Michigan Health & Hospital Association President Spencer Johnson Honored with National Trustee Award

Apr 30, 2001, 01:00 ET from Michigan Health & Hospital Association

    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Hospital
 Association honored Michigan Health & Hospital Association President Spencer
 C. Johnson with its Trustees Award.  The award recognizes individuals who have
 made substantial and noteworthy contributions to the AHA, and he was selected
 for his outstanding contributions in the area of policy development.
     "Spence has helped shape today's health care landscape and better position
 hospitals for tomorrow's health care challenges," said AHA President Dick
 Davidson.  Johnson has been president of the MHA since 1985 and has been
 instrumental in transforming the focus of hospitals from the traditional
 medical model of care to one that combines it with community wellness and
 prevention.  Prior to assuming this position, Johnson was executive vice
 president of the Hospital Association of New York State.  Before that he was
 involved in the development of federal health policy and legislation as
 associate director of the Domestic Council at the White House during the Ford
 Administration and as a professional staff member of the United States Senate
 and the House of Representatives.  Currently, Johnson is a member of the
 Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).  He has also served on the
 Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (Washington, DC).  In addition, he
 is a board member of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a board member and
 secretary of the MHA Insurance Company.
     Johnson holds a master's degree in public administration from Cornell
 University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from St. Bonaventure
 University, both in New York.
 
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SOURCE Michigan Health & Hospital Association
    WASHINGTON, April 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the American Hospital
 Association honored Michigan Health & Hospital Association President Spencer
 C. Johnson with its Trustees Award.  The award recognizes individuals who have
 made substantial and noteworthy contributions to the AHA, and he was selected
 for his outstanding contributions in the area of policy development.
     "Spence has helped shape today's health care landscape and better position
 hospitals for tomorrow's health care challenges," said AHA President Dick
 Davidson.  Johnson has been president of the MHA since 1985 and has been
 instrumental in transforming the focus of hospitals from the traditional
 medical model of care to one that combines it with community wellness and
 prevention.  Prior to assuming this position, Johnson was executive vice
 president of the Hospital Association of New York State.  Before that he was
 involved in the development of federal health policy and legislation as
 associate director of the Domestic Council at the White House during the Ford
 Administration and as a professional staff member of the United States Senate
 and the House of Representatives.  Currently, Johnson is a member of the
 Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPAC).  He has also served on the
 Prospective Payment Assessment Commission (Washington, DC).  In addition, he
 is a board member of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and a board member and
 secretary of the MHA Insurance Company.
     Johnson holds a master's degree in public administration from Cornell
 University and a bachelor's degree in journalism from St. Bonaventure
 University, both in New York.
 
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