Chairperson's File

2024 AHA Board Chair Joanne Conroy, M.D., headshot.
On this episode, I talk with Jennifer Havens, CEO of UnityPoint Health – Grinnell Regional Medical Center, a 49-bed hospital serving several counties in Iowa.
If you’re interested in expanding your knowledge and skills and making transformative changes at your hospital or health system, visit to learn more about this competitive fellowship program.
Nearly 1,200 health care leaders from rural hospitals, health systems and health clinics, as well as rural associations and community health organizations, will convene Feb. 19–22 in San Antonio for the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference.
This year I’ll be continuing the AHA Leadership Dialogue series and talking with health care, business and community leaders on trending topics in the field. Joining me for the first dialogue in 2023 is Wright L. Lassiter III, CEO of CommonSpirit Health and immediate past chair of the AHA Board of…
For the past 125 years, the AHA has been a tireless advocate for the health care field, patients, and communities.
John Haupert is president and CEO of Grady Health System, a public, academic health system serving metro Atlanta and Georgia.
When I began my term as AHA board chair in January 2022, the health care field was evolving. Hospitals and health systems were focusing on the immediate needs of responding to the pandemic while also prioritizing vital work on long-term strategies to advance health.
On this episode, Wright Lassiter III talks with Eugene Woods, president and CEO of Atrium Health, based in Charlotte, N.C. , about the role of health systems within the U.S. health care system today and how scale can benefit communities and foster innovations.
Thanksgiving is a perfect time to express gratitude to the health care professionals in our families, neighborhoods and communities.