How one hospital is applying public health interventions in effort to curb gun violence

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Discovering that people treated for gunshot wounds in your hospital are 21 times more likely to get shot again and wind up back in the hospital is a disturbing statistic. It disturbed Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center and the city of Seattle enough to launch a pilot gun violence-intervention program at... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections

AHA's new quality leader seeks to raise field's quality and safety bar

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Jay Bhatt, D.O., is excited about leading the AHA’s quality agenda at “an extraordinary time in American health care.”

“We have an opportunity to drastically improve health and health care in America,” says Bhatt, who joins the AHA on Sept. 26. “We can fundamentally reshape delivery, payment, workforce... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality improvement, quality, Hospital Engagement Networks, population health, culture of safety

Fee-for-service rules impede new care delivery models, says AHA trustee Walsh

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The Class of 2018 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

As hospitals and post-acute care providers (PAC) partner in the transition toward a more integrated, value-based delivery system, they need the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remove regulatory barriers... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

South Philadelphia's immigrants have a bridge to better health - and life

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Thousands of uninsured Latino and other immigrants in South Philadelphia’s low-income neighborhoods go to Puentes de Salud (Bridges to Health) for health care, wellness – and hope of a better life.

Since 2003, Puentes has provided low-cost primary health care, plus a range of social and educational... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Behavioral health, care coordination

Hospital people are the heroes of America's health care, says ProMedica's Randy Oostra

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The Class of 2018 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

 

It’s the laying on of skilled hands carried out in the finest ethic of curing and caring that makes hospitals the special places they are, says Randy Oostra, president and CEO of ProMedica in Toledo, Ohio.

But he worries... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: governance, leadership

Redefining the 'H' commands AHA board's attention, says AHA trustee Bruce Lawrence

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The Class of 2018 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

The amount of change going on in health care today is greater than anything INTEGRIS President and CEO Bruce Lawrence has seen in his 35 years in the field. Redefining the hospital’s role in this changing health care world... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Redefining the H, governance, leadership, VBP

Redefining the 'H'

AHA News

As National Hospital Week draws to a close it is worth reflecting on how those blue and white signs with the big "H" have always carried the promise of help, hope and healing. The hospital of the future will continue to extend that promise, but in new ways that will be less about a building and more about... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: Redefining the H

AHA Honors 2016 Award Winners

AHA News

At last week’s AHA Annual Membership Meeting, the association recognized people and organizations that improve America’s health care. Among the major awards presented at the meeting were:

The Distinguished Service Award. The AHA’s highest honor was presented to William Petasnick, who served as AHA... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, leadership

Hospitals, post-acute care providers look to the future

AHA News

Post-acute care (PAC) providers are critical partners in the transition toward a more integrated, value-based delivery system, panelists said at a May 1 special AHA Annual meeting briefing.

Panelists described the new partnerships emerging between hospitals and PAC providers and the regulatory thicket... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: administrative simplification, clinical integration, bundled payment

Massachusetts General Hospital receives Foster McGaw Prize

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Foster McGaw

Foster McGaw Prize recipient. Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston received the 2015 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service May 3 at the AHA Annual Membership Meeting. Pictured here are Massachusetts General Hospital President and CEO Peter Slavin, M.D., and AHA Immediate Past... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, awards

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