Leadership, culture, innovation makes Memorial Medical Center tops in quality

AHA News

Strong leadership, a culture that fosters continuous improvements in care and innovations that hold the promise of transforming clinical training and enhancing patient safety have earned Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Ill., the 2016 AHA-McKesson Quest for Quality Prize.

The AHA July 17 presented... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality care, patient safety, Community health, awards, culture of safety, patient and family engagement

AHA issues guide to engaging patients and communities in CHNA process

AHA News Now

A new guide from the AHA’s Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence initiative offers hospitals a model for engaging patients, their families and community members in the community health needs assessment process. The Community Health Assessment and Implementation Pathway provides an eight-step approach to... read more

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

Senior volunteers help other seniors with questions on insurance coverage

AHA News

John McDonough, 81, this June will celebrate his 20th year as a volunteer for UnityPoint Health-St. Luke’s Hospital’s “Senior Health Insurance Information Program” (SHIIP) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Through SHIIP, he and other volunteers have helped thousands of area seniors sort through information on... read more

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

Bringing animal kingdom to young patients

AHA News

Any stay in the hospital or visit to a clinic can be tough on children and their parents, but San Diego Zoo Kids TV hopes a little fuzzy company makes it easier to handle.

The commercial-free kids program runs on televisions in 16 children’s hospitals around the country. Sanford Health’s children’s... read more

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

Equity expert says field can end disparities

AHA News

Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital, a 2014 AHA Equity of Care Award recipient, is working to ensure that all its patients receive high-quality care, and that the organization reflects the community it serves. The hospital’s Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) offers tools and resources to help... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: quality care, quality, population health, equity, patient and family engagement

#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

Hospitals pledge to eliminate health care disparities

AHA News

More than 700 hospitals have signed onto the AHA’s #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign to eliminate health care disparities, the association recently announced.

In addition, the AHA noted that a number of partner organizations have endorsed the campaign, first announced at July’s Health Forum-AHA... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Advocacy and Public Policy, Community Health
Tags: socioeconomic status, population health, Community health, leadership, members, patient and family engagement

Reminder: AHA webcast tomorrow on social media value, considerations for hospitals

AHA News Now

The AHA and its Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development affiliate will host a webcast tomorrow on the value and potential of social media to leverage hospital community programs and increase patient engagement. Representatives from two hospitals will present their experiences. In addition,... read more

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

AHA, SHSMD webcast Sept. 16 on hospital use of social media

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The AHA and its Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development affiliate will host a webcast Sept. 16 on the value and potential of social media to leverage hospital community benefit programs and patient engagement. Topics include social media platforms and their legal implications, and Health... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Community benefit, HIPAA, 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

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