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Published on August 05, 2014


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WASHINGTON (August 5, 2014) - The American Hospital Association (AHA) has selected eight new members to its Board of Trustees for three-year terms beginning January 1, 2015.  In addition, the board appointed one new member to fill a one-year vacancy. 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. 

Appointees include:

  • Nancy Howell Agee, President and CEO of Carilion Clinic, Roanoke, VA
  • Bruce Bailey, President and CEO of Georgetown Hospital System in Georgetown, SC
  • Melina L. Estes, MD, President and CEO of Saint Luke's Health System, Kansas City, MO
  • Brian A. Gragnolati, Senior Vice President of the John Hopkins Health System, Baltimore, MD
  • Thomas W. Huebner, President, Rutland Regional Medical Center and Rutland Regional Health Services

Thomas Huebner, President, Rutland Regional Medical CenterThomas W. Huebner is president of Rutland Regional Medical Center and Rutland Regional Health Services in Rutland, Vt., a post he has held since 1997. Before that, he served as executive vice president at Choate-Symmes Health Services, Inc. in Woburn, Mass. He joined the medical center in 1990 as vice president responsible for systems development and planning.

Previously, he served as a senior consultant for the Massachusetts Hospital Association, and he also served as deputy assistant commissioner of public health in Massachusetts. Huebner is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He served as chairman of the Rutland Area Community Services and the Vermont Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. Huebner has served on the Governance Committee of Blue Cross Blue Shield, the Vermont Business Roundtable board and currently serves on the Blue Cross Blue Shield board as well as other various civic organizations.

He earned his bachelor’s degree from Colby College and a master’s in business administration with a specialty in health management from Boston University.

  • Michelle Janney, PhD, RN, Senior Vice President and Wood-Prince Family Chief Nurse Executive at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
  • James Leonard, MD, President and CEO of the Carle Foundation, Urbana, IL
  • Thomas D. Miller, President, Division V Operations for Community Health Systems, Franklin, TN
  • Ramanathan Raju, MD, President and CEO of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation

About the AHA

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.  For more information, visit


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