David W. Hillis, member, AAC Board of Directors
David W. Hillis, a member of the AAC Board of Directors, is the founder of AdCare Hospital and the former Chairman and CEO of AdCare, Inc.
Mr. Hillis has been in the field of hospital administration since 1968 and orchestrated the hospital successfully through the conversion of general medical-surgical services to a specialty hospital providing alcohol and drug services.
Mr. Hillis maintains numerous professional affiliations in the fields of both hospital administration and alcoholism and drug abuse. He is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Addiction Treatment Providers (and former Chairman), a Fellow in the American College of Addiction Treatment Administrators, and is a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives. He is a member of the National Association of Psychiatric Health Systems, Addiction Treatment Committee.
Mr. Hillis has given lectures on hospital services conversions, as well as on the delivery of alcohol and drug services. He serves on the boards of local community civic organizations and is Chairman of the Fallon Community Health Plan, a 250,000 member HMO. In addition to receiving the Outstanding Administrator of the Year Award in May of 2000, Mr. Hillis received an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from Endicott College in 2004 and was named National Behavioral Healthcare Champion in 2009.