Kris Doody, chief executive officer of Caribou’s Cary Medical Center, has been selected to the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees, according to a press release Friday from U.S. Sen. Susan Collin. The board is the policy-making body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances.
In April, Collins wrote a letter to Michael Guerin, the Secretary of the AHA’s Committee on Nominations, supporting Doody’s nomination.
“Cary Medical Center is one of only five hospitals in the nation piloting the VA ARCH program. It is also the site in northern Maine for a Maine Veterans Home and Veterans Dementia Clinic, as well as the site of the nation’s first VA Community Outpatient Clinic,” Collins wrote. “As such, Kris Doody will bring a true and tested experience to the leadership of the AHA and will offer critical insight to delivering health care in rural America.”
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.