Apply for Foster G. McGaw Prize

AHA News

April 1 is the deadline to apply for the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. The award recognizes hospitals that have distinguished themselves through efforts to improve the health and well-being of everyone in their communities. Click here to learn more. And watch this inspiring ... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, awards

Apply for AHA quality leadership award

AHA News

The AHA invites hospital associations to apply through Jan. 22 for the 2016 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership. Named after AHA President Emeritus Dick Davidson, the annual award honors a state, regional or metropolitan hospital association that demonstrates... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality, awards, culture of safety

#123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign

AHA News

Click here to view a video message from AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and AHA Chair-elect Designate Gene Woods, president and chief operating officer of Christus Health, on the #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign to eliminate health care disparities.

The AHA is urging every hospital to commit to... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality care, population health, Community health, equity, patient and family engagement

The HAVE Award honors volunteers who make a difference in your hospitals and in your communities

AHA News

The AHA’s Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) program has recognized outstanding volunteer programs across the nation for more than 30 years. The search is now on for nominees for the 2016 HAVE Award.

The AHA seeks nominations through Oct. 9 for the awards. Hospital CEOs and directors of... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, patient and family engagement

HRET patient engagement video wins film festival grand prize

AHA News

The AHA-affiliated Health Research & Educational Trust video on preventing dialysis-related infections through patient engagement has won the grand prize in the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology Film Festival. The video highlights ways for clinicians to engage patients in... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, culture of safety, hospital-acquired conditions, patient and family engagement

Pathways to the future

AHA News

“Hospitals are at a crossroads as we move to the future,” says AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack in this brief AHA News podcast. “Everybody is trying to determine what the best pathway is to that future, and there are multiple pathways.”

Pollack will become the AHA’s next president and CEO I... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, Community health, Triple Aim, culture of safety, governance

Podcast: AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack on the funding challenges facing hospitals

AHA News

AHA Executive Vice President Rick Pollack recently talked to AHA News about the funding challenges facing hospitals. Listen in here.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, advocacy

Fairview Youth Grief Services heals families

AHA News

Watch this video on Fairview Youth Grief Serviuces.

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community health

Trinity Health video tells story of expanded coverage

AHA News

Trinity Health has put together a “Coverage Expansion Success” video to capture the past two years of the organization’s work in supporting the expansion of Medicaid coverage and assisting with enrollment through the health insurance marketplace provided under the Affordable Care Act. The large Catholic... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Community benefit, Community health, Coverage, access

Hospitals across America

AHA News

This is National Hospital Week, a time for hospitals to celebrate the employees, volunteers and others that contribute to their collective work. And it’s a great opportunity to promote the good works of hospitals nationwide. The AHA released a video – showcased at its annual membership meeting last week –... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: members

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