AHA NOVA Award winners honored at Summit

AHA News

Five hospital-led partnerships to improve community health received 2016 AHA NOVA Awards July 19 at the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.

The winning programs are Baylor Scott & White Health’s Diabetes Health and Wellness Institute (DHWI) at the Juanita J. Craft Recreation Center in... read more

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

Brainy Camps teaches special needs kids how to be smart about managing illness

AHA News

Brainy Camps is a funny name. But this summer camp is serious about teaching kids with special needs to live wisely.

Brainy Camps does more than allow children to experience bunk beds and rope courses every summer. It has helped children with chronic illness learn how to control their disease by building... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: child health, Community health, Community Connections, chronic conditions

Sutter Davis Hospital's volunteer doulas are a welcome presence for expectant moms

AHA News

Tina Lyon is a comforting presence for expectant parents at Sutter Davis (Calif.) Hospital. As a volunteer doula, she calmly coaches moms – and their friends and family members – through child birth.

“Seeing that moment of birth when this couple becomes a family is the most rewarding part of what I do,”... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: maternal health, infant health, Community health, Community Connections

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

AHA News

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

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

Community Behavioral Health Community Extends Beyond Traditional Health Care Space

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Hospitals and health systems are going above and beyond to address and treat the myriad behavioral health concerns in their communities.  To highlight and honor the dedicated women and men who care for and keep our communities health during Mental Health Month, the AHA sat down with members of the Sanpete... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community benefit, Community health, Community Connections, Coverage, Mental health, Behavioral health, care coordination

Hospitals innovating to improve behavioral health

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Hospitals across the country are addressing their communities’ behavioral health needs, often by working with local organizations to coordinate care beyond the walls of a hospital. Examples of these innovative partnerships can be found in AHA’s Community Connections case studies, among AHA award winners... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: Community Connections, Coverage, Mental health, Behavioral health, opioids

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

Massachusetts General Hospital receives Foster McGaw Prize

AHA News

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

Say 'ahhh' to doctor 400 miles away

AHA News

A physician with Rice Medical Center in rural Eagle Lake, Texas, can treat students nearly 400 miles away in tiny Sheffield (population 600) via telemedicine. His virtual tool-belt includes an electronic stethoscope that enables him to hear a patient’s heartbeat in real time and a high-definition camera... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, telemedicine

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