COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities

Apr 9, 2020
As the COVID-19 crisis continues to sweep the nation, rural hospitals are preparing to serve the unique needs of their communities. This webinar will feature speakers discussing their experiences thus far on providing health care in their rural communities during the COVID-19 crisis.
Apr 8, 2020
As more cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continue to spread throughout the United States, health care leaders are jumping into action to help test patients and treat those affected.
Apr 7, 2020
King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) is implementing a variety of strategic and operational shifts in anticipation of a surge of COVID-19 patients in April. Though the 99-bed hospital is in a rural community, it expects to be negatively affected by higher rates of the coronavirus from New Orleans…
Apr 7, 2020
Members in Action Case Study: Margaret Mary Health (MMH), located in Batesville, Ind. (population 7,500), is a not-for-profit, critical access hospital employing nearly 850 team members serving a population of more than 30,000 residents. MMH saw a surge of COVID-19 patients in early to mid-March…
Apr 1, 2020
The AHA urged leaders from the nation’s five largest private health insurance companies – Aetna, Anthem, Humana, Cigna and UnitedHealthCare – and organizations that represent insurers (America’s Health Insurance Plans and Blue Cross Blue Shield Association) to join hospitals and health systems to “…
Apr 1, 2020
This Center to Advance Palliative Care webinar for AHA members discusses tools, skills, and training that hospitals and health systems should deploy immediately to ensure appropriate symptom management and patient communication in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Apr 1, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic is placing unprecedented demands on the entire health care system. As the number of patients needing acute hospital care rapidly increases, hospitals may be challenged with significant shortages of staff and medical supplies such as personal protective equipment (PPE),…
Mar 27, 2020
The House today by voice vote passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748). The legislation is the third large-scale congressional effort in response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The Senate passed the bill 96-0. President Trump is expected to…
Mar 25, 2020
The Senate today released updated legislation as part of a widespread stimulus package to respond to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Senate Republican and Democratic leaders, along with the Administration, agreed on the nearly $2 trillion package early this morning, and the Senate could…