That commitment to being always there and ready to care is being tested as hospitals and health systems navigate historic workforce shortages, broken supply chains, rapid inflation that has increased the cost of caring, and other severe financial pressures that could jeopardize access to care.
Oct 14, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
Oct 13, 2022 by Ogechi Emechebe
Our most recent Health Equity Innovation Summit took place Oct. 10 in AHA’s Region 6, which includes members from North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota. This one-day event brought together C-suite hospital leaders, community members and patient advocates to explore regional challenges and co-develop potential solutions to accelerate actions to advance health equity.
Oct 10, 2022 by Molly Smith, by Benjamin Finder
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) recently released a paper that includes several policy options ostensibly intended to reduce health insurance premiums.
Oct 10, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
It’s that time of year again … time to get a flu vaccine. We know that getting a flu vaccine is the best defense against seasonal influenza viruses and potentially severe consequences including hospitalization and death. And this flu season, many people can get a COVID-19 vaccine or booster at the same time.
Oct 7, 2022
The AHA is committed to helping hospitals and health systems support their people today, prepare them for tomorrow and build a pathway for the future.
Oct 3, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
Each year the AHA Quest for Quality Prize recognizes hospitals and health systems that are achieving high-quality care and improving community health. The AHA heartily encourages your organization to apply for the 2023 award.
Sep 30, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
With fall in full swing, there are two easy steps that individuals can take to protect themselves and their families against illness – get a flu shot and get a COVID-19 vaccination or booster.
Sep 27, 2022 by Beth Milaszewski, LCSW at Boston Medical Center
In an industry like health care, where employees are chronically exposed to stressful and even life-threatening experiences, proactively preventing suicide is paramount.
Chair File: Leadership Dialogue — Discussing Hospitals’ Unprecedented Financial Challenges with Peggy Abbott, Ouachita County Medical CenterSep 26, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
On this episode, I talk with Peggy Abbott, CEO of Ouachita County Medical Center in Camden, Ark.
Sep 23, 2022 by John Riggi, National Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk, AHA
A survey released in early September from Proofpoint, Inc., and the Ponemon Institute, on cybersecurity in health care raises important issues but appears to have a number of significant limitations.