The Hospital Council of Northern and Central California has selected Bryan Bucklew as its new president and CEO. Bucklew has led the Greater Dayton Area Hospital Association in Ohio since 2005. Under his leadership, the organization became a leading voice in Ohio on a variety of health care issues, including Medicaid reimbursement, mental and behavioral health, prescription drug coordination and substance use disorder care. “The Hospital Council is fortunate to have Bryan as its next leader,” said Hospital Council Board of Directors Chair Judy Coffey, senior vice president/area manager, Marin/Sonoma Area, Kaiser Permanente Santa Rosa Medical Center. “He has the experience, knowledge, acumen and character to guide the Council and its hospitals into the future.” Bucklew will begin his new role Oct. 22. AHA Board Member Carmela Coyle, president and CEO of the California Hospital Association, said “he is an outstanding leader and innovative association executive, and will work tirelessly to help our members provide high quality health care and improve the health status of the communities they serve.” Bucklew replaces Arthur Sponseller, who is retiring after leading the Hospital Council since 2005.

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