Perspective

Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, standing in front of the AHA seal and a United States flag.

Dec 2, 2022
As Congress convenes for its post-election lame-duck session, we are turning up the pressure to secure additional support for hospitals and the patients and communities they serve. We need to put on a full-court press — and that includes all of us reaching out to our senators and representatives —…
Nov 18, 2022
For more than 400 years, we have paused each fall to give thanks. We do so during good times and bad because most years bring a mixture of both. This year, our world, our nation and our field face many difficult challenges. But that’s why it’s so important that we take the time to express our…
Nov 11, 2022
The news is filled daily with accounts of conflict around the globe … notably Russia’s war against Ukraine, but other potential clashes bubble near the surface, such as military action by China against Taiwan, or a North Korean missile aimed at Japan. We cannot know for sure what this unsettled…
Oct 28, 2022
After Election Day, lawmakers will return to Washington to consider many important issues, including funding the government, the annual must-pass defense bill, hurricane aid, election reform and tax extenders.
Oct 21, 2022
The health care field continues to be a top target for cybercriminals. According to data from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), there has been an 84% increase in the number of data breaches against health care organizations from 2018-2021, with 324 reported in the first half of…
Oct 14, 2022
That commitment to being always there and ready to care is being tested as hospitals and health systems navigate historic workforce shortages, broken supply chains, rapid inflation that has increased the cost of caring, and other severe financial pressures that could jeopardize access to care.
Oct 7, 2022
The AHA is committed to helping hospitals and health systems support their people today, prepare them for tomorrow and build a pathway for the future.
Sep 30, 2022
With fall in full swing, there are two easy steps that individuals can take to protect themselves and their families against illness – get a flu shot and get a COVID-19 vaccination or booster.
Sep 23, 2022
Forty-six days from now on Nov. 8 millions of Americans will cast their ballots and exercise their most sacred right – the right to vote.