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Tabor will become fourth president in association’s history effective June 2017

The Indiana Hospital Association (IHA) is pleased to announce that the IHA Board of Directorsunanimously selected Brian Tabor, the association’s current executive vice president, as the next president of the organization beginning June of 2017. Tabor will succeed Doug Leonard, who will remain president until his retirement next June after serving as IHA’s president since 2007.

unnamed-1“Brian has been a tireless advocate for hospitals, patients and improving health care for Indiana communities,” said Bryan Mills, IHA board chairman and president and CEO of Community Health Network. “In this new role, Brian will take this work even further. His vision and determination will help lead Indiana hospitals through the challenges ahead.”

Tabor joined IHA in 2008 as vice president of government relations where he oversaw the association’s state and federal legislative initiatives and health policy develop
ment. In 2015, Tabor was promoted to Executive Vice President. That same year, Indiana Governor Mike Pence honored him with a Sagamore of the Wabash for his contributions to the Healthy Indiana Plan 2.0, an effort that has brought expanded health coverage for thousands of uninsured Hoosiers.

“I’m humbled to be chosen to serve as the next president of the Indiana Hospital Association,” said Tabor. “Our industry is undergoing rapid change, and it will be a privilege to help shape the direction of health care for hospitals and patients across Indiana.”

Leonard announced his retirement in June, and the IHA board convened a search committee to work with consultant Rick Brown of Mattson and Company to evaluate the succession plan. Members of the IHA board, representing health systems and hospitals from across the state, participated in the final decision.

“Brian is a uniquely qualified candidate,” said IHA President Doug Leonard. “For the last eight years he has cultivated a deep understanding of health care policy and fostered meaningful relationships with members and stakeholders.”

Tabor has worked for and around the Indiana General Assembly for 18 years. Prior to joining IHA, he served as a fiscal analyst for the Indiana State Senate and policy director in the Indiana House of Representatives. He earned his bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Purdue University. He resides in Hendricks County with his wife, Dawn Brooks, Ph.D., and two daughters.

Tabor will assume the role of president in June of 2017 and report to IHA’s Board of Directors, overseeing staff and all operations at IHA, which has more than 170 hospital members across the state. He will lead IHA’s core work of public policy, advocacy, patient safety, education and data.

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ABOUT INDIANA HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION

Indiana Hospital Association is a nonprofit organization that serves as the professional trade association for more than 170 Hoosier hospitals. The mission of IHA is to provide leadership, representation and services in the common best interests of its members as they promote the improvement of community health status. IHA’s primary responsibility is to represent the interests of hospitals in matters of public policy. IHA also provides members with education, communications and data collection services. To learn more about IHA, visit IHAconnect.org