Tori Bayless, CEO of Luminis Health, has been elected to the Board of Trustees for the American Hospital Association (AHA). Luminis Health was formed in 2019 when Anne Arundel Medical Center and Doctors Community Medical Center came together to provide even greater access to high quality, specialized care to the communities served. The AHA Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its directions and finances.
Bayless will serve a three-year term beginning January 1, 2023. “I am truly honored to join the Board of Trustees of the American Hospital Association, an organization that has advocated for hospitals and health systems nationwide for more than 120 years,” says Tori Bayless. “AHA and Luminis Health both have similar missions of enhancing the health and the communities we serve. Together, we can improve the health of Marylanders and residents throughout this country.”
Bayless has been an AHA commissioner on the board of The Joint Commission (TJC) since 2020 and serves on various TJC committees. She served as a delegate on AHA Regional Policy Board 3 from 2015-2017, and will be its chair starting in January of 2023.
“We are incredibly proud of Tori’s appointment to the American Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees,” says Leisa Russell, chair of the Luminis Health Board of Trustees. “Tori brings a breadth of knowledge and passion that will benefit the AHA, its members, and ultimately every community in the United States.”
Luminis Health is proud of its long-standing partnership with the American Hospital Association, including being recognized by the AHA with two NOVA awards for innovations in community partnerships to improve community health. In addition, Luminis Health Anne Arundel Medical Center was the recipient of the AHA 2019 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award.
“Luminis Health shares AHA’s commitment to advance justice, equity, diversity and inclusion (JEDI),” says Bayless. “Through the AHA’s Health Equity Roadmap and our own Vision 2030 – Living Healthier Together, we will work every day to confront racism, advance health equity, remove barriers of health, and meet the needs of our communities.”
Bayless received her Bachelor of Science from Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts, and her Master of Health Services Administration (MHSA) from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.