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Passing the Gavel: Wayne Smith Succeeds Milton Johnson as FAH Chair

This week, Wayne Smith, Chairman of the Board and CEO of Community Health Systems (CHS), assumed the position Chairman of the Board of the Federation of American Hospitals.

Wayne is one of the country’s preeminent hospital industry executives. He has been at the helm of CHS for more than 20 years, and during that time his influence and leadership has been well recognized.

The health care field is constantly evolving and having Wayne’s deep appreciation and understanding of the intersection of industry concerns and health policy will only enhance our organization’s effectiveness in meeting the many challenges we face in Washington. 

As Federation Board Chair, Wayne succeeds Milton Johnson, Chairman and CEO of HCA. On behalf of the Federation, I want to thank Milton for his outstanding dedication to our hospitals and patients. His steady hand of leadership kept us successfully focused during this unpredictable year for health care policy development.