St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center President Tim Johnsen has been appointed to the Arkansas Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Directors.
Johnsen was originally appointed at mid-term in June 2009 and will serve a three-year term as representative for the 16 members of the Southwest Hospital District.
Johnsen, who was named Chief Operating Officer at St. Joseph’s Mercy in September 2006, was named the CEO in September 2007. He previously served as president of St. John’s Hospital in Lebanon, Missouri. Both St. Joseph’s Mercy and St. John’s are part of the Sisters of Mercy Health System.
“I’m honored and excited about this appointment,” Johnsen said. “It is very exciting to be a part of the Board of Directors and to have a voice at the table.”
The Arkansas Hospital Association is based in Little Rock. For nearly 80 years, it has worked for the betterment of hospitals by instituting spirited programs in education, government relations, research and communication. It represents about 100 Arkansas hospitals and related healthcare institution members in communities across the state.
Two other Mercy leaders are currently serving on the Arkansas Hospital Association Board of Directors. Jeffrey A. Johnston, the President and CEO of St. Edward Mercy Medical Center in Fort Smith represents the Arkansas Valley District through 2012. And Kristy Estrem, President at St. John’s Hospital in Berryville, represents the Northwest District through 2014.
“Mercy is well represented on the Board of Directors with three out of the seven districts represented by Mercy leaders,” Johnsen said.
The other districts are the Metropolitan, Northeast, North Central and Southeast.