Perspective

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

Jun 24, 2022
Earlier this year we formed the AHA Board of Trustees’ Task Force on Workforce, a key part of our ongoing efforts to sound the alarm about this national emergency and take steps to address it. The task force has worked to identify ideas, policies and solutions to support our current workforce and…
Jun 17, 2022
Two studies released last week during Community Health Improvement Week highlight the tremendous value hospitals provide to benefit their communities.
Jun 10, 2022
Throughout the pandemic — which is still very much ongoing as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations continue to increase — hospitals and health systems have battled many formidable obstacles to continue to treat patients and deliver life-saving care to all who come through their doors.
Jun 3, 2022
On Wednesday evening, a gunman killed four people in a medical building on the campus of Saint Francis Hospital in Tulsa, Okla. We grieve with the victims and their families, as well as the entire Saint Francis Health System team, as they mourn the loss of four members of their community.
May 26, 2022
On May 20, 1868, the precursor to today’s Memorial Day observance was held.
May 25, 2022
Every day, hospitals and health systems across the country respond to the trauma caused by gun violence. Through the AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative, we have partnered with the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center to provide resources and support surrounding incidents of…
May 20, 2022
Hospitals and health systems work hard every day to deliver high-quality health care services to all patients in their communities.
May 13, 2022
Yesterday, our country surpassed a grim and somber milestone: 1 million COVID-19 deaths in the U.S..
Apr 29, 2022
Courage. Compassion. Workforce. Health equity. Heroes. Challenges. Innovation. Community partnerships. Leadership. Opportunities. These were some of the most common words we heard from attendees and speakers talking about our field at this week’s AHA Annual Membership Meeting in Washington, D.C.