Wellness/Preventative Care

Feb 21, 2018
This case study is from “Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals,” which offers strategies and case examples to help hospitals and health systems address food insecurity issues in their communities. For more information and to access the full guide, click here. Introduction  Eskenazi…
Feb 14, 2018
AHA will host a free webinar March 6 on successful hospital practices for promoting healthy behaviors. Speakers from Tanner Health System in Carrollton, GA, and Mt. Ascutney Hospital and Health Center in Windsor, VT, will share practices from an upcoming AHA guide, “Health Behaviors and the…
Jan 24, 2018
AHA board member Rob Casalou likens hospitals to the “product that nobody wants to buy, but everyone needs.” That has to change for hospitals to succeed in a more value-based, performance-driven future, says Casalou, the regional president and CEO of Canton, MI-based Saint Joseph Mercy Health…
Jan 23, 2018
Finding common themes and insightful trends in the health care field in this time of transformation and uncertainty can be challenging. But we must if we want to be proactive and shape events rather than merely react to them. Understanding the current climate and the direction of health in America…
Jan 23, 2018
This case study is from “Food Insecurity and the Role of Hospitals,” which offers strategies and case examples to help hospitals and health systems address food insecurity issues in their communities. For more information and to access the full guide, click here. Introduction  In 2013,…
Jan 22, 2018
With the New Year comes New Year's resolutions. Gym memberships spike in January as millions of Americans vow to exercise, lose weight and focus on their health.   But joining a gym is about more than just fitting into that pair of jeans. Regular exercise provides many health and wellness…
Jan 5, 2018
Newark (N.J.) Beth Israel Medical Center’s “Beth Greenhouse” is planting the seeds for better health in some of the city’s most food-insecure neighborhoods. The hospital created an urban garden, farmer’s market and a three-acre hydroponic greenhouse that opened last year as part of its community…
Dec 19, 2017
This proven five-step action plan explains the process of creating, reviving, or upgrading your hospital animal program.  Learn tactics for efficient administration of an effective, safe, no-cost Animal Assisted Activity program and the path to time savings and problem avoidance, while…
Dec 18, 2017
On our mission to improve the patient experience, Mayo Clinic Volunteer Programs partnered with Oncology and Integrative Medicine to gather quantitative data validating the efficacy of hand massage in a clinical outpatient setting. This session will discuss the results of a pilot study which…
Dec 6, 2017
Participants in a national collaborative to reduce catheter-associated urinary tract infections in nursing homes say the project empowered them to work with physicians and other team members to implement evidence-based practices to prevent and control infections, despite occasional challenges with…