Apr 25, 2017
Chronically homeless patients account for most of Chicago-based University of Illinois Hospital (UI-Hospital) and Health Sciences System’s so-called “super users” of medical care. Health care costs consumed by super users are five to 15 times the average patient’s cost of care, says CEO Avijit Ghosh, M.D.... read more
Apr 7, 2017
Darius Irvin grew up in violent neighborhoods in Oakland and San Francisco. Nearly three years ago, he was rushed to the San Francisco General Hospital’s emergency department with nine gunshot wounds.
Irvin survived what was his third shooting in a little more than three years. He still visits the... read more
Mar 22, 2017
The path to lower readmissions lies in patient support, as an increasing number of hospitals and health systems are demonstrating. They build medical and social services that keep their most challenging populations from bouncing back to the emergency department or to an inpatient stay after discharge.
A... read more
Hospitals come together to make the "healthy choice the easy choice" in Montana's Yellowstone County
Mar 9, 2017
Competitors in Billings, Mont., came together more than 20 years ago to collaborate for a healthier community in what the AHA has described as an example of a “second generation” strategy for improving population health.
Billings Clinic, St. Vincent Healthcare and RiverStone Health – the local health... read more
Topic: Community Health
Tags: population health, Community health, Redefining the H
Mar 1, 2017
Toledo, Ohio-based ProMedica’s attention to hunger as a health issue has spurred on an ambitious effort to end food insecurity and poverty in one of the city’s most disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Near downtown Toledo, ProMedica – supported by philanthropist Russell Ebeid – opened in December 2015 the... read more
Strong rural hospitals require both smart affiliation strategies and federal policies, says LifePoint Health's Bill Carpenter
Feb 27, 2017
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
Feb 14, 2017
Allentown, Pa.-based Lehigh Valley Health Network’s (LVHN) Street Medicine program includes clinics in a number of area shelters and soup kitchens, a street medicine team, and an inpatient/outpatient consult service that has helped reduce emergency department (ED) visits while increasing the number of... read more
Feb 6, 2017
Spectrum Health’s Healthier Communities Vice President Kenneth Fawcett, M.D., likens the scope of his organization’s community outreach to the “sun passing from horizon to horizon. We offer support to vulnerable populations through all phases of life.”
The Grand Rapids, Mich.-based health system works... read more
Feb 6, 2017
Vickery Meadow is a slice of Northeast Dallas known as the “Little United Nations” because it is home to some 25,000 refugees who speak more than 50 languages.
The annual median income is about $22,000, with many residents working several jobs to eke out a living. Large, extended families are crammed... read more
Jan 30, 2017
Temple University Hospital wants to slow the rate of Philadelphia street killings by helping teenagers understand the gritty reality of gun violence.
Its “Cradle to Grave” program immerses at-risk youth in the last 15 minutes of the life of a 16-year-old boy named Lamont Adams. In 2004, he was shot 14... read more