Chairperson's File

2024 AHA Board Chair Joanne Conroy, M.D., headshot.
In today’s episode, I talk with David Perlstein, M.D., president and CEO of SBH Health System, located in the Bronx, N.Y. David and I discuss how hospitals and health systems are transforming health care and proactively improving the health and well-being of their communities.
For the 61 million people who live in rural America, their local hospital provides essential services and programs to advance their health and the health of their communities.
The AHA Next Generation Leaders Fellowship offers an outstanding opportunity for developing and empowering a new generation of hospital and health system leaders.
Joining me for the first dialogue in 2024 is Janice Nevin, M.D., president and CEO of ChristianaCare, based in Wilmington, Del., and a former member of the AHA Board of Trustees.
There’s something unique about the alignment of physicians, nurses, other health care professionals and hospital and health system leaders in serving patients: We are all in it together. We all have shared opportunities and shared challenges.
Joanne Conroy, M.D., is CEO and president of Dartmouth Health, which is the only academic health system in New Hampshire and serves rural and urban residents in both New Hampshire and Vermont.
On this episode, John Haupert, 2023 AHA board chair, talks with Joanne Conroy, M.D., CEO and president of Dartmouth Health and the incoming AHA chair. They reflect on challenges, opportunities and advancements in health care during the past year and discuss what’s ahead for next year.
This year marked the AHA’s 125th year as an advocate in the health care field for hospitals and health systems and their patients, health care professionals and communities.
Earlier this year, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D., released the publication “Our Epidemic of Loneliness and Isolation: The U.S. Surgeon General’s Advisory on the Healing Effects of Social Connection and Community”
The AHA recently released the 2024 Health Care Workforce Scan, which identifies and shares strategies and resources that support hospital and health system teams.