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Sep 30, 2022
The New Hampshire Hospital Association and the Foundation for Healthy Communities Sept. 29 received a Power of Associations Gold Award for their efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic. The American Society of Association Executives' Power of Associations Awards recognize associations’ economic and…
Sep 30, 2022
The AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity have revised the criteria for the Carolyn Boone Lewis Equity of Care Award, for which applications are now being accepted. The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding efforts among hospitals and health care systems to advance…
Sep 30, 2022
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality recently released a guide to help health care organizations reduce their carbon emissions. The guide offers strategies, examples from the field, and measures to track progress in six areas: building energy; transportation; anesthetic gas;…
Sep 30, 2022
Hypertension while pregnant or postpartum can increase the risk of other complications that impact the mom and baby. Alison Williams, vice president of Clinical Quality Improvement at Missouri Hospital Association, and Kendell Farr, Women’s Health nurse practitioner at Hannibal Regional Healthcare…
Sep 30, 2022
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday recommended clinicians test all sexually active patients with monkeypox symptoms for HIV and other sexually transmitted infections due to the risk for severe monkeypox in individuals with HIV and other immunocompromising conditions.
Sep 30, 2022
Climate change could increase flooding from hurricanes for hospitals in highly populated areas along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, according to a study reported yesterday in GeoHealth. The authors estimate at least half of hospitals in 25 metropolitan areas on these coasts are at risk of flooding…
Sep 30, 2022
The House today voted 230-201 to pass a continuing resolution extending current federal funding levels for health care and other programs through Dec. 16. The Senate approved the measure yesterday. Current government funding expires at midnight tonight.
Sep 29, 2022
In a study reported this week in JAMA Network Open, researchers found no association between a drug’s list price and research and development costs. The study looked at 60 drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration between 2009 and 2018.
Sep 29, 2022
This week is Employee Voter Registration Week and AHA’s We Care, We Vote initiative has new resources to help hospitals and health systems engage their workforce in the 2022 midterm election.