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AONE 2017 - 50 Years of Inspiring Leaders

March 22, 2017

“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 for nurse leaders. Fifty years later, AONE is the preeminent organization for nurse leaders. Echoing the founders’ aims to develop the profession of nursing leadership, the... read more

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

Ready for Independence Day

By Rick Pollack
July 1, 2016

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 keep our country free. And, let’s also remember the women and men who will be working this weekend and staffing over 900,000 beds and caring for patients in more than 5,000 hospitals... read more

Topic: Community Health
Tags: Caregivers, access

Thank You To All Nurses

By Pamela A. Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN
May 12, 2016

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 critical nature of keeping our patients safe. No matter where they practice, nurses have a professional charge to maintain the safety for patients, families, clients and all who... 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

November 11, 2015

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 of their service.   As the AHA focuses on the importance of integrating physical and behavioral health, we are proud to share resources from the VA that can help hospital caregivers... read more

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

United Against Flu

By John R. Combes, MD
October 22, 2015

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, the flu.

That’s why AHA again is organizing the United Against the Flu campaign. United Against the Flu is a collaborative effort by several national health care organizations to... read more

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

Workplace Safety is a Priority

By Pamela A. Thompson, MS, RN, CENP, FAAN
February 6, 2015

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 to ensuring the best patient care.

Hospitals’ dedicated nurses and caregivers make important choices every day about the best way to provide patient care in an incredibly complex... read more

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

Help Wanted: Hospital Toolkit for Hiring Veterans

By Rich Umbdenstock
November 10, 2014

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 communities. 

That’s why the AHA is excited to share a new hiring resource, “Hospital Careers: An Opportunity to Hire Veterans.”  Our goal in developing the toolkit was simple: give hospitals... read more

Tag: Caregivers

Protecting Hospital Heroes

By Rich Umbdenstock
October 19, 2014

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, staff and communities. At a minimum every hospital is putting systems in place to detect, isolate, and manage the initial care of a patient with suspected or confirmed Ebola while... read more

Tag: Caregivers

Heroes Every One

By Rich Umbdenstock
October 17, 2014

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 now, they are justifiably concerned about Ebola, a particularly challenging and deadly disease that demands vigilant adherence to exacting protocols that have and likely will... read more

Tag: Caregivers



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