SEYMOUR — Dr. Eric Fish, president and CEO of Schneck Medical Center in Seymour, has been selected to join the American Hospital Association’s 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, according to a news release from Schneck.
The nine regional policy boards meet three times a year and provide essential guidance on public policy issues considered by the association’s 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,” Fish said. “This is a critically important time of transformation in health care. 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.”
Rick Smith, chairman of Schneck’s board of trustees, said Fish is a passionate advocate for health care.
“On behalf of Schneck Medical Center, the board of trustees and the patients we serve, I congratulate him on this appointment,” Smith said. “He is a talented, innovative leader who is committed to transformative health care.”
Fish has more than 18 years of leadership experience at Schneck, including as 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 health care 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.
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 information, visit aha.org.