Press Releases

Below are the most recent press releases from the American Hospital Association.

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Oct 12, 2021
A new analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released by the American Hospital Association shows a range of partnerships, mergers and acquisitions can be an important tool for keeping financially struggling hospitals open and preserving access to care, among other key benefits.
Sep 30, 2021
The No Surprises Act was an important step forward in protecting patients from surprise medical bills. Hospitals and health systems strongly support these protections and the balanced approach Congress chose to resolve disputes.
Sep 29, 2021
We applaud the recent actions of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) allowing access to a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine booster dose for nurses, physicians and others working in health care settings. We support every effort to protect the health and safety of those who are at higher risk for infection due to potential occupational exposure.
Sep 24, 2021
The FDA and CDC’s recent booster shot policy decisions are important steps toward ending COVID-19. The FDA and CDC’s review further confirms the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccines, and underscores why hospitals and health systems have worked so hard to vaccinate their staff and communities.
Sep 21, 2021
A new analysis prepared by Kaufman, Hall & Associates, LLC and released by the American Hospital Association shows that higher expenses for labor, drugs and supplies as well as patients putting off care during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic will continue to negatively impact the financial health of hospitals and health systems throughout 2021.
Sep 16, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) announced that the organization received $1 million in grant funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue COVID-19 vaccine confidence efforts through September 2022.
Sep 15, 2021
The American Hospital Association (AHA) today announced that it will honor five programs with the AHA Dick Davidson NOVA Award for their hospital-led collaborative efforts that improve community health.
Sep 10, 2021
The Provider Relief Fund has been a lifeline to America’s hospitals, health systems and caregivers, helping us keep our doors open during COVID-19 so we can continue providing essential services and care to patients and communities. That’s why Congress designated these funds to providers on the front lines of this battle. 
Sep 9, 2021
All hospitals regardless of ownership type provide a comprehensive range of benefits and essential services to their communities. New analysis prepared and released today by the American Hospital Association (AHA) shows that tax-exempt hospitals provided more than $105 billion in total benefits to their communities in 2018 alone, the most recent year for which comprehensive data is available.