Washington, D.C. – Harsh Trivedi, M.D., M.B.A., the head of the Sheppard Pratt Health System in Baltimore and a prominent member of the American Psychiatric Association (APA), has been named to the Board of Trustees for the American Hospital Association (AHA). He begins his three-year term to the AHA board on Jan. 1, 2019.Trivedi is the president and chief executive officer for Sheppard Pratt, the largest private, non-profit provider of mental health, substance use, special education and social support services in the country. He is also a clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and editor of “Psychiatric Clinics of North America.” A longtime member of the APA, Trivedi is the chairman of the APA Council on Healthcare Systems and Financing and a Distinguished Fellow. The AHA Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA, which represents nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other health care providers and 43,000 individual members.“We congratulate Dr. Trivedi on this distinguished accomplishment,” said APA President Altha Stewart, M.D. “The APA Board of Trustees looks forward to working with him in this new role with the shared goal of improving care and access for our patients.”“We are delighted to see one of our leaders placed on the AHA board,” said APA CEO and Medical Director Saul Levin, M.D., M.P.A. “He is one of the top leaders in the field of psychiatry and his insight and expertise will be a tremendous asset to the AHA board.”American Psychiatric AssociationThe American Psychiatric Association, founded in 1844, is the oldest medical association in the country. The APA is also the largest psychiatric association in the world with more than 37,800 physician members specializing in the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and research of mental illnesses. APA’s vision is to ensure access to quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. For more information please visit www.psychiatry.org.