COVID-19 Videos and Podcasts

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AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack interviewed by Jen Richer of 104.7 WONK-FM on July 23, 2020


AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack appeared on CNBC on July 1, 2020


Television Ad Highlights that Hospitals are Always There, Ready to Care

The AHA has launched a national advertisement campaign to remind the public that as hospitals are fighting COVID-19 they are still here to care for them in every way, every day. As many Americans have delayed care during this public health crisis, the ad emphasizes to the public that hospitals and health systems are ready and able to serve their communities, just as they always have done and will continue to do.

AHA's New Thank You Video to Health Care Heroes

The AHA Responds to COVID-19

The AHA is out fighting for your needs. See all that the AHA has accomplished for members during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

AHA CEO and President Rick Pollack's appearance on MSNBC on March 27, 2020

Rick Pollack says, "What's even more important is that we get the personal protective equipment to the front lines to protect our health care heroes, our doctors, nurses, and other health care workers."

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AHA CEO and President Rick Pollack's appearance on CNN on March 25, 2020

Funding for hospitals and health care centers in the $2 trillion stimulus package is an “important first step…but it’s not going to be enough in the long run,” American Hospital Association CEO Richard Pollack tells @brikeilarCNN.

AHA CEO and President Rick Pollack's appearance on Fox News Fox & Friends on March 25, 2020

Rick Pollack, CEO of the American Hospital Association, calls COVID-19 a 'crisis of unprecedented proportion.'

AHA CEO and President Rick Pollack's appearance on CBS Face the Nation on Sunday, March 22, 2020

Rick Pollack's appearance begins at the 30:22 mark of the program.

Greater New York Hospital Association

The AHA commends the health care leaders in this country risking their lives on the frontlines every day to help prevent the spread of #COVID19. We see you and we thank you for all that you do to protect patients and communities #HealthcareHeroes.

Latest

Oct 31, 2022 by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
Join AHA’s Board Chair John Haupert for Leadership Dialogue as he discusses key issues with hospitals colleagues from across the country. Watch the video and listen to the podcasts. New videos will post the last Monday of each month.
Oct 5, 2022
The COVID-19 vaccine is one of the most exciting developments in global health in recent history. What’s also exciting are key lessons from the national rollout of the vaccine and how this new knowledge gives us hope for a future of better health for all. In this episode, J
Aug 10, 2022
As we start to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, understanding and reconnecting to purpose, rediscovering our why is key to moving forward.
Jul 8, 2022
Since the onset of the COVID pandemic in 2020, health care has faced many workforce challenges in delivering patient care, including staffing shortages and clinician burnout in the face of unrelenting demand.
Jun 23, 2022
In this Advancing Health podcast, Thomas Haederle discusses the pandemic's profound impact on CMS's Hospital Quality Measurement and Value programs.
Jun 22, 2022
In this Members in Action podcast, Julia Resnick, director of strategic initiatives at the AHA, and Thomas Harris, Jr., Executive Vice President of Operations at Gillette Children’s in Saint Paul, Minnesota, discuss how Gillette Children’s virtual rehab program has enabled them to better serve their patients.
May 20, 2022
Join us to hear how Loyola University Health System’s new laboratory approach during the COVID pandemic was able to broaden communication and collaboration between clinicians and hospital leadershi
Apr 25, 2022
In this podcast that highlights a new report from the AHA detailing these factors, Philip Pandolph, president and CEO, Meadville (PA) Medical Center and Chair of the AHA Rural Health Services Committee, explains how rising costs for supplies and equipment, drugs, and labor, along with inflation and razor thin margins has left his hospital vulnerable.
Apr 15, 2022
On this Leadership Dialogue Series podcast, AHA Board Chair Wright L. Lassiter III is joined by Matthew Stanley, D.O., a psychiatrist and clinical vice president of the behavioral health service line at Avera Health, based in Sioux Falls, S.D.
Mar 15, 2022
Matt Burns, Director eCommerce Solutions at Premier discusses the $200B explosion of health care supply chain e-commerce usage during the two years since the COVID-19 pandemic began and the variety
Mar 7, 2022
Burnout across the bedside nursing profession is gaining more and more national attention. However, burnout in nursing leadership is only just starting to be recognized as a serious concern by the health care community. Chris Burleigh provides insight, skills, tools and hope for any nurse leader facing the same challenges.
Feb 28, 2022
Rosanne Raso and Joyce Fitzpatrick address challenges in the clinical work environment during the pandemic for clinical nurses and nurse leaders.
Feb 24, 2022
AHA Health Systems Leadership Retreat Keynote: A Tapestry of Voices with Anna Deavere Smith. Anna Deavere Smith, Actress, Playwright, Professor, and McArthur Foundation Genius Fellow, shares a range of health care perspectives from those she has interviewed over the years.
Feb 16, 2022
COVID-19 has demonstrated that in health care, change is not only necessary, it’s happening every day — leading to better access, better outcomes and a more pleasing patient experience.
Feb 4, 2022
Now that children are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine, families are considering how to best keep their children safe and healthy. In this new podcast series, Joining Hands to Build Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence, we are speaking with leaders from three national organizations to discuss how to address vaccine hesitancy, specifically in historically marginalized communities.
Feb 2, 2022
Though many children are now eligible to receive the COVID-19, families continue to have questions about how to best keep their children safe and healthy. In this new series, Joining Hands to Build Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence, we are speaking with leaders from three national organizations to discuss how to address vaccine hesitancy, specifically for kids in historically marginalized communities.
Jan 31, 2022
Eligibility for the COVID-19 vaccine has expanded to children, yet families continue to have questions about how to best keep their children safe and healthy. In this new podcast series, Joining Hands to Build Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence, we are speaking with leaders from three national organizations to discuss how to address vaccine hesitancy, specifically in historically marginalized communities. AHA’s Julia Resnick, director of strategic initiatives, moderates today’s podcast. She is joined by Lydia Isaac, Vice President for Health Equity and Policy at the National Urban League. They will be discussing the importance of clear communication and outreach to build vaccine confidence in the Black community. This podcast was funded in part by a cooperative agreement with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The contents of this resource do not necessarily represent the policy of CDC or HHS, and should not be considered an endorsement by the Federal Government.
Jan 7, 2022
The U.S. Supreme Court today held oral arguments on whether to allow the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ and Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s vaccine mandates to go into effect while appeals are heard in the courts of appeals.
Dec 10, 2021
The fourth and current wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has created a worrisome landscape for the nursing profession. Nurses across the country report that they no longer feel celebrated as heroes as they did in the early days of the pandemic.