The American Hospital Association announced that Andrew M. Stern, from Medical City Dallas, will be chair for the AHA’s 2017 Committee on Governance. He succeeds Margaret Wagner Dahl, who served as chair for the 2016 Committee on Governance.
AHA is a national organization representing nearly 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, providers, and 43,000 members. The AHA provides education for healthcare leaders and information about healthcare issues and trends.
According to AHA, the COG is a specialized committee of the AHA Board of Trustees. The COG is responsible for providing input for AHA’s policy development, leading the involvement of U.S. hospital trustees in grassroots advocacy, advising AHA’s trustee initiatives, and enhancing communication with trustees in the AHA.
Stern is a trustee at Medical City Dallas, a 796-bed, tertiary-care, flagship Hospital Corp. of America facility that includes Medical City Children’s Hospital. Stern previously served as Medical City Dallas’ board chair and vice chair, chair for Texas Healthcare Trustees, and as trustee for the Texas Hospital Association. Currently, he is on the board of AMN Healthcare Services, Dallas Medical Resource, and HOSPAC.
In addition, Stern has previously served as chairman of the Dallas Area Agency on Aging, SCD Charitable Golf Inc, The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, and the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce. He was also the founding chair of Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center.
He is CEO of Sunwest Communications and is an advisory director of the Center for Political Communication at the University of Delaware.