Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) Corporation President & CEO Thomas J. Quatroche Jr., PhD, was recently elected to the board of directors of America’s Essential Hospitals (AEH) through a nationwide election process.
The national organization represents 325 safety net and public hospitals. First formed in 1981 as America’s Public Hospitals, America’s Essential Hospitals is a leading advocate on federal public policy issues that affect public safety net hospitals across the United States. In 2018, Quatroche was first appointed to the board to fill a vacancy.
According to its website, America’s Essential Hospitals has a rich history and long record of accomplishments on behalf of its members. Since its inception, America’s Essential Hospitals has been universally recognized for its expertise on issues affecting care for the nation’s most vulnerable patients. This deep knowledge revolves around not only the organization’s advocacy, but also its contributions toward research on issues essential hospitals face and the practical application of that research in areas such as quality improvement. AEH’s mission statement is: “America’s Essential Hospitals champions excellence in health care for all, regardless of social or economic circumstance, and advances the work of hospitals and health systems committed to ensuring access to care and optimal health for America’s most vulnerable people.”