Hospital association board of trustees elects Samaritan CEO Doug Boysen as chair

The Hospital Association of Oregon Board of Trustees has elected Doug Boysen, president and CEO of Samaritan Health Services, as board chair. A hospital association trustee since 2018, Boysen has served on several board committees.

“Doug is a thoughtful leader who keeps patients and communities at the center of all he does,” said Becky Hultberg, hospital association president and CEO. “During his time on the association board, Doug has brought invaluable skills and experience at the same time he has provided outstanding leadership at the helm of Samaritan Health Services. We are thrilled to have Doug at the helm of the association board at this critical time for hospitals and the communities they serve.”

“Doug Boysen is the right leader at the right time to step into this role with the Hospital Association of Oregon,” said Nancy Seifert, Samaritan Health Services board chair. “He has dedicated his career to improving healthcare delivery and advancing health for all. He has the skillset and demeanor to partner with HAO and health care organizations across the state to support patient care.”

Boysen succeeds Cheryl Wolfe, president and CEO of Salem Health, who moves to past chair. The board elected Jennifer Burrows, CEO of Providence Health’s St. Vincent and West Division, to the role of chair elect.

Boysen’s two-year term as board chair began on Jan. 1.