COVID-19: Protecting Health Care Workers

Jul 27, 2021
The health, safety and well-being of health care personnel – and the patients and communities they serve – is the highest priority for America’s hospitals and health systems.
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 21, 2021
To protect all patients, communities and personnel from the known and substantial risks of COVID-19, the American Hospital Association (AHA) strongly urges the vaccination of all health care personnel. COVID-19 vaccines protect health care personnel when working both in health care facilities and…
Jul 2, 2021
Founding Father John Adams believed that July 2, was the correct date on which to celebrate the birth of American independence, and he reportedly would turn down invitations to appear at July 4 events in protest.
May 21, 2021
As our country continues to emerge slowly from the COVID-19 pandemic, the value of America’s hospitals and health systems – and the 6 million women and men who work there – has never been more apparent. 
May 19, 2021
Since the first COVID-19 cases were diagnosed and the pandemic changed the ways in which patients were able to access traditional health care settings, providers were required to navigate significant challenges to ensure their services were still able to reach millions of patients. In response,…
Mar 30, 2021
2021 marks year three of the AHA Physician Alliance, created to help hospital and health systems better engage and partner with physician leadership and to strengthen that voice in the American Hospital Association’s  policy efforts.
Mar 23, 2021
After studying how supply chains broke down during the pandemic’s early days and talking with affected health care executives, physicians, engineers and others, Hannah recently outlined in Harvard Business Review steps health care organizations can take to create a more resilient PPE supply…
Mar 22, 2021
Health care is about human connection: people taking care of people. The people of America’s hospitals and health systems do this each and every day, and the COVID-19 pandemic has shone a spotlight on the vital role they play in our nation’s health and safety.