American Hospital Association Elects Hinton to Its Board of Trustees
News Release: August 30, 2010
The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected Jim Hinton, president and CEO of Presbyterian Healthcare Services (PHS), to its Board of Trustees for the term beginning January 1, 2011. 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. Vintage
“Jim’s commitment to patient safety and his focus on healthcare quality are present throughout Presbyterian, which demonstrate his values and passion for change and improvement,” said Larry Stroup, chair of the Board of Directors for Presbyterian Healthcare Services. “The AHA Board will benefit from Jim’s commitment to good governance and his strategic counsel. He understands the appropriate areas of focus for governance and will bring his years of healthcare experience to contribute productively to AHA’s mission.”
Hinton has been with Presbyterian for 27 years. He serves as a member of the Presbyterian Board of Directors and chairs the Presbyterian Health Plan Board of Directors. Hinton served as chief operating officer of PHS from 1992 to 1995.
He has served on the board of the New Mexico Hospitals and Health Systems Association and the Insure New Mexico Council as well as chaired the Governor’s task force for health care reform. Hinton also serves on the boards of Premier Inc. and The Healthcare Institute. He received his bachelor’s of arts degree from the University of New Mexico and a master’s of science in healthcare administration from Arizona State University. He has served on several AHA task forces and the Health Research and Educational Trust board.
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations that are committed to health improvement in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include more than 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.