Hospitals across the country are aggressively tackling performance improvement, and evidence shows that their efforts are working, according to a report released today by the AHA. The report highlights multiple areas where hospitals are improving care, encouraging healthier lifestyles and reducing costs. “Collectively, these hospital activities are making a major contribution to the nation’s efforts to improve the patient care experience (including quality and satisfaction), improve the health of populations and reduce the per capita cost of health care,” the report concludes. “The work, however, is not yet complete, as ample opportunity exists for further improvement. To that end, hospitals will continue their efforts, working with other key stakeholders to build on the substantial progress made in recent years.”