Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, the American Hospital Association has worked closely with the CDC, and other federal, state and local partners to respond to this challenge and to make sure hospitals and health systems have the most up-to-date information.
As the COVID-19 outbreak evolves, hospitals and health systems know our patients and communities are increasingly concerned whether and how the virus is spreading in communities. Hospitals and health systems are:
- Identifying, isolating and informing local public health officials about new cases of patients known or suspected of having the virus.
- Following CDC recommendations on how to best use and preserve existing supplies of personal protective equipment due to concerns about limited supplies.
- Protecting health care workers on the front lines, ensuring they have the personal protective equipment, training and support they need to provide care to patients.
The following tools include resources and developments related to COVID-19.
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack interviewed by Jen Richer of 104.7 WONK-FM on July 23, 2020
AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack appeared on CNBC on July 1, 2020
Television Ad Highlights that Hospitals are Always There, Ready to Care
The AHA has launched a national advertisement campaign to remind the public that as hospitals are fighting COVID-19 they are still here to care for them in every way, every day. As many Americans have delayed care during this public health crisis, the ad emphasizes to the public that hospitals and health systems are ready and able to serve their communities, just as they always have done and will continue to do.
AHA's New Thank You Video to Health Care Heroes
The AHA is out fighting for your needs. See all that the AHA has accomplished for members during the COVID-19 Pandemic.
Rick Pollack says, "What's even more important is that we get the personal protective equipment to the front lines to protect our health care heroes, our doctors, nurses, and other health care workers."
Funding for hospitals and health care centers in the $2 trillion stimulus package is an “important first step…but it’s not going to be enough in the long run,” American Hospital Association CEO Richard Pollack tells @brikeilarCNN.
Rick Pollack, CEO of the American Hospital Association, calls COVID-19 a 'crisis of unprecedented proportion.'
Rick Pollack's appearance begins at the 30:22 mark of the program.
The AHA commends the health care leaders in this country risking their lives on the frontlines every day to help prevent the spread of #COVID19. We see you and we thank you for all that you do to protect patients and communities #HealthcareHeroes.
Every day health care professionals across the country and around the world are doing amazing work to combat the coronavirus and care for people – physically and emotionally. Here you’ll find their heartwarming stories. It’s our opportunity to honor, celebrate and thank them for rising up and never giving up to end this pandemic.
A program at UAMS Health in Arkansas pairs medical residents, fellows and students with older adult patients for virtual social visits.