AHA Stat Blog


Jun 3, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Hospitals and health systems foster the development of healthy life all around them.  They are caregivers foremost – working tirelessly to advance the cause of good health for patients and communities. They are economic anchors – providing jobs and partnering with businesses to bolster the local economy. And they are researchers and bridge-builders – meeting the health needs of their surrounding communities by working closely with traditional and non-traditional partners. 
May 31, 2019 by Rick Pollack
There’s no question that hospitals and health systems face a number of challenges.
May 22, 2019 by Jay Bhatt
America’s hospitals and health systems are dedicated to doing everything possible for patients, particularly when they need emergency care and as a place for refuge during disaster.
May 21, 2019 by Tom Nickels
It is simply not true that hospital operating margins have been growing. Numerous studies and reports have been consistent that operating margins have decreased in recent years, as Medicare and Medicaid underpayments have continued to grow. Medicare payment-to-cost ratios have decreased in recent years, as well.
May 20, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
During Mental Health Month, let’s all remember that caring for the whole person improves health and saves lives.
May 17, 2019 by Aaron Wesolowski
Last week, researchers at RAND released a study that made broad claims about the prices that private insurers pay hospitals. The RAND authors relied on severely limited data and questionable assumptions to draw far-reaching conclusions about the way hospitals are paid for patient care.
May 17, 2019 by Rick Pollack
When the many vulnerable members of society need care, they often turn to their local hospital or health system.
May 15, 2019 by Ashley Thompson
Drug companies are at it again. And their latest effort to divert the focus from the huge profits they pocket as drug prices rise is just as disingenuous as all of their previous attempts.
May 15, 2019 by Melinda Hatton
Earlier this week, Politico published cherry-picked metrics from the recently released Moody’s Preliminary Medians for not-for-profit and public hospitals.
May 13, 2019 by Brian Gragnolati
Our hospitals and health systems are exceptional because the 6.2 million women and men who deliver care within them never lose sight of the core truth: Health care is people taking care of people.