AHA Stat Blog


Feb 28, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
On this episode, I talk with Marcus Whitney, co-founder and partner of Jumpstart Health Investors, focused on innovation and investment in health care. Whitney also is founder and general partner of Jumpstart Nova, a venture fund investing in Black-led health care companies.
Feb 25, 2022 by Rick Pollack
As Russia attempts to advance its political interests by its invasion of Ukraine through the use of its military, we have also seen stepped up cyberattacks attributed to Russia in recent days on major networks in Ukraine.
Feb 24, 2022 by Aisha Syeda
Every year, more than 1.6 million people in the U.S. suffer from heart attacks and strokes and more than 870,000 die from a cardiovascular disease. Though those numbers are alarming, what is more distressing is that 80% of those deaths are preventable.
Feb 18, 2022 by Rick Pollack
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought many new challenges to America’s health care system. It also has exacerbated existing issues that were already in need of attention before the pandemic. 
Feb 17, 2022 by Matt Zuino
Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida, reflects on lessons learned and best practices moving forward. We know that our field will continue to be challenged by COVID-19, but this pandemic has taught us a valuable lesson: The future is not going to wait for us, and instead we have to be ready to embrace it.
Feb 15, 2022 by Joy A. Lewis
February is Black History Month, and this year’s theme – Black Health and Wellness – recognizes medical scholars and health care providers. The theme is especially timely as our nation and health care system continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. 
Feb 15, 2022 by Kristin Preihs, by Helena Bonfitto
The AHA and Department of Health and Human Services, by way of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, have entered into a new grant to strengthen and reimagine the emergency management system for the nation’s health care and public health preparedness, response and recovery efforts to disasters and other emergencies. 
Feb 14, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
No one can deny that health care is changing. Our field is rapidly becoming more personalized, collaborative and digitally focused.
Feb 11, 2022 by Rick Pollack
We all know that the COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated many longstanding challenges facing the health care field. One of the most alarming developments that is a top concern today is its effect on our nation’s blood supply. 
Feb 9, 2022 by Sean Barry
As rural health care leaders from the AHA and other health care organizations convened at AHA’s Rural Health Care Leadership Conference this week, a robust discussion took place over the role hospital and health system trustees can play in building confidence in the COVID-19 vaccines in their rural communities. Read six insights from the conference in this blog.