Thomas Priselac Named AHA Chair-Elect

Priselac Will Assume Chairmanship in 2009

Thomas M. Priselac has been elected as the American Hospital Association's chair-elect designate by the AHA's Board of Trustees. When he assumes the one-year chairmanship in 2009, he will be the top elected official of the largest hospital and health system association in the United States.

"Tom's leadership role on a national level is not only beneficial for all hospitals and academic medical centers, it also helps enhance the role of Cedars-Sinai on a national basis," said John C. Law, chairman of the Board of Directors. "When combined with the many other national-level initiatives we are involved in throughout the institution, and the recognition we are receiving, Cedars-Sinai has definitely advanced to the highest levels of academic medical centers. In just the past week, for example, the extraordinary work of our medical staff and employees was recognized by U.S. News & World Report when it named Cedars-Sinai to the top tier of hospitals in its Honor Roll."

Priselac will become chairman-elect on Jan. 1, 2008 and preside over the Long-Range Policy Committee.

"The challenges of providing accessible and affordable healthcare for everyone while preserving the quality of America's hospitals are enormous and complex," Priselac said. "But by working together with a wide variety of stakeholders -- in an open and candid way -- the American Hospital Association has an important role in helping to move the nation forward."