Harry Weis, CEO, Tahoe Forest Health System, has been appointed by the American Hospital Association (AHA) to serve on the Council of the AHA Section for Small or Rural Hospitals. He is one of two appointed individuals representing the six western states of the United States. His three-year term begins in January of 2018. “I’m humbled and honored to serve in this national governance committee role for small or rural hospitals,” said Weis.
Mr. Weis has served as the Chief Executive Officer for Tahoe Forest Health System since 2015. He has more than 39 years of progressive healthcare executive experience in small and large individual hospitals and in large healthcare systems, including not-for-profit, publicly-traded for profit, and public health systems across the nation. He is a champion of innovation and passionate about delivering a new model of healthcare that is integrated, high quality, compassionate and proactive.
The Council of the AHA Section for Small or Rural Hospitals acts as a liaison with other health care and consumer organizations concerned with common issues. It also works to foster communication between the AHA and its members. Council members take a leadership role and are responsible for issue identification, policy development and implementation of policies and programs particular to smaller health care systems like Tahoe Forest—with the overall goal of improving health care for everyone.
About the AHA
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, 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 the AHA website at www.aha.org.