Lumsden’s perspective and experience make him ideal for the position
January 13, 2023, Mount Airy, NC – Chris A. Lumsden, President and CEO of Northern Regional Hospital, has been elected as an at-large delegate of the Regional Policy Board 3 (Southeastern United States) with the American Hospital Association (AHA). The AHA is the national organization that represents hospitals and healthcare networks throughout the U.S. and serves their patients and communities through advocacy, representation, knowledge exchange, and thought leadership.
The AHA uses analysis and recommendations from the AHA Regional Policy Board in policy deliberations. The appointment is effective through December 31, 2025.
“I am honored to represent Northern Regional Hospital and other North Carolina hospitals and health systems,” said Lumsden. “Serving on this Board allows me the opportunity to favorably influence federal health care policy and legislation that impact the wellbeing of rural, community-based hospitals.
Matthew Wright, AHA Region 3 Executive says, “Chris is a transformational leader whose passion for health care is critical as the AHA develops policies to address the specific challenges that hospitals across the country are facing. His decades of experience and unique perspective will inform the Regional Policy Board as we undertake this important work.”
Lumsden is a native of Roanoke, Virginia, graduated with honors from Bridgewater College and received his master’s degree with honors from George Washington
University. He is a licensed Nursing Home Administrator in North Carolina and Virginia, and a Fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is past Board Chairman of several Virginia state economic development and higher education organizations and currently serves on the Board of the Greater Mount Airy Chamber of Commerce, Surry County Economic Development Partnership, and several Boards associated with the North Carolina Healthcare Association. He is recipient of several distinguished leadership awards and in 2020 was named as one of the Top 20 Most Admired CEOs in the Triad region of NC by the Triad Business Journal.