The AHA shared a series of proposals to strengthen rural health care with the Senate Finance Committee for a hearing May 16 titled, “Rural Health Care: Supporting Lives and Improving Communities.”
Health care organizations can create more inclusive, responsive and effective maternal health initiatives that address the unique challenges Black women encounter during pregnancy and childbirth by codesigning care with community partners.
The Senate May 15 passed a bipartisan resolution recognizing National Hospital Week, May 12-18.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency along with international agencies May 14 released guidance for high-risk nonprofit and other resource-constrained community organizations to assist in understanding and mitigating cyberthreats.
The House May 15 passed legislation reauthorizing the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (H.R. 6960) for an additional five years, providing funding for equipment and training to help hospitals and paramedics treat pediatric emergencies.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health May 16 passed a number of bills during a markup session, including AHA-supported legislation.
Experts from New York’s Montefiore Medical Center share how its Community Health Worker Institute standardizes training for community health workers to help them serve effectively as a vital bridge between social and clinical care.
In continuing recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Azziza Bankole, M.D., writes about the negative effects of social isolation and loneliness and how providers can address this public health crisis.
A new issue brief from AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative offers proven strategies and action steps to help hospitals and health systems’ violence mitigation efforts fit into the organization’s culture of safety strategy and lead to better patient outcomes.
Jim Tinker, 81, former president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died April 21. Tinker served in this role from 1982 to 2006.
The Department of Health and Human Services May 13 announced it will issue two $1 million grants for fiscal year 2024 to fund projects focusing on artificial intelligence in health care and the use of information technology in behavioral health.
The Department of Health and Human Services May 14 announced a national strategy to address maternal mental health and substance use issues.
The deadline is Wednesday, May 15, for hospitals and health systems to participate in the 2024 DEI Benchmark Survey.
Each year, America’s hospitals and health systems deliver 3.5 million babies, care for 32 million people admitted to hospitals, employ 6.3 million people and provide emergency care for 137 million people.
Hospitals and health systems nationwide saw a sizable increase in delayed or missing payments in first quarter 2024, according to a report released May 10 by Strata on health care performance trends.
AHA urged leaders of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education to give favorable funding consideration in fiscal year 2025 to health care programs shown to improve access to quality health care for patients and communities. 
The RAND Corporation May 13 released its latest hospital pricing report, which focuses on prices paid for care at the hospital and service-line level. 
by Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., Chair, American Hospital Association
This week is National Hospital Week. It’s a wonderful opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate health care professionals working at the more than 6,000 hospitals, health systems and health networks across the United States.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation, Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, Department of Health and Human Services, and Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center May 10 released a joint cybersecurity advisory to provide information on Black Basta, a ransomware variant whose actors have encrypted and stolen data from at least 12 out of 16 critical infrastructure sectors, including the health care and public health sector.
Barbara Sowada, president of the Board of Trustees at Memorial Hospital, discusses the role board members can play in helping rural hospitals and health systems navigate today’s pressing problems, and how the AHA’s resources and educational materials can provide valuable assistance.