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

Dec 6, 2021

It has been well established that Patient and Family Advisory councils (PFACs) are an excellent way to capture the patient’s voice and perspective. These councils help health care institutions and providers to hear the voice of the patient, identify the needs of their patient population and bring patient and clinicians views closer together. In this four-part series we hear from leaders in this area and explore the important role of PFACs as hospitals navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. In today's episode Elisa Arespacochaga, AHA vice president of clinical affairs and workforce, sits down with Robyn Begley, AHA senior vice president and chief nursing officer, and Pamela Rudisill, senior vice president and chief nursing officer at Community Health Systems to discuss the value of nursing leadership in PFACs


Dec 3, 2021

In the final episode of this Members in Action podcast series, Julia Resnick, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the AHA, is speaking with Scott Hawig, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administration Officer at Froedtert and Paul Spencer, Vice-President of Managed Care and Revenue Cycle Services to learn how Froedtert in Wisconsin is consolidating bills from across the continuum of care to make the process more patient friendly.


 

Dec 1, 2021

In episode two of this Members in Action Podcast series, Julia Resnick, Director of Strategic Initiatives at the AHA, is speaking with Stephanie Schneider, Vice President for MedStar Georgetown Medical Center, and Susan Whitecotton, Vice President of Patient Financial Services and CBO at MedStar Health about how the Maryland based health system is creating a simpler billing experience for their patients.


 

Nov 22, 2021

In this podcast John Riggi, AHA’s senior advisor for cybersecurity and Risk, talks to David Ring, section chief of the FBI's cyber engagement and intelligence section, and Errol Weiss, chief security officer at H-ISAC., about the latest ransomware attacks on hospitals, as well as the partnership between H-ISAC, AHA and the FBI to exchange cyber threat intel and to broadcast and amplify warnings.

Nov 18, 2021

Rural hospitals serve as the backbone of their communities, providing local access to care for nearly 60 million Americans. In addition, rural hospitals serve as pillars of their local economies, creating essential jobs that support families and community vitality. Amidst the COVID-19 public health emergency, rural hospitals have been faced with myriad challenges unique to their circumstances. From recruitment and retention issues to lack of broadband, vaccine hesitancy and lack of specialty care, rural hospitals are working tirelessly to improve health outcomes for those in their communities.


 

Latest

Apr 17, 2019
Hear the second installment of the Healthy, Equitable, and Resilient Communities podcast series, which highlights member hospitals and UnidosUS affiliates working together to address disparities, violence and trauma.
Apr 17, 2019
The latest Advancing Health podcast from the AHA features Dr. Stephen Patrick, an attending neonatologist at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and director of the Vanderbilt Center for Child Health Policy, who shares how his system is working to improve outcomes for opioid-exposed infants and women with substance-use disorders and reduced NAS infant’s LOS.
Apr 3, 2019
In this podcast, two Midland Memorial Hospital executives discuss how the system creates value through higher patient experience scores, lower labor costs, less overtime and higher nurse satisfaction scores.
Apr 1, 2019
Civica Rx is the brainchild of hospitals and health systems that formed a collaborative to hold down the spiraling costs of essential generic drugs. How is the plan working out? Civica Rx President and CEO Martin VanTrieste shares an update on the organization’s efforts on a new AHA Advancing Health podcast.
Mar 21, 2019
In this Advancing Health podcast, Saint Anthony Hospital’s Dr. Arturo Carrillo, manager of the community wellness program and Patrick Brosnan, executive director of Brighton Park Neighborhood Council discuss the work of the Collaborative for Community Wellness and how this work is advancing the health of communities.
Mar 11, 2019
In this Chairman's File podcast, AHA Chairman Brian Gragnolati discusses the rise in health care consumerism with an expert panel moderated by Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative. The panel was hosted in conjunction with the South by Southwest Festival.
Jan 27, 2019
In this inaugural Advancing Health podcast, you’ll hear AHA Chair Brian Gragnolati discuss affordability and value with Maryjane Wurth, AHA executive vice president, and Priya Bathija, vice president of The AHA Value Initiative.
Jan 25, 2019
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.
Jan 2, 2019
Tom Haederle discusses the Center for Health Innovation and it new Market Insights series with Lindsey Burghstahler, the Center's vice president of programming and intelligence.
Dec 11, 2018
AHA's Tom Haederle sits down with Priya Bathija, vice president of The AHA Value Initiative, to discuss the first year of the Initiative and plans for its future.