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…
Apr 19, 2018
Maine Hospital Named for Barbara Bush Recognizes Her Passing Maine Medical Center recognized the passing of former first lady Barbara Bush – namesake of The Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital at Maine Medical Center. “We all stood a little taller because we were associated with Mrs. Bush,” said MMC…
Apr 18, 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 Foundation Honors Nurse Researcher At its…
Apr 18, 2018
Dave Underriner named President of Kaiser Permanente Hawaii Region. Underriner is the new president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of Hawaii.  Kathryn Correia named CEO of Legacy Health. The board of directors of the Portland, OR-based health system unanimously chose Correia…
Apr 12, 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…
Apr 12, 2018
UnitedHealth Brings on More Doctors Disruptors are circling the health care industry, and UnitedHealth Group Inc., the biggest U.S. health insurer, has built an army of tens of thousands of physicians to fend off invaders, reports Zachary Tracer for Bloomberg. The article discusses an “arms race”…
Apr 11, 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. Nurses Can Impact Change, Drive Wellness Nurses…
Apr 11, 2018
HCA names two new leaders. Brian Cook will serve as president of HCA’s Las Vegas-based Far West Division, effective May 1. Cook has been with HCA for 15 years and is currently CEO of North Florida Regional Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. In addition, Ravi Chari, M.D., will become president of…
Apr 10, 2018
In health care, few considerations are of greater potential strategic consequence than affiliations. Affiliations can enhance clinical quality and financial performance. For the purposes of this article, an affiliation is defined as stopping short of an organization-wide merger or acquisition and…
Apr 5, 2018
On Thursdays, we highlight an oral history featuring health care leaders 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 Resource…