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

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 28, 2022 by Wright L. Lassiter III, Chair, American Hospital Association
Join AHA’s Board Chair Wright Lassiter III 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.
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.
Dec 9, 2021
Members of the AHA Board of Trustees have recorded video messages to say thank you to the team members at America’s hospitals and health systems for all they have done — and continue to do — to care for patients and serve communities.
Dec 9, 2021
In the final episode of our four-part series on Patient and Family Advisory Councils (PFACs) Elisa Arespacochaga, AHA vice president of clinical affairs and workforce, sits down with Nicole Iarrobino, senior project administrator of Patient and Family Advisory Councils at John Hopkins Hospital and Health System to discuss how their PFACs helped to support their organizations through the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dec 6, 2021
It has been well established that Patient and Family Advisory councils (PFACs) are an excellent way to capture the patient’s voice and perspective.
Oct 6, 2021
AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., is joined by Fritz Francois, M.D., chief medical officer at New York University Langone Health.
Sep 16, 2021
On this episode, Dr. Hochman discusses the COVID-19 pandemic and public health infrastructure with Mike Slubowski, president and CEO at Trinity Health, a Catholic health system that serves communities in 25 states.
Jul 30, 2021
Dr. Trestman and Dr. Hochman reflect on the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of health care professionals, patients and families.
Jul 28, 2021
Communities of color, who over the past year have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, also experienced emotional distress exacerbated by events surrounding the murder of George Floyd.
Jun 30, 2021
In this podcast, moderated by AHA’s Julia Resnick, senior program manager for strategic initiatives, Libby Hoy, founder and CEO of Patient Family Centered Care Partners and Connie Montgomery, a member of the Medical University of South Carolina’s patient family advisory council discuss their experiences engaging with and advocating for patients and families throughout the pandemic.
Jun 11, 2021
Nancy Myers, AHA vice president of leadership and system innovation, talks with Mikelle Moore, senior vice president and chief community health officer at Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, about community health improvement during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 9, 2021
AHA’s Joining Hands for Greater Impact initiative highlights resources and stories of successful hospital-community partnerships in getting health care workers and community members vaccinated for
Jun 3, 2021
Today’s podcast features how Esperanza Health Centers - a federally qualified health center in Chicago – has worked to keep their community healthy throughout the pandemic.