Christine Schuster, RN, MBA, Recognized as Grassroots
Sudbury Resident Also Named to MHA
June 14, 2017
Marie Watteau, AHA
Mass. – The American Hospital Association (AHA), in
partnership with the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association
(MHA) has awarded Christine C. Schuster, RN, MBA,
president and Chief Executive Officer of Emerson Hospital, with the
American Hospital Association Grassroots Champions Award. As a
2017 Grassroots Champion, Schuster is being recognized for her
exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity
in support of the hospital’s mission.
The American Hospital
Association Grassroots Champions Award was created to recognize 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
In addition to her role at Emerson Hospital, Schuster is
currently a Vice Chair of the Massachusetts Council of Community
Hospitals and was recently named to the Board of Directors of the
Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association. She is also a Delegate
to the AHA’s Regional Policy Board 1 where she participates in
shaping and carrying out AHA policy.
“During this time of
healthcare transformation, Christine has focused on educating lawmakers
about what it takes to provide quality care, preserve jobs, and sustain
hospitals for the benefit of patients and the communities they
serve,” said Jack Barry, New England Regional Executive for AHA.
“We truly appreciate her efforts on Beacon Hill, on Capitol Hill
and in the community.”
The Grassroots Champion award is
presented annually to one individual from each state, with winners being
chosen by the state association. Schuster has led Emerson Hospital since
2005 and is a long-time resident of Sudbury, Massachusetts.
About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is the national
organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals,
healthcare networks, and their patients and communities. Nearly 5,000
hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, other providers of care and
43,000 individual members come together to form the AHA. Through our
representation and advocacy activities, AHA ensures that members'
perspectives and needs are heard and addressed in national health policy
development, legislative and regulatory debates, and judicial matters.
Our advocacy efforts include the legislative and executive branches and
include the legislative and regulatory arenas. Founded in 1898, the AHA
provides education for health care leaders and is a source of
information on health care issues and trends. For more information,
visit the AHA Web site at www.aha.org.
the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA)
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA)
is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization comprised of hospitals and
health systems, related organizations, and other members with a common
interest in promoting the good health of the people of the Commonwealth.
Through leadership in public advocacy, education, and information, MHA
represents and advocates for the collective interests of its members and
supports their efforts to provide high quality, cost effective and
accessible care. Visit www.mhalink.org for more
About Emerson Hospital
Emerson Hospital is a multi-site health system
headquartered in Concord, Mass., with additional facilities in Sudbury,
Groton and Westford, and urgent care centers in Hudson and Littleton.
The 179-bed hospital provides advanced medical services to more than
300,000 individuals in 25 towns. To learn more, visit www.emersonhospital.org.