American Hospital Association Honors Former Shannon Health CEO


The American Hospital Association today presented Dan Stultz, M.D., past president and CEO of the Texas Hospital Association, with its Honorary Life Membership Award in recognition of his contributions to hospitals and health care in America.

The award recognizes individuals who have made important contributions to the health care field and who share the mission, values and goals of the AHA. Stultz received the award at a ceremony at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.

“I am so pleased that the AHA has recognized Dan for his contributions to the health care industry, not just in Texas, but across the nation,” said Ted Shaw, president and CEO of the Texas Hospital Association. “THA has long appreciated Dan’s vision, compassion and leadership, and, on behalf of the Board of Trustees and staff, I extend our most heartfelt congratulations for this award.”

Prior to THA, Stultz was CEO of Shannon Health System for 13 years. Stultz participated in AHA’s policy-making process and served on AHA’s Committee on Nominations; Committee on Clinical Leadership; Physician Leadership Forum Advisory Committee; Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence National Leadership Council; Advisory Committee on Physician-Hospital Relationship Strategy; and Expert Advisory Group on Clinical Integration.

He was a member of the AHAPAC Steering Committee and the Allied Hospital Association Advisory Group on Health Reform Implementation. 

Stultz earned a bachelor’s of science degree at the Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and doctor of medicine at the University of Texas Medical School in Houston. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at the University of Kentucky in Lexington. In addition, Stultz completed the CompHealth Scholars Program for management in health care at the Kenan-Flagler Business School of University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.


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