COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities

Feb 26, 2021
For the last few weeks, we’ve used this space to highlight the need for the next COVID-19 relief package to provide hospitals and health systems with additional resources and support so they can continue to care for patients and protect communities.
Feb 25, 2021
During an AHA virtual briefing for lawmakers and staff, leaders from three health systems — One Brooklyn Health System, Grady Health System, and The Hospitals of Providence, part of Tenet Healthcare — discussed the impact the COVID-19 pandemic is having on communities of color and how their health…
Feb 24, 2021
Judy Rich, president and CEO of Tucson Medical Center in Arizona, said on a call with media that on top of nursing costs, which in some instances have jumped from $48 per hour to $150 per hour, her hospital is even funding a kindergarten-through-sixth grade school so staff can come to work.
Feb 24, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced that it has received two grant awards totaling $6 million from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to advance public health and infectious disease prevention initiatives.  
Feb 23, 2021
Congress is back in Washington, D.C., and its top focus will be passing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief legislation.
Feb 22, 2021
A new resource from the American Society for Health Care Engineering and Naval Medicine Readiness and Training Command summarizes recommended ventilation system controls for health care facilities treating COVID-19 patients.
Feb 19, 2021
Congress returns to Washington, D.C., next week, and its top focus will be passing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief legislation.
Feb 17, 2021
The Black Coalition Against COVID-19 Feb. 18 from 12-2:30 p.m. ET will host a virtual workshop for participants to share, learn and collaborate on best practices for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines in Black communities.
Feb 17, 2021
The Medicare Payment Advisory Commission should thoroughly review provider and patient experiences with the vast array of virtual services employed during the COVID-19 pandemic before proposing telehealth policies for after the public health emergency, AHA told the panel.
Feb 12, 2021
Instead of attacking hospitals and health systems caring for patients during the COVID-19 pandemic, PhRMA should instead focus on lowering the costs of drugs for Americans, writes AHA Executive Vice President Tom Nickels.