Jeff Samz, CEO at Huntsville Hospital Health System beginning July 3, was recently elected to serve on the board of the Alabama Hospital Association (AlaHA) as the representative for the North Regional Council. The election took place in June at the Association’s virtual annual meeting, during which time the Association celebrated its 100th anniversary.
“Jeff has shown extraordinary leadership at Huntsville Hospital and with hospitals in north Alabama, and we look forward to his tenure on our board” said Donald E. Williamson, MD, president of the Alabama Hospital Association. “Our regional councils provide a forum for hospital executives to share best practices and develop key relationships that support them in their respective positions. Connecting the council membership to the board is a critical part of our Association’s success.”
Samz’s hospital administration career spans 28 years, including 12 in Huntsville. Previously, he was employed at Vanderbilt Health, Duke Health and Mission Health.
In his community, Samz serves as the secretary-treasurer of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and the secretary-treasurer of the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Foundation Board. Additionally, he is a former member of the United Way board of directors.
Samz graduated from the University of North Carolina and earned his Master of Business Administration degree from Wake Forest University.
Founded in 1921, the Alabama Hospital Association is a statewide trade organization that assists member hospitals in effectively serving the health care needs of Alabama, through advocacy, representation, education and service.