Former American Hospital Association President Dick Davidson recently participated in the AHA's Oral History Project, sharing his thoughts on a lifetime of work in health care advocacy that included 15 years at the helm of the AHA. The wide-ranging interview explores health reform efforts during the Clinton Administration, the emergence of the health care quality movement and the importance of diversity in health care management, which led to the AHA's creation of the Institute for Diversity in Health Management in 1994.

Since 1978, the American Hospital Association and the Health Research & Educational Trust have jointly sponsored an oral history project coordinated by the AHA Resource Center. Over 90 interview transcripts are available in this oral history collection.  Printed copies of the oral history transcripts may be borrowed from, or examined on-site at, the American Hospital Association Resource Center in Chicago.  For more information, please call (312) 422-2050.