By understanding the attitudes and beliefs that drive patient behavior, health care providers and administrators can better design messaging that promotes positive health outcomes, including messages deployed during a public health emergency.
AHA Stat Blog
May 30, 2023 by Erin Fogarty
May 25, 2023 by Deanna Martin
In an era of high workforce turnover and concerns about infection control, it’s more important than ever for health care leaders to support their EVS teams. The AHA and its Association for the Health Care Environment professional member group offers several resources to help leaders support their EVS teams, including the important AHE Exchange Conference July 31-Aug. 2 in Dallas.
May 25, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
We at the American Hospital Association, all of our members, and the individuals working in hospitals and health systems across America, salute our fallen. We work in health care to help save lives, but we understand firsthand the toll of loss, especially the loss of young lives given in service.
May 24, 2023 by Deneen Richmond
May 24, 2023 by Fran Witt
AHA Leadership Summit Offers Innovative Insights, Inspiring Ideas and Disruptive Solutions to Accelerate the Future of Health CareMay 23, 2023 by Michelle Hood
The American Hospital Association Leadership Summit will take place July 16-18, 2023, in Seattle, WA, at the Seattle Convention Center.
May 23, 2023 by Elisa Arespacochaga, by Michael R Privitera, M.D. Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center
Health care has always been a demanding profession, and the effects of the last few years have meant that health care workers have been asked to do more with less.
Chair File: Leadership Dialogue — Addressing the Behavioral Health Crisis with Jesse Tamplen of John Muir HealthMay 22, 2023 by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
On this episode, I talk with Jesse Tamplen, vice president of behavioral health services at John Muir Health, located east of San Francisco, and a member of the AHA Committee on Behavioral Health.
May 19, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
After three years of caring on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, health care providers are confronting a landscape deeply altered by its effects, including the emergence of behavioral health care as an even greater challenge.
May 16, 2023 by Arpan Waghray, M.D.
Arpan Waghray, M.D., CEO, Providence’s Well Being Trust Past Chair, American Hospital Association Committee on Behavioral Health
May 15, 2023 by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
Advancing health equity must be of utmost importance for all of us working in hospitals and health systems.
May 12, 2023 by Aisha Syeda
>According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common causes of infant deaths in 2020 were birth defects, preterm birth and low-birth weight, and sudden infant death syndrome.
May 12, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
Yesterday marked the official end of the COVID-19 public health emergency. For more than three years, hospitals, health systems and front-line health care workers have worked tirelessly to care for patients, comfort families and protect communities.
America’s Hospitals and Health Systems Remain More Dedicated than Ever to Patient Safety and QualityMay 9, 2023 by Akin Demehin
Hospitals have always worked diligently to improve patient safety, making many important strides in the last two decades. Yet, various reports and rankings of hospital performance in recent months might lead you to believe that hospitals have taken their foot off the gas. This couldn’t be further from the truth. In fact, hospitals have never stopped focusing on improving the care they provide, even under the unprecedented circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 8, 2023 by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
This week as we celebrate National Hospital Week (https://www.aha.org/ahia/get-involved/national-hospital-week) and National Nurses Week (https://www.aonl.org/about/nurses-week), it’s a perfect time for telling the hospital story.
Recognizing the People Who Deliver Healing and Hope during National Hospital Week and National Nurses WeekMay 5, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
This year’s observance of National Hospital Week, May 7-13, and National Nurses Week, May 6-12, are opportunities to thank our dedicated caregivers and recognize the tremendous job they have done taking care of our country through one of the most trying episodes in our history.
May 3, 2023 by Dr. Manish Sapra
With the COVID-19 pandemic receding from the national headlines and public health emergency (PHE) winding down later this month, it’s imperative to reflect on the pandemic’s impact on mental health care in the United States, and how we must adapt to face the ongoing challenge of providing mental health care services to our communities.
May 1, 2023 by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. It’s an opportunity to note the progress we’ve made addressing behavioral health issues and delivering quality care, and to assess and take action to tackle the significant work that remains.
Apr 28, 2023 by Frank Nagle
By taking a holistic approach and addressing the social determinants of health, ProMedica is working to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities in Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan.
Apr 28, 2023 by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
We must stabilize hospitals’ finances to ensure access to patient care. We must strengthen the health care workforce.