The American Hospital Association elected eight new members to its board of trustees for terms beginning Jan. 1, 2012. They are:

Christopher M. Dadlez is president and chief executive officer of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford, Conn. As a regional trustee, He will serve as chair of AHA's Regional Policy Board 1. He also is a member of the AHA Equity of Care Committee and completed an AHA Health Care System Reform Fellowship.

Christopher Durovich is president and CEO of Children's Medical Center of Dallas. Durovich served as chair of the Child Health Corporation of America and is a board member of the Dallas Regional Chamber of Commerce. He also has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions; on the board and executive committee of the Texas Hospital Association; and on an AHA RPB and AHA's Section for Maternal and Child Health. He is past chair of the Children's Hospital Association of Texas, the Dallas–Fort Worth Hospital Council and the Dallas Regional Chamber's Health System CEO Council.

Dan Gross, R.N., is the executive vice president of hospital operations for Sharp HealthCare in San Diego, overseeing four acute care hospitals, three specialty hospitals, government relations and clinical effectiveness at the organization. He is past chair of the California Hospital Association; chair of the Hospital Association of San Diego and Imperial Counties; a member of AHA's RPB 9; chair of the Trauma Center Association of America; and adjunct faculty for several universities.

Donna Katen-Bahensky is president and CEO of the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison. She has served on the board of directors of the University HealthSystem Consortium, was an alternate delegate for an AHA RPB and is currently a member of the administrative board of the Council of Teaching Hospitals of the AAMC and AHA's Committee on Health Professions.

R. Timothy Stack has served as president and CEO of Piedmont Healthcare in Atlanta since December 2001. He served a partial term on the AHA Operations Committee in 2001 and on several AHA regional policy boards. As a regional trustee, he will serve as chair of AHA's RPB 4. He is a member of the AHA's Advisory Committee on Physician-Hospital Relationships. He chaired the Georgia Hospital Association board and has been an ACHE fellow since 1990.

Mary Starmann-Harrison is president and CEO of Hospital Sisters Health System in Springfield, Ill. In that capacity, she is responsible for a multi-institutional Catholic health care system of 13 hospitals and numerous physician practices throughout Illinois and Wisconsin. As a regional trustee, Starmann-Harrison will serve as chair of AHA's Regional Policy Board 5. She was the Wisconsin Hospital Association board chair for 2006 and a member of the Wisconsin Hospital Association board of directors since 2000. She also served on AHA's RPB 5 and is an ACHE fellow.

Maureen Swick, R.N., is senior vice president/chief nurse executive at Inova Health System in Falls Church, Va. Leading more than 5,000 nurses at multiple sites, Swick is responsible for nursing practice, education, research, strategy and operations across the Inova system. She is a member of numerous professional nursing organizations, including the American Organization of Nurse Executives, where she served two years as a board member representing Region 2 as well as the American Nurses Association, and the Organization of Nurse Executives of New Jersey, where she spent 13 years as a board member, including past president. She is a member of ACHE and has served on an AHA RPB.

Barbara L. Wilson is the immediate past chair of St. Luke's Treasure Valley board of directors in Boise, Idaho, having served for 15 years. Wilson was a member of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco board of directors for six years, was on the executive committee for all six years and chaired the audit committee for four years. She served on the AHA Committee on Governance from 2008 to 2010.