Special Briefing Materials
SPECIAL BRIEFING: FEDERAL UPDATE FOR SMALL OR RURAL HOSPITALS
AHA Annual Membership Meeting 2011
Sunday, April 10, 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Jefferson West Room
The Special Briefing included a legislative update by Lisa Kidder, vice president, AHA Legislative Affairs, reviewing the political environment and AHA advocacy agenda specifically for small or rural hospitals, and a review of policy and regulatory priorities for small or rural hospitals by Joanna Kim, senior associate director, AHA Policy. Tom Morris, associate administrator, Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, also gave an orientation of policy goals and programs administered by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy.