Press Releases

Below are the most recent press releases from the American Hospital Association.


The AHA is concerned that CMS is proposing an outpatient hospital payment update of only 2.8% in spite of persistent financial headwinds facing the hospital field. Most hospitals across the country continue to operate on negative or very thin margins that make providing care and investing in their workforce very challenging day to day.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that Main Line Health in Bryn Mawr, Pa., has been named the 2023 recipient of the American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize. In addition, Atlantic Health System in Morristown, N.J., and University of Chicago Medicine, in Chicago, Ill., have been awarded Citations of Merit. All three will receive this prestigious recognition during the AHA’s Leadership Summit in Seattle on July 17.
The American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Institute for Diversity and Health Equity (IFDHE) today announced that Meritus Health in Hagerstown, Md., Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, N.J., and Rapid City Hospital (Monument Health), in Rapid City, S.D., will receive the 2023 Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care (EOC) Award. The awards will be presented during the AHA’s Leadership Summit in Seattle, July 16-18.
Two programs will be honored with the 2023 Circle of Life Awards for their efforts in palliative and end-of-life care. The winning programs are the Palliative Care Program at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Baltimore, Md., and the Center for Hospice Care, Mishawaka, Ind. In addition, Prospero Health in Boston will be recognized with a Citation of Honor. All three will receive this prestigious recognition during the AHA's Leadership Summit in Seattle on July 17.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today released findings of three new surveys conducted by Morning Consult that examined how some commercial insurer practices impact the patient and provider health care experience.
by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
After more than five years of litigation and a unanimous Supreme Court victory, the AHA is extremely pleased that 340B hospitals will finally be paid back what they deserve so they can continue pro
by Stacey Hughes
The AHA is pleased with the Administration’s proposal to protect consumers from skinny “health plans” that often fail them.
America’s hospitals and health systems, regardless of size, location, or type, are committed to treating all patients with respect and dignity while providing high quality, accessible care, regardless of ability to pay or health insurance status.
The AHA was pleased to see the Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee take action today on issues of importance to hospitals, health systems, and their patients and communities. We look forward to continuing to work with lawmakers on transparency and other important issues.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today presented two federal hospital leaders with awards recognizing their outstanding service to the health care field.