Volunteers Working to Combat Violence in Communities

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The commitment to address and work to end violence in our communities and hospitals is a priority for all members of the hospital staff and care teams. Often, our volunteer workforce is on the front lines confronting these incidences of violence.

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Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections, workforce

Hospitals add 7,400 jobs in May

AHA News Now

Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.15% in May to a seasonally adjusted 5,104,400 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 7,400 more people than in April and 95,500 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due to... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Reminder: Nominations for AHE Heart of Healthcare Award due June 9

AHA News Now

The AHA’s Association for the Healthcare Environment is accepting nominations through June 9 for its Heart of Healthcare Award, which recognizes outstanding environmental services technicians for their efforts to keep patients safe and infection free. Recipients will be honored at AHE’s EXCHANGE 2017... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: awards, workforce

Oklahoma tornado affects hospital, employees

AHA News Now

Great Plains Regional Medical Center in Elk City, OK, was treating injuries from a tornado that swept through the community last night, destroying more than 53 homes and buildings, the Oklahoma Hospital Association reported today. The hospital was on generator power, but did not sustain damage. However,... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: preparedness, workforce

AHA, AONE celebrate the everyday heroes at America's hospitals

AHA News Now

Hospital and nursing leaders today joined the AHA and its American Organization of Nurse Executives subsidiary for a National Hospital Week and National Nurses Week Twitter chat recognizing the more than 5.7 million people that work in America’s hospitals and health systems. Follow the conversation at... read more

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

Hospitals boost Rhode Island economy by $7.6 billion

AHA News Now

Hospitals in Rhode Island contributed more than $7.6 billion to the state's economy in 2015, according to a new report by the Hospital Association of Rhode Island. The hospitals employ more than 20,000 full-time health care professionals and spend about $2.1 billion a year on goods and services, which in... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Schumer urges hospitals to mobilize grassroots efforts

AHA News Now

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 on behalf of the people who you take care of and your... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, workforce

Stabenow urges hospital leaders to voice their concerns on Hill

AHA News Now

Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) today urged hospital leaders to share their concerns about the American Health Care Act with their lawmakers on Capitol Hill, noting that hospitals and health systems are among the largest employers in their communities. “That story needs to be told” in the debate over... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Coverage, advocacy, workforce

Celebrate National Hospital Week with 'every day heroes' video, Twitter chat

AHA News Now

The AHA today premiered a video honoring the “every day heroes” at America’s hospitals during National Hospital Week. “For every patient, at every hospital and health system, a team of heroes is on call,” the video notes. “To the more than 5 million real-life superheroes who work in America's hospitals... read more

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

Shulkin outlines priorities for VA

AHA News Now

Citing progress that the Department of Veterans Affairs is making toward improving patient care, VA Secretary David Shulkin today said the agency’s key priorities are to give veterans greater choices about where they can receive care, modernize the system, focus its resources more efficiently, improve the... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: access, Telehealth, workforce, Behavioral health

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