Press Releases

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


Feb 24, 2022
The American Hospital Association commends the Department of Justice for its efforts to protect patients and providers, including hospitals and health systems, from United HealthGroup’s (UHG) attempt to acquire Change Healthcare.
Feb 17, 2022
More than two years into an unprecedented worldwide pandemic, America’s hospitals and health systems, and our caregivers, remain more dedicated than ever to patient safety and delivering the highest quality of care to all. Our field has made many important gains over the last decade in improving care quality and has been transparent about sharing our progress. 
Jan 31, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, Ore., as the 2021 recipient of the Rural Hospital Leadership Award.
Jan 27, 2022
As health care providers, we are critically aware of the importance of having a steady and robust supply of blood and blood products to save the lives of our patients.
Jan 27, 2022
Como proveedores de salud, estamos críticamente conscientes de la importancia de mantener la estabilidad del suministro de sangre y productos sanguíneos para salvar las vidas de nuestros pacientes.
Jan 20, 2022
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced a five-year partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to strengthen and reimagine the emergency management system for the nation’s health care and public health preparedness, response and recovery efforts for disasters and other emergencies.
Jan 13, 2022
For two long years, the dedicated women and men of America’s hospitals and health systems have experienced firsthand the overwhelming impact of COVID-19. The pandemic has been frustrating, exhausting, and heartbreaking. The COVID-19 vaccines have been a ray of light because they greatly decrease the chances of contracting COVID-19, becoming severely sick, being hospitalized, or dying.
Dec 22, 2021
The American Hospital Association will run a new print ad in The Washington Post and The New York Times highlighting the urgent need for all eligible Americans to get vaccinated, get a booster shot and follow public health guidelines as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations increase rapidly across the country. 
Dec 21, 2021
The AHA welcomes President Biden and his Administration joining us in sounding the alarm over the national workforce crisis facing America’s hospitals and health systems, along with the need to respond to the impact of the current surge and the urgent need to get everyone fully vaccinated and boosted.
Dec 17, 2021
For nearly two years, our nation’s physicians, nurses and other health care professionals have seen firsthand the tragic impact of COVID-19 on the patients and colleagues they have lost as well as those suffering from the virus’ long-term effects and the families and loved ones left behind. 
Dec 9, 2021
The AHA appreciates that the Senate, on a bipartisan basis, has joined the House in halting harmful and imminent Medicare cuts to hospitals and physicians.
Dec 9, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) and American Medical Association (AMA), representing hospitals, health systems, and physicians, sued the federal government over the misguided implementation of the federal surprise billing law.
Dec 7, 2021
America’s hospitals and health systems are committed to providing the best possible care for all women, including pregnant women, new mothers and their babies, and to amplifying the voices of women of color who are disproportionately affected by maternal morbidity and mortality.
Dec 7, 2021
The AHA is pleased that the House has recognized that now is not the time to make cuts to hospitals and physicians under the Medicare program.
Dec 6, 2021
Senator Bob Dole was an American hero and a giant in the Senate. As a long-serving senator from Kansas and majority leader, he was a staunch advocate for those who experience physical, mental and cognitive challenges and championed the landmark Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Dec 2, 2021
It is extremely unfortunate that Congress did not address pending significant Medicare reductions to hospitals and physicians in legislation funding the federal government.
Nov 22, 2021
Together, the American Hospital Association (AHA), American Medical Association (AMA) and American Nurses Association (ANA) released a new television and digital ad campaign to thank health care workers during the holiday season.
Nov 19, 2021
The AHA supports many parts of the Build Back Better Act that would advance health in our nation’s communities.
Nov 4, 2021
Today’s vaccine mandate regulations set clear expectations, and streamline and simplify compliance requirements for health care providers. Importantly, they clarify that hospitals will need to comply with only the CMS rule, eliminating unnecessary complexity in implementing vaccine mandates.
Nov 4, 2021
Today we mourn the loss of 750,000 Americans who have died of COVID-19. This devastating milestone should serve as a reminder to everyone that the COVID-19 pandemic is not over and still poses a major threat to our society, particularly to the unvaccinated.