Stack to Help Guide Policies and Governance for AHA
ATLANTA, Ga. (August 2, 2011) – R. Timothy Stack, president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare, has been elected to the American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees. The AHA elected eight new members to its Board for terms beginning January 1, 2012. 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. As a regional trustee, Stack will serve as chair of AHA’s Regional Policy Board 4.
Stack served on the AHA Operations Committee in 2001 and on several AHA regional policy boards. He is a member of the AHA’s Advisory Committee on Physician-Hospital Relationships. He has chaired the Georgia Hospital Association board, currently serves on the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce boards, and has been a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) since 1990. He also represents Piedmont Healthcare as chairman of the Center for Health and Learning Board and is a member of the Health Management Academy. In addition, Stack’s civic and professional involvement includes the Rotary Club of Atlanta, the Buckhead Coalition and the Atlanta Medical Heritage Board.
“I am honored to represent the Piedmont Healthcare family as member of the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees,” said R. Timothy Stack. “We are facing a critical time in healthcare with federal and state budget cuts, healthcare reform and economic challenges, and I look forward to working with the AHA to tackle these issues with the common goal of enhancing healthcare and health in our communities and across the country.”
Prior to joining Piedmont Healthcare in 2001, Stack served as president and CEO of Borgess Health Alliance and president and CEO of Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Previously, he was president and CEO of South Side Healthcare System in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He also served as senior vice president and COO at Central Medical Center and Hospital in Pittsburgh.
Stack earned a bachelor of arts degree from Bethany College in Virginia and a master’s in hospital administration from the Medical College of Virginia. A recipient of the 2010 AHA Grassroots Champion Award, Stack also received the 2008 Outstanding Alumnus Award by Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Health Administration, as well as the 2008 American College of Healthcare Executives Senior-Level Healthcare Executive Regent’s Award for significant contributions to healthcare management excellence.