Scott C. Malaney to Receive 2021 AHA Board of Trustees Award

WASHINGTON (April 18, 2022) — The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that Scott C. Malaney, former president and CEO of Blanchard Valley Health System in Findlay, Ohio, will be awarded its 2021 Board of Trustees Award. The Board of Trustees Award is presented to individuals or groups who have made substantial and noteworthy contributions to the work of the AHA on behalf of the hospital field.

Malaney will receive the award during an April 25 ceremony at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Malaney served in many leadership roles with the AHA, including on the AHA Board of Trustees from 2009 to 2011 as chair of Regional Policy Board 5. He also served on the Board Executive Committee and chaired the AHA Task Force on Variation in Health Care Spending, which continues to influence the association’s work today. His leadership continued as a member of AHA Committee of Commissioners to The Joint Commission from 2016 to 2021 and as chair of that AHA Committee since 2019. He chaired The Joint Commission Board Governance Committee in 2020 and was a board member of Joint Commission Resources in 2020 and 2021.

“Scott has always been a passionate leader and advocate to enhance patient safety and quality,” said Rick Pollack, AHA president and CEO. “When asked to be an AHA Commissioner to The Joint Commission, Scott embraced this opportunity to bring his professional experience and a passion for quality to this important role. His combination of analytical thinking, understanding of the practical challenges and issues facing hospitals, and attention to detail made him an outstanding leader on the Commission. He consistently encouraged the Commission to keep its attention where it matters most – patient safety.”

Malaney is retired and lives in Hilton Head Island, S.C.


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