WHA President/CEO Eric Borgerding was named to the newly-formed American Hospital Association (AHA) Physician Leadership Advisory Committee. The AHA Board of Trustees approved the establishment of an advisory committee to consider various scenarios for future physician partnership and engagement in the Association. AHA Board member Melinda Estes, MD, president/CEO, Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, Missouri, will chair the group.
The Physician Leadership Advisory Committee will present recommendations to the AHA Board of Trustees for discussion, launching the first generation of physician leadership activities to enhance current initiatives. In a letter, AHA said the dialogue of the Committee will be critical to the development of the next generation physician agenda. In addition, AHA will solicit input from a diverse group of stakeholders to inform the Committee’s deliberations.
WHA’s longstanding commitment to physician leadership development and expanding member/integrated physician agenda, including the recently-announced WHA Physician Quality Academy (see Valued Voice story
), position Wisconsin well to contribute to AHA’s Physician Leadership Advisory Committee.