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  • American Hospital Association names new Trustee to the Board

    American Hospital Association names new Trustee to the Board

    American Hospital Association names new Trustee to the Board | site |


    (Information contained in American Hospital Association [AHA] press release: January 15, 2021)

    Washington (January 15 , 2021) – The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected Russ Gronewold to fill a vacancy on its Board of Trustees, effective January 2021; he will also serve as chair of Regional Policy Board 6. The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances. Gronewold is CEO of Bryan Health, a five hospital health system headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., a position he has held since 2020. He previously had been the system’s chief financial officer since 2010. Prior to joining Bryan Health, he served as vice president for business development for Alegent Health in Omaha, Neb. Gronewold is the immediate past chair of the Nebraska Hospital Association and is an active member...
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  • American Medical Association Statement on HHS Decision to remove Barriers for Opioid Treatment

    American Medical Association Statement on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Decision to remove Barriers for Opioid Treatment| site |



    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release dated: January 14, 2021)


    The following statement is attributable to:

    Patrice Harris, M.D., M.A. Chair, AMA Opioid Task Force Immediate Past President, American Medical Association “The AMA strongly endorses today’s decision by HHS to allow physicians to prescribe without a waiver highly effective medication for the treatment of patients with opioid use disorder. Patients are struggling to find physicians who are authorized to prescribe buprenorphine; the onerous regulations discourage physicians from being certified to prescribe it. The AMA urged HHS to change the regulations last year in order to remove a major barrier to reducing the nationwide epidemic of drug-related overdose and death.
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  • American Medical Association Underscores need for Coordinated, Comprehensive Pandemic Response

    American Medical Association Underscores need for Coordinated, Comprehensive Pandemic Response | site |




    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release dated: January 12, 2021)


    Chicago - - In a national address today, American Medical Association (AMA) President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., outlined immediate action necessary for a coordinated, comprehensive federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The address, titled “COVID-19: The Long Road to Recovery,” focused on steps policymakers should take to tackle the pandemic and ensure we are better prepared for future tests of our health system and public health infrastructure. Dr. Bailey also focused on the need for a science-based approach to decision making, highlighted the scientifically rigorous process that produced the COVID-19 vaccines, and urged Americans to get the vaccine when it is their turn. In the speech delivered via livestream ...
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  • American Hospital Association Statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID Relief Plan

    American Hospital Association Statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID Relief Plan | site |




    (Information contained in American Hospital Association [AHA] press release dated: January 14, 2021)





    AHA Statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID Relief Plan


    Rick Pollack
    President and CEO
    American Hospital Association


    January 14, 2021

    America’s hospitals and health systems, and our heroic front-line caregivers, applaud President-elect Biden’s focus and broad approach in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. We both share this as among the highest priorities for the nation. We continue to call for increased federal leadership, support and resources to combat this virus that has devastated countless families and communities and this plan makes important strides in these directions. In particular, we are pleased that it includes much-needed additional funding to ...
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  • Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association partner to help Veterans diagnosed with Lung Disease

    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association partner to help Veterans diagnosed with Lung Disease | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, press release dated: December 18, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced its partnering with the American Lung Association to help Veterans, diagnosed with lung disease, live healthier lives.

    The partnership will increase Veterans’ access to information about lung disease and resources. “This collaboration will promote effective coping strategies designed to slow the progression of lung disease and offer support networks to help Veterans and their caregivers,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA researchers are dedicated to learning more about diseases that impact both Veterans and humankind to help with prevention and treatment.” VA and the Lung Association will also join forces on tra
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  • American Medical Association urges Social Media Companies to Combat Vaccine Misinformation

    American Medical Association urges Social Media Companies to Combat Vaccine Misinformation | site |


    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release dated: December 21, 2020) Chicago - - As the United States begins an unprecedented effort to administer COVID-19 vaccines to more than 300 million Americans, the American Medical Association (AMA) today urged the CEOs of six leading social media and e-commerce companies to assist the effort by combatting misinformation and disinformation about the vaccine on their platforms. The AMA also urged the platforms to share timely, accurate information on the vaccine from trusted public health institutions, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The letter was sent to the top executives at Google, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, TikTok, and YouTube. “As we work tirelessly to stop the spread of COVID-19, please remain vigilant against...
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  • American Hospital Association Statement on Court Delay of Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule

