The Australian Private Hospitals Association’s (APHA) new President Danny Sims has committed to being a strong advocate for the private hospital industry and advancing the role of the Association on behalf of its diverse membership group.
Mr Sims was elected unopposed as President this week, after serving two years as Vice President. The Ramsay Health Care Australia CEO, said he would work with colleagues from across the sector including day surgeries and mental health, rehabilitation and medical/surgical hospitals, to advance, broaden and strengthen the voice of private hospitals.
“I am confident in the current direction of the Association which is doing an excellent job in representing the industry and look forward to working with Michael and the Board in continuing this momentum.
“There are many items currently on the agenda with government and stakeholders, like the private health insurance review currently underway. We need to be able to shape potential policy settings that arise from this and other reviews such that they are beneficial to the private hospital industry and our patients. Hopefully, we can get positive outcomes from these review processes,” Mr Sims said.
Mr Sims has been an APHA Board member since 2007 and has served as Vice President of the APHA since 2014.