AHA leaders are participating this week in the International Hospital Federation’s World Hospital Congress in Dubai.  
 
Today, AHA Chair Wright L. Lassiter III moderated a plenary session on health care workforce challenges, and Chair-elect John Haupert moderated a session on resilience during the COVID-19 pandemic. Jonathan Perlin, M.D., president and CEO of the Joint Commission and former AHA chair, chaired an IHF partners’ workshop on “Net zero, climate resilient, and sustainable healthcare,” which included participation from Michelle Hood, AHA executive vice president and chief operating officer. Anthony Armada, executive vice president and chief transformation officer for Generations Healthcare Network and chair of the American College of Healthcare Executives, also participated in a panel discussion on how the pandemic will shape the field’s future.  
 
In addition, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack chaired a session on “Violence in healthcare: resilient and sustainable workforce.” AHA’s Hood and Robyn Begley, AHA senior vice president and chief nursing officer, participated in the session along with hospital association leaders from around the globe. On Friday, Rod Hochman, president and CEO of Providence and immediate past chair of AHA, will participate in a panel discussion on environmental sustainability efforts. 

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