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.
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 Montana doctor designed a surgical mask for 3D printing.