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Eric Boley, president of The Quality Health Care Foundation, a LeadingAge partner in Wyoming, and past president of the WHA Board of Directors, has been recognized by the American Hospital Association (AHA) as the recipient of its Grassroots Champion Award.Boley was recognized at the AHA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C., earlier this month. The award honors hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect hospitals, who have broadened support for the hospital, and who are tireless advocates for hospitals and their patients.
"Eric is a great example of leadership and commitment to the field of aging and acute care," said Mary Reilly, senior vice president of state and member relations at LeadingAge.
Boley joined the Wyoming delegation at the AHA meeting both to receive his Grassroots Champion recognition, and to participate in events in connection with the AHA annual meeting. In partnership with the state hospital associations, the AHA honors 52 individuals as Grassroots Champions.
As 2012 honorees, these individuals were recognized for exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of a hospital’s mission.
“We depend upon strong local voices to help tell the story of hospitals as cornerstones of the communities they serve,” said Rich Umbdenstock, AHA president and CEO. “This award is a small token of our appreciation for the hard work and dedication of these individuals to improving health and health care in America.”