Bob Atlas, who has been president and CEO of the Maryland Hospital Association for five years, is no longer employed by the advocacy organization, an MHA spokesperson said over email on Monday.
“The Executive Committee of MHA’s Board will engage in a nationwide search for the Association’s next CEO,” the spokesperson said. “We have no further comment at this time.”
Atlas’ departure comes after he guided the state hospital association during the first three years of the pandemic.
The group represents and advocates for Maryland’s 60 nonprofit hospitals and health systems.
This year, the group’s legislative priorities in the state General Assembly include strengthening Maryland’s hospital workforce, improving behavioral health resources in the state and preserving access to telehealth care.