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Mitchell Promoted to AHA's Senior Vice President for Communications

The American Hospital Association (AHA) today named Alicia Mitchell senior vice president for communications for the national association representing America's hospitals. 

A 20-year veteran of the AHA, Mitchell has been a key and respected contact with the media, hospital members, and state, metropolitan and regional hospital associations.  In her new role, she will oversee member and advocacy communications as well as outreach to the media, and further enhance the AHA's overall communications efforts with members, policy makers, the media and the public. 

"Alicia's experience and leadership in serving America's hospitals have well prepared her to take on these new and expanded responsibilities," said Rick Pollack, AHA's executive vice president for advocacy and public policy.  "Her sound judgment and ability to effectively communicate will go a long way in reinforcing the special role hospitals play in the health and well-being of their communities." 

Mitchell served most recently as the AHA's vice president for media relations.  While at the AHA, she has performed a variety of duties from covering health care issues in Congress for the association's publications to organizing the AHA's flagship advocacy meeting in Washington, D.C.  She earned her bachelor's degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

About the AHA

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at

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