The American Hospital Association selected eight new members to its board of trustees for three-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2014. The board also appointed a new member to fill a one-year vacancy. The three-year appointees include:

Alan D. Aviles is president and CEO of the New York City Health and Hospitals Corp., a post to which he was appointed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in February 2005.

Kris Doody, R.N., is the CEO for Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Maine. Doody was a candy striper at the medical center, was hired as nurse's aide, and worked her way up from emergency room nurse, operating room manager, manager of surgical services, COO, and was appointed CEO in 1999.

Daniel L. Gross, R.N., is executive vice president of Sharp HealthCare in San Diego. He began his career at Sharp in 1979 as a clinical nurse at Sharp Memorial Hospital.

Constance A. Howes is president and CEO of Women & Infants Hospital of Rhode Island in Providence, and recently was appointed executive vice president of women's health for Care New England Health System, comprising Women & Infants Hospital, Kent Hospital and Butler Hospital, as well as the VNA of Care New England and the Care New England Wellness Center.

Steven A. Rose, R.N., is CEO at Nanticoke Memorial Hospital, a 99-bed rural acute care hospital, and Nanticoke Physician Network in Seaford, Del. He serves as the chair of the Delaware Hospital Association board of directors.

John Vassall, M.D., is the chief medical officer of Swedish Health Services in Seattle. Vassall is a board-certified internist and has been on staff at Swedish since 1983.

Larry Veitz has been CEO of Spearfish (S.D.) Regional Hospital since 2002. Spearfish is a 40-bed hospital owned by Regional Health in Rapid City, S.D. He has served as board member and chairman of the South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations, and is an associate member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.  

Eugene A. Woods is the executive vice president and COO of Christus Health in Irving, Texas, a position he has held since June 2011. Woods has nearly 25 years of experience in senior health care leadership positions.

The AHA board appointed Brian A. Gragnolati to a one-year term to fill a vacancy. He is a senior vice president of the Johns Hopkins Health System in Baltimore, a post he has held since March 2011.