Alvin Hoover, FACHE, Chief Executive Officer for King’s Daughters Medical Center in Brookhaven, Mississippi has been named a member of the Governing Council of the American Hospital Association Section for Small and Rural Hospitals from Region 4. He will serve a three year term from January 2009 until December 31, 2011.
The Governing Council includes 18 elected members who are chief executives of some of the country’s leading small or rural hospitals. It also has ex-officio members representing the American Academy of Family Physicians, National Rural Health Association, and a state hospital associations as well as a hospital trustee member.
Members of the Governing Council work on behalf of the nation’s small and rural hospitals and serve as key contacts and resources for the small and rural hospitals in their regions. In addition Governing Council members work with the American Hospital Association, regional, and state association staff to build section visibility and assist member recruitment and retention. The Governing Council meets three times per year in various parts of the country.
Governing Council members work with American Hospital Association legislative staff advocating on behalf of member hospitals. They have direct contact with members of Congress including staff on key committees with jurisdiction over rural health care issues ‘’ I look forward to getting involved in the process of advocating for rural healthcare facilities like King’s Daughters Medical Center “
Hoover said. "I want to make sure that, regardless of the size of the hospital or the community, our voice is heard, and all hospitals have the opportunity to be successful meeting their mission of providing quality healthcare to their communities." Hoover will attend his first meeting in Washington D.C., in early March.