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

Nov 20, 2019

Mary Wakefield, visiting health care professor at Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, sat on the committee that produced the landmark 1999 report and later served as administrator at the federal Health Resources and Services Administration. She talks with Nancy Foster, AHA vice president for quality and patient safety policy, about why the report has had such an impact on patient safety.

Nov 14, 2019

In this AHA Advancing Health Podcast, Stacy Blanchard, senior managing director at Accenture, and Joy Lewis, AHA vice president of strategic policy, discuss changes coming to the health care workforce. AHA recently launched its Task Force on the Changing Workforce to address these challenges in health care.

Nov 13, 2019

Mark Chassin, M.D., president and CEO of The Joint Commission, sat on the Institute of Medicine committee that authored the landmark 1999 report. He talks with Nancy Foster, AHA vice president for quality and patient safety, about its impact on health care safety.

Nov 11, 2019

In this podcast, Elisa Arespacochaga, Vice President of the AHA's Physician Alliance, speaks with Colonel Peter Napolitano (Ret.) to discuss lessons to be learned from military medicine about teams, teamwork, and communication.

Nov 11, 2019

The United States Armed Forces produces some of the best leaders in the world. By studying the way military leadership influences teamwork and cooperation, civilian organizations including hospitals and health systems are improving the way the work together and communicate.


May 22, 2019
In this podcast, Nancy Myers, AHA’s Vice President of Leadership and System Innovation, talks about how AHA is framing its population health work to support the field and providing new tools and resources that identify common elements in a successful approach.
May 8, 2019
In the third and final installment of the Healthy, Equitable and Resilient Communities podcast series, we feature Saint Anthony Hospital’s Collaborative for Community Wellness, a Chicago-based collaborative comprised of 22 community-based organizations.
May 8, 2019
In this Advancing Health podcast, Jay Bhatt, senior vice president and chief medical officer for the American Hospital Association speaks with Rear Admiral Wanda Barfield, the director of the division of reproductive health for the CDC.
May 1, 2019
In this Advancing Health podcast, Dr. Daniel Duhigg, medical director for addiction services at Presbyterian Healthcare Services, discusses the integrated health system's approach to improving outcomes for patients, families and members affected by substance use disorders.
Apr 24, 2019
In this podcast, AHA’s Dr. Jay Bhatt speaks with Parkview Health president Ben Miles about his organization’s approach to treating opioid use disorders - and why peer support and encouragement can be such an effective tool in the battle against addiction.
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.