COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities

Jul 23, 2021
The widespread belief that we have completely turned the corner in our fight against COVID-19 does not apply equally to all parts of the country. In many states and communities, the rate of COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths are moving in the wrong direction.  
Jul 21, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees today adopted a policy statement on the vaccination of health care workers. The statement supports hospitals and health systems that adopt mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, with local factors and circumstances shaping whether and how…
Jul 21, 2021
The AHA Board of Trustees today approved a policy statement that strongly urges the vaccination of all health care personnel. The AHA also supports hospitals and health systems that adopt mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies, with local factors and circumstances shaping whether and how mandatory…
Jul 14, 2021
The Health Resources and Services Administration’s Small Rural Hospital Improvement Program provided states $398 million from the American Rescue Plan Act to distribute to 1,540 small rural hospitals for COVID-19 testing and mitigation.
Jun 30, 2021
In this podcast, moderated by AHA’s Julia Resnick, senior program manager for strategic initiatives, Libby Hoy, founder and CEO of Patient Family Centered Care Partners and Connie Montgomery, a member of the Medical University of South Carolina’s patient family advisory council discuss their…
Jun 15, 2021
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered the way hospitals and health systems care for patients. Much has been written and said about the pandemic’s devastating effects; there are, however, some silver linings.
Jun 11, 2021
Nancy Myers, AHA vice president of leadership and system innovation, talks with Mikelle Moore, senior vice president and chief community health officer at Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, about community health improvement during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 4, 2021
COVID-19 adolescent hospitalization rates from COVID-NET (Coronavirus Disease 2019-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network) peaked at 2.1 per 100,000 in early January 2021, declined to 0.6 in mid-March and rose to 1.3 in April, according a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…
Jun 3, 2021
Leaders from Chicago-based Esperanza Health Centers, a federally qualified health center, discuss their work to keep the city’s Southwest Side community healthy throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 2, 2021
Health systems often serve as the major employer in their communities and serve as conveners of key stakeholders to leverage new strategies. SCL Health is honored to share insights from its President and CEO, Lydia Jumonville, about how being part of a health care system improves access to care,…