Maryland Hospital Association recognized for quality leadership

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The Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) is the 2016 recipient of the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for its work to improve health care quality, the AHA announced June 14.

The AHA presents the award each year to a state, regional or metropolitan hospital... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality care

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

In New Jersey, redesign of mental health care services drives competitors to collaborate

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By Betsy Ryan

 Hospitals and health systems across southern New Jersey were faced with a challenge that has turned into an opportunity. They conducted a joint community health needs assessment which reinforced what each hospital was reporting anecdotally: Emergency department visits with primary or... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, Behavioral health, care coordination

Putting patients first earns Cleveland Clinic the AHA Equity of Care Award

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Cleveland Clinic’s mantra is “patients first,” says Brian Donley, M.D., the health system’s chief of staff. And he says his organization can’t put patients first unless it “understands the needs of our patients and the barriers to getting them the care that they need.”

In Cleveland Clinic’s case, that... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity, awards

AHA, CDC issue patient education resource on prescription opioids

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The AHA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) June 7 issued a new patient education resource on prescription opioids that outlines evidence-based information about the risks and side effects of the powerful painkillers.

The two-page resource is designed to encourage discussions between... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tag: opioids

Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific eases patients' pain with art from the heart

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You find a mix of current and former patients in the art studio at the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific in Honolulu – a program that for more than two decades has eased patients’ pain through art.

“A lot of them have never painted before,” says Reuben Young, the hospital’s art instructor. He says... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections

Hospital-led Prescribe Safe initiative takes action against opioid painkiller misuse

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Every day in the United States 44 people will die of overdose from prescription opioids – deaths that have more than quadrupled in the past decade and a half, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Reb Close, M.D., an emergency department (ED) physician at the Community Hospital of... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: patient safety, opioids

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

AHA News

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

AHA News

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

AHA News

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

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