The AHA Board of Trustees today named to a two-year vacancy on the board Bruce Bailey, president and CEO of Georgetown (SC) Hospital System. Bailey also was named chairman of AHA Regional Policy Board 4. He currently serves on the South Carolina Hospital Association Board of Directors, which he chaired from 2007 to 2008. "I'm honored to join the AHA Board at such an important time of challenge and change in health care," Bailey said. "Improving care and lowering costs are top priorities for our hospitals, patients and communities and I'm looking forward to addressing these issues on behalf of hospitals across the nation."