Trump nominates Azar as HHS secretary

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President Trump today nominated to serve as the next Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, former president of Lilly USA and deputy HHS secretary under the George W. Bush administration. “We welcome the nomination of Alex Azar to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services,” said... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Medicaid, leadership

America's Hospitals Count on Veterans

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Our freedoms were earned – and continue to be protected every single day – by the service of our nation’s veterans. Veterans Day is our opportunity to honor these brave men and women for their sacrifices. 

For veterans who want to continue serving others – but in a different capacity – America’s... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: leadership, workforce, members

Apply for 2018 AHA NOVA Award

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As hospitals continue to seek new ways to improve the health of their communities, it’s more important than ever for them to partner with other organizations. The AHA NOVA Award recognizes those innovative collaborations in which hospitals are engaged to bring better health to the populations they... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community benefit, Community health, Community Connections, access, awards, leadership

AHE names 2018 president-elect, new board members

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The AHA’s Association for the Healthcare Environment has named as its president-elect for 2018 Brad Winnie, environmental services manager at Aurora Sinai Medical Center in Milwaukee. As president-elect, he will become AHE president in 2020. The personal membership group for professionals who care for the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

ASHE recognizes Texas hospital for excellence in facility management

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The AHA’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering this week presented its 2017 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston for its project to create a unified operations and communications hub that uses real-time data to effectively manage the movement... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: awards, leadership

Hargan named acting HHS secretary

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President Trump yesterday named Eric Hargan as Acting Secretary of Health and Human Services. Confirmed as HHS deputy secretary last week, Hargan previously served on the president’s transition team and as HHS deputy general counsel, principal associate deputy secretary and acting deputy secretary under... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, Medicare, Medicaid, leadership

AONE announces new president-elect, board members

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The American Organization of Nurse Executives has chosen as its next president-elect Mary Beth Kingston, RN, executive vice president and chief nursing officer at Milwaukee-based Aurora Health Care. As 2018 president-elect, Kingston will become AONE president in 2019. She currently serves on the boards of... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: leadership, nurses

Hargan sworn in as HHS deputy secretary

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The U.S. Senate this week voted 57-38 to confirm as Health and Human Services Deputy Secretary Eric Hargan, an attorney and shareholder in the health care practice at Greenberg Traurig in Chicago. Hargan, who was sworn in yesterday, previously served on President Trump’s transition team and as HHS deputy... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: population health, Medicare, Medicaid, leadership

When Disaster Strikes, Hospitals Are There

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The recent events in Las Vegas are shocking, tragic, and heartbreaking. Our country mourns for the many lives lost, and we continue to care for the many more who were injured and are recovering. It’s hard to imagine the pain of those affected and their families. Our prayers and the nation’s are with them... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, advocacy, disaster readiness, leadership, members

Wright named acting HHS secretary following Price's resignation

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President Trump Friday named Don Wright, M.D., acting secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Wright takes over for Tom Price, M.D., who resigned as HHS secretary earlier Friday. Wright has worked at HHS for nearly 10 years, most recently serving as the department’s acting assistant... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Medicaid, leadership

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