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Feb 7, 2023
In an op-ed yesterday in The Hill, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack explains why hospitals and health systems are working with government and other stakeholders this year to enact legislation and policies to ensure access to care and provide financial, regulatory and administrative relief; strengthen the health care workforce; and advance health care quality, equity and transformation.
Feb 7, 2023
As HHS prepares to end the COVID-19 public health emergency on May 11, AHA today recommended the agency take immediate actions to help ensure care remains available to patients when and where they need it; support the health care workforce as they continue to shoulder a disproportionate amount of strain; and remove unnecessary administrative and regulatory burdens that prevent providers from modernizing care delivery while adding cost and friction in the health care system.
Feb 6, 2023
 AHA’s recently released 2022 National Health Care Governance Survey Report shows that today’s hospital and health system boards are working hard to keep pace with transformation in health care.
Feb 6, 2023
The Committee on Clinical Leadership serves as a clinical resource on policy issues and guides the ongoing work of the AHA Physician Alliance. 
Feb 6, 2023
Adults receiving dialysis treatment for end-stage kidney disease were 100 times more likely to have a Staphylococcus aureus bloodstream infection than adults not on dialysis during 2017-2020, with the risk 40% higher for Hispanic patients than white patients, according to a report released today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Feb 6, 2023
The Food and Drug Administration last week removed the requirement for a positive COVID-19 test result to prescribe Paxlovid to certain adult and pediatric patients and Lagevrio to certain adults at risk of progressing to severe COVID-19.
Feb 6, 2023 by John Haupert, Chair, American Hospital Association
Nearly 1,200 health care leaders from rural hospitals, health systems and health clinics, as well as rural associations and community health organizations, will convene Feb. 19–22 in San Antonio for the AHA Rural Health Care Leadership Conference.
Feb 3, 2023
AHA and its Institute for Diversity and Health Equity are providing social media assets that hospitals and health systems can use throughout February to highlight Black contributions to health care.
Feb 3, 2023
Hospitals and health systems added 10,900 jobs in January, while U.S. jobs overall increased by 517,000, according to data released Feb. 3 by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Feb 3, 2023
The Department of Justice withdrew three policy statements on health care antitrust enforcement, saying they are “overly permissive on certain subjects, such as information sharing,” and that “a case-by-case enforcement approach” would allow it to better evaluate health care mergers and competition.