    American Hospital Association Statement on Court Delay of Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule | site |



    (Information contained in American Hospital Association [AHA] press release: December 23, 2020)



    American Hospital Association Statement on Court Delay of Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule



    Tom Nickels
    Executive Vice President
    American Hospital Association

    December 23, 2020

    The AHA is pleased that Judge Blake has granted a temporary restraining order to prevent the Most Favored Nation (MFN) Model interim final rule from taking effect on January 1. Hospitals and health systems have very deep concerns about the substance and legality of this model, and the AHA filed a Declaration with this lawsuit expressing how the model could negatively impact hospitals, health systems and the patients they care for. Instead of holding drug companies...
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  • American Medical Association article says AHA, AMA, ANA urge Health Care Workers to take COVID-19 Vaccine

    American Medical Association article says AHA, AMA, ANA urge Health Care Workers to take COVID-19 Vaccine | site |


    The following information is contained in American Medical Association (AMA) press release dated December 15, 2020 and titled as follows:



    AHA, AMA, ANA urge health care workers to take COVID-19 vaccine



    Washington, DC — With the initial distribution and administration of a COVID-19 vaccine underway, leading U.S. medical, nursing and hospital organizations thanked health care professionals in an open letter today and urged them to continue their battle against COVID-19 by taking a vaccine and sharing their experience with others, noting their position as trusted and valued voices in their communities.

    The open letter from the American Medical Association, American Hospital Association, and American Nurses Association is available here. The full text is below: An open letter to all health care prof
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  • American Medical Association Statement on FDA Authorization of first COVID-19 Vaccine

    American Medical Association Statement on FDA Authorization of first COVID-19 Vaccine| site |


    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release dated: December 11, 2020)


    AMA Statement on FDA Authorization of first COVID-19 Vaccine


    The following statement is attributable to:
    Susan R. Bailey, M.D. President, American Medical Association “For much of this year, physicians, nurses and frontline health care personnel have done herculean, unprecedented work to care for patients and prevent the spread of COVID-19 – all while scientists and researchers sprinted to develop a safe and effective vaccine. After a thorough, rigorous, transparent review process, today’s decision by the FDA to grant an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) for the first COVID-19 vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech is a monumental milestone with the potential to set us on a road to recovery. The comprehensive, science-based, tr
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  • American Hospital Association Statement on FDA Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

    American Hospital Association Statement on FDA Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine | site |



    (Information contained in American Hospital Association [AHA] press release: December 11, 2020)

    AHA Statement on FDA Emergency Use Authorization of Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine

    Rick Pollack
    President and CEO
    American Hospital Association

    December 11, 2020


    America’s hospitals and health systems believe the announcement by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine is an important step forward in ending this pandemic. This authorization was made on advice after a careful review by scientific and clinical experts through a thoughtful process. We will continue to be guided by science and follow the evidence that the FDA lays out on the safety and efficacy of the various vaccines in development. In addition to playing ...
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  • Air Line Pilots Association comments on FAA’s Return-to-Service Protocol for Boeing 737 MAX

    Air Line Pilots Association comments on Federal Aviation Administration’s Return-to-Service Protocol for Boeing 737 MAX | site |


    (Information contained in Air Line Pilots Association press release: November 18, 2020) McLean, Va.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA) issued the following statement today after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) published the final Airworthiness Directive and Flight Standardization Board report for the Boeing 737 MAX, paving the way for the aircraft’s return to service after being grounded internationally since March 13, 2019: “Based on the Airworthiness Directive, ALPA believes that the engineering fixes to the flight-critical aircraft systems are sound and will be an effective component that leads to the safe return to service of the 737 MAX. “While ALPA continues to review the specific enhanced flight crew training details contained in the Flight Standardization Board report, the months-long process, in...
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  • AMA CEO says COVID-19 is a Painful Validation of Our Long-term Vision for Health Care

    American Medical Association CEO says "COVID-19 is a Painful Validation of Our Long-term Vision for Health Care" | site |





    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release: November 13, 2020)





    AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD



    In his address to the House of Delegates at the American Medical Association (AMA) November Special Meeting, AMA CEO James L. Madara, MD, highlights how the AMA has supported physicians during the pandemic and how COVID-19 is a painful validation of the organization’s long-term strategic vision for health care.






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  • American Hospital Association Statement on Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule

    American Hospital Association Statement on Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule | site |


    (Information contained in American Hospital Association [AHA] press release: November 20, 2020)



    AHA Statement on Most Favored Nation Model Interim Final Rule


    Tom Nickels
    Executive Vice President
    American Hospital Association


    November 20, 2020


    America’s hospitals and health systems have very deep concerns about the substance and legality of today’s Most Favored Nation Model interim final rule. Instead of holding drug companies accountable for drug prices, it slashes reimbursement to hospitals for drugs. In addition to the continued concerns we have expressed about the impact this model has on the 340B drug pricing program, we strongly question whether attempting to institute such a sweeping and controversial policy in an interim final rule is legally permissible. B...
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  • American Medical Association Policy aimed at Combatting Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccines

    American Medical Association Policy aimed at Combatting Misinformation about COVID-19 Vaccines | site |


    Policy aimed at educating physicians on speaking with patients about COVID-19 vaccination


    (November 17, 2020) - - On November 17, 2020 the American Medical Association (AMA) published the following information: Chicago - - With misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine development process circulating widely, physicians at the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates adopted policy today aimed at educating physicians on speaking with patients about COVID-19 vaccination, bearing in mind the historical context of “experimentation” with vaccines and other medication in communities of color, and providing physicians with culturally appropriate patient education materials. Educating the public about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine programs, particularly among populations that have been dispropo...
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  • American Medical Association President urges reliance on Science to Guide COVID-19 Response

    American Medical Association President urges: Rely on Science to Guide COVID-19 Response | site |


    (November 13, 2020) - - On November 13, 2020 the American Medical Association published the following information: CHICAGO — With COVID-19 cases at an all-time high, American Medical Association (AMA) President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., today addressed the Special Meeting of the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates and outlined ongoing challenges in the fight against COVID-19, praised physicians and other frontline health care workers battling the virus, and discussed how only science and evidence will light our way forward. Dr. Bailey also touted AMA efforts to boost availability of PPE and testing supplies, as well as ongoing work to provide financial lifelines to physician practices across the country so they can survive the pandemic and continue to serve their communities. Finally, with significant advances regarding vaccines on the horizon, Dr. Bai...
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    American Hospital Association names new Trustee to the Board
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    American Hospital Association names new Trustee to the Board | site |


    (Information contained in American Hospital Association [AHA] press release: January 15, 2021)

    Washington (January 15 , 2021) – The American Hospital Association (AHA) has elected Russ Gronewold to fill a vacancy on its Board of Trustees, effective January 2021; he will also serve as chair of Regional Policy Board 6. The Board of Trustees is the highest policymaking body of the AHA and has ultimate authority for the governance and management of its direction and finances. Gronewold is CEO of Bryan Health, a five hospital health system headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., a position he has held since 2020. He previously had been the system’s chief financial officer since 2010. Prior to joining Bryan Health, he served as vice president for business development for Alegent Health in Omaha, Neb. Gronewold is the immediate past chair of the Nebraska Hospital Association and is an active member...
    01-19-2021, 05:54 AM
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    American Medical Association Statement on HHS Decision to remove Barriers for Opioid Treatment
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    American Medical Association Statement on U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Decision to remove Barriers for Opioid Treatment| site |



    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release dated: January 14, 2021)


    The following statement is attributable to:

    Patrice Harris, M.D., M.A. Chair, AMA Opioid Task Force Immediate Past President, American Medical Association “The AMA strongly endorses today’s decision by HHS to allow physicians to prescribe without a waiver highly effective medication for the treatment of patients with opioid use disorder. Patients are struggling to find physicians who are authorized to prescribe buprenorphine; the onerous regulations discourage physicians from being certified to prescribe it. The AