Alexandria, La — Rapides Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Jason Cobb, Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, has been elected Treasurer of the Louisiana Hospital Association’s Board of Trustees for 2019-20.

The LHA announced its 2019-2020 Board of Trustee officers and newly-elected board members during its annual membership meeting on July 22.

“The LHA recognizes its new and returning board members for their dedication to improving healthcare in communities throughout our state,” said LHA President and CEO Paul A. Salles. “These members continually strive to improve patient care and lower healthcare costs.”

Cobb has been CEO of Rapides Regional Medical Center since 2013. He also has served as CEO of Lakeview Regional Medical Center in Covington, VP of Operations at Tulane University Hospital in New Orleans, and VP and Administrator with the Willis-Knighton Health System in Shreveport in Louisiana.

He has previously served as chair of the LHA’s Research and Education Foundation Board and chair of its political awareness committee, HOSPPAC.

“It is an honor to represent the great healthcare facilities in this state,” said Cobb. “We all share a commitment to provide the best care possible for our neighbors. We can and do make a difference in the lives of Louisiana residents by banding together in a collaborative effort that results in effective health policy and a vibrant provider system for Louisiana.”