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

Jun 4, 2020

In this podcast, Nancy Myers, vice president of leadership and system innovation at the AHA interviews, Nancy Combs, director of community health for Henry Ford Health System.


 

May 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought about new challenges for health care providers including the way teams communicate and work together. In this first of a two-part podcast, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president, AHA Physician Alliance, sits down with two senior leaders from New York City-based Medisys Health Network to discuss how their clinical and administrative leaders are working together to lead their teams through this crisis.


 

May 28, 2020

In the second of this two-part podcast, Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president, AHA Physician Alliance, speaks with leaders at Henry Ford Health System discussing learnings and experiences as a result of COVID, specifically taking a look at the role of collaboration between clinical and administrative leaders to enable teams to be more effective together.


 

May 27, 2020

Parkview Health’s efforts to improve the physical environment, engage its clinical staff and increase training contributed to improved patient perception and a decrease in reported workplace violence. Learn from Parkview Health’s leadership on how this culture shift created compassionate connections between the workforce and improved safety for patients.


 

May 19, 2020

While workforce challenges are significant, there are many opportunities available to hospitals and health systems to improve care, motivate and re-skill staff, and modernize processes and business models that reflect the shift toward providing the right care, at the right time, in the right setting.

To develop actionable solutions, the AHA launched the Changing Workforce Task Force in the fall of 2019. The Task Force is charged with developing bold, new ideas to advance strategic thought leadership on the future of the health care workforce. The chair of the Task Force is Cathy Jacobson, president and CEO of Froedtert Health in Milwaukee, WI.

View the AHA Strategic Policy Planning: The Changing Workforce Task Force Infographic.


Latest

May 14, 2020
In this episode, Marie Cleary-Fishman, vice president of clinical quality at AHA is joined by Diane Meier, director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care and faculty at Mt. Sinai Health Systems in NYC and MacArthur genius awardee to discuss COVID-19’s impact on caring for seriously ill patients.
May 13, 2020
We will hear the story of hospital heroes caring for COVID-19 patients at Marshall Medical Center located in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Northern California. Marshall is a full service, 125-bed not-for-profit hospital with a Level 3 trauma center serving El Dorado and its neighboring counties.
May 6, 2020
The American Hospital Association has a longstanding commitment to improving access to high quality, affordable treatment services for psychiatric and substance use disorders; commonly referred to
May 6, 2020
Recently, AHA published a compendium of case examples demonstrating the struggles and successes of rural hospitals battling COVID-19 in their communities.
May 6, 2020
In this podcast, Jay Bhatt, former senior vice president and chief medical officer of the AHA, Victor Dzau, president of the National Academy of Medicine, and Ruth Katz, vice president and the exec
Apr 30, 2020
In part two of this two-part podcast, two senior officials at the forefront of the ongoing duel with cybercriminals.
Apr 29, 2020
Recently, AHA published a compendium of case examples demonstrating the struggles and successes of rural hospitals battling COVID-19 in their communities. For this podcast, we honor our hospital heroes and focus on surviving the surge from the perspective of Tim Putnam, CEO, Margaret Mary Healthcare, Batesville, Indiana.
Apr 23, 2020
In part one of this two-part podcast, you’ll hear from two senior officials at the forefront of the ongoing duel with cybercriminals.
Apr 22, 2020
In this podcast, Darren Henson, AHA’s director at the Institute for Diversity & Health Equity, explores how despite the COVID-19 outbreak, Loyola University Medical Center – serving the Chicago