COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities

Aug 11, 2020
On June 4, Lincoln County Public Health (LCPH) recorded an outbreak of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Newport, Oregon, located about 85 miles southwest of Salem, Oregon. Five of these cases were connected to Pacific Seafood and they immediately began working with LCPH to get their employees tested.
Aug 11, 2020
Recent weeks of surging COVID-19 cases in Texas have strained the state’s health care system. In response, post-acute care hospitals are forging closer relationships with their referral partners to optimize resources needed to treat COVID-19-positive and medically complex recovering COVID-19…
Aug 10, 2020
In an op-ed published in Fierce Healthcare, Robyn Begley, AHA’s chief nursing officer and CEO of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership, urged Americans to take steps to defeat COVID-19 by adopting the mindset employed in every hospital and health system nationwide.
Aug 10, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, hospitals remain cornerstones of their communities, as they’ve always been. They continue to serve and heal, provide jobs, food, social services and education around sound health practices. 
Aug 7, 2020
Rural hospitals, already facing enormous challenges, quickly adapted when COVID-19 reached their communities.
Aug 7, 2020
Sens. Mark Warner, D-Va., and Tim Scott, R-S.C., introduced the Getting Early Treatment and Comprehensive Assessments Reduces Emergencies (GET CARE) Act, which would encourage patients to continue seeking preventive care during the COVID-19 pandemic, including disseminating scientific and evidence-…
Aug 7, 2020
Rural hospitals, already facing enormous challenges, quickly adapted when COVID-19 reached their communities. In this blog, John Supplitt, senior director of AHA Rural Health Services, points to the many examples of rural teams using innovative measures to improve quality of patient care during the…
Aug 7, 2020
A divided Congress. A lapsed deadline to pass important legislation. And uncertainty about how the situation will end.
Aug 6, 2020
Virginia launched the first COVID-19 contact tracing app based on the exposure notifications system application programming interface developed by Apple and Google.
Aug 6, 2020
On behalf of our nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations, our clinical partners – including more than 270,000 affiliated physicians, 2 million nurses and other caregivers – and the 43,000 health care leaders who belong to our professional membership groups…