AHE accepting nominations for Heart of Healthcare Award

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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: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, patient safety, awards, workforce

CDC issues guidance for managing occupational exposures to Zika virus in health care

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention this week issued guidance for managing occupational exposures to Zika virus for health care personnel. The document provides guidance for facilities to determine when health care personnel should be tested for Zika virus infection following an occupational... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: physicians, maternal health, population health, infant health, Community health, nurses, preparedness, workforce, prevention, Zika

SAMHSA webinar next week on growing the behavioral health workforce

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration on April 19 will host the third webinar in a quarterly series on innovative state solutions to develop the behavioral health workforce. The 2 p.m. ET webinar will focus on the state of Alaska’s efforts. To register, click here. The webinar... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: workforce, Behavioral health

Report: FL hospitals contribute more than $128 billion to state's economy

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Florida hospitals contribute more than 901,600 jobs and $128 billion to the state's economy, according to a University of Florida study released this week by the Florida Hospital Association. "Hospitals are the largest employers in many communities across Florida," said FHA President Bruce Rueben. "Our... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: workforce

Workforce diversity

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By Maureen Swick

The AHA supports an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities our members serve. During National Minority Health Month, the AHA Workforce Center highlights our hospitals’ commitment to increasing and supporting a diverse workforce.

That commitment to a diverse and... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity, nurses, workforce

Senators introduce bill to extend access to physicians in underserved areas

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Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) Friday introduced legislation (S. 898) to improve and extend the Conrad State 30 program until 2021. First enacted in 1994, the program allows state health departments to request J-1 visa waivers for up to 30 foreign physicians per... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: physicians, workforce

AHA advises OSHA against workplace violence standard for health care

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Supporting and disseminating research on effective practices to prevent workplace violence in the health care and social assistance sectors would do more to advance and promote workplace safety than adopting and requiring compliance with a one-size-fits-all standard, the AHA told the Occupational Safety... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: workforce

Celebrating Nursing Leaders

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It takes a team to run a hospital. But if you ask a patient who they interacted with the most, they’ll probably say a nurse. Nurses are on the front lines of medical care in hospitals, health clinics, schools, assisted living facilities and home health care. They are often the voice of the patient. Today,... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: patient safety, nurses, workforce, members

Coalition recommends Congress provide $7.48 billion for HRSA discretionary programs

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A coalition of more than 100 organizations, including the AHA and its American Organization of Nurse Executives subsidiary, today recommended House and Senate appropriators provide $7.48 billion in discretionary funding for Health Resources and Services Administration programs in fiscal year 2018. “HRSA... read more

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

Report: Oregon hospitals contribute $9.6 billion to state's economy

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Oregon community hospitals provide or support 117,000 jobs and contribute $9.6 billion to the state’s economy, according to a report released today by the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems. “Today’s report shows the continued importance of Oregon’s community hospitals to the well-being... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, workforce

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