California associations establish fire relief fund for hospital workers

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The California Hospital Association and its regional partners have established a Hospital Workers’ Fire Relief Fund to help the more than 100 hospital employees affected by the recent wildfires in the state. The state and regional associations in California will donate $40,000 to the fund and encourage... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: disaster readiness, workforce

Hospitals add 4,500 jobs in September

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Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.09% in September to a seasonally adjusted 5,127,200 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 4,500 more people than in August and 79,700 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations due... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

House bill to roll back NLRB 'joint employer' decision clears committee

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The House Committee on Education and the Workforce yesterday voted 23-17 to approve legislation (H.R. 3441) that would amend the National Labor Relations Act and Fair Labor Standards Act to clarify that two or more employers must have “actual, direct, and immediate” control over employees to be considered... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Fund to aid hospital employees affected by storms in Puerto Rico

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AHA has activated The Care Fund to provide support to hospital employees in Puerto Rico who experienced significant property loss or damage from any natural disasters like the recent Hurricanes Irma and Maria. The association has contributed an initial $50,000 to the fund. To donate to the fund for... read more

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

Reminder: Hospitals Against Violence webinar Sept. 25

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The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host a Sept. 25 webinar on a program designed to care for hospital caregivers who experience a stressful event or outcome during patient care. Leaders from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., will discuss their Care for the... read more

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

CMS eases provider enrollment screening for Irma; hospital funds launched

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The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services has temporarily suspended certain Medicare enrollment screening requirements for health care providers that are assisting with Hurricane Irma recovery efforts in Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The agency also has established a toll-free... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Emergency Preparedness, disaster readiness, regulation, workforce

Update on relief efforts, waivers related to Hurricane Harvey

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The AHA this week is running print and digital ads in Modern Healthcare on how to support hospital employees affected by Hurricane Harvey. “Please help support the Texas hospital employees whose lives have been impacted by the devastating destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey,” the ad states. “While... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: preparedness, workforce

Hospitals Against Violence webinar Sept. 25 on caring for caregivers

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The AHA’s Hospitals Against Violence initiative will host a Sept. 25 webinar on a program designed to care for hospital caregivers who experience a stressful event or outcome during patient care. Leaders from MedStar Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., will discuss their Care for the... read more

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

Arizona hospitals boost state economy

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Arizona hospitals contribute nearly $24 billion to the state and local economy and account for nearly 177,000 full-time jobs, according to a new report prepared for the Arizona Hospital and Healthcare Association by Rounds Consulting Group. “This report makes clear that Arizona hospitals are critical not... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Registration open for AHA's inaugural workforce conference

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The AHA will host its inaugural workforce conference, “Sustainable Health Care Delivery Through Strategic Workforce Development,” Oct. 25-26 in Chicago. Experts will discuss their successes and challenges on strategic workforce planning and development as identified in the AHA 2016 Committee on... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: workforce

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