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John Ayoub Recognized as Grassroots Champion at AHA Annual Meeting

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has awarded John Ayoub, Chief Executive Officer of Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics with the American Hospital Association Grassroots Champions Award.

The American Hospital Association Grassroots Champions Award was created to recognize those hospital leaders who most effectively educate elected officials on how major issues affect the hospital’s vital role in the community, who have done an exemplary job in broadening the base of community support for the hospital and is a tireless advocate for the hospital and its patients. “There are so many champions in our great state, I am extremely humbled to have been recognized among them in this prestigious manner. I am grateful to  SDAHO for putting my name up for consideration; it is truly an honor to be acknowledged and lifted-up by people for whom I have so much respect.” John Ayoub- CEO, Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics.

Tammy Hatting, COO of SDAHO was in attendance at this year’s AHA annual cmeeting and says it was a special moment to see one of SDAHO’s Board of Trustee members receive this award. “It is a true honor to have John Ayoub selected as South Dakota’s Grassroots Champion for the American Hospital Association. John is a dedicated healthcare leader in our state, and we are fortunate to have him serve on the SDAHO Board of Trustees. This recognition shows John’s commitment in working to elect people who care about American’s hospitals and health systems.”  Tammy Hatting – COO, SDAHO

The Grassroots Champion award is presented annually to one individual from each state with winners being chosen by the state association. John is one of 50 individuals honored this year. “I am extremely privileged to lead the team at Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics.  The team is so good, and the work they do so vital and done in such a professional and compassionate way, they really make me look better than I am. I appreciate them so much!” John Ayoub- CEO, Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics. Tim Rave, CEO of SDAHO says John’s dedication to his community and healthcare are evident in the work he does every day. “John is an incredible leader and advocate in the healthcare community. His relationships both here at home in South Dakota and across the country are evident in this prestigious award and SDAHO is fortunate to have him as part of the association. All of healthcare benefit from his knowledge and leadership.” Tim Rave, CEO SDAHO

Ayoub says, there is still so much work to be done and the past few years has shown all of us that healthcare is in a very fragile position right now. “We must continue to bolster the foundations, improve the care processes, support our people, and constantly educate the community and those that are in a position to make a difference in the policy realm.” John Ayoub- CEO, Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics

Congratulations to John Ayoub, CEO Mobridge Regional Hospital and Clinics for receiving a 2022 American Hospital Association Grassroots Champion Award.

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