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Sep 17, 2021 by Rick Pollack
For nearly 20 grueling months, hospitals and health systems – and their steadfast front-line caregivers – have risen to the incredible challenges caused by COVID-19. 
Sep 16, 2021 by Kurt Hoppe, M.D.
In a new blog, Kurt Hoppe, M.D., faculty member of the Mayo Clinic and member of the AHA’s Post-acute Steering Committee, explains the importance of post-acute care providers in the nation’s COVID-19 response and recovery, as well as the newest updates to the post-acute care payment model plan — of which AHA has several concerns.
Sep 16, 2021 by Stacey Hughes
A new report from the Community Oncology Alliance (COA) once again tries to obfuscate the issue of sky-rocketing drug prices by choosing to blame hospitals rather than the drug companies who set the prices and enjoy double-digit profits at the expense of patients and the providers who serve them. 
Sep 16, 2021 by J. Corey Feist
Ahead of National Physician Suicide Awareness Day, on Sept. 17, read how health care workers, even before the COVID-19 pandemic, faced elevated rates of burnout, depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and suicide, in this blog by J. Corey Feist, co-founder of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation. Feist, Dr. Breen’s brother-in-law, discusses this terrifying reality and shares several resources to support the mental well-being of health care workers.
Sep 13, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
More school-age children have returned to in-person learning during the last few weeks. More employees are returning to their workplaces. Sports stadiums are filling with spectators again, and theaters and concert venues are welcoming back audiences. 
Sep 10, 2021 by Rick Pollack
It’s hard to believe 20 years have passed since Americans watched in shock and horror the events that unfolded in New York City, at the Pentagon and in Pennsylvania. 
Sep 8, 2021 by Ashley Thompson
Come January 1, 2022, patients will be protected from certain types of unexpected medical bills.  America’s hospitals and health systems strongly support these new patient protections that are included in the No Surprises Act.
Sep 2, 2021 by Molly Smith
Hospitals and health systems have long advocated for protecting patients from certain unexpected medical bills while preserving their access to care.
Aug 26, 2021 by Christopher Hund
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into focus more than ever before the need for teamwork and communication. To help support health care teams and get everyone on the same page, TeamSTEPPS is a practical, evidence-based set of communications tools developed over decades. It’s been implemented successfully across hospitals and health systems and is now taking on an even greater role with infection prevention and control teams as COVID-19 continues to spread.
Aug 23, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
On this episode, I discuss the COVID-19 pandemic and public health infrastructure with Mike Slubowski, president and CEO at Trinity Health, a Catholic health system that serves communities in 25 states.