COVID-19: Organizational Preparedness and Capacity Planning

Oct 16, 2020
Join AHA Board Chair Melinda Estes, M.D., for the seventh in a series of Leadership Rounds — short conversations on a range of key issues Dr. Estes will have with hospital and health system leaders from across the country. Dr. Estes will joined by Jim Skogsbergh, President and CEO of Advocate…
Oct 6, 2020
Hospitals and health systems can expect sharp declines in commercially insured patients due to job losses in the pandemic economy, which likely will fuel a rise in Medicaid, exchange and uninsured patients. To a large extent, how effectively and aggressively provider organizations are able to…
Oct 6, 2020
Want to know how long it will take to clear the backlog of postponed surgical procedures due to ordered shutdowns during the pandemic? A newly revised AHA resource, “COVID-19 Tools: Forecasting the Pandemic’s Spread and Planning for Recovery,” includes links to two new online calculators to do just…
Sep 23, 2020
As the U.S. continues its COVID-19 fight, the need for safe medical care unrelated to the pandemic is more important than ever.
Sep 21, 2020
Today, we continue to grapple not only with the COVID-19 pandemic, but also a dangerously polarized election, ongoing civil unrest in the face of untenable systemic racism … and now, 94 major wildfires that are devastating our West Coast neighbors, families and friends, as well as recent hurricanes…
Sep 18, 2020
Proactive COVID-19 testing of all long-term care staff and residents, who are usually at higher risk of contracting the virus, may help prevent potential outbreaks, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study.
Sep 15, 2020
While commercial payers and employers are finding their own ways of dealing with this new COVID-19 normal, it’s important for hospital and health system leaders to stay abreast of how the upheaval in these sectors may ultimately impact provider organizations.