Workforce diversity

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By Maureen Swick

The AHA supports an inclusive and diverse workforce that reflects the communities our members serve. During National Minority Health Month, the AHA Workforce Center highlights our hospitals’ commitment to increasing and supporting a diverse workforce.

That commitment to a diverse and... read more

Topics: Quality and Patient Safety, Community Health
Tags: diversity, equity, nurses, workforce

Sign the Pledge!

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Hospitals across America are working hard to advance quality and improve care for every patient. Understanding why different patient populations in a community may experience different results is a critical piece of the effort. And that’s at the core of our #123forEquity Pledge to Act Campaign to ... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, quality, diversity, equity, workforce

Candidates sought for new AHA executive fellowship

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The AHA is seeking applicants for its Richard J. Umbdenstock–Institute for Diversity in Health Management Executive Fellowship. The year-long fellowship, which takes place in the AHA’s Washington, DC office, is a hands-on learning, study and professional development opportunity for a recent graduate of a... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: diversity, equity

Equity pledge racking up signatures

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More than 950 hospitals and health systems have signed the #123forEquity Pledge to Eliminate Health Care Disparities.

The campaign, launch at this summer’s AHA-Health Forum Leadership Summit, seeks to build on and accelerate the efforts of the National Call to Action to Eliminate Health... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: diversity, equity

AHA, AONE leaders elected to National Academy of Medicine

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Jonathan Perlin, M.D., 2015 chairman of the AHA Board of Trustees, Benjamin Chu, M.D., a previous AHA chairman, and Linda Burnes Bolton, R.N., 2015 president of the AHA’s American Organization of Nurse Executives subsidiary, are among 70 newly elected members of the National Academy of Medicine, formerly... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, diversity, equity, leadership, nurses

IFD, HRET survey on hospital efforts to reduce health disparities underway

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The Institute for Diversity in Health Management and Health Research & Educational Trust last week mailed hospital CEOs their 2015 survey to learn more about hospitals’ ongoing efforts to address health care disparities and improve diversity management practices. All hospitals are encouraged to complete... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality, diversity

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

AHA announces Equity of Care Award winners

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Henry Ford Health System in Detroit and Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ, will receive the second annual AHA Equity of Care Award July 24 at the Health Forum/AHA Leadership Summit in San Francisco. The award recognizes hospitals for their efforts to reduce health care... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: diversity, equity, awards

Indiana hospitals improve care, save $22.3 million

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Indiana hospitals participating in the Health Research & Educational Trust’s Hospital Engagement Network improved care for patients while saving an estimated $22.3 million in health care costs over three years, the Indiana Hospital Association reported Friday. Among other improvements, the 116 ... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, Partnership for Patients, patient safety, early elective delivery, readmissions, HENs, Hospital Engagement Networks, diversity

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