Advancing Health Podcast

Advancing Health is the American Hospital Association’s podcast series. Podcasts will feature conversations with hospital and health system leaders on a variety of issues that impact patients and communities. Look for new episodes directly from your mobile device by using SoundCloud. You can also listen to the podcasts directly by clicking below.

Latest Podcasts

Sep 24, 2020

In this Members in Action podcast featuring maternal and child health efforts, we are speaking with Dr. Ken Fawcett, Vice President and Peggy Vander Meulen, Manager of Community Health Programs of Spectrum Health Healthier Communities program. We will dive into the importance of promoting race equity to ensure healthy pregnancies, healthy babies and better outcomes for the community in general.


Sep 23, 2020

Marie Cleary-Fishman, AHA's Vice President of Clinical Quality speaks with Amy Berman, Senior Program Officer at The John A. Hartford Foundation and Erin Emery-Tiburcio, Associate Professor of Geriatric & Rehabilitation Psychology and Geriatric Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. Amy and Erin share how they used the 4Ms Framework to build a culture that prioritizes the needs of older adults and how these efforts have improved value. This conversation was held at the AHA’s The Value Initiative’s Executive Forum, Addressing Disruption Through Innovation and Value.


Sep 22, 2020

The challenges and opportunities facing healthcare executives and their boards are becoming more and more complex. As a result, the best boards are taking a much more proactive approach to their own renewal. This podcast will describe how to create and sustain a board with the competencies, skills and perspectives needed to become a valued partner with the executive team.


Sep 17, 2020

In this Members in Action podcast, featuring maternal and child health efforts, we speak with Dr. Hyagriv Simhan, Professor of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Science, and Division Chief of Maternal Fetal Medicine and Beth Quinn, Program Director of Women’s Services, both at UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital, about innovative strategies the hospital is using to engage women and families through technology


Sep 16, 2020

Brought to you by the American Hospital Association’s The Value Initiative and Physician Alliance, the “Value Rounds Podcast Series: Working towards Value Together” will feature leaders from the field to explore how clinicians and hospital leaders must work together to address health care value and affordability.

Joining us today for part 1 of the podcast series is Priya Bathija, vice president of Strategic Initiatives at the AHA, in conversation with Dr. David Perlstein, Chief Executive Officer at SBH Health System and Dr. David Zaas, Chief Executive Officer, MUSC Health - Charleston Division, and Chief Clinical Officer for MUSC Health.



Sep 15, 2020
In this podcast featuring maternal and child health efforts, we are speaking with care team members from Kearney County Hospital in Lakin, Kansas as they discuss the importance of a growing OB unit
Sep 4, 2020
In this podcast, we have Priya Bathija, vice president of Strategic Initiatives at the AHA and Dr.
Sep 4, 2020
AHA has compiled several case examples demonstrating the struggles and successes of rural hospitals battling COVID-19 in their communities.
Sep 2, 2020
In this podcast, Rebecca Chickey, senior director of field engagement, behavioral health services of the AHA is speaking with Martha Whitecotton, senior vice president of Behavioral Health Services at Atrium Health in Charlotte North Carolina, about using telehealth visits to provide behavioral health care to patients during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Aug 27, 2020
In this Members in Action podcast featuring maternal and child health efforts, we are speaking with Dr. Stephen Lockhart, Chief Medical Officer of Sutter Health. Dr. Lockhart will discuss Sutter Health’s commitment to improving outcomes by reducing the number of first-birth C-section rates through its Pregnancy & Childbirth Services, in addition to engaging mothers and their families through the process.
Aug 26, 2020
In this podcast, AJ Rolle , Senior Program Manager at the AHA, moderates a discussion between Priya Bathija, Vice President, Strategic Initiatives at the AHA, and Dr. Ali Raja, Executive Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, at Massachusetts General Hospital; and co-founder of GetUsPPE.
Aug 19, 2020
In this Members in Action podcast featuring maternal and child health efforts, Aisha Syeda, Program Manager at the American Hospital Association is speaking with Mary Schwaegerl, an Obstetrics Director… and Julia Yoder, a Marketing & Public Relations Director at Brookings Health System, as they share the impact of their volunteer doula program at Brooking’s New Beginnings Birth Center.
Aug 18, 2020
In today's episode Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA's Physician Alliance, sits down with Richard Bottner — an affiliate faculty member at Dell Medical School — to discuss how they have im
Aug 18, 2020
In today’s podcast, two Children’s Wisconsin caregivers, Kim Cronsell, MD, and Cecille Sulman, MD, discuss their digital engagement tool, The Patient Journey.
Aug 14, 2020
Dr. Estes will talk with Harsh K. Trivedi, M.D., president and CEO of Baltimore-based Sheppard Pratt, to discuss COVID-19’s impact on behavioral health trends and services in the U.S.