Giving Thanks

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Every day, hospitals and health systems across the country are challenged in so many ways as you seek to care for those in your community. In the midst of these challenges, however, are incredible improvements in the health and wellbeing of our communities – giving all of us much for which we can be... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tag: Caregivers

AONE 2017 - 50 Years of Inspiring Leaders

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“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results” – Florence Nightingale

In 1967, a collection of nurse administrators from the AHA Council of Nursing organized themselves into an AHA personal membership group to create a professional home... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: Caregivers, leadership, nurses, workforce

Ready for Independence Day

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The July 4th holiday will be a long weekend vacation for most Americans, full of patriotic celebrations with family and friends, parades, picnics and fireworks. As we celebrate, it’s a good opportunity for everyone to reflect on the blessings of our liberty and the sacrifices made throughout history to... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Caregivers, access

Thank You To All Nurses

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Congratulations to all of my nursing colleagues as we celebrate National Nurses Week. It is important that we take time to pause to recognize the valuable contributions that nurses make each and every day. The focus of this year’s Nurses Week is Culture of Safety: It Starts With You. Nurses understand the... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality care, quality, patient safety, safety, Caregivers, nurses, workforce

Caring for Our Veterans and Veterans Taking Care of Us All

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America’s hospitals honor the service of our nation’s veterans and work to provide high-quality care for those who have served in the armed forces.  Working closely with our partners in the Veterans Administration (VA) health system, hospitals strive to address any unique needs veterans may have because... read more

Topic: Access and Coverage
Tags: quality, population health, Caregivers, Mental health, Behavioral health

United Against Flu

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It’s that time of year again. Football season has hit its stride; the leaves are beginning to turn and young ghosts and goblins are anticipating tricking or treating their friends. It’s also the time of year when health care professionals turn their attention to preventing that annual, unwanted visitor,... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: patient safety, population health, Caregivers, prevention

Workplace Safety is a Priority

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NPR’s story on health care worker injuries highlighted the importance of creating a safe health care environment for both patients and caregivers. Health care workers perform some of the most important jobs in America. Hospitals know that the health and safety of both patients and caregivers is paramount... read more

Topic: Quality and Patient Safety
Tags: quality care, patient safety, Caregivers, nurses, workforce

Help Wanted: Hospital Toolkit for Hiring Veterans

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America’s hospitals know that hiring military veterans is more than just the right thing to do – it’s the smart thing to do.  Thousands of talented military veterans and families return from active duty every month.  Hiring them does more than build great hospital teams; it also builds great... read more

Tag: Caregivers

Protecting Hospital Heroes

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I appreciate the opportunity, however short, I was given to reassure the nation about hospitals’ commitment to keeping staff and patients safe this morning on Face the Nation. Here are some points that need to be added to today’s discussion. Every hospital is going to do what is best for their patients,... read more

Tag: Caregivers

Heroes Every One

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Every hour of every day, an army is at work to improve the health of their neighbors and treat those who do not enjoy good health. They are the men and women of America’s hospitals – not just doctors, nurses and other clinical staff, but also food service, facilities and security personnel and more. Right... read more

Tag: Caregivers

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