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Baptist Health president and CEO appointed to American Hospital Association (AHA) Regional Policy Board

Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, will help foster communication, providing input on public policy issues in the Southeastern U.S.

Jacksonville, FL

Michael A. Mayo, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of Baptist Health has been appointed as a state delegate of Regional Policy Board 4 (Southeastern United States) with the American Hospital Association (AHA).

The AHA is the national organization that represents hospitals and health care networks throughout the U.S. and serves their patients and communities through advocacy, representation, knowledge exchange, and thought leadership. The AHA uses analysis and recommendations from the AHA Regional Policy Board in policy deliberations. The appointment is effective through 2024.

“I am honored to represent our area’s hospitals,” said Mayo. “Serving on the Regional Policy Board allows me the opportunity to weigh in on policy issues that affect the care and health of communities in our region.”

Mayo was appointed President and CEO of Baptist Health in May 2021 after serving for nearly 10 years as hospital president of Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville, the health system’s flagship medical campus. He has more than 32 years of health care executive experience.

“With over 32 years of experience leading hospitals and health systems, Michael’s dynamic leadership skills, deep understanding of health care and passion for quality and patient safety make him an excellent choice for the American Hospital Association’s Regional Policy Board 4,” said Mary Mayhew, Florida Hospital Association President and CEO. “Michael’s input and expertise on this board will be invaluable and will provide a strong framework for our community’s health care moving forward.”

"Michael is a dynamic leader, whose passion for health care, communities, employees and patients is critical as we work to create policies to address the lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Rebecca Jolley, Regional Executive, Region 4, American Hospital Association. “Michael will bring unique and essential perspectives to the Regional Policy Board as we work to advance the health of individuals and communities."