Reminder: Organizations invited to apply for 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize

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The AHA, along with Baxter International Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, is accepting applications through April 7 for the 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize. The prize honors health care organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service. Applicants should... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: awards

AONE to honor nursing leader for lifetime achievement

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The American Organization of Nurse Executives on March 30 will present its 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award to Pamela Austin Thompson, AONE CEO emeritus. Thompson retired last July after serving 16 years as AONE CEO and as AHA senior vice president nursing and chief nursing officer since 2010. AONE is an... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: awards, leadership, nurses, workforce

ASHE presents 2017 Vista Awards

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The AHA’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering today presented 2017 Vista Awards to three hospital teams for exemplary collaboration in creating optimal health care environments. The recipients are UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay in San Francisco; Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Tower in Gulfport,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: awards

AHA honors four hospital volunteer programs

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The AHA on May 8 will present its Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence to four extraordinary programs for their positive impact on patients, hospitals, health systems and communities. The recipients are: “Camp Charlie,” Abington-Jefferson Health, Willow Grove, PA; “AOMC Poison Prevention Program,”... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: awards

Reminder: Organizations invited to apply for 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize

AHA News Now

The AHA, along with Baxter International Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, is accepting applications through April 7 for the 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize. The prize honors health care organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service. Applicants should... read more

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

Leading Rural Health Into the Next Frontier

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One of the best parts of my job is getting to travel the country and meet the women and men who are leading the way in redefining the “H” and transforming health care. Rodney Nelson, president and CEO of the Mackinac Straits Health System in St. Ignace, MI, is one of those leaders. He sought new, creative... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, rural, Critical Access Hospitals, Redefining the H, awards, leadership

Center seeks nominations for compassionate caregiver award

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The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare is accepting nominations through March for its 2017 National Compassionate Caregiver of the Year Award, which honors outstanding health care professionals who display extraordinary devotion and compassion in caring for patients and families. The recipient... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, awards, nurses

Better health through all phases of life

AHA News

Spectrum Health’s Healthier Communities Vice President Kenneth Fawcett, M.D., likens the scope of his organization’s community outreach to the “sun passing from horizon to horizon. We offer support to vulnerable populations through all phases of life.”

The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based health system works... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Community Connections, Redefining the H, awards, chronic conditions

Organizations invited to apply for 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize

AHA News Now

The AHA, along with Baxter International Foundation and the Health Research & Educational Trust, is accepting applications through April 7 for the 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize. The prize honors health care organizations that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service. Applicants should... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: awards

Reminder: 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: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, awards

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