Hospital Association of Rhode Island announces new president

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The Hospital Association of Rhode Island yesterday named as its new president M. Teresa Paiva Weed, who has served as a state senator for more than two decades, most recently as Senate president. Paiva Weed joins HARI following the departure of Michael Souza who has served as president since 2014. “We... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Electronic Health Records, advocacy, Medicaid, leadership, Mental health, Behavioral health

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

AONE 2017 - 50 Years of Inspiring Leaders

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“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results” – Florence Nightingale

In 1967, a collection of nurse administrators from the AHA Council of Nursing organized themselves into an AHA personal membership group to create a professional home... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Caregivers, leadership, nurses, workforce

Call to Action

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The American Health Care Act – a bill that would dramatically increase the number of Americans without health care coverage is scheduled for a vote on the House floor on Thursday. Now is the time for America’s hospitals and health systems to weigh in, so it is urgent for you to tell your legislators that... read more

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

Trump nominates HHS deputy secretary

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President Trump this week nominated to serve as Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan, an attorney and shareholder in the health care practice at Greenberg Traurig in Chicago. Hargan served on Trump’s transition team and as HHS deputy general counsel, principal associate deputy... read more

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

MHA president and CEO to retire at year end

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Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association President and CEO Lynn Nicholas will retire at the end of 2017, the association announced last week. “For the past decade as president and CEO of the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, Lynn has been among the most influential voices on health care... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

AHA trustee Hochman says better behavioral health care is a national priority

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

Providing better behavioral health care services is a national priority for Rod Hochman, M.D., president and CEO of Renton, Wash.-based Providence St. Joseph Health. And he has made his commitment to the issue crystal... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: accountable care organizations, acquisitions, population health, ACO, governance, leadership, clinical integration

Verma nomination for CMS administrator advances to full Senate

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The Senate Finance Committee today voted 13-12 to advance to the full Senate President Trump’s nomination of Seema Verma to serve as Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services administrator. As president and founder of health care consulting company SVC Inc., Verma worked with the state of Indiana to design... read more

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

National Economic Council announces special assistant for health care policy

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National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn yesterday named as special assistant to the president for health care policy Brian Blase, who previously worked as a senior research fellow for the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. From 2011 through 2015, Blase worked as a senior health care staffer... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: leadership

Health care leader H. Robert Cathcart helped shape AHA policy

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H. Robert Cathcart, administrator at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Hospital for 43 years until his retirement in 1991, and a health care leader who helped shape AHA policy, died earlier today in Waverly, a Philadelphia suburb. He was 92.

Cathcart served as AHA chairman in 1976, received the association’s... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

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