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Joseph Barr Selden

Joseph Barr Selden, American hospital administrator.


  • Selden, Joseph Barr was born on October 10, 1943 in Providence. Son of William Kirkpatrick and Mary Virginia (Barr) Selden.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Denison University, 1966. Master of Arts, University Iowa, 1968.


    • Assistant to executive director Group Health Association America, Washington, 1971—1972. Assistant administrator Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, 1972—1976. Administrator Longview State Hospital, 1976—1978.

      Assistant administrator Hillside Hospital, Warren, 1978—1979, chief executive officer, 1979—1984. With International Medical Association Finance Corporation, Youngstown, since 1985. Corporation member Trumbull Memorial Hospital, since 1981.

      Surveyor Commission on Accreditation Rehabilitation Facilities. Lieutenant United States Navy, 1978-1981.


    When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.


    God gives us the Holy Spirit, and when we respond, there is no limit to what the grace of God is able to do in a human life.

    Denomination: Methodist


    The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.


    Member of Warren Library. Association, Ohio Association Rehabilitation Facilities (vice president 1982-1983), East Ohio Hospital Association (chairman reimbursement committee 1981-1983, government hospital committee member 1980-1984), National Rehabilitation Association, American Hospital Association, American Hospital Association, American College Hospital Administrators, Kiwanis Club (director since 1980).


    • Married Joan Carol Hanson, September 9, 1967. Children: Brian Glenn, Beth Carol.
    • father: William Kirkpatrick Selden
    • mother: Mary Virginia (Barr) Selden
    • spouse: Joan Carol Hanson
    • children: Brian Glenn Selden
    • Beth Carol Selden
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    Born October 10, 1943
    (age 74)