from the American Hospital Association
Teri Fontenot, FACHE, President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital, has been honored with the American Hospital Association’s Grassroots Champion Award. Fontenot received the award for her exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of Woman’s Hospital’s mission to improve the health of women and infants.
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.
“Louisiana hospitals thank Teri Fontenot for her effective legislative advocacy efforts at the state and federal levels and congratulate her for receiving the 2018 AHA Grassroots Champion Award,” said Paul Salles, President and CEO, Louisiana Hospital Association. “We are proud to see her recognized at the national level, and we appreciate her leadership in important health policy discussions.”
Fontenot is board certified in healthcare management as an ACHE Fellow. She serves as a board member of the American Hospital Association’s Health Forum, the Baton Rouge Health District and the Louisiana Hospital Association. In addition, she served as a chairman officer of the American Hospital Association from 2011 to 2013.