Advancing Health in America

Jun 21, 2018
Winning the Battle on Disease Production and High-cost Medical Claims How Genesis Health System Fought Back Against Metabolic Syndrome     Wednesday, August 15, 2018 1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific   This webinar will cover how a…
Jun 5, 2018
Shining the Spotlight on the Good Work Done Every Day
Table of Contents How Hospitals Are Advancing Health (infographic) 1 Introduction 2 5 Steps to Get Social 3 Telling the Hospital Story 6 How AHA Can Help Your Hospital Tell Its Story 9 Advancing Health in America 10 Opportunities to Highlight Your Hospital 15 Appendix: Sample Content 16 AHA…
May 10, 2018
The same cohort of authors responsible for the Health Care Pricing Project’s flawed 2015 paper recently released an updated version. However, the update fails to upgrade the paper’s status as an unreliable attempt to link hospital concentration and price.    Although the paper claims to…
Mar 16, 2018
Rick Pollack AHA President and CEO American Hospital Association   March 16, 2018   We applaud the announcement of the Health Care Innovation Caucus led by Representatives Kelly (R-PA), Kind (D-WI), Mullin (R-OK), and Bera, M.D. (D-CA) to encourage innovative policy ideas to improve…
Feb 27, 2018
How do you fully recover from a Category 5 storm? And plan for the next one? Those are the questions Puerto Rico’s hospital leaders continue to ask five months after Hurricane Maria’s 155-miles-per hour winds left the island’s health system on life support.  I recently visited some of our…
Feb 20, 2018
WASHINGTON, DC (February 20, 2018) – The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that John Riggi has joined the association as Senior Advisor for Cybersecurity and Risk. In this newly created role, Riggi, who spent nearly 30 years with the FBI in a variety of assignments, will share…
Feb 1, 2018
Traditionally the month for lovers and all things heart related, February also reminds us to take care of our heart. It is American Heart Month.   The annual celebration began in 1963 to encourage Americans to join the battle against heart disease. A presidential proclamation pays tribute…
Jan 23, 2018
When hospital and health system leaders from across the nation come to the 2018 AHA Annual Membership Meeting, May 6-9, in Washington, D.C., they will make their voices heard on Capitol Hill about the issues that concern them, like protecting resources dedicated to quality care and fighting to…
Nov 13, 2017
We welcome the nomination of Alex Azar to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
Press Release Statement on the Nomination of Alex Azar as HHS Secretary   Contact: Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351 mjohnson@aha.org Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491 cmilligan@aha.org   Rick Pollack President and CEO American Hospital Association   November 13, 2017 We welcome…
Oct 26, 2017
Americas hospitals and health systems are on the front lines in the battle against the opioid epidemic, seeing firsthand the loss and devastation this scourge has caused patients, families, and entire communities.
Press Release Statement on the Trump Administration's Opioid Announcement Contact: Marie Johnson, (202) 626-2351 mjohnson@aha.org Colin Milligan, (202) 638-5491 cmilligan@aha.org     Rick Pollack President and CEO American Hospital Association   October 26, 2017 America’…