Julie Quirin, CEO of Saint Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, will lead the American Hospital Association's Section for Metropolitan Hospitals as chair of its 24-member governing council for 2010. The Section is a forum for suburban and urban hospitals to discuss common interests and concerns and to participate in the AHA policy process. Mark Gavens, senior vice president, Clinical Care Services/COO for Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles is this year's chair-elect. Brian A. Gragnolati, president/CEO of Suburban Hospital Healthcare System in Bethesda, MD, is immediate past chair. The Metropolitan governing council advises the AHA on federal policy issues.