Michael V. Sack, FACHE, president and chief executive officer of Hallmark Health System was named the 74th chair of the Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA) Board of Trustees at MHA's Annual Meeting on June 12. He succeeds Patrick Muldoon, FACHE, president and CEO of UMass Memorial Medical Center, who held the one-year post from June 2013.
In his inaugural speech, Sack called for the hospital community to focus on the health care excellence provided by the hospital and health system community, which, he said, “inspires bright young people to travel from around the country to be educated at Massachusetts medical schools and hospitals, and people to travel from around the globe to be treated here.
“But of course, merely resting on your laurels ensures that that the success we have achieved will wither away,” Sack continued. “That’s why we’re constantly reforming our system, improving, and polishing it. And that’s not easy to do. It takes innovation, creative leadership and – somewhat ironically in an era of intense competition – a sense of unity that this association provides.”