Oklahoma tornado affects hospital, employees

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Hospitals add 4,200 jobs in April

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Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.08% in April to a seasonally adjusted 5,096,900 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 4,200 more people than in March and 94,800 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

Hospitals Against Violence webinar May 10 on behavioral health and safety teams

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The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host a May 10 webinar on how hospitals are using behavioral health rapid response and safety teams to address violence. Representatives from Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and Southern New Hampshire Medical Center will share their experiences. To... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: patient safety, workforce, Behavioral health

National Hospital Week

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The hospital. Those two words permeate our national conscience. Think about it.

When Americans talk about the place they rely on at critical times of their lives, they just say the hospital and everyone knows what they mean. In communities all across America, the hospital is the place that cures and... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, workforce, members

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