Doylestown Health President and CEO Jim Brexler earned recognition for his leadership in grassroots advocacy efforts representing the health care community in Harrisburg and Washington, D.C.
The Hospital and Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania (HAP) and the American Hospital Association (AHA) recently honored Brexler with the 2020 AHA/HAP Grassroots Champion award.
Each year, the AHA, in conjunction with HAP, recognizes the achievements of an individual who has demonstrated exceptional leadership in generating grassroots and community activity.
According to HAP, a grassroots champion is someone who works tirelessly in the community on behalf of patients, hospitals, and health systems. Brexler serves on the HAP board of directors as chair-elect.
Prior to coming to Doylestown in January 2013, Brexler was president and CEO of Erlanger Health System in Chattanooga, Tenn. In 2010, he served as chairman of the Tennessee Hospital Association, and received THA’s Distinguished Service Award in 2011. Brexler began his career as a healthcare executive at Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina. He later served as president and CEO of the Baton Rouge General Medical Center in Louisiana; president and CEO of Oakwood Healthcare in Dearborn, Mich; and vice chancellor and CEO of the Healthcare Services Division of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center.
Brexler continues to be active in both professional and community affairs. He is a fellow in the American College of Healthcare Executives and has previously held leadership positions in the American Hospital Association and Tennessee Hospital Association. He is currently on the boards of the Bucks County Health Improvement Partnership and the Central Bucks Chamber of Commerce.