Rick Pollack, President and CEO, AHA

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Community Benefit, Setting the Record Straight

An Irresponsible Take on Nonprofit Hospitals’ Value to Patients and Communities

The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is supposedly committed to being “an authoritative voice for fiscal responsibility.” That’s why it’s so disappointing that they would propose something so irresponsible in a new report — repealing nonprofit hospitals’ tax exemption. In reality, eliminating that exemption could result in more burden being placed on taxpayers to cover the cost of all the benefits and services these hospitals provide to their patients and communities. Worse than that, eliminating the longstanding exemption would cause hospitals across the country to close their doors, which would be the epitome of fiscal recklessness. 

Board Development, Board Composition and Selection, Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Board Structure, Governance Effectiveness, Governance and Leadership Diversity

Supporting Hospital and Health System Boards as We Navigate a Changing Health Care Landscape

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.

Access to Behavioral Health, Clinical Integration, Behavioral Health Care Delivery

Integrating Mental and Physical Health to Better Support Patients and Communities

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and it is a time to raise awareness of and reduce the stigma surrounding behavioral health issues. It’s also a time to recognize how mental illness and addiction can affect all of us — patients, providers, families and our society at large.