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Keith Pitts Receives FAH’s Mike Bromberg Lifetime Achievement Award

March 06, 2017 | Chip Kahn

Category: FAH News

The Federation of American Hospitals was honored to give its newly named Mike Bromberg Lifetime Achievement Award to Tenet Health’s Keith Pitts on Monday morning.

Keith Pitts has worked in the hospital industry for more than 40 years. During that time, he has come to be recognized as one of the most influential figures in our sector.  He devoted his professional career to the nation’s healthcare delivery system and to the patients we serve.  He has represented the investor-owned hospital community with distinction, and is known for finding solutions using his keen business and common sense.  Keith is a three-time Chairman of the Federation and a longtime board member.

He is also a valued member of his community, giving generous amounts of time and support to various charitable causes.

Keith shares many qualities with the man whose name is now on this award. Mike Bromberg passed away in 2016. Mike ran FAH from 1969 to 1994 and remained active with our organization until the time of his passing. He also started his own consulting firm, Capitol Health Group, after leaving FAH. His long history of working in a bipartisan way to expand health care coverage led The Washington Post to once call him “dean of Washington health lobbyists.”

The current Board of Directors voted in October 2016 to name the FAH Lifetime Achievement Award after Mike as a way to honor is contributions to the health care industry.

I sincerely congratulate Keith on receiving this much deserved award.