The CEO of the Alaska State Hospitals and Nursing Homes Association is leaving the state to become the new CEO of Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems.
Becky Hultberg has championed Medicaid expansion but also reform in Alaska, as well as testified about the problems caused by the burdens of regulation. She is the former commissioner of the Department of Administration under Gov. Sean Parnell and is considered one of the most influential opinion leaders in the area of health policy in Alaska.
Hultberg also served as director of communications and marketing for Providence Health & Services Alaska and was the press secretary for Gov. Frank Murkowski. Hultberg, born in Anchorage, graduated from Abilene Christian University.
The Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems is located in Lake Oswego, Ore. Her new title is effective in December.