Insights and Analysis

Apr 16, 2018
Health care volunteers are some of the super heroes within the nation’s hospitals.  National Volunteer Week was established in 1974 to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers across the country. The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals (AHVRP) – an AHA…
Jun 21, 2018
Atul Gawande to Lead Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase Health Care Venture   Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway and JPMorgan Chase have selected Harvard Medical School professor and New Yorker staff writer Atul Gawande as the CEO of their still unnamed company. The organizations in…
Jun 21, 2018
For years, the rate of suicide has been on the rise. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicides have increased by more than 25 percent during the past decade. It is now the tenth-leading cause of death in the U.S., costing more than $44 billion annually.   The…
Jun 21, 2018
Spotlight Health – the health care-focused opening segment of the annual Aspen Ideas Festival – kicks off today in Colorado. The three-day event features a diverse mix of sessions, with more than 125 presenters, 80 sessions spread over five tracks – The Cutting Edge of Medicine and Science;…
Jun 20, 2018
Nurse Watch is compiled in conjunction with the AHA’s American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and highlights articles of interest to nurse leaders, nursing professionals and other health care leaders. For more about AONE, visit aone.org. AONE Launches Young Professional Voices Program…
Jun 19, 2018
Tammy White Named CEO/CFO of Lakeway Regional Hospital, Morristown, TN. Tennova Healthcare has named White as CEO/chief financial officer of Lakeway Regional Hospital, effective immediately. Most recently, she served as an interim CEO of the hospital and has been serving as the hospital’s CFO since…
Jun 14, 2018
On Thursdays, we highlight an oral history featuring a health care leader who shaped the past and laid the foundation for the future. Since 1978, the AHA has conducted more than 100 interviews as part of this project, and transcripts are available in the oral history collection on the AHA’s…
Jun 13, 2018
Speakers at last month’s AHA Annual Membership Meeting shared federal and state innovations in health care delivery, and the social supports that best address the mental, physical and social needs for Medicaid populations.   Moderated by AHA board member John Haupert, president and CEO of…
Jun 13, 2018
Blair Kent Named Administrator of Intermountain Medical Center. Kent recently was named administrator of Intermountain Medical Center, Utah’s largest hospital and medical campus. Kent previously served as administrator of Intermountain Healthcare’s Alta View and Riverton hospitals. Jill…
Jun 13, 2018
Nurse Watch is compiled in conjunction with the AHA’s American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) and highlights articles of interest to nurse leaders, nursing professionals and other health care leaders. For more about AONE, visit aone.org.   AONE, AACN Join Forces on Workforce…