AHA Members Are on the Front Lines of COVID-19

 

As our nation’s hospitals contend with an unprecedented public health crisis, the American Hospital Association is working to support our members with information and resources to support their needs during this difficult time. We are adjusting activities and programs to adapt to this changing environment. And more than ever, we need your support.

Here’s how you can help

Support the AHA

So that it can continue its vital mission of helping hospitals and health systems as they serve their patients and communities during this crisis. Several of our business-sponsored events planned for spring have been cancelled or postponed. Please consider moving your planned sponsorship to a future event or talk to our team about how you can partner with us on a virtual event or offering such as a webinar, virtual dialogue or white paper. Contact Carl Aiello to discuss available options.

Become an AHA Associate

Participants in the AHA Associate program not only get exclusive access to our national events, they also can participate in special briefings and receive content that connects your team with industry leaders and our members who are seeking to exchange ideas and explore new solutions during this time of transformational change.

Give local

Our hospitals are looking for donations to support them during this time of crisis. Some hospitals are seeking donations of supplies, others need funds that they can allocate toward resources. Contact the hospitals and health systems in the areas you serve to find out how you can help.

Support the nation’s need for blood donations.

Hospitals are experiencing a serious shortage of blood as a result of COVID-19. Contact the Red Cross to find how you can help in your area.

The AHA greatly appreciates the many ways our business partners have stepped up to support our members during this critical time.

  • AVIA and the AHA have worked together quickly to adapt an online capabilities assessment tool and collaboration platform for our hospital members -- AHA Digital Pulse -- to address COVID-19.
  • AHA is collaborating with Verily to promote the availability of a new digital tool to support patient triage to relieve nurses and hospital staff so they can focus on delivering care. Verily COVID-19 Pathfinder can easily be embedded on a health system’s website and provides verified information about COVID-19, triages a patient’s symptoms and severity, and directs them to the most applicable actions based on their inputs.
  • 3M and GE Healthcare are partnering with Ford to speed production of 3M’s respirators for health care workers and expand production of a simplified version of its GE Healthcare’s ventilator.
  • Hillrom has donated $3.5 million of medical devices well-suited for critical and intensive care environments to 25 U.S. hospitals fighting COVID-19.
  • Vizient has been advising the White House Coronavirus Task Force on steps to take to improve access to medications for hospitals who are caring for patients with COVID-19.
  • AMN Healthcare has set up an emergency response website to share information and resources with its provider clients and placed health care professionals to address the challenges of the pandemic.
  • Gozio’s COVID-19 Fast Track solution can be deployed in days to support real time messaging, virtual triage and dynamic routing of users to their appropriate point of care – all via their smartphone.

And we’re sure that more examples of this support are out there. To share yours, and to find out what else you can do to help, please contact us.

Thank you for your support. Stay well.

Resources

Positive Stories

Stories from the Front Lines

Every day health care professionals across the country and around the world are doing amazing work to combat the coronavirus and care for people – physically and emotionally. Here you’ll find their heartwarming stories. It’s our opportunity to honor, celebrate and thank them for rising up and never giving up to end this pandemic.
#HealthcareHeroes #AlwaysThere

MetroHealth, Cleveland

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