Jared Kosin, Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association

Jared Kosin, Alaska State Hospital & Nursing Home Association

Jared C. Kosin, J.D., M.B.A is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA). Kosin is an attorney with an MBA and extensive experience in health care and public policy. Kosin is viewed as a leader in Alaska health care due to his operational and management experience in two key areas of the industry: Medicaid and hospital services. ASHNHA represents more than 65 hospitals, nursing homes, and other healthcare organizations who employ over 10,000 Alaskans. Its membership spans geographically from PeaceHealth Ketchikan Medical Center to Samuel Simmonds Memorial Hospital in Utqiagvik.

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Jared C. Kosin, J.D., M.B.A is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA). Kosin is an attorney with an MBA and extensive experience in health care and public policy. Kosin is viewed as a leader in Alaska health care due to his operational and management experience in two key areas of the industry: Medicaid and hospital services.

Kosin started his health care focus when he became the Executive Director of Alaska’s Medicaid rate setting office in 2012. In this capacity, Kosin directed the pricing of Medicaid services across Alaska, and administered the State’s certificate of need program.

In 2016, Kosin left Alaska Medicaid to join the hospital administration team at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center, a 109-bed acute care hospital in the fastest growing service area in Alaska. His biggest achievement was designing a $90 million growth plan that led to the construction of a 40,000 SF medical office building, creation of an advanced wound care center with hyperbaric oxygen therapy services, and the addition of 35 medical/surgical beds and a new, 16-bed inpatient behavioral health unit.

Kosin believes that addressing the cost of health care in Alaska starts with understanding that it is an interconnected system with real capacity challenges. “Our mission at ASHNHA is simple: improve and protect Alaska’s system of care to ensure access for all Alaskans. This can only be achieved if we stabilize and support capacity for services throughout the continuum.”

Prior to moving to Alaska, Kosin was the Policy Director and Legislative Director for the Colorado Speaker of the House. He also served as a policy advisor to the Michigan Senate Majority Leader.

Kosin holds a Juris Doctorate from the Michigan State University College of Law, and a Master in Business Administration from the University of New Hampshire. Kosin met his wife Jenny, a lifelong Alaskan, in law school, and they now reside in Eagle River with their two daughters.

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