Quest for Quality Prize returns to recognize stellar examples in the field

AHA News

The AHA Quest for Quality Prize is back, and its sponsors say the new application and prize criteria are better calibrated to the transformation taking place in America’s health care. Oct. 1 (midnight Central Time to be precise) is the deadline for hospitals and health systems to apply for the 2018... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, patient safety, awards, culture of safety, leadership, patient and family engagement

AHA/HRET HEN 2.0 improves hospital care, saves nearly $300 million

AHA News

Hospitals continue to improve patient care, according to results from the second round of the AHA/Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN), part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Partnership for Patients initiative.

The HRET HEN initiative marked a... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, Partnership for Patients, Hospital Engagement Networks, hospital-acquired conditions

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

Maryland Hospital Association recognized for quality leadership

AHA News

The Maryland Hospital Association (MHA) is the 2016 recipient of the Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership for its work to improve health care quality, the AHA announced June 14.

The AHA presents the award each year to a state, regional or metropolitan hospital... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tag: quality care

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

AHA report examines trends in post-acute care and innovations

AHA News

A recently released AHA TrendWatch report offers guidance to post-acute care (PAC) providers and their partners as they evaluate new models of care delivery and payment.

“These providers face an increasingly complex regulatory and market environment as health care transforms from a system that rewards... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: quality care, Medicare, Community health, care coordination, home health

Minnesota Hospital Association produces big quality results

AHA News

The Minnesota Hospital Association’s (MHA) commitment to improving quality and safety earned it the AHA’s 2015 Dick Davidson Quality Milestone Award for Allied Association Leadership. Named after AHA President Emeritus Dick Davidson, the annual award is given to state, regional or metropolitan hospital... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, quality care, awards

PLF toolkits support your efforts to provide better value at a lower cost

AHA News

Hospitals and health systems have a responsibility to encourage appropriate and consistent use of health care resources and give caregivers the tools to better communicate with patients about appropriate use.

As part of the AHA’s effort to drive appropriate use of medical resources, the AHA’s Physician... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality improvement, 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

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