Rick Smith Appointed to National Leadership Role with American Hospital Association
October 20, 2017
Schneck Medical Center announced today that Rick Smith, Schneck Board of Trustees Chairman, has been appointed to the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Committee on Governance as an at-large member.
 
In this national leadership role, he will focus on the development of policies to represent, guide, and assist the nation’s hospitals, as well as foster grassroots advocacy and policy development among trustees at the American Hospital Association. His three-year term begins January 1, 2018.
 
Rick Smith was appointed as a member of the Schneck Medical Center Board of Trustees in 1998 and Chairman in 2011. He also serves on the board of the Schneck Foundation. Smith spent 30 years in the commercial banking sector of the financial institution industry as a financial analyst, credit administration, and commercial underwriting before retiring in 2014.
 
Smith has also been very involved in community organizations including: Boy Scouts, West Point Parents Club of Indiana, Seymour High School Football, Wrestling, and Band Parent’s Clubs, Seymour Presbyterian Church, Adult Sunday School Teacher, Masonic Lodge, Order of Eastern Star, Jackson County United Way Day of Caring, and the Jackson County Industrial Development Corporation.
 
About the AHA
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.
 
Through our representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members' perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters. Our advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and include the legislative and regulatory arenas.
 
Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends.