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Chair File: Gratitude — This Week and Every Week — for Our Hospital Teams

May 10, 2021
Today is “Our Cup Runneth Over with Gratitude” Day at Susan B. Allen Memorial Hospital in El Dorado, Kan. Employees are wearing blue and yellow SBA colors and getting a stainless steel cup as a small gift of thanks from their hospital leaders.  

Blog: A look at the health care supply chain a year into the pandemic

May 5, 2021
While certain health care supply chain pressures remain during the COVID-19 pandemic, there are notable improvements, particularly in the area of collaboration.

Chair File: Creating a Culture of Health for All

May 3, 2021
The factors that influence health are present in all aspects of our lives — in our own homes, in our communities and in society as a whole. In theory, this gives each of us the opportunity to improve and maintain our health, with support from hospitals and other providers, community-based organizations, businesses and government agencies. 

Perspective: Recognizing and Honoring Our Federal and Military Health Systems

Apr 23, 2021
The government’s announcement last week that more than half of all adults in the U.S. have received at least one COVID-19 shot is a remarkable feat that outperforms earlier predictions about the pace of vaccinations across the country.  

4 key takeaways from COVID-19 town hall on rural communities’ vaccination challenges

Apr 22, 2021
Health leaders from across the U.S. convened to discuss the unique challenges facing rural communities and providers in addressing COVID-19 vaccine administration, confidence and barriers to access. Read the AHA blog that has insights from last night’s rural COVID-19 town hall hosted by AHA and the Black Coalition Against COVID.

Blog: Health Affairs Article Misses the Mark on Physician-Owned Hospitals

Apr 20, 2021
A recent Health Affairs post gives an incomplete account of the implications of allowing new and expanded physician-owned hospitals to bill Medicare and Medicaid. 

Chair File: A New Chapter in the History of Vaccines

Apr 19, 2021
As we get ready to mark World Immunization Week (April 24-30), it’s an appropriate time to celebrate the incredible gift of vaccines.

Perspective: Working Together to Advance Health in America

Apr 16, 2021
When President Biden signed legislation on Wednesday eliminating the 2% across-the-board cut to all Medicare payments until the end of 2021, it extended needed relief to doctors, hospitals and other providers caring for patients and vaccinating communities. 

Chair File: The Staying Power of Telehealth

Apr 12, 2021
One legacy of our response to COVID-19 surely will be how it has accelerated the adoption of virtual care. It is one of the more encouraging developments during the losses of the pandemic. 

Perspective: Critical Infrastructure Legislation Must Include Hospitals

Apr 9, 2021
When Congress returns to Washington, D.C., on Monday, lawmakers’ attention will turn to one of the largest infrastructure spending packages in our nation’s history.