NHA, President/CEO of AMH appointed to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board

Posted on: 09/15/2011

Scott A. Berlucchi, FACHE, NHA, President/CEO of Auburn Memorial Hospital, has been appointed to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board. The American Hospital Association (AHA), founded in 1898, is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, as well as their patients and communities. Approximately 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 40,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.


Through representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. The advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and include the legislative and regulatory arenas.   The AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.


 As a member of the Regional Policy Board, Mr. Berlucchi will assess and evaluate areas of concern to the health care field, their impact and importance, and what advocacy action the AHA should take to address those areas of concern.  This will assist the AHA in the development of policy positions, strategies and emerging healthcare issues. 


“We are pleased to have Scott serve on the regional policy board,” said Barbara Lorsbach, senior vice president Member Relations of the American Hospital Association.  “These boards foster and maintain communication between the AHA and its membership and state associations and we know that Scott’s insights will be valuable to this process.”

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