Mary Ann Keogh Hoss is a professor and program director for Health Services Administration in the College of Health Science and Public Health at Eastern Washington University in Spokane, Washington. She has a PhD from Gonzaga University and is certified nationally as a therapeutic recreation specialist. She has fellow status in the American College of Healthcare Executive and the American Therapeutic Recreation Association.
Dr. Keogh Hoss has over 30 years of experience in the healthcare field. She has experience as a therapist working the mentally and physically impaired. She served as the Director of Rehabilitation Services at Eastern State Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital for 400 patients in Medical Lake, Washington for 10 years. She served as the chief operating officer for St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute, a 102 bed physical medicine and rehabilitation hospital in Spokane, Washington for 3 ½ years. She also served as an interim CEO on 2 occasions for an 800 bed state psychiatric hospital, Western State Hospital in
Ft. Steilacuum, Washington.
Her research interest include healthcare costs and delivery systems, ethics, mental health services, healthcare reimbursement, outcomes in therapeutic recreation, female healthcare leadership and medical travel/tourism. She is published in Advancing Women in Leadership, Encyclopedia of Health Information, International Journal of Small Business and Entrepreneurship and Annual in Therapeutic Recreation.
Dr. Keogh Hoss’s current research efforts include medical tourism. She has presented on
this topic at the International Conferences on Hospitals of the Future. The topics include
Medical tourism : an exploration from a US perspective and Trends in Medical Tourism.
She also studies women CEOs in hospital settings. Her research also explores the economic costs of various health services.
Dr. Keogh Hoss serves on both local and national boards. She currently serves as a board member and officer for the Friends of Eastern, a nonprofit organization attempting to meet the unmet needs of patients at Eastern State Hospital. She has served as a board member at large and president for the American Therapeutic Recreation Association. She has served on the Medical Tourism Advisory Board.