Michelle Hood

Michelle Hood is currently executive vice president and chief operating officer of the American Hospital Association.

Previously she served as president and CEO of Northern Light Health, Brewer, Maine. Northern Light is a $1.8 B integrated healthcare delivery system providing services across the entire state of Maine. Over her 14 year tenure in this position, she oversaw significant organic growth of the system as well as the addition of three hospitals, four skilled facilities, a home care agency, residential hospice services and numeous ground/air ambulance units to the portfolio. As president and CEO of Northern Light, she focused on health care policy and design models at the state and national levels, positioning the system to be successful in a rapidly changing health care environment.

Ms. Hood received a Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University and a Master of Health Care Administration degree from Georgia State University. Prior to her position in Maine, she served as the president and CEO of the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth Health Systems, Montana Region, as well as president and CEO of the Region’s flagship hospital, St. Vincent Healthcare.

Before coming to the AHA, she had served on the Association’s Board of Trustees and Executive Committee. She is a past chair of the Maine Hospital Association board and is or has been on several community and national boards, including service as chairs of both the University of Maine System Board of Trustees and the Vizient New England Board.

Ms. Hood is a seasoned executive dedicated to the transformation of the health care delivery and financing models, at both the national and local level. She brings her experience in academic, national faith-based and rural health care integrated systems to the challenges of today’s rapidly changing environment.

Posted August 2020

Michelle Hood, Executive VP and COO, AHA

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