CBO scores underlines risk for uninsured

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The latest Congressional Budget Office estimates on the impact of the American Health Care Act only reinforce our initial deep concerns. We believe coverage must be maintained for vulnerable patients who need it. But the CBO projects that 23 million fewer Americans would have health care coverage in 10... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, advocacy, access, leadership, members

Palliative care leader named 2017 TRUST Award recipient

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Diane Meier, M.D., director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, will receive the Health Research & Educational Trust's 2017 TRUST Award at the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit July 27 in San Diego. Under her leadership of the national organization, the number of palliative care programs in U.S.... read more

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

NCHL seeks nominations for health care leadership excellence award

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The National Center for Healthcare Leadership is accepting nominations through June 9 for the 2017 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award. The annual award honors a health care leader whose commitment, values and contributions have improved the health of the public through leadership and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: awards, leadership

North Carolina Hospital Association names next president

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The North Carolina Hospital Association yesterday named Stephen Lawler, currently senior vice president of the regional group for Carolinas HealthCare System, as its next president effective July 1. “Steve Lawler brings a keen understanding of the challenges facing health care providers today and a strong... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

Urge Your Senators to Protect Coverage

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As you know, America’s hospitals and health systems are deeply disappointed in the House passage of the American Health Care Act because we believe it will jeopardize health coverage for millions of Americans. We are particularly concerned about the impact it would have on our most vulnerable citizens... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, advocacy, Medicaid, leadership, members

Highlights from the AHA Annual Membership Meeting

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Schumer urges hospitals to mobilize grassroots efforts
 
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) today urged the hospital field to mobilize its employees in a grassroots effort to defeat the American Health Care Act, which recently passed the House. “You have every right to express your outrage... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Medicare, Coverage, advocacy, Medicaid, leadership, members

President nominates HHS assistant secretary for legislation

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President Trump yesterday nominated as assistant secretary for legislation at the Department of Health and Human Services Matthew Bassett, who currently serves on the board of directors for the Access Tennessee Health Insurance Pool. Prior to his nomination, Bassett was a senior executive for health care... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

Groups release tool to help diverse health care leaders navigate career

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Six organizations, including the Institute for Diversity in Health Management, today released an online resource to help health care leaders from underrepresented groups navigate their career path to senior-level positions. The Executive Diversity Career Navigator offers career development tools and... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, leadership

IFD matching health care organizations with summer interns

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Hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations can sign up through May 12 to host an intern for this year’s Institute for Diversity in Health Management Summer Enrichment Program, which begins June 5 and runs through August. IFD staff will help match the organizations with interns. “The SEP... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, leadership

Advancing health equity is part of Henry Ford Health System's deep-rooted community connections

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The AHA Class of 2019 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

 

Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System’s (HFHS) commitment to advancing health equity and fostering diversity is one reason why AHA board member Wright Lassiter III joined the organization as system president in... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community Connections, equity, culture of safety, governance, leadership

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