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Jul 28, 2022 by Julie Vincent
Like many hospitals and health systems across the nation, the AdventHealth Central Florida Division is experiencing a shortage of nurses. According to the Florida Hospital Association, the state could face a shortfall of nearly 60,000 nurses by 2035 if changes aren’t made in inspiring, recruiting and supporting nursing students and nurses.
Jul 26, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
All hospitals and health systems, regardless of size, location and type of ownership, are deeply dedicated to caring for their patients and communities in a wide variety of ways. A report from May by the respected accounting firm EY demonstrates that for every dollar invested in non-profit hospitals and health systems through the federal tax exemption, nearly $9 in benefits is delivered back to communities.
Jul 25, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
On this episode, I talk with Mikelle Moore, senior vice president and chief community health officer at Intermountain Healthcare, based in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Jul 22, 2022 by Priya Bathija, by Julia Resnick
With over 95% of the population receiving at least one dose of the vaccine – and nearly 84% fully vaccinated – we were interested in learning how Puerto Rico had been so successful at mitigating the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jul 22, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
we are deeply concerned that last week’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services proposed rule would increase Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system rates by just 2.7% in calendar year 2023 compared to 2022. Given the current historic rates of inflation and continued labor and supply cost pressures, a much higher update is warranted.
Jul 19, 2022 by Crysta Meekins
Black women are three to four times more likely to experience a pregnancy or childbirth-related death than White women. The health and well-being of women on their maternal journey – before, during and after childbirth are critical aspects of equitable health care.
Jul 19, 2022 by Crysta Meekins
The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate among developed nations.
Jul 18, 2022 by Wayne Young
In 2020, Congress designated 988 as an easy to remember 3-digit dialing, texting, and chat code to assist people experiencing mental health and/or substance use emergencies. 988 will complement the current National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, which is currently answered by over 200 local crisis centers across the country.
Jul 15, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
The AHA has been making the case to CMS urging it to adjust the market-basket update to account for the unprecedented inflationary environment hospitals and health systems are experiencing, and eliminate the productivity cut. We also have asked Congress to weigh in with the agency to make these changes in its final regulation.