Schneck President and CEO Selected to American Hospital Association Regional Policy Board
Eric Fish, MD, MBA, FACOG, President/CEO of Schneck Medical Center has been selected to join the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Regional Policy Board 5. Regional Policy Boards foster communication between the AHA, its members and state hospital associations and provide important input on critical public policy issues unique to a region.
The nine Regional Policy Boards meet three times a year and provide essential guidance on public policy issues considered by the AHA Board of Trustees, serve as ad hoc policy development committees when appropriate, and identify needs unique to a region.
“I’m honored to serve on the AHA Regional Policy Board and to have the opportunity to represent the perspective of our local community at the state and national levels,” said Fish. “This is a critically important time of transformation in healthcare. Current initiatives and decisions being made at the federal and state levels will be important for our patients and all citizens of this region and state. I look forward to the opportunity to contribute in this new role.”
“Dr. Fish is a passionate advocate for healthcare. On behalf of Schneck Medical Center, the Board of Trustees, and the patients we serve, I congratulate him on this appointment,” said Rick Smith, chairman of the medical center’s board of trustees. “He is a talented, innovative leader who is committed to transformative healthcare.”
Dr. Fish has over 18 years of leadership experience at Schneck, including Medical Director of Schneck Obstetrics & Gynecology, President of the Schneck Medical Staff, Vice President of Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer, and most recently, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
His healthcare leadership extends both regionally and at the state level as Chairman of the Board of Managers, Inspire Health Partners; Board of Directors Member at Large (2024), CMO Council Task Force Chairman, Council on Hospital Governance Chairman, and Southern District President, Indiana Hospital Association; Policy and Legislative Committee, Indiana Rural Health Association Board of Directors; and, Chairman, SIHO Holdings, Inc. Board of Directors.
About the American Hospital Association
The American Hospital Association (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 advocates on behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinician partners – including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers – and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides insight and 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.