AHA Stat Blog


May 20, 2022 by Rick Pollack
Hospitals and health systems work hard every day to deliver high-quality health care services to all patients in their communities.
May 17, 2022 by Lisa Kidder Hrobsky, Senior Vice President, Federal Relations, Advocacy Political Affairs, Government Relations
A recent op-ed in the online publication STAT (Turn off the spigot for hospitals’ COVID-19 relief funding) contains blatant factual inaccuracies but also omits critical information about hospital and health systems’ finances and input costs.
May 16, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
Talking about death or dying is an uncomfortable topic for many of us. Hospitals and health systems provide life-saving treatments and care for people as they recover from illness or injury. Just as important, health care organizations are transforming end-of-life care to better care for people with serious and life-limiting illness and their loved ones.
May 13, 2022 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
After two years on the frontlines in the battle against this pandemic, hospitals and health systems have seen a dramatic rise in costs of labor, drugs, supplies and equipment.
May 13, 2022 by Rick Pollack
Yesterday, our country surpassed a grim and somber milestone: 1 million COVID-19 deaths in the U.S..
May 9, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
It’s National Hospital Week — an annual event of seven days to recognize the 5,000 hospitals, health systems and networks, as well as the more than 6 million people, who provide care to individuals and communities.
May 6, 2022 by Rick Pollack
Two of the simplest words also carry the most meaning: “thank you.”
May 3, 2022 by Craig Aasved
Five years ago, Shodair Children's Hospital embarked on a project to build a state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital. Designed by providers, patients and families who worked with leadership, architects, and designers, it will provide patients with individual rooms and restrooms; adaptable flexible spaces; a spiritual space with a smudge room; a pool; state-of-the-art security and safety; and quiet rooms with windows and recorded music.
May 2, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
One priority for hospitals and health systems is advancing diversity, equity and inclusion. The AHA’s next gathering, the Accelerating Health Equity Conference, May 10–12 in Cleveland, will focus on that topic.
May 2, 2022 by Terrence Cunningham, by Andrea Preisler
The AHA is committed to further identifying ways to improve health care system efficiency while providing the highest quality of care.