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

New Patient-Friendly Resource on Prescription Opioids Available

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The American Hospital Association (AHA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) today issued a new patient-friendly resource on prescription opioids. 

“Every day, hospitals see how misuse of and overdose from prescription opioids affects patients’ families, loved ones and communities,”... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: quality care, patient safety, physician issues, Mental health, opioids, prevention

Celebrate Your Hospital

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As AHA President Rick Pollack noted in his Friday blog post, this week we come together to celebrate the more than five million dedicated women and men working in America’s hospitals and health systems for National Hospital Week. How can your hospital get involved? Join the AHA’s #MyHospital digital... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, quality, Community health, access, nurses, workforce, care coordination

Become a donor and promote the gift of hope in April and throughout the year

AHA News

April is National Donate Life Month, when the AHA encourages everyone to consider becoming organ, eye and tissue donors.

The AHA every year joins Donate Life America and others in supporting National Donate Life Month. We hope you will join the association in supporting this nationwide campaign. 

Nearly... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, patient safety, Community benefit, Community health

Providing the best training opportunities for future physician leaders

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The American Hospital Association is pleased to partner with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) on the Pursuing Excellence in Clinical Learning Environments project.

Launched today, this four-year initiative is designed to promote transformative improvement within the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: quality care, physician issues, physicians, graduate medical education

AHA Chair: Celebrate today's advances, but invest in health for tomorrow

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“This is an exciting time,” writes AHA Chairman Jonathan Perlin, M.D., in a commentary today in Modern Healthcare, citing recent gains in life expectancy. However, “[d]espite the advances in modern medicine and our nation’s best efforts to prevent disease, serious illnesses remain inevitable and the... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tag: quality care

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

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

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