Press Releases

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


Jul 20, 2020
The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees has selected Wright L. Lassiter, III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Mich., as its chair-elect designate. Lassiter will be the 2022 chair of the AHA, becoming the top-elected official of the national organization that represents America’s hospitals and health systems and works to advance health in America.
Jul 18, 2020
Statement on the passing of Congressman John Lewis from AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack.
Jul 17, 2020
Statement from AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack on HHS's announcement to distribute additional funds for “hot spot” hospitals.
Jul 16, 2020
Two programs that expand the reach of palliative and end-of-life care will be honored with the 2020 Circle of Life Award. Now in its 21st year, the Circle of Life Award celebrates innovation in palliative and end-of-life care.
Jul 16, 2020
Americans view hospitals very favorably, support additional financial aid in new public opinion polling
Jul 15, 2020
All hospitals regardless of ownership provide a comprehensive range of benefits and essential services to their communities. New analysis prepared and released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA) shows that tax-exempt hospitals provided $100 billion in total benefits to their communities in 2017 alone, the most recent year for which comprehensive data is available.
Jul 10, 2020
The AHA is pleased that HHS will be distributing additional funds from the CARES Act emergency relief fund to hospitals serving rural patients and hospitals serving high numbers of Medicaid and uninsured patients, as we have urged.
Jul 6, 2020
AHA, AMA, ANA Issue Open Letter Urging Public to Wear a Mask to Stop COVID-19 Spread
Jun 30, 2020
New AHA report finds that the financial losses for hospitals and health systems due to the COVID-19 pandemic have deepened.
Jun 23, 2020
AHA statement on District Court decision on mandated disclosure of negotiated rates from General Counsel Melinda Hatton.