Rural issues

May 18, 2018
Health care is changing as the march from volume to value moves forward. And hospitals and health systems are redefining the “H” to meet the demands of the moment, and of the future, in a way that is even more responsive to our patients and communities.   As this movement continues, hospitals…
May 7, 2018
Watch the video Sen. Susan M. Collins (R-ME) accepted the AHA Honorary Life Membership Award for her contributions to hospitals and health care in America. Collins, who chairs the Senate Special Committee on Aging and is a member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, has…
Apr 24, 2018
AHA today urged the Federal Communications Commission to reverse the “large and unexpected” funding cuts to Rural Health Care program participants in fiscal year 2017 and permanently adjust the program’s funding cap to prevent similar cuts in the future. The $400 million annual cap has been…
Feb 2, 2018
This is a compendium of case examples of AHA members from across the country employing the nine emerging strategies recommended by the association’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities.
May 22, 2018
The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee today held a hearing on how to address the growing shortage of physicians, nurses and other health care professionals, especially in rural areas, as the U.S. population ages. “It is my hope that the committee will soon begin working on…
May 21, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Join the AHA Section for Small or Rural Hospitals as we feature the 2017 AHA Rural Hospital Leadership award recipient Bryan Slaba and finalist Erik Thorsen and their efforts to ensure access to care and improve population health in their rural…
May 21, 2018
Thursday, May 31, 2018 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Join the AHA Section for Small or Rural Hospitals as we feature the 2017 AHA Rural Hospital Leadership award recipient Bryan Slaba and finalist Erik Thorsen and their efforts to ensure access to care and improve population health in their rural…
May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access to Care Wagner Community Memorial Hospital – Avera Wagner, S.D. Wagner is a frontier community of about 1,500 people located in Charles Mix County in south central South Dakota. It is adjacent to the Yankton Sioux Reservation and is 120 miles from the closest major tertiary…
May 21, 2018
Ensuring Access and Improving Population Health through Collaboration and Patient-Centered Care Columbia Memorial Hospital, Astoria, OR Columbia Memorial Hospital (CMH), Astoria, OR is an independent critical access hospital (CAH) on the Columbia River Basin serving the Pacific North Coast and…
May 17, 2018
The Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Services and General Government today held a hearing on the Federal Communications Commission’s and Federal Trade Commission’s budget request for fiscal year 2019. During the hearing, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) asked FCC Chairman Ajit Pai…