AHA Stat Blog


Apr 22, 2020
AHA featured in numerous media publications.
Apr 22, 2020 by Robert Trestman, M.D.
The COVID-19 pandemic has created stresses that most health care workers have never experienced, writes Robert Trestman, M.D., of Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, Va., and 2020 chair-elect of AHA’s Behavioral Health Council.
Apr 21, 2020 by Robyn Begley
When the World Health Assembly designated 2020 as the International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife, they had no idea a pandemic would envelop the world the same year. The convergence of these events is a poignant reminder of nurses’ vital role in caring for patients, comforting families and protecting the health of the community.
Apr 20, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
America’s health care workforce is among the most highly skilled and highly trained in the world. But the COVID-19 pandemic has created new challenges and exacerbated others.
Apr 20, 2020 by Rick Pollack
America’s hospitals and health systems have been intensely focused on preparing to care for patients suffering from the novel coronavirus. From the very outset of the outbreak, hospitals have significantly transformed their operations – from the use of virtual care to devising solutions to deal with the shortages of drugs and equipment, such as ventilators – to respond aggressively to the pandemic.
Apr 17, 2020 by Rick Pollack
This week, the women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems are continuing their heroic efforts caring for tens of thousands of COVID-19 patients.
Apr 15, 2020 by Priya Bathija
Here is a summary of the impressive progress so far in the 100 Million Mask Challenge.
Apr 13, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
As our nation’s caregivers remain courageously entrenched in the battle against COVID-19, AHA is working to ensure that telehealth is realizing its potential as one of the most powerful health care tools in the arsenal.
Apr 10, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Long hours, a shortage of personal protective equipment, self-isolating from their own family members to protect them … these are just a few of the many difficulties America’s front-line health care workers are facing as they lead the fight against COVID-19.
Apr 6, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
Even as the number of COVID-19 cases continues to rise, we’re seeing so many examples of exceptional kindness, courage and compassion with which our care providers are meeting the health challenge of a lifetime.