Advancing Health in America

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’…
Oct 25, 2017
The American Hospital Association today released a new analysis showing that providers spend nearly $39 billion a year solely on administrative activities related to regulatory compliance.
Press Release New Report Shows Regulatory Burden Overwhelming Providers, Diverting Clinicians From Patient Care FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marie Johnson - (202) 626-351 Colin Milligan - (202) 638-5491   WASHINGTON (October 25, 2017) – The American Hospital Association today released…
Oct 12, 2017
Patients depend on comprehensive health insurance to access and afford the care they need, including services provided by Americas hospitals and health systems.
Press Release Statement on Executive Order to Promote Health Care Choice and Competition Tom Nickels Executive Vice President American Hospital Association   October 12, 2017 Patients depend on comprehensive health insurance to access and afford the care they need, including services…
Jul 31, 2017
The Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2, a coalition of over 30 health care organizations committed to helping the country end the opioid crisis, today issued the following statement in response to the introduction of the bipartisan Overdose Prevention and Patient Safety Act, OPPS Act of 2017, H.R 3545, by Congressmen Tim Murphy, PhD. (R-PA) and Earl Blumenauer (D-OR).
Press Release Stakeholders Agree: Modernize the Privacy Laws to Combat Opioid Epidemic The Partnership to Amend 42 CFR Part 2, a coalition of over 30 health care organizations committed to helping the country end the opioid crisis, today issued the following statement in response to the…