Saint Francis CEO Named To American Hospital Association Board Of Trustees

Christopher M. Dadlez To Begin Three-Year Term
With National Advocacy Association on Jan. 1, 2012 

(Hartford, Conn. August 1, 2011) – Christopher M. Dadlez, of Simsbury, President and Chief Executive Officer of Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, has been elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association (AHA) for a three-year term, beginning Jan. 1, 2012.
The Board of Trustees is the policy-making body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of the organization’s direction and finances. 
As a regional trustee, Dadlez will serve as chair the AHA’s Regional Policy Board 1.   He is also a member of the AHA Equity of Care Committee and an AHA Fellow in Healthcare System Reform.  A Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), Dadlez currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Connecticut Hospital Association (CHA).  He is also a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Alliance of Independent Academic Medical Center and a member of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
He is also currently a member of The Clarion Group Advisory Board and a Board member of the MetroHartford Alliance, the Connecticut Science Center, the Malta House of Care, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council.  In addition, he is a member of the Capital Area Health Consortium and the Connecticut Catholic Hospital Council.  He is a Bushnell overseer, serves on the Advisory Council of the Urban League of Greater Hartford, and is a Corporator of the Village for Families and Children.
Dadlez, who joined Saint Francis in October, 2004, previously served as President and Chief Executive Officer at Mercy Hospital, Canton, Ohio.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of New Hampshire and a master’s degree in hospital administration from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. 
While his nearly seven-year tenure has been marked by many notable achievements, the most recent is the opening of the new 10-story, $184 million, 318,000-square-foot John T. O’Connell Tower.
The AHA is a not-for-profit association of healthcare providers committed to health improvement in their communities.  Founded in 1898, it is the national advocate for its members, which include 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, and other providers of care.
Founded in 1897, Saint Francis is a major teaching hospital licensed for 617 acute inpatient beds and 65 bassinets.  It is the largest Catholic hospital in New England.   For more information, please visit