Nov. 1 is first webinar in series from AHA Workforce Center

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The AHA Workforce Center Nov. 1 will host the first in a series of webinars focused on sustainable health care delivery through strategic workforce development. The AHA earlier this year issued a report to help hospital and health system leaders align the skills and abilities of their organization’s... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: workforce

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

Hospitals add 12,700 jobs in October

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Employment at the nation's hospitals rose by 0.25% in October to a seasonally adjusted 5,117,200 people, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. That's 12,700 more people than in September and 144,200 more than a year ago. Without the seasonal adjustment, which removes the effect of fluctuations... read more

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Tag: workforce

Building a Stronger Behavioral Health Workforce for Patients and Communities

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As hospitals and health systems better integrate behavioral and physical health, it is critical to ensure that patients and communities have access to the right providers to take care of behavioral health needs now and in the future. There are seven steps hospital leaders can take to strengthen their... read more

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Tags: workforce, Mental health, Behavioral health

Hospitals bolster Georgia economy, but challenged financially

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Georgia hospitals contributed $43.6 billion to the state’s economy in 2014, employing more than 160,000 people and indirectly supporting more than 364,000 jobs, according to a study released last week by the Georgia Hospital Association. Despite these contributions, the state’s hospitals continue to face... read more

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Tags: Community benefit, Medicaid, workforce

Accelerating Equity

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Every patient expects and deserves the highest level of care. To successfully provide that care, and to improve the community’s overall health, hospitals must act to respond to our nation’s demographic shift. That’s why more than 700 hospitals have already signed onto the AHA’s #123for Equity Pledge to... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality care, diversity, equity, access, workforce

Hospitals Take Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities

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To meet the changing needs of their communities, hospitals and health systems are working hard to make sure that every individual receives the highest quality of care. To achieve that goal as our nation becomes increasingly diverse, it is imperative that we redouble our efforts to identify and eliminate... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, diversity, equity, leadership, workforce

HRSA to host webinar for small/rural hospitals on organ donor registration campaign

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The Health Resources and Services Administration will host a Feb. 25 webinar for small and rural hospitals on the Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital Campaign. Featured speakers include George Bergstrom, AHA vice president for member relations; Spencer Grover, vice president of the Indiana Hospital... read more

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Tag: workforce

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