Perspective

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

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.
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.
On May 20, 1868, the precursor to today’s Memorial Day observance was held.
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…
Hospitals and health systems work hard every day to deliver high-quality health care services to all patients in their communities.
Yesterday, our country surpassed a grim and somber milestone: 1 million COVID-19 deaths in the U.S..
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.
Americans are ready to move on from COVID-19, but the virus isn’t finished, and hospitals are still feeling the crush of the pandemic.
Hospital and health system leaders from across the country next weekend will begin to arrive in Washington, D.C. for the 2022 AHA Annual Membership Meeting.  We’ve built a program highlighted by nationally recognized speakers — from both sides of the political aisle — and special forums that…