AHA Stat Blog


May 13, 2020 by Priya Bathija
This year, National Hospital Week (May 10-16) takes on a special significance. For months, we have watched with awe and gratitude as the 6 million women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems have fought courageously each and every day to protect the health of an entire nation.
May 11, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
Yesterday kicked off National Hospital Week, 2020. Has there ever been a more important and opportune time to observe it?
May 8, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been talking about the “triple whammy” of issues related to COVID-19 that are contributing to an unprecedented financial crisis for hospitals and health systems.
May 4, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
The outpouring of love, support and gratitude shown toward our magnificent health care workers has helped to keep them going in the strenuous battle against COVID-19. The gestures and praise for our health care heroes is a wonderful thing, and we must keep it up.
May 1, 2020 by Elisa Arespacochaga
Hospitals and health systems continue to provide care for our most vulnerable communities by addressing social needs, educating on COVID-19 risks and collaborating with community organizations to expand these efforts beyond their walls, writes Elisa Arespacochaga, vice president of AHA’s Physician Alliance and interim executive lead of AHA’s Institute for Diversity and Health Equity. This AHA blog shares new AHA resources addressing the social determinants of health and meeting the needs of vulnerable populations during the pandemic.
May 1, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Every day the women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems continue the battle against COVID-19. As our heroes on the front lines care for our family members, friends and neighbors, the AHA is focused on three areas – relief, recovery and rebuilding – to support the field.
Apr 30, 2020 by Brent Forester, M.D.
Today marks the first day of Mental Health Awareness Month, an important topic especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Brent Forester, M.D., chief of the Center of Excellence in Geriatric Psychiatry at McLean Hospital in Massachusetts, discusses how and why we should pay special attention to older Americans who may be suffering from COVID-19, separated from loved ones or lost important routines. Read more.
Apr 29, 2020 by Priya Bathija, by Mike Schiller
In this AHA blog, Priya Bathija, AHA vice president of strategic initiatives, and Mike Schiller, director, supply chain for The Association for Health Care Resource & Materials Management, share examples of businesses, manufacturers and individuals who are finding important new ways to support our COVID-19 caregivers.
Apr 27, 2020 by Melinda L. Estes, M.D.
Like the COVID-19 pandemic itself, access to protective gear for front-line health care workers is unevenly spread throughout the country. Some hospitals and health systems have adequate supplies of masks, gowns, gloves and other personal protective equipment on hand, while others have much more critical needs. 
Apr 24, 2020 by Rick Pollack
Skyrocketing costs of preparing for a surge of COVID-19 patients. Drops in revenue from shutting down regular operations in terms of scheduled procedures.