Unique partnerships help Rodney Nelson bring better care to his rural community

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Mackinac Straits Health System President and CEO Rodney Nelson is all about finding creative solutions to the challenges facing his organization.

It’s how he transformed a once-struggling critical access hospital and nursing home into a comprehensive rural health system for the people and communities he... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: rural, CAHs, Critical Access Hospitals, awards, leadership

Hospital associations invited to apply for AHA quality leadership award

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The AHA invites applications through Jan. 27 for the 2017 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 exceptional organizational... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, awards, leadership

Baldrige names two health care organizations as 2016 National Quality Award recipients

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Each morning Memorial Hermann Sugar Land (Texas) Hospital managers and directors participate in a safety huddle to address any operations concerns or anticipated issues.

It’s part of an organizational culture that fosters workforce engagement, open communication and high performance, and it has helped... read more

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

AHA NOVA Award applications due by Dec. 2

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The AHA is accepting nominations through Dec. 2 for its 2017 NOVA Awards. Leaders of AHA member hospitals and health systems are invited to nominate outstanding collaborative programs that improve community health status through health care, economic or social initiatives. Up to five awards will be... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, awards

ASHE recognizes New York hospital for excellence in facility management

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The AHA’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering today presented its 2016 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award to New York-Presbyterian Hospital for its space and asset management system. The six-campus academic medical center merged its applications for space utilization, patient... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: awards, leadership

Living its values earns rural hospital the AHA's Living the Vision award

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CEO Tom Crowley says Saint Elizabeth Medical Center’s efforts to create a culture of wellness throughout rural Wabasha County, Minn., is a way for the 20-bed critical access hospital to achieve its mission and live its values.

“It is a very important part of our ministry,” Crowley says. “It has been... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, awards

South Dallas center hailed as new model of care for fighting diabetes

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Diabetes has long been health care enemy number one in the South Dallas neighborhood of Frazier, where 60% of residents are unemployed and 33% live below the poverty level. State health statistics reported in 2010 that Frazier residents were nearly three times more likely to die of diabetes than anywhere... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Redefining the H, awards, care coordination

Reminder: AHA seeks HAVE Award nominees through Sept. 23

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The AHA seeks nominations through Sept. 23 for its 2017 Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence. Hospital CEOs and directors of volunteer services are encouraged to nominate outstanding volunteer programs in the areas of community service, fundraising, in-service needs or challenges, and community... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: awards

Long-term investment in depressed community brings positive returns

AHA News

When Bon Secours Hampton Roads (Va.) Health System’s healthy community initiative began in Norfolk’s East Ocean View neighborhood seven years ago, the prospects for reviving this coastal southeastern Virginia community of 4,500 residents seemed bleak.

Once a destination for beach and amusement... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, awards

RWJF accepting applications for 2017 Culture of Health Prize

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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is accepting applications through Nov. 3 for its 2017 Culture of Health Prize, which recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and are creating powerful partnerships aimed at enabling everyone to live well. Up to 10 communities will receive a $25,000... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, equity, awards

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