AHA Stat Blog


Jun 15, 2021 by Priya Bathija, by Elisa Arespacochaga
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered the way hospitals and health systems care for patients. Much has been written and said about the pandemic’s devastating effects; there are, however, some silver linings.
Jun 14, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
Back in 2011, the first wave of Baby Boomers — people born from 1946 to 1964 — celebrated their 65th birthday. That marked a new demographic trend: the aging of the U.S. population.
Jun 11, 2021 by Rick Pollack
Just days ago, UnitedHealthcare announced a new policy that threatened to deny some patient claims for emergency services starting July 1 if the insurer determined that the patient didn’t need emergency-level care.
Jun 8, 2021 by Joy A. Lewis, MSW, MPH
Hospitals and health system leaders are committing to increasing diversity and inclusion in the board room.
Jun 7, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
Hospitals are cornerstones of our communities. They provide a broad spectrum of acute and ambulatory care services and serve as economic anchors in many cities and towns.
Jun 4, 2021 by Marcos Pesquera
The COVID-19 pandemic illuminated health disparities, and the renewed calls for social justice and dismantling structural racism have moved front and center to our community health improvement work.
Jun 4, 2021 by Mikelle Moore
COVID-19. Never have our communities been faced with such a challenge, bringing to light the full spectrum of heartache and resiliency.
Jun 4, 2021 by Andrew Jager, by Nancy A. Myers
As the global pandemic recedes, hospitals, health systems and community-based organizations must continue to align strategies and tactics and accelerate the shared work on ensuring health equity and creating communities that contribute to vitality for all.
Jun 4, 2021 by Rick Pollack
When COVID-19 was rapidly sweeping through the country in spring 2020, Americans instinctively did what they have done for generations in times of peril: They turned to hospitals for safety, securi
Jun 3, 2021 by Mary Beth Kingston
Our hospitals and health systems are not immune to violence, but they have made great efforts to curb it, writes Mary Beth Kingston, R.N., chief nurse officer at Advocate Aurora Health in Milwaukee, Wis., and Downers Grove, Ill., AHA Board member and AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence advisory group chair. In this blog (LINK), Kingston talks about how her system combats violence and encourages others to share their stories for tomorrow’s #HAVhope Friday.