Steve Corwin to Lead AHA's Section for Health Care Systems Council

WASHINGTON, D.C. (January 8, 2018) - Steven J. Corwin, M.D., President and Chief Executive Officer of NewYork-Presbyterian, is the 2018 council chairman of the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) constituency section for health care systems. The 21-member council represents AHA’s 250 health system members by participating in AHA’s advocacy, policy and resource development, with a particular focus on strategic opportunities from a health system’s perspective.

Dr. Corwin leads one of the nation’s largest, most comprehensive health care delivery networks. With some 4,000 beds and more than 45,000 employees, including 10,670 physicians, NewYork-Presbyterian provides care to more than 4 million patients annually, including 27,000 infant deliveries and more than 667,000 emergency department visits.

Prior to his appointment as CEO, Dr. Corwin served as executive vice president and chief operating officer of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, the academic medical center – a position he held since 2005. He joined the management team of Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center (today known as NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center) in 1991, and served in various management capacities. From 1998 to 2005, he was senior vice president and chief medical officer at NewYork-Presbyterian. A cardiologist and internist, Dr. Corwin joined the NewYork-Presbyterian team in 1979.

Anthony Slonim, M.D., president and CEO of Renown Health in Reno, Nev., is the council’s chair-elect and will assume the role of chair in 2019. Joe McDonald, president and CEO of Catholic Health System in Buffalo, N.Y., is the immediate past chair. 

New appointees elected to serve on the council for three-year terms are: Russell Cox, president and CEO of Norton Healthcare in Louisville, Ky.; Robert Garrett, co-chief executive officer of Hackensack Meridian Health in Edison, N.J.; A. Marc Harrison, M.D., president and CEO of Intermountain Healthcare, Inc., in Salt Lake City, Utah; Elliot T. Joseph, CEO of Hartford (Conn.) HealthCare; Dennis Murphy, president and CEO of Indiana University Health in Indianapolis; Marsha Rappley, M.D., VCU Health System’s Health Sciences CEO and vice president in Richmond, Va.; Robert Sehring, CEO of OSF Healthcare in Peoria, Ill.; M. Shane Spees, president and CEO of North Mississippi Health Services, Inc., in Tupelo; Troy Wells, president and CEO of Baptist Health in Little Rock, Ark.; and Albert Wright, Jr., president and CEO of West Virginia University Health System in Morgantown.    

Returning council members are: David Herman, M.D., CEO of Essentia Health in Duluth, Minn.; Stephen Mansfield, president and CEO of Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas; C. Wright Pinson, M.D., deputy vice chancellor for health affairs and CEO of Vanderbilt Health System in Nashville, Tenn.; Brian Donley, M.D., Cleveland (Ohio) Clinic’s chief of staff for chief clinical operations; Elizabeth Dunne, president and CEO of PeaceHealth in Vancouver, Wash.; Stephen Klasko, M.D., president and CEO of Jefferson Health in Allentown, Pa.; Scott Reiner, president and CEO of Adventist Health in Roseville, Calif.; and Penny Wheeler, M.D., president and CEO of Allina Health in Minneapolis, Minn.

Rodney Hochman, M.D., president and CEO of Providence St. Joseph Health in Renton, Wash., serves as the AHA board liaison to the council.


Contact:          Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351

                       Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491




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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