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Kevin Most, D.O., to Chair AHA's Committee on Clinical Leadership

WASHINGTON – January 19, 2016 – Kevin Most, D.O., vice president of medical affairs and chief medical officer (CMO) for Northwestern Medicine at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield, Ill., will lead the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Committee for Clinical Leadership (CCL) as chair of its 29-member committee for 2016. 

The CCL has been charged with providing clinical input to the AHA advocacy and public policy process, serving as a clinical resource on policy issues, as well as guiding the ongoing work of the AHA's Physician Leadership Forum (PLF). The CCL also is concerned with issues relating to standards and requirements for clinical education programs and activities and includes representatives from the medical, nursing and pharmacy fields.

Dr. Most was has been serving Central DuPage Hospital (CDH) since 1990. He held previous positions as senior medical director of the Central DuPage Hospital Convenient Care Centers and medical director of the Business Health Unit. He also remains a physician on staff at CDH.

Dr. Most earned his bachelor's degree in medical technology from University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kan., and earned his medical degree from Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University, Downers Grove, Ill. He completed his residency in family medicine at Lutheran General Hospital in Park Ridge, Ill. He earned his Master’s in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame in Indiana. 

David Perlstein, M.D., M.B.A., FAAP, executive vice president and CMO of SBH Health System in Bronx, N.Y., is this year’s chair-elect and will assume the role of chairman in 2017. Lee B. Sacks, M.D., executive vice president and CMO at Advocate Health Care in Downers Grove, Ill., is immediate past chair. 

Newly elected members serving three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2016, include: Scott J. Ellner, D.O., M.P.H., MHCM, FACS, president and CEO, Centura Health Physician Group, Englewood, Colo.; Richard W. Freeman, M.D., FACP, senior vice president and chief transformation officer, Eastern Maine Healthcare System, Brewer, Maine; M. Beatrice Grause, R.N., J.D., FACHE, president and CEO, Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Montpelier, Vt.; Thomas J. Hansen, M.D., M.B.A., FAAFP, chief academic officer, Advocate Health Care, Downers Grove, Ill.; Jeffrey T. Mueller, M.D., medical director, anesthesiologist and associate dean for hospital practice, Mayo Clinic, Phoenix; Christine M. Stabler, M.D., vice president of academic affairs, Lancaster General Health, Lancaster, Penn.; Patrice M. Weiss, M.D., FACOG, executive vice president and CMO, Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, Va.; and Stephanie Wolf-Rosenblum, M.D., MMM, FCCP, FACP, CMO, Southern New Hampshire Health System and Granite Health Network, Nashua, N.H.

The new committee members join current CCL members: John A. Brennan, M.D., M.P.H., president and CEO, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey and executive vice president of Barnabas Health, Randolph, N.J.; Keith R. Doram, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, CMO and vice president for clinical effectiveness, Adventist Health, Roseville, Calif.; Robert. E. Falcone, M.D., vice president of clinical policy and population health, Ohio Hospital Association, Columbus, Ohio; Robert E. Fromm, Jr., M.D., FACHE, senior vice president and CMO, Maricopa Integrated Health System, Phoenix; Steven I. Goldstein, president and CEO, Strong Partners Health System, Rochester, N.Y.; Marshall E. Hicks, M.D., professor and division head, division of diagnostic imaging, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, The University of Texas, Houston; Hal B. Jenson, M.D., M.B.A., founding dean, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo, Mich.; Chet Johnson, M.D., FAAP, professor of pediatrics and assistant dean for faculty affairs and faculty development, University of Kansas Hospital, Kansas City, Kan.; Linda J. Knodel, M.H.A., M.S.N., NE-BC, CPHQ, FACHE, senior vice president and CNO, Mercy Hospital Springfield, Springfield, Mo.; David Marshall, J.D., D.N.P., M.S.N., R.N., CENP, NEA-BC, CNO, University of Texas Medical Branch Hospitals, Galveston, Texas; John B. McWhorter, III, president, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas; Robert J. Weber, R.Ph., Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS, FASHP, FNAP, administrator, pharmacy services, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio; Thomas R. Yackel, M.D., M.P.H., M.S. FACP, vice president and chief clinical integration officer, OHSU Healthcare, and associate dean for clinical practice, OHSU School of Medicine, Portland; John L. Boyd, III, M.D., M.B.A., C.P.E., CEO and CMO, McLane Children’s Hospital and Clinics, Temple, Texas; John B. Chessare, M.D., M.P.H., FACHE, president and CEO, GBMC HealthCare System, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Baltimore; Cheryl L. Hoying, Ph.D., R.N., NEA-BC, FACHE, FAAN, senior vice president of patient services, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati; Adam L. Myers, M.D., FACHE, CHCQM, CPHRM, CMO, Texas Health Physicians Group, Arlington, Texas; and Kimberlydawn Wisdom, M.D., M.S., senior vice president of community health and equity and chief wellness officer, Gail and Lois Warden endowed chair on multicultural health, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit. John H. Vassal II, M.D., CMO, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, serves as the AHA board representative to the CCL. 

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