Palmetto Health receives 2014 Foster McGaw prize at the AHA annual meeting

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Palmetto Health in Columbia, S.C., received the 2014 Foster McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service today at the 2015 AHA Annual Membersip meeting. Watch the video and read the AHA News article on the health system's broad community reach.   

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections

AHA Health Care System Transformation Fellowship

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Senior health care leaders can apply through June 1 to participate in the next AHA Health Care Transformation Fellowship, a nine-month program designed to give participants knowledge, tools and connections to transform their health care organizations. To apply, click here . And listen to former fellow... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, patient safety, culture of safety, leadership

Hospital leaders tell their story about 340 B program

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Congress should preserve the 340B Drug Pricing Program because of the many benefits to low-income and uninsured patients, the AHA said today in a statement submitted to the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee. As part of its advocacy efforts on behalf of the 340B program, the AHA has released... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: 340B

Baldrige ... and your hospital's journey to excellence

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The country’s highest presidential honor for performance excellence through innovation, improvement and visionary leadership, the Baldrige Award recognizes businesses, education and health care organizations that have made outstanding achievements in seven areas: leadership; strategic planning; customer... read more

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

Hospital leaders urge Congress to protect rural health care

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At the recent AHA Health Forum Rural Healthcare Leadership Conference in Phoenix, hospital leaders delivered a strong message to Congress urging it to protect rural health care. To see the videos from the conference, click here.

During the conference, AHA President and CEO Rich Umbdenstock and AHA staff... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: rural

AHA: MSSP needs more incentives

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The AHA recently recommended specific changes to the Medicare Shared Savings Program (MSSP) to encourage accountable care organizations (ACO) to invest in the infrastructure necessary to successfully take on risk. More than 400 organizations participate in the MSSP and provide care to some 7.2 million... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: accountable care organizations, ACO

HRET HEN showcases its high-performing hospitals

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Sharing best practices and spurring on peer-to-peer learning were core elements of the three-year AHA/Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), which ended last December.

The HRET network worked with 31 state hospital associations to reduce inpatient harm and... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: HENs, Hospital Engagement Networks

Podcast: 2014 National Health Care Governance Survey

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The AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance has released the results of its 2014 National Health Care Governance Survey. The report summarizes information about the state of hospital and health care governance, and builds on previous surveys of CEOs and trustees conducted in 1989, 1997, 2005 and 2011. The... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: diversity

Podcast: CEO of Baldrige Award-winning hospital shares his hospital's story

AHA News

St. David’s Healthcare, an Austin-based joint venture between HCA, St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation was named a recipient of the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

St. David’s won the award after earning a site visit last year and winning the state version of the award... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: quality care

Podcast: The Farm at St. Joe's grows a healthier community

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St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., clearly was thinking outside the box when it decided four years ago to do more to encourage those inside and outside the 537-bed hospital to eat healthier foods. It converted 25 acres of vacant hospital land to an organic farm to supply produce for its chefs... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community Connections

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