AHA Associates Bringing Value Podcast Series

Where the healthcare business community informs AHA members


Brought to AHA member hospital and health systems by the American Hospital Association, the AHA Associates Bringing Value podcast connects members with the latest insights from the business community. In exclusive interviews, learn about how Associates are supporting hospitals and gather intel on the latest developments in the field.



AHA leaders check in with Associate Program organizations to discuss thought leadership and responding to developments in the field.

Associate Podcasts

AHA Associates Bringing Value Podcast Episode 3 Value-based care redesign in rural settings with caravan health
Dec 29, 2020

Nancy Myers, VP, leadership and system innovation for the AHA, discussed how rural hospitals are implementing population health tactics with Tim Gronniger, CEO and president of Caravan Health. They also were joined by special guest Rachelle Schultz, president and CEO of Winona Health, an AHA member hospital.

Rural and critical access hospitals often face a unique set of challenges, different than larger ex-urban health systems. As experts in population health with a depth of knowledge on the ACO investment model, Caravan brings an interesting perspective to this conversation.

AHA Associates Bringing Value Podcast Episode 4 Addressing strategy and resources in rural hospitals during COVID-19 with Draffin Tucker
Dec 29, 2020

Kathleen Wessel discusses rural health care with Jeff Askey and Sarah Dekutowski, partners with Draffin Tucker.

Rural and critical access hospitals and health systems often face different challenges than larger health systems, especially in light of COVID-19. As a full-service CPA and advisory firm serving the health care field, Draffin Tucker can speak to the challenges and nuances of rural health care.

AHA Associates Bringing Value Podcast Episode 2 Part 2 Willis Tower Watson Examines workforce well-being during COVID-19
Nov 2, 2020

Elisa Arespacochaga, VP, AHA Physician Alliance, and Interim President for the Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, spoke with Jody Amodeo, national practice leader for hospital, health system, and large provider practices for Willis Towers Watson. The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for the health care field, not only in providing care, but also in taking care of our providers.

This topic is a high priority in the rebuilding stages of the pandemic and will remain so in the reimaging stages post-pandemic. As a global advisory, broking and solutions company dealing with risk assessment and growth, Willis Towers Watson brings a unique perspective to this topic.


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