The Coalition to Strengthen America’s Healthcare March 17 was announced as the recipient of the Ohio Hospital Association's Dr. Eli Crew Community Service Excellence Award, which recognizes an individual’s or organization’s support of the health care industry.
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday announced an import alert for plastic syringes manufactured by two China-based manufacturers, in addition to recommendations against using any other Chinese-manufactured plastic syringes.
AHA and the Federation of American Hospitals today sent a joint letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services requesting an extension of the June 10 comment deadline for the agency's proposed rule on the Transforming Episode Accountability Model (TEAM), a proposed mandatory bundled payment model.
The House Veterans' Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations May 16 held a hearing on ways to further support and protect law enforcement and others within the Department of Veterans Affairs.
The AHA and other national health care organizations May 16 sent a letter to Senate and House appropriations leaders requesting $758 million in funding for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education program for fiscal year 2025, an increase over prior funding allocations
by Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA
The many complexities of health care today continue to challenge hospital and health system governing boards to ensure that high-quality patient care is provided to the communities they serve.
The AHA shared a series of proposals to strengthen rural health care with the Senate Finance Committee for a hearing May 16 titled, “Rural Health Care: Supporting Lives and Improving Communities.”
Health care organizations can create more inclusive, responsive and effective maternal health initiatives that address the unique challenges Black women encounter during pregnancy and childbirth by codesigning care with community partners.
The Senate May 15 passed a bipartisan resolution recognizing National Hospital Week, May 12-18.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency along with international agencies May 14 released guidance for high-risk nonprofit and other resource-constrained community organizations to assist in understanding and mitigating cyberthreats.
The House May 15 passed legislation reauthorizing the Emergency Medical Services for Children Program (H.R. 6960) for an additional five years, providing funding for equipment and training to help hospitals and paramedics treat pediatric emergencies.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health May 16 passed a number of bills during a markup session, including AHA-supported legislation.
Experts from New York’s Montefiore Medical Center share how its Community Health Worker Institute standardizes training for community health workers to help them serve effectively as a vital bridge between social and clinical care.
In continuing recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, Azziza Bankole, M.D., writes about the negative effects of social isolation and loneliness and how providers can address this public health crisis.
A new issue brief from AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative offers proven strategies and action steps to help hospitals and health systems’ violence mitigation efforts fit into the organization’s culture of safety strategy and lead to better patient outcomes.
Jim Tinker, 81, former president and CEO of Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died April 21. Tinker served in this role from 1982 to 2006.
The Department of Health and Human Services May 13 announced it will issue two $1 million grants for fiscal year 2024 to fund projects focusing on artificial intelligence in health care and the use of information technology in behavioral health.
The Department of Health and Human Services May 14 announced a national strategy to address maternal mental health and substance use issues.
The deadline is Wednesday, May 15, for hospitals and health systems to participate in the 2024 DEI Benchmark Survey.
Each year, America’s hospitals and health systems deliver 3.5 million babies, care for 32 million people admitted to hospitals, employ 6.3 million people and provide emergency care for 137 million people.