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

Jul 21, 2021

On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, John Riggi, AHA senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, speaks with his former FBI colleague Mike Orlando, acting director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center. During their discussion, Orlando and Riggi warn and advise America’s hospitals about the latest cyber and counterintelligence threats, which have increased in frequency, complexity and severity and accelerated during the COVID-19 pandemic.


 

Jul 7, 2021

Hospitals and health systems have frequently been the target of high-impact ransomware attacks. In this podcast, John Riggi, AHA senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk advisory services, speaks with John Delano, regional chief information officer at AdventHealth, and Michael Hamilton, chief information security officer at Critical Insight, to unravel the complexities of cyber threats facing the field and the many cybersecurity solutions available to help hospitals and health systems protect themselves and their patients. This podcast is sponsored by Critical Insight, an AHA Preferred Cybersecurity Provider.

AHA, through its affiliated investment funds, has financial interest in sponsoring organization by virtue of its investments in such third-parties. Further, the AHA does not endorse, approve, certify, or control sponsoring organization, organization website and organization materials and does not warrant, guarantee or make any representations or warranties regarding the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, merchantability, or fitness for a particular purpose of any solution being offered by sponsoring organization, including any content/data presented in program materials.


 

Jun 30, 2021

In this podcast, moderated by AHA’s Julia Resnick, senior program manager for strategic initiatives, Libby Hoy, founder and CEO of Patient Family Centered Care Partners and Connie Montgomery, a member of the Medical University of South Carolina’s patient family advisory council discuss their experiences engaging with and advocating for patients and families throughout the pandemic.

This podcast was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The contents of this resource do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.


 

Jun 23, 2021

Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System goes beyond the walls of its hospital to serve its community and patients through programs such as Street Medicine, which provides free urgent medical care to underinsured or uninsured individuals. Hear from Mount Carmel’s Brian Pierson, vice president of community health and well-being, and Lisa Wahoff, R.N., who also talk about the importance of the 340B Drug Pricing Program and how it allows the health system to provide important community services and programs.


 

Jun 17, 2021

On this podcast AHA offers part two of two podcasts on rebuilding maternity services at a critical access hospital. Cristen Page, M.D., executive dean of UNC School of Medicine and Jeff Strickler, CEO of Chatham Hospital UNC Health Care, Siler City discuss the business case and how the plan was fulfilled to reintroduce safe and sustainable maternity services. You may listen to Part 1 here.


 

Latest

Feb 8, 2021
In this week’s episode, Marie Cleary-Fishman, vice president of clinical quality at the AHA Center for Health Innovation is joined by Debra Houry, MD, MPH, director of the National Center for Injur
Feb 3, 2021
In this podcast, you will hear the story of recovery from four rural hospital and health system leaders in Montana.
Jan 28, 2021
Please join AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., as he kicks off the first Leadership Rounds discussion of 2021. Dr. Hochman will continue the series that AHA launched last year and will host conversations on a range of key issues facing the field with hospital and health system leaders from across the country and other special guests.
Jan 27, 2021
New Jersey-based Atlantic Health system transformed recognition and response processes to human trafficking, becoming a model of success and making its communities safer. In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, hear from Atlantic’s Ingrid Johnson, R.N., and its CEO and past AHA Board Chair Brian Gragnolati, as they discuss the importance of c-suite leadership in supporting efforts to raise awareness of and combat human trafficking
Jan 22, 2021
Today we hear the perspectives of Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice President of the American Hospital Association’s Physician Alliance, and two other prominent AHA leaders.
Jan 20, 2021
In this Members in Action podcast, Julia Resnick, Senior Program Manager at the AHA, is speaking with leaders from CHI Health’s Creighton University Medical Center, Drs. Amy McGaha, Tom Gluck and Kristy Brandon Keefner.
Jan 13, 2021
The hospital-at-home model continues to emerge as a promising approach to improve value for some patients by enabling them to receive acute-level care in their homes.
Jan 6, 2021
In this podcast, Priya Bathija, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the AHA, moderates a discussion between Tom Nordwick, CEO of Uvalde Memorial Hospital, and Phil Sklar, Co-founder and CEO of the National Bobblehead Hall of Fame and Museum, on continued PPE needs of hospitals and how non-traditional organizations have sought to help address these needs. Uvalde received over 7,000 PPE items from the Bobblehead donation.
Dec 18, 2020
Dr. Estes was joined by Claire Zangerle, MSN, MBA, RN, Chief Nurse Executive at Allegheny Health Network (AHN), to discuss how hospitals can move from relief, recovery, and rebuilding to reimagining and innovation.
Dec 18, 2020
Dr. Estes was joined by Rodney F. Hochman, M.D., President and CEO, Providence St. Joseph Health and Chair Elect Designate of the AHA, to discuss how hospitals can move from relief, recovery, and rebuilding to reimagining and innovation.