Hospital News

The COVID-19 pandemic has forever altered the way hospitals and health systems care for patients. Much has been written and said about the pandemic’s devastating effects; there are, however, some silver linings. For one, innovation, virtual care’s use and the adoption of value-based strategies, such as hospital-at-home and team-based care, accelerated at warp speed over
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Friday, June 11, marks the last day to apply for the Environmental Services Department of the Year. The national honor from AHA’s Association for the Health Care Environment recognizes a department’s achievement in patient satisfaction and following health organization best practices. Candidates can be self-nominated or nominated by an AHE member or non-member. The application
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The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute seeks input on a proposed initiative for health systems and provider-aligned health plans that would provide funding to implement and evaluate strategies to improve patient care and outcomes based on evidence from PCORI-funded research. The request for information seeks comments until 4 p.m. ET July 15 on proposed eligibility, project
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The Food and Drug Administration today approved Biogen’s Aduhelm to treat Alzheimer’s disease, the first new treatment approved for the disease since 2003. The drug was approved using the accelerated approval pathway, which is typically used when a drug for a serious or life-threatening illness is found to have a meaningful therapeutic advantage over existing
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Hospitals are cornerstones of our communities. They provide a broad spectrum of acute and ambulatory care services and serve as economic anchors in many cities and towns. Hospitals and health systems also work closely with many community-based organizations, partnering to address people’s health and social needs. This week AHA is celebrating Community Health Improvement Week.
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On this AHA podcast, Kate Sommerfeld, president of social determinants of health at ProMedica, discusses how the health system leveraged community partnerships to address the social and economic issues, such as food insecurity and teen violence, that affect health status in the Greater Toledeo, Ohio, area. ProMedica’s innovative collaborations earned the AHA Foster G. McGaw
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Two 60-second radio news releases featuring local and clinical health care leaders discussing the importance of getting vaccinated began airing today in Arkansas and Nebraska. The Arkansas spot features Michael Stewart, CEO of Saline Memorial Hospital in Benton, and the Nebraska spot features Marty Fattig, CEO of Nemaha County Hospital in Auburn. Additional spots will
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