FAH Celebrates National Nurses Week 2015

This week, the Federation of American Hospitals and our member hospitals join the American Nurses Association (ANA) in celebrating National Nurses Week. Nurses play a vital role in delivering consistent quality care to patients every day in facilities across the nation, which is why once again the FAH is proud to celebrate National Nurses Week.  It may only be one official week, but every day of every year, hospitals deeply appreciate the care and compassion that nurses provide – as do our patients, their families, their communities, and the entire health care system. The role of nurses in delivering consistent, […] Read More »

New AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack

The Federation of American Hospitals (FAH) and its member companies congratulate Rick Pollack on his appointment as the next President and CEO of the American Hospital Association.  Rick is a proven industry leader and a stalwart champion for hospitals.   The FAH looks forward to working with Rick in his new capacity and I am confident that we will continue our strong partnership to advance American’s heath care.

New IOM Report Provides Useful Measures for Health Care Quality

This week, the Institute of Medicine (IOM) released a report called Vital Signs: Core Metrics for Health and Health Care Progress.  The report frames a national vision for improving the quality of health care nationwide.  The report urges every stakeholder to tackle the 15 vital signs or key indicators defined in the report. The report describes how broad-based adoption of the select set of measures—totaling 15 in all—would focus activity across all sectors of health care to promote better health for the nation.  It calls for every health care industry stakeholder such as hospitals, doctors and clinicians, insurers, patients, business […] Read More »