Best Practices Library

These resources aim help health care leaders expand their knowledge and enhance their performance in achieving their community health goals.

The library’s information is constantly changing as documents are continuously posted. Topics go across all health care issues and cut across all health care settings.

If you have questions e-mail us at hpoe@aha.org.


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St. Joseph’s Health Integrates into Trinity Health, Benefiting Community

Sep 12, 2019
St. Joseph’s Health in Syracuse, N.Y., joined Trinity Health four years ago, resulting in operational efficiencies, enhanced community health and improved clinical services.
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AHA Value Initiative Members In Action: Montefiore Health System - The Bronx, Westchester and the Hudson Valley, N.Y.

Feb 11, 2019
Montefiore Health System uses the Collaborative Care Model to better serve patients with significant medical and mental health conditions and socioeconomic challenges.
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The Value Initiative - Hartford HealthCare, Connecticut

Aug 8, 2018
Hartford HealthCare – Connecticut
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Infection Prevention

Mar 22, 2017
As many older patients are affected by Clostridium difficile (C.diff) in hospital settings, South Nassau Communities Ho
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Progress at the Intersection of Patient Safety and Medical Liability

Mar 2, 2017
U.S. health care leaders are continually working to improve care processes while advancing a medical liability system that better serves patients and providers.
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Reducing Hospital-Acquired Clostridium difficile Infections

Sep 16, 2016
Despite implementing universal gloving, an increased emphasis on hand hygiene and antibiotic stewardship measures, the facility ended the year with a rate that was more than double its target.
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Compassionate Care

Sep 14, 2015
North Shore University Hospital's palliative care unit emphasizes quality o
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Antibiotic Stewardship: Correct Drug, De-escalation of therapy, Discontinuation of therapy, Correct Dose, and Diagnosis

Jun 16, 2015
Antibiotic stewardship was implemented in 2011 and focuses on five 'D's': Drug, De-escalation of therapy, Discontinuation of therapy, Dose and Diagnosis.
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Going Big: How Ascension Health Scales Up Their Best Ideas

Apr 2, 2015
Ascension Health created a business unit called Transformational Development. It is charged with identifying potential changes and innovations to address those challenges.