Dr. Perlin becomes the first member of the Nashville health care community to serve as chairman for America’s largest hospital association, when the AHA Board of Directors elects him as their leader. Perlin, still serving as HCA’s Chief Medical Officer and president of clinical services, crosses off one of the city’s remaining accomplishments in health care.

The visionary Perlin announces his focus will be on the AHA initiative of “Redefining the H,” making American hospitals more agile and health care more convenient for American communities.