The AHA Sept. 22 released a new infographic highlighting many ways hospitals and health systems advance health and support their communities. Among other topics, the infographic includes data on the number of patients treated in an emergency department, number of babies delivered and number of surgeries performed. In addition the infographic says 6.3 million people were directly employed by hospitals in the U.S. in 2021 and 23.4 million jobs were supported by hospitals. Hospitals also purchased $1.2 trillion in goods and services from other businesses and supported $4.1 trillion in economic activity.
Hospital associations and hospitals file lawsuit challenging federal rule that ties providers’ hands in efforts to reach communities
The AHA, joined by the Texas Hospital Association, Texas Health Resources, and United Regional Health Care System, Nov. 2 sued the federal government…