June 2013

Koppelman Receives National Honor from AHA


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The American Hospital Association (AHA) presented Ben Koppelman, president of St. Joseph’s Area Health Services, Park Rapids, MN, with the 2013 Grassroots Champion Award. The award recognizes Koppelman’s exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity in support of the hospital’s mission. He received the honor during the AHA annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Koppelman was recognized by the AHA for his effectiveness in educating elected officials on how major issues affect hospitals’ vital role in the community and for broadening the base of community support for hospitals.