Chairman's File: Recognizing Collaboration for Healthier Communities

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By Gene Woods

Through innovation and collaboration, hospitals and health systems across the country are taking the lead in their community and working to help residents overcome economic and social barriers to health. Every day, I have the pleasure to see and read examples of how health care... read more

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

ASHE recognizes Texas hospital for excellence in facility management

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The AHA’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering this week presented its 2017 Excellence in Health Care Facility Management Award to Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston for its project to create a unified operations and communications hub that uses real-time data to effectively manage the movement... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: awards, leadership

Society honors members for professional excellence

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At its annual conference next month in Orlando, FL, the AHA's Society for Healthcare Strategy & Market Development will present its 2017 Leadership Excellence Award to Jeffrey Kraut, executive vice president of strategy and analytics for Northwell Health in New Hyde Park, NY. The award, the society’s... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: awards, leadership

AHA posts videos of Summit award recipients

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The recipients of the 2017 Circle of Life Award, Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership, Equity of Care Award, and AHA NOVA Award are spotlighted in new videos on the AHA's YouTube channel. The awards were presented last month at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego.

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality, equity, awards, advanced illness care

Applications are open for AHA's 2018 Quest for Quality Prize

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Hospitals and health systems can submit applications through Oct. 1 for the AHA’s 2018 Quest for Quality Prize. Presented annually since 2002 to recognize health care leadership and innovation in improving quality and advancing health in communities, the prize was on hiatus for 2017 while the association... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: awards

AHA honors two federal health care leaders

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The AHA today presented two federal health care leaders with awards for outstanding service to the health care field. Col. John Joseph Cotton, M.D., command surgeon, Offutt Air Force Base, Omaha, received the Award for Excellence, while Lt. Col. Brian Harrison Neese, M.D., global health liaison, United... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: awards

Programs honored for innovation in palliative, end-of-life care

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Two programs that expand the reach of palliative and end-of-life care will receive 2017 Circle of Life Awards July 28 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. They are: Bluegrass Care Navigators in Lexington, KY; and Providence Health & Services’ TrinityCare Hospice & TrinityKids Care, Little Company of... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: awards

AHA NOVA Award winners announced

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Five hospital-led partnerships to improve community health will receive AHA NOVA Awards July 29 at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. The winning programs are: Palmetto Health’s Dental Health Initiative in Columbia, SC; Memorial Healthcare System’s Healthy Youth Transitions in Hollywood, FL.; CHI St.... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community health, awards

ASHE to honor members for dedication to health care physical environment

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The AHA’s American Society for Healthcare Engineering will present its 2017 Crystal Eagle award to Rajendra "Raj" Shah, corporate project and plant manager at Bayonne (NJ) Medical Center, during its 54th Annual Conference and Technical Exhibition Aug. 6-9 in Indianapolis. The award recognizes lifetime... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: awards

Integrated approach to care seen advancing health equity

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dr-ronald-copelandClose collaboration by physicians, nurses, clinicians and staff across the nation’s largest nonprofit integrated health care system is key to Oakland, Calif.-based Kaiser Permanente’s success in reducing health care disparities and advancing diversity and inclusion, says Ronald L. Copeland, M.D., Kaiser... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, equity, awards

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