HHC President Dr. Ram Raju Appointed to American Hospital Association Board of Trustees
Aug 15, 2014
New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) President Dr. Ram Raju has been named to the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association. The Board of Trustees is the policy-making body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances. Dr. Raju’s three-year term will begin January 1, 2015.
“AHA’s commitment to improving and advancing the health of communities is a mission that must remain at the forefront of the nation’s healthcare system,” said Dr. Raju. “I am honored to join the AHA Board and look forward to collaborating with leaders from across the country to address current and future challenges facing our healthcare system.”
In addition to sitting on the Board of Trustees at the AHA, Dr. Raju is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives and member of the CEO forum, he also is the vice chair of Greater New York Hospital Association and a member of the board of America’s Essential Hospitals and the Asian Health Care Leaders Association. View Dr. Raju’s full bio
About the AHA
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit www.aha.org.
About NYC Health + Hospitals
The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system is a $6.7 billion integrated healthcare delivery system, the largest municipal healthcare organization in the country, and one of the New York area’s largest providers of government-sponsored health insurance, MetroPlusHealth Health Plan, the plan of choice for nearly half a million New Yorkers. The NYC Health + Hospitals health care system serves 1.4 million New Yorkers every year and more than 475,000 are uninsured. The system provides medical, mental health and substance abuse services through its 11 acute care hospitals, five skilled nursing facilities, six large diagnostic and treatment centers and more than 70 community based clinics. NYC Health + Hospitals/Home Care also provides in-home services for New Yorkers. The NYC Health + Hospitals system was the 2008 recipient of the National Quality Forum and The Joint Commission’s John M. Eisenberg Award for Innovation in Patient Safety and Quality. For more information, visit www.nychealthandhospitals.org or find us on https://www.facebook.com/NYCHealthSystem or twitter.com/NYCHealthSystem.