John Supplitt is senior director of the Section for Small or Rural Hospitals of the American Hospital Association. Since 1993, he has worked with and on behalf of the AHA’s 2000 small or rural hospital including 975 CAH members to identify, develop, and advance their unique health care interests, issues, and perspectives. Mr. Supplitt manages the Section’s member services, governance, and communications including its Web site, newsletters, and technical advisories. He has served on several national panels and advisory groups for development of national rural health policy, program development and demonstrations, and grant review and evaluation. Mr. Supplitt has a Masters of Public Administration from New York University specializing in health planning and policy analysis and a Masters in Business Administration from Loyola University, Chicago. His Bachelors of Science is from Georgetown University, Washington, DC.