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AHA in the Field: Innovations Across America's Health Care System
June 14, 2024

In order for the American Hospital Association to be the most effective voice it can be for its members, personal visits to member hospitals and health systems are a must. Face-to-face conversations with health care leadership are invaluable, and a big pa

Beyond the Four Walls: Sentara Health's Commitment to Bringing Care to Communities
June 12, 2024

Health care providers are working hard to move beyond the hospital walls and expand access into the communities they serve. Sentara Health is one of many organizations that are creatively identifying populations with the greatest need for health care and

It Takes a Village: A New Approach to Opioid Abuse Helps Mothers and Babies
June 10, 2024

As opioid abuse has reached epidemic proportions, the number of babies born dependent on these drugs also has increased dramatically. The award-winning WISH (Women and Infant Substance Help) Center at SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital is combating this

De-escalating Workplace Violence by 75% with WellSpan Health
June 07, 2024

As we observe AHAs 8th annual #HAVHope Day, it's an important reminder that many hospital and health system leaders are looking for solutions to address the root causes of violence in their organizations and communities. Some AHA members have alread

How to Survive a Cyberattack with Scripps Health: Part Two
June 05, 2024

Hospitals and health systems have their hands full coping with the scary reality of a ransomware attack, but there are also civil liability concerns that arise in the fallout of a health care cybercrime. In the second of this two-part conversation, John R

How to Survive a Cyberattack with Scripps Health: Part One
June 03, 2024

In response to the alarming rise of ransomware attacks, hospitals and health systems must stay vigilant by playing defense, having a mitigation plan in place, and keeping lines of communication open with federal law enforcement. But even when it's followe

The Impact of the New Prior Authorization Rule
May 30, 2024

Prior authorization means getting approval from your health plan before scheduling a medical service, but many clinicians and patients say prior authorization has become an administrative nightmare, delaying or even denying needed medical care. In mid-Jan

Caregivers Need Care Too
May 28, 2024

As Americans age, health care is seeing a shift in addressing the unique needs of older adults. But what about those caring for their loved ones? In this conversation, Diane Mariani, program manager at Rush University Medical Center, discusses their Carin

Providing Behavioral Health Support for Older Adults
May 21, 2024

According to the World Health Organization, behavioral health conditions among older populations are often underrecognized, undertreated and stigmatized. Broaddus Hospital, a critical access hospital and part of Davis Health System, tackled this problem h

Leadership Dialogue Series: Behavioral Health Solutions With Jeremy Musher, M.D., of Lifepoint Health
May 20, 2024

Across the country, hospitals and health systems are moving to fully integrate behavioral health treatment as a core part of patient-centered care. In this conversation, Joanne M. Conroy, M.D., CEO and president of Dartmouth Health and 2024 AHA board chai