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

AAMC updates physician shortage projections

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The nation faces a shortage of between 40,800 and 104,900 physicians by 2030, according to updated projections released by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The projected shortfalls range between 7,300 and 43,100 for primary care, and between 33,500 and 61,800 for non-primary care specialties.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, workforce

President releases budget blueprint for 2018 discretionary spending

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President Trump today submitted to Congress his proposed budget blueprint for fiscal year 2018, which provides top-line numbers for discretionary spending only. The president requests $69 billion for the Department of Health and Human Services, a $15.1 billion or 17.9% decrease from the 2017 annualized... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, preparedness, workforce, appropriations, opioids, prevention

AHA releases National Hospital Week planning guide

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May 7-13 is National Hospital Week, an annual celebration of hospitals and the men and women who support the health of their communities. This year’s theme is “The Healing Heart of Healthcare.” For more information and a planning guide, visit www.aha.org/hospitalweek.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Hospitals add 6,300 jobs in February

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Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.12% in February to a seasonally adjusted 5,085,000 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 6,300 more people than in January and 104,000 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: workforce

Connecticut hospitals contribute $26.2 billion to economy

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Connecticut hospitals contributed $26.2 billion to the state and local economies in 2015, according to a new report by the Connecticut Hospital Association. Hospital health systems in the state provide 100,000 jobs, nearly every one of which produces another job outside the health system. In addition to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Hospitals add $6.8 billion to Iowa economy

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Iowa hospitals generate more than 127,000 jobs that add nearly $6.8 billion to the state's economy, according to a new report from the Iowa Hospital Association. Iowa hospitals directly employ 72,008 people and create another 55,492 jobs outside the hospital sector, the study found. “Through the many... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, workforce

AHA report offers tools to help hospitals align their workforce with changing needs

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The AHA’s 2016 Committee on Performance Improvement today issued a report to help hospital and health system leaders align the skills and abilities of their organization’s current workforce with anticipated needs as health care continues to change. “There is a critical need to elevate the discussion about... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Workforce planning and development

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No issue is more important to hospitals and health systems than developing and sustaining a healthy workforce that can respond to the challenges of caring for our patients and communities.

The AHA Committee on Performance Improvement’s new report explores key components of workforce. It is intended to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

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