Advancing Health Podcast

Advancing Health is the American Hospital Association’s podcast series. Podcasts will feature conversations with hospital and health system leaders on a variety of issues that impact patients and communities. Look for new episodes directly from your mobile device by using SoundCloud. You can also listen to the podcasts directly by clicking below.

Latest Podcasts

Aug 25, 2021

In this episode, Marie Cleary-Fishman, vice president of clinical quality at the AHA Center for Health Innovation is joined by Dr. Holly Geyer, internal medicine practitioner at the Mayo Clinic, to discuss opioid stewardship and resources the AHA has developed to offer guidance and information to hospitals and health systems on how they can partner with patients, clinicians and communities to address the opioid epidemic.


Aug 18, 2021

In this Members in Action podcast featuring maternal and child health efforts, Aisha Syeda, program manager at the AHA speaks with Dr. Nicole Lamborne, the vice president of clinical operations for women’s services at Virtua Health in New Jersey. Dr. Lamborne will share how Virtua identified gaps in maternal care, and invested in laborists, nurses and evidence-based practices to lower C-section, hypertension, hemorrhage and sepsis rates.

Aug 11, 2021

Many times this requires hospitals and systems to develop new strategies and innovative approaches to deliver care and to maintain “the business” to better manage crises and overcome challenges. Join us for a discussion on eight key strategies that hospitals and systems can start implementing now and hear how Baptist Health Floyd Hospital is applying these strategies when handling crises and managing change, including the value that pathologists can provide.


Aug 3, 2021

Digital solutions allow care teams to use more standardized protocols, improve clinical decision-making, increase collaboration and communication among providers, mothers and their families. To explore the use of such solutions by health care organizations, Priya Bathija, vice president of AHA’s Strategic Initiatives hosts seven-minute conversations with seven experts, representing AVIA, Providence St. Joseph Health, Boston Medical Center, Froedtert & The Medical College of Wisconsin, CommonSpirit Health, MedStar Health and Connecticut Children’s. The series also highlights ways technology-enabled services improve health care access, and perinatal care and outcomes.

For more resources on digital solutions for perinatal care, visit the Seven in Seven series page.


Jul 30, 2021

AHA Board Chair Rod Hochman, M.D., president and CEO of Providence, and Robert Trestman, M.D., chair for psychiatry and behavioral medicine at Carilion Clinic and a professor at the Virginia Tech/Carilion School of Medicine in Roanoke, Va., reflect on the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of health care professionals, patients and families. During the conversation, Trestman emphasizes that to improve behavioral health care, “overcoming the stigma of asking for and receiving help is the single biggest challenge we all face.” He is passionate about helping health care professionals “to realize that we are human beings … with limits … and it’s OK to ask for help.” Trestman serves as 2021 chair of the AHA Behavioral Health Services Committee.



Jul 30, 2021
Dr. Trestman and Dr. Hochman reflect on the far-reaching effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health and well-being of health care professionals, patients and families.
Jul 28, 2021
Communities of color, who over the past year have been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, also experienced emotional distress exacerbated by events surrounding the murder of George Floyd.
Jul 21, 2021
On this AHA Advancing Health podcast, John Riggi, AHA senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, speaks with his former FBI colleague Mike Orlando, acting director of the National Counterintelligen
Jul 7, 2021
Hospitals and health systems have frequently been the target of high-impact ransomware attacks.
Jun 30, 2021
In this podcast, moderated by AHA’s Julia Resnick, senior program manager for strategic initiatives, Libby Hoy, founder and CEO of Patient Family Centered Care Partners and Connie Montgomery, a member of the Medical University of South Carolina’s patient family advisory council discuss their experiences engaging with and advocating for patients and families throughout the pandemic.
Jun 23, 2021
Columbus, Ohio-based Mount Carmel Health System goes beyond the walls of its hospital to serve its community and patients through programs such as Street Medicine, which provides free urgent medica
Jun 17, 2021
On this podcast AHA offers part two of two podcasts on rebuilding maternity services at a critical access hospital.
Jun 16, 2021
In this AHA Advancing Health podcast, Leon Caldwell, AHA’s senior director of health equity strategies and in
Jun 11, 2021
Nancy Myers, AHA vice president of leadership and system innovation, talks with Mikelle Moore, senior vice president and chief community health officer at Salt Lake City, Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare, about community health improvement during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jun 9, 2021
AHA’s Joining Hands for Greater Impact initiative highlights resources and stories of successful hospital-community partnerships in getting health care workers and community members vaccinated for