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Nov 12, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
This Thursday, Nov. 18, is National Rural Health Day. It’s an opportunity to show support for our rural hospitals and health systems, and also raise awareness about their resiliency, resolve, relationships and readiness — this year’s themes for the recognition day.
Nov 12, 2021 by Michelle Hood
The AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference – one of AHA's flagship events – will be held in person February 6-9 in Phoenix, AZ. AHA Executive Vice President Michelle Hood previews the conference designed to help rural health care leaders and trustees accelerate the transformation to a more integrated and sustainable rural health system. Read more.
Nov 12, 2021
Makunda Abdul-Mbacke, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist, shares the challenges she faces in her rural Virginia community and her hopes for the future of rural health.
Nov 12, 2021 by Rick Pollack
Hospitals and health systems are doing tremendous work in their communities every single day. Whether it’s caring for a sick or injured patient, supporting a healthy food program, vaccinating people against COVID-19, educating patients about health and wellness, or using new technologies to detect diseases earlier, hospitals and health systems are committed on every front to the mission of advancing health.
Nov 12, 2021 by Ashley Thompson
A recent piece in The Hill promoting physician-owned hospitals gives a misleading and incomplete account of these facilities and the reasons for current statutory restrictions on their growth.
Nov 9, 2021 by Aaron Wesolowski
The authors of a recent analysis published in JAMA themselves acknowledge that their sample size is very small, making it hard to draw any sweeping conclusions based on their data. In addition, the study does not provide direct insight as to what hospitals actually pay to acquire these drugs.
Nov 8, 2021 by Aaron Wesolowski
A white paper from the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy on a provision in the draft Build Back Better Act (BBBA) takes serious shortcuts and overlooks how certain provisions fit into a broader, much more complex set of payment policies.
Nov 8, 2021 by Rod Hochman, M.D.
Across the country, I see hospitals and health systems doing incredible work to improve societal factors that influence the health of individuals and communities. That’s why I’m excited that the AHA is spotlighting a number of strategies that reinforce the crucial role of hospitals and health systems in serving their communities — it’s all part of a digital campaign that launches today.
Nov 5, 2021 by Rick Pollack
As every health care leader today can testify, the pandemic has tested the resilience of our health care workforce like never before. And as we know, without a resilient health force, we cannot exist. Our entire health care system breaks down. It's as simple as that.
Nov 4, 2021
The stark differences in maternal health outcomes between Black and White women are widening at an escalating pace, especially due to the COVID-19 pandemic.