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, Henry Ford Health System’s director of community health integration.


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.


Jan 9, 2020
In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Ginny Trainor, program director&nbsp
Jan 8, 2020
As part of Human Trafficking Awareness month, Ashley Garrett, director of the National Huma
Dec 19, 2019
Rosemary Sheehan, chief human resource officer at Boston-based Partners Health Care, shares tips and best practices from the health system’s experience incorporating artificial intelligence.
Dec 18, 2019
In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Tom Priselac, president and CEO of Cedars-Sinai Health System in California, discusses how efforts to expand patient access to high-quality, affordable care are driving new hospital and health system relationships.
Dec 11, 2019
Three experts from AHA’s Center for Health Innovation discuss what skills the next generation of health car
Dec 10, 2019
Humana Chief Medical Officer William Shrank, M.D., speaks with Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, about his experiences with the insurer’s five-year initiative to improve
Dec 4, 2019
Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s The Value Initiative, speaks with Kaakpema Yelpaala, founder and CEO of, about using mobile technology to engage patients in their health.
Dec 2, 2019
Innovation in action promises better care for patients, and also motivates the workforces of forward-looking hospitals and health systems. In this podcast, Priya Bathija, vice president of The Value Initiative, speaks with two senior leaders of New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System the rewards of energetic innovation.
Nov 27, 2019
In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Jay Bhatt, D.O., AHA senior vice president and chief medical officer, and Robyn Begle
Nov 21, 2019
Kris Doody, CEO of Cary Medical Center in Caribou, Maine, and chair of the AHA Future of Rural Health Care Task Force, talks with Joy Lewis, AHA vice president of strategic policy, about the unique challenges and opportunities facing rural health care.