COVID-19: Organizational Preparedness and Capacity Planning

Apr 5, 2022
It is no accident that so many hospitals and health systems performed at their best under the worst pandemic conditions. Lessons learned years earlier enabled organizations to excel under the stress of the pandemic.
Mar 28, 2022
Join AHA’s Board Chair Wright Lassiter III for Leadership Dialogue as he discusses key issues with hospitals colleagues from across the country. Watch the video and listen to the podcasts. New videos will post the last Monday of each month.
Mar 22, 2022
At the height of the pandemic and patient surges, New York-based Northwell Health and Utah-based Intermountain Healthcare began collaborating on how to address each system’s staffing shortfalls. Intermountain would soon deploy 48 team members to Northwell, which later returned the favor.
Mar 3, 2022
The Snapshot is the American Hospital Association’s look at America’s hospitals’ capacity to provide care during COVID-19. America’s hospitals and health systems continue to face historic challenges, including unprecedented financial pressures. It is vitally important that hospitals and health…
Mar 1, 2022
To date, there have been approximately 4.5 million total reported COVID-19 hospital admissions, with 49% of those admissions occurring since July 1, 2021 during the Delta and Omicron surges. Despite these drastic surges, no Provider Relief Funds have been allocated or disbursed to address the…
Feb 17, 2022
Baptist Health in Jacksonville, Florida, reflects on lessons learned and best practices moving forward. We know that our field will continue to be challenged by COVID-19, but this pandemic has taught us a valuable lesson: The future is not going to wait for us, and instead we have to be ready to…
Feb 8, 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need to strengthen the nation’s hospitals and health systems, writes AHA Chair Wright Lassiter III, president and CEO of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, in Modern Healthcare.      
Feb 3, 2022
The Federal Emergency Management Agency today published a plan of action to develop a national strategy that would coordinate transportation systems needed to supply, produce and distribute critical COVID-19 health care resources, the latest addition to a 2020 voluntary agreement under the Defense…
Jan 26, 2022
Leaders of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee released for comment until Feb. 4 a discussion draft of bipartisan legislation to strengthen the nation’s public health and medical preparedness and response systems in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.