BANGOR – Mary Prybylo MSN, FACHE has been selected to join a select group of six members appointed this year to the Metropolitan Hospital Governing Council of the American Hospital Association (AHA). “With healthcare in a constant state of change,” says Prybylo, “it is very important for our Organization to have a voice in such a significant national forum.” Prybylo has served as CEO of St. Joseph Healthcare in Bangor since 2011. She is a fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives.
The Metropolitan Hospital Governing Council is one of seven Constituency Sections of the AHA. It is comprised of metropolitan/urban, suburban, public and teaching hospitals from across the country. The section advises AHA on policy and advocacy activities, and discusses issues of importance to metropolitan hospitals. The key purpose of the Metropolitan Hospital Governing Council is to strengthen and enhance the AHA’s initiatives as the national organization and voice for all hospitals.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA.
Metropolitan Hospitals are defined as:
Hospitals located within a metropolitan service area inclusive of hospitals that are part of a health care system
Part of a group which includes urban, suburban, teaching, and academic medical centers
Providers of specialized services and high volumes of ambulatory care
St. Joseph Healthcare is a healthcare organization in Bangor, comprised of St. Joseph Hospital, a 112-bed community hospital, and a network of fifteen specialty and primary care provider practices located in the Bangor, Brewer and Hampden.
For more information about the AHA and Metropolitan Hospitals – http://www.aha.org/about/membership/constituency/metro/index