American Hospital Association introduces new chairman

The American Hospital Association formally introduced Brian Gragnolati as its chairman at its inaugural leadership celebration April 7.

Mr. Gragnolati, president and CEO of Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System, will serve a yearlong term as head of the AHA. His prior experience includes serving as senior vice president of the community division at Baltimore-based Johns Hopkins Medicine and president and CEO of WellSpan York (Penn.) Hospital.

"Through his career, in settings of every size, Brian has never lost sight of what matters most," said Nancy Howell Agee, immediate past chair of the association, who introduced Mr. Gragnolati at the celebration. "In his own words, 'healthcare is people taking care of people.'"

The association includes nearly 5,000 healthcare organizations and 43,000 individual members.

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