Scripps Health’s Vic Buzachero Elected Chair of AHA Solutions Board

San Diego– Vic Buzachero, senior vice president of human resources for Scripps Health, has been elected board chairman of AHA Solutions, a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA).

AHA Solutions serves as a resource to U.S. hospitals pursuing operational excellence by conducting product due diligence and identifying solutions to hospital challenges in the areas of finance, human resources, patient flow and technology. AHA Solutions collaborates with hospital leaders and market consultants to provide analytics and education to support product decision making of AHA-member hospitals and other health care organizations.

“Vic’s efforts have helped Scripps Health become one of the nation’s premier health care organizations, and his leadership will be of great benefit to AHA Solutions and the care givers we serve,” said Anthony Burke, president and CEO of AHA Solutions. “We look forward to Vic’s contributions in helping us further our mission of giving hospitals and care givers the tools they need to improve patient safety and the overall care of patients.”

Under Buzachero’s leadership, Scripps Health has become one of the nation’s premier employers. Earlier this year, Scripps was named to:

Buzachero has more than 25 years of experience in human resources and health care. He is part of Scripps Health’s senior leadership group, which was honored in 2008 as America’s Top Leadership Team in Healthcare for large hospitals and health systems by HealthLeaders Media. His efforts in organizational development and effectiveness have been recognized by Franklin Covey with an Organization of Excellence Award.

About Scripps Health

Founded in 1924 by philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, Scripps Health is a $2 billion nonprofit community health system based in San Diego, Calif. Scripps treats a half-million patients annually through the dedication of 2,600 affiliated physicians and 12,300 employees among its five acute-care hospital campuses, home health care services, and an ambulatory care network of clinics, physician offices and outpatient centers.

Recognized as a leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease, Scripps is also at the forefront of clinical research and graduate medical education.

Contact: Steve Carpowich
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