2020 Leadership Summit

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Stephen Ahnen New Hampshire Hospital Association Steve joined NHHA in October 2008 after 16 years at the American Hospital Association in Washington, D.C. The Association serves as the primary advocate for the State’s acute care community and specialty hospitals and Steve is their principal advocate and spokesperson. Under Steve’s leadership, the Association has built on the collaborative efforts of hospitals to improve quality, patient safety and health care delivery. Through the Association and its Foundation for Healthy Communities, hospitals are working together and leading the nation in providing evidence-based care to the patients and communities they serve. Prior to joining the NHHA, Steve was AHA senior vice president for association development. He held a number of positions of increasing prominence at AHA including serving seven years as senior vice president in the Office of the President, vice president and special assistant to the president, and lobbyist. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and German from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, and an executive MBA in health administration from the University of Colorado in Denver.

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