Chairperson's File

Chairperson's File Headshot John Haupert
Sep 25, 2023
On today’s episode, I talk with Greg Bentz, board chair of Saint Luke’s Health System, based in Kansas City, Mo., and chair of the AHA Committee on Governance. We discuss the important role and dynamic work of boards of trustees as hospitals and health systems navigate tremendous challenges after…
Sep 18, 2023
The greatest resource in the health care field is our workforce. I’ve spent my entire career in health care, and the commitment, compassion, courage and skill of health care professionals has been awe-inspiring. That’s why taking care of health care workers must always be a priority for health care…
Sep 11, 2023
September is National Preparedness Month. And today marks the 22nd anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the U.S.
Aug 21, 2023
Consider these statistics and the impact on health care: By 2035, the number of adults age 65 or older is expected to outnumber children under age 18 for the first time in U.S. history, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
Aug 14, 2023
Vaccines are powerful weapons against most diseases. Nearly a dozen serious diseases —including polio, smallpox and whooping cough — have been eradicated because of vaccines. That’s important to remember as we observe National Immunization Awareness Month in August.
Aug 7, 2023
On today’s episode, I talk with three health care leaders affiliated with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB): Terri Poe, chief nursing officer at UAB Medicine; Maria Rodriguez Shirey, dean of the UAB School of Nursing; and Shea Polancich, assistant dean for clinical innovation, UAB…
Jul 31, 2023
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” This anonymous quote — which some have attributed to Albert Einstein — sums up one lesson from the pandemic. Looking back 3 1/2 years after the early days of COVID-19, we can better appreciate how the pandemic’s extraordinarily difficult days also…
Jul 24, 2023
Each year, the AHA Quest for Quality Prize recognizes hospitals and health systems that have committed to and are making significant progress toward providing exceptional care to patients based on those six “STEEEP” aims.
Jul 10, 2023
Assessing the impact of artificial intelligence on health care delivery, managing workforce challenges, addressing environmental sustainability, improving the health care consumer experience: All these topics and more will be highlighted at the AHA Leadership Summit, July 16–18 in Seattle.
Jun 26, 2023
On today’s episode, I talk with AHA Board Member Doug Brown, president of UMass Memorial Community Hospitals and chief administrative officer for UMass Memorial Health, which serves patients throughout Massachusetts. We discuss the many ways that hospitals, health systems and care providers…