The American Hospital Association (AHA) honored Hill Country Memorial Hospital in appreciation of the hospital’s 50 years of participation and leadership in the AHA, as well as their commitment to advancing health in America. AHA Regional Executive, David Pearson, presented the award to CEO Jayne Pope on July 7.

“The AHA is pleased to recognize Hill Country Memorial Hospital for reaching this membership milestone,” said Pearson. “Since joining the AHA, Hill Country Memorial Hospital has provided high-quality care to patients in Fredericksburg and demonstrated a real commitment to supporting the hospital field’s important advocacy work. The AHA thanks the staff and leadership of the hospital for the care and services they provide each day to their patients and community.”

“Hill Country Memorial strives for remarkable by delivering high-quality, patient-focused safe care to those we serve,” said Pope. “HCM is proud to be recognized by the AHA. They’re a guiding pillar of leadership for rural hospitals looking to advance health equity, increase access to care, and they develop strategies that foster a culture of innovation. HCM will continue to look to AHA as a partner in accelerating the shift of healthcare to create, integrate, and sustain our rural health care system to improve care for those we serve.

Together, we celebrate this important and long-standing membership along with the ongoing partnership between the hospital and the AHA.

About the AHA

The AHA is a nonprofit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national

advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks and other providers of care. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the website at

ABOUT Hill Country Memorial

Hill Country Memorial is a health care organization in the heart of the Texas Hill Country that has gained a reputation for delivering remarkable care. Hill Country Memorial was founded in Fredericksburg, Texas in 1971. Today, the organization serves the communities of a 13-county region and includes a hospital, wellness center, medical offices, immediate care clinics and a host of other specialties. Learn more about Hill Country Memorial at