Leadership

Feb 15, 2018
The American Hospital Association cordially invites you to join the AHA Executive Forum in Philadelphia: Addressing Affordability Through the Lens of Value. Join the American Hospital Association (AHA), expert thought leaders and your health care executive peers to explore various strategies your…
Feb 14, 2018
Watch the smoke rising from a candle just extinguished in still air. It will rise in a straight line, then begin to break up into lively eddies and vortexes. The straight line is a laminar flow. That second phase is turbulence. You'll see the same pattern emerge on the backside of rocks in flowing…
Feb 13, 2018
The AHA is accepting nominations through March 16 for outstanding clinicians to serve on five at-large seats on its Committee on Clinical Leadership. The committee provides clinical input to the AHA advocacy and public policy process. Openings for clinicians to participate in AHA governance and…
Feb 6, 2018
At Inova Fairfax Medical Campus, we have created an environment where all staff and physicians embrace TeamSTEPPS and connect it to improving patient care. Effective communication across disciplines is essential to our key results for an “exceptional patient experience” and “a great place to work”…
Feb 5, 2018
Thinking back to the days when he was a young night administrator at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, John Bluford refers to himself as a human metal detector. He was responsible for collecting contraband that patients and visitors brought into the hospital – guns, knives, machetes. Early on, he…
Feb 2, 2018
Here we go again. The latest short-term spending bill keeping the federal government open will expire next Thursday. We continue to deal with federal governance by deadline dysfunction. And we all share the exasperation of seeing Congress focus only on the immediate deadline ahead while neglecting…
Feb 1, 2018
On Thursdays, we will highlight an oral history featuring health care leaders who shaped the past and laid the foundation for the future. Since 1978, the AHA has conducted more than 100 interviews as part of this project and transcripts are available in the oral history collection on the AHA’s…
Jan 31, 2018
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Brenda Fitzgerald, M.D., an obstetrician-gynecologist who previously served as Georgia’s public health commissioner and president-elect of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials, resigned today. “Dr. Fitzgerald owns certain…
Jan 31, 2018
Editor’s note: In a three-part series, Morrison explores the consumerist-led disruption of conventional health care. The first part defined consumerism and showed how health plans are becoming more consumer friendly. This second part focuses on the case of Florida Blue, a plan that helps consumers…
Jan 30, 2018
Editor’s note: In a three-part series, Morrison explores the consumerist-led disruption of conventional health care. The first part of this series introduces the five dimensions of consumerism and shows how health plans are becoming more consumer friendly. You can read part two here, and part three…