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Feb 23, 2021
Johnson & Johnson plans to deliver 20 million doses of its COVID-19 vaccine candidate to the United States by the end of March if the Food and Drug Administration authorizes emergency use of the single-dose vaccine, a company executive told a House subcommittee at a hearing on expanding vaccine availability.
Feb 23, 2021
At a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hearing on his nomination to serve as Health and Human Services Secretary, Xavier Becerra said he supports additional COVID-19 funding for health care providers.
Feb 23, 2021
During an AHA virtual briefing for lawmakers and staff, leaders from three health systems — One Brooklyn Health System, Grady Health System, and The Hospitals of Providence, part of Tenet Healthcare — discussed the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on communities of color and how their health systems are working with their communities to deliver high quality, culturally responsive care.
Feb 23, 2021
Hundreds of hospital and health system leaders today participated in an AHA advocacy virtual event to get the latest on Congress’ efforts to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package and urge lawmakers to include provisions to support hospitals and health systems.
Feb 22, 2021
A new Kaufman Hall study is showing the extent to which hospitals’ finances continue to be negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feb 22, 2021
In response to the Texas storm emergency, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced further flexibilities for Texas health care facilities in addition to the existing pandemic waivers.
Feb 22, 2021
A new resource from the American Society for Health Care Engineering and Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Command summarizes recommended ventilation system controls for health care facilities treating COVID-19 patients.
Feb 22, 2021
Strategic alliances forged by AHA with organizations like the National Urban League and UnidosUS are strengthening collective effort to address well-documented, disparate health outcome for Black and Latino communities, writes Joy Lewis, AHA’s senior vice president for health equity strategies.
Feb 22, 2021
AHA urged the Department of Health and Human Services to make the process for hospitals to report data to the HHS TeleTracking COVID-19 Portal and other data reporting platforms as efficient, transparent and valuable as possible.
Feb 22, 2021
Authorized health care providers should now order the monoclonal antibody therapy bamlanivimab and antibody cocktail casirivimab/imdevimab directly from the sole distributor, AmerisourceBergen Corp., the Department of Health and Human Services announced.