COVID-19: Caring for Patients and Communities

Jun 19, 2020
With COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations spiking in a number of states, hospitals and health systems — and the women and men on the front lines — continue to battle the virus. At the same time, hospitals continue to confront the greatest financial crisis in their history, as our recent report…
Jun 16, 2020
The National Institutes of Health is offering several grants to increase research into the growing body of evidence suggesting that underserved and/or vulnerable populations are more susceptible to COVID-19 infection, severe complications and associated death, as well as to the pandemic's social,…
Jun 15, 2020
In a letter to the editor, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack notes, “Even before the Covid-19 pandemic, the financial state of many hospitals was very fragile, with one of every four hospitals in America operating in the red.
Jun 12, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life in ways we never expected. For patients across the country, the cancellation or postponement of non-emergent surgeries, clinic visits and procedures delayed important medical care and financially devastated many hospitals and health systems, even threatening…
Jun 10, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has changed our world. For hospitals and health systems this meant canceling non-emergent surgeries and other services – many of which are often for care that is potentially life-saving, necessary to alleviate pain and suffering, or to restore individuals to full health. 
Jun 9, 2020
COVID-19 may be an invisible enemy that threatens all people, but evidence is mounting that it is disproportionately more lethal to racial and ethnic minorities and the poor as well as those with chronic conditions like diabetes. To address these disparities, hospitals and health systems and…
Jun 9, 2020
On June 17 at 1 p.m. ET, the AHA and Avia Health Innovation will host a webinar during which experts will share how hospitals and health systems successfully have deployed digital solutions to provide access to behavioral health care treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 4, 2020
The Senate approved by unanimous consent the AHA-supported Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act of 2020 (H.R. 7010) to allow more leeway for small business loans during the COVID-19 crisis.
Jun 1, 2020
In a letter to the editor, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack responded to a New York Times article titled “Wealthiest Hospitals Got Billions in Bailout for Struggling Health Providers.”