Amy Wimpey Knight is the president of Children's Hospital Association (CHA), representing over 220 hospital organizations and pediatric programs dedicated to improving child health through innovation in policy and care delivery. CHA focuses on advancing advocacy at the federal level; setting the standards for quality and safety in pediatric care; generating the data and information to drive change; leveraging the purchasing power of its members; and creating opportunities for children’s hospitals to share and spread knowledge generated within and outside of our industry.
Knight oversees the organization’s quality and safety, data and analytics, member and advocacy communications, hospital/health system relations, education, child health advocacy, human resources and governance, and plays a key role in our public policy initiatives.
Prior to joining the Children’s Hospital Association in 2011, Knight was a partner and the director of children’s hospital services for Kurt Salmon, a global management consulting firm. As a strategic advisor to children’s hospitals and academic medical centers across North America, she understands their strategic and operating issues in the evolving legislative, payer and regulatory environments in addition to their local and regional markets.
She routinely led engagements with hospital executive teams and boards to position their hospitals for success in their local, regional and national markets. Knight's professional career also includes management positions in children’s hospitals working closely with schools of medicine, physician groups and a variety of community-based providers.
Knight has a Master of Health Administration from Washington University’s School of Medicine in St. Louis, and a Bachelor of Arts in History from The University of Texas at Austin. She is based in Washington, D.C.
In The News
- U.S. News & World Report, Oct. 19, 2023, The Youth Mental Health Emergency Isn’t Over. Government Must Act Now.
- Becker’s Healthcare Podcast, May 20, 2023, Amy Wimpey Knight on the Youth Mental Health Crisis
- Champions for Children, Nemours Children's Health, March 16, 2023, Pediatric Workforce Development
- Broadcast News Resource, Sep. 20, 2022, September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month
- Children's Hospital Association, Oct. 19, 2023, Children’s Hospitals Recognize 2nd Anniversary of National Emergency in Children’s Mental Health
- Children's Hospital Association, Oct. 10, 2023, In Response to The Wall Street Journal: We Can Improve Pediatric Emergency Care
- Children's Hospital Association, Sep. 15, 2022, The Transition from Children’s Health Care to Children’s Health
- Children's Hospital Association, April 26, 2022, Supporting Progress in Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Priorities