House Republican leaders release tax overhaul proposal

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Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) today unveiled House Republican leaders’ proposal to reform the tax code. Among other changes, the Tax Cuts & Jobs Act would eliminate hospitals’ ability to access low-cost capital financing through tax-exempt private activity bonds. In addition, the bill would... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: Community benefit, Coverage, bonds, governance, uncompensated care, workforce

Senate passes budget resolution

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The Senate last night by a vote of 51-49 passed its fiscal 2018 budget resolution (S Con Res 25), which is designed to provide budget reconciliation protection for a tax code overhaul. The resolution would allow for $1.5 trillion in additional deficits over the coming decade to pay for tax cuts. By... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: governance

AHA, NUL announce alliance to advance health equity, diversity

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The AHA and the National Urban League today announced an alliance to advance health equity and diversity in health care leadership in communities across the U.S. “To truly advance health in America, we must improve the quality of care for everybody, in every community,” said AHA President and CEO Rick... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: diversity, equity, governance, leadership

AHA launches new governance resource for hospitals and health systems

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Trustee Insights, the AHA’s new quarterly update for hospital leaders and boards, offers briefs on some of the hottest topics in health care and webinar and video content that can be used for boardroom education and discussion. To subscribe, visit http://trustees.aha.org, the AHA’s one-stop resource for... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

AHA unveils new trustee web resource

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The AHA today launched a new web resource – trustees.aha.org – as part of the association's ongoing efforts to support trustee education and governance across the hospital and health system field. The resource is designed to support good governance in the changing health care environment by providing... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tag: governance

Reminder: AHA call for trustee nominations open through Feb. 23

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The AHA seeks hospital and health system trustees to serve on its Committee on Governance, Regional Policy Boards, and other governing councils and committees beginning in 2018. Interested trustees are invited to view the Invitation for Involvement and submit an application through Feb. 23. For more... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

IFD announces new board members

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The Institute for Diversity in Health Management, an AHA affiliate, has named five new directors to two-year terms on its board. They are: Stephen Adkins, principal chief of the Chickahominy Tribe and chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Human Resource Management; Peggy Harris, assistant... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: equity, governance, leadership

AHA Committee on Governance names 2017 leaders

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Andrew Stern, a trustee at Medical City Dallas, will chair the AHA's 2017 Committee on Governance. David Hyman, DDS, director of the board of Hartford (CT) HealthCare, will serve as chair-elect and become chair in 2018. The COG is a specialty committee of the AHA Board of Trustees that provides input for... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

AHA issues discussion guide for ensuring access to care in vulnerable communities

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The AHA today released a discussion guide to help hospital and health system board members and leaders implement innovative ways to preserve access to essential health care services in vulnerable rural and urban communities. The AHA’s Task Force on Ensuring Access in Vulnerable Communities recently issued... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: rural, Critical Access Hospitals, access, governance

AHA accepting nomination for Board of Trustees

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The AHA Committee on Nominations is accepting nominations for chair-elect of the Board of Trustees, as well as five trustees at large, all of whom will take office Jan. 1, 2018. Candidates must be affiliated with an AHA member hospital or health system. CEOs, senior executives, trustees or physicians in... read more

Topic: Advocacy and Public Policy
Tags: governance, leadership

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