AHA board member Allen Weiss, M.D., describes the hospital of the future

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The Class of 2019 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

 

The hospital and health system field is moving from its traditional role as a “repair shop for disease” to serving as an agent for building healthier communities, says AHA board member Allen Weiss, M.D.

In coming years,... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Community health, governance, leadership, members

Advancing health equity is part of Henry Ford Health System's deep-rooted community connections

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The AHA Class of 2019 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

 

Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System’s (HFHS) commitment to advancing health equity and fostering diversity is one reason why AHA board member Wright Lassiter III joined the organization as system president in... read more

Topics: Access and Coverage, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: population health, Community Connections, equity, culture of safety, governance, leadership

Strong rural hospitals require both smart affiliation strategies and federal policies, says LifePoint Health's Bill Carpenter

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Smart affiliation strategies and smart federal policies will be critical to the survival of many non-urban hospitals, says AHA board member William “Bill” Carpenter III, chairman and CEO of Brentwood, Tenn.-based LifePoint Health – a health care organization that has one of the largest rural footprints in... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: consolidation, mergers, rural, Redefining the H, advocacy, governance, leadership, members, care coordination

Hospital people are the heroes of America's health care, says ProMedica's Randy Oostra

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The Class of 2018 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

 

It’s the laying on of skilled hands carried out in the finest ethic of curing and caring that makes hospitals the special places they are, says Randy Oostra, president and CEO of ProMedica in Toledo, Ohio.

But he worries... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: governance, leadership

Field must adapt to revolution in information transparency, says AHA trustee Steven Johnson

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The Class of 2018 profiles the women and men who joined the AHA board this year.

 

Hospitals and health systems must adapt to a revolution in information transparency that has turned patients into “powerful health care consumers,” says AHA board member Steven Johnson, president and CEO of Susquehanna... read more

Topics: Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: Redefining the H, governance, leadership, transparency

AHA reports on governance practices of effective community health partnerships

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Hospitals and health systems partnering with others to improve community health are likely to embrace a collaborative governance model, according to a study released today by a Blue Ribbon Panel of the AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance. The study explores how eight recipients of the Foster G. McGaw... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community benefit, Community health, governance

AHA Committee on Volunteers names 2016 chair

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Lynn Smith, auxilian at CHI St. Vincent Hot Springs (AR), will chair the AHA's 2016 Committee on Volunteers. The specialty committee of the AHA Board of Trustees focuses on the roles, responsibilities and services of organized volunteers and auxilians, as well as the community perspective they provide for... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community health, governance

AHVRP board begins work on strategic plan

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The Association for Healthcare Volunteer Resource Professionals, an AHA personal membership group, recently announced its 2016 board of directors. The new board is meeting this week in Atlanta and will begin its tenure by developing a 2016-2018 strategic plan. “2016 is a year of continuous change in... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community Connections, governance, workforce

A promise to do what's best for the community keeps a rural hospital strong

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Island Hospital, a 43-bed county hospital in rural Anacortes, Wash., (population 16,000) is a healthy hospital building a healthier community. But there were lean times before Vince Oliver came on board as its president and CEO in 2000.  

At the time, the hospital had overextended itself beyond its... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: rural, governance, leadership

AHA releases webinar on population health management

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AHA’s Center for Healthcare Governance has released a free two-part webinar on understanding Population Health Management. Presenters from Kaufman Hall define population health management for health care boards and executives, and describe its rationale and purpose. They also explore a new leadership... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, governance

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