AHA Leadership Summit News Coverage

AHA Chairman Brian Gragnolati, AHA Chair-elect Melinda Estes, M.D., AHA Chair-elect Designate Rod Hochman, M.D., and AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack kicked off the AHA Leadership Summit this afternoon.

Nearly 1,500 hospital and health system leaders are in San Diego for the 2019 AHA Leadership Summit, where they are examining strategies for enhancing the affordability and value of health care; opportunities for advancing quality, patient safety and community health improvement; models for creating cultures of innovation that drive delivery system transformation; leadership competencies and workforce strategies for positive change; and governance excellence.


May 13, 2020
Recognizing the ongoing efforts of hospital and health systems fighting COVID-19 in their communities while also providing care for other patient needs, the AHA has cancelled its Leadership Summit, scheduled for July 19-21 in San Diego, and all affiliated events.
Aug 12, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Often quietly and out of the public eye, the vital work of advancing health in America happens on many fronts.
Aug 9, 2019
Health care’s leading thinkers, innovators and doers recently convened at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. They explored innovation processes and transformational strategies to better engage patients. Look inside for what had health care leaders buzzing at the conference.
Jul 29, 2019
NewYork Presbyterian, Henry Ford Health System of Detroit and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles will receive funding, resources and other support to help bring their 2019 AHA Innovation Challenge ideas to life.
Jul 26, 2019
Video highlights from the 2019 AHA Leadership Summit.
Jul 26, 2019
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Jul 26, 2019
Hospitals and health systems are innovating and evolving to improve care and promote health, and the AHA is helping them with these efforts to advance health in America, said Maryjane Wurth, AHA executive vice president and chief operating officer.
Jul 26, 2019
At this morning's opening keynote session speakers focused on improving quality and lowering health care costs. 
Jul 26, 2019
Conference attendees participated in educational sessions focused on achieving affordability and value through new payment and delivery models; quality and performance improvement; advancing health through community partnerships; transformational leadership and workforce development; creating a culture of innovation; and governance excellence.
Jul 26, 2019
The AHA hosted a number of roundtables on topics including interoperability; quality; access; maternal health; artificial intelligence; integrating behavioral health and physical health; scaling innovation; and improving community health through partnerships.