Apply for Foster G. McGaw Prize

AHA News

April 1 is the deadline to apply for the Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service. The award recognizes hospitals that have distinguished themselves through efforts to improve the health and well-being of everyone in their communities. Click here to learn more. And watch this inspiring ... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, awards

#123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign

AHA News

Click here to view a video message from AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack and AHA Chair-elect Designate Gene Woods, president and chief operating officer of Christus Health, on the #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign to eliminate health care disparities.

The AHA is urging every hospital to commit to... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Access and Coverage, Community Health
Tags: quality care, population health, Community health, equity, patient and family engagement

The HAVE Award honors volunteers who make a difference in your hospitals and in your communities

AHA News

The AHA’s Hospital Awards for Volunteer Excellence (HAVE) program has recognized outstanding volunteer programs across the nation for more than 30 years. The search is now on for nominees for the 2016 HAVE Award.

The AHA seeks nominations through Oct. 9 for the awards. Hospital CEOs and directors of... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, patient and family engagement

Fairview Youth Grief Services heals families

AHA News

Watch this video on Fairview Youth Grief Serviuces.

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community health

Palmetto Health receives 2014 Foster McGaw prize at the AHA annual meeting

AHA News

Palmetto Health in Columbia, S.C., received the 2014 Foster McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service today at the 2015 AHA Annual Membersip meeting. Watch the video and read the AHA News article on the health system's broad community reach.   

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, Community Connections

AHA Health Care System Transformation Fellowship

AHA News

Senior health care leaders can apply through June 1 to participate in the next AHA Health Care Transformation Fellowship, a nine-month program designed to give participants knowledge, tools and connections to transform their health care organizations. To apply, click here . And listen to former fellow... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, patient safety, culture of safety, leadership

Podcast: CEO of Baldrige Award-winning hospital shares his hospital's story

AHA News

St. David’s Healthcare, an Austin-based joint venture between HCA, St. David’s Foundation and Georgetown Health Foundation was named a recipient of the 2014 Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award.

St. David’s won the award after earning a site visit last year and winning the state version of the award... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: quality care

Podcast: The Farm at St. Joe's grows a healthier community

AHA News

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Mich., clearly was thinking outside the box when it decided four years ago to do more to encourage those inside and outside the 537-bed hospital to eat healthier foods. It converted 25 acres of vacant hospital land to an organic farm to supply produce for its chefs... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community Connections

Podcast: SRSLY – youth take charge in tackling substance abuse

AHA News

Project Sticker Shock takes place every October in Chelsea, Mich., to coincide with the high school’s homecoming week.

Students and adult volunteers visit local alcohol retailers with bright green stickers warning about the penalties of supplying alcohol to minors. With the retailers’ permission, they... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community Connections

Podcast: New Ulm gets to the heart of building a healthier community

AHA News

A small community in Minnesota is making significant strides toward its goal of eliminating heart attacks through an innovative 10-year initiative.

Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm (HONU) Project is a collaboration between New Ulm Medical Center (NUMC) – part of Minneapolis-based Allina Health, the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: Community Connections

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