Rich Umbdenstock, AHA President and CEO
A very busy hospital administrator I know has never, to my knowledge, missed an AHA Annual Membership Meeting. I asked her recently what she gets out of the experience - and was surprised at her simple answer. “Recalibration and inspiration” she said, explaining that listening to the experts and engaging in discussions with her colleagues helps her reorient her direction. And hearing about the accomplishments of our award winners and others inspires her to face the emerging realities of health care. This year's lineup includes Acting CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner; voices from all over the political spectrum such as former White House officials Robert Gibbs and Karl Rove, Democratic National Committee Chair Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and National Republican Senatorial Committee Chairman Sen. John Cornyn; and many more. Get ready to reset your health care GPS - register for the 2012 AHA Annual Membership meeting (May 6-9, Washington, DC) right now.