Disaster/Outbreak Preparedness

May 21, 2020
The AHA urged leaders of the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies to support a number of issues important to hospitals and health systems as they consider funding for health care programs for fiscal year 2021.
Mar 10, 2020
Nashville-based HCA Healthcare will donate $1 million to assist those affected by the March 3 tornadoes in middle Tennessee, which damaged about 2,000 homes and buildings.
Mar 3, 2020
Hospitals have treated more than 150 people from tornadoes that swept through middle Tennessee, killing 22 people and causing widespread damage, according to news reports.
Feb 3, 2020
The AHA today hosted a call for hospital and health system leaders featuring Michael Bell, M.D., deputy director of the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion in CDC's National Center for Emerging Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases. Bell provided an update on the latest information on the issue and…
Nov 8, 2019
AHA Chair-elect Melinda Estes, M.D., president and CEO of Saint Luke’s Health System in Kansas City, gave a keynote today at the 43rd World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation in Oman.
Nov 7, 2019
The AHA and American College of Healthcare Executives today led a joint session at the World Hospital Congress of the International Hospital Federation in Oman on how American hospital and health system leaders respond to natural disasters, crises and workplace violence and how to build resilience.
Sep 27, 2019
NYC Health + Hospitals has published a guide to help hospitals and health systems plan and train for emerging infectious disease threats, and customize their plans specific to their unique clinical, operational and financial needs.
Sep 12, 2019
The AHA has made a donation to the American Red Cross to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian.
Sep 9, 2019
Preparation is the key to success in many fields. For hospitals and health systems, preparedness and readiness are the cornerstones of our commitment to safeguard the health of the public. Throughout this year, we have witnessed earthquakes, tornadoes, floods and far too many acts of lethal public…
Sep 5, 2019
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has announced a number of efforts underway to support North Carolina in response to Hurricane Dorian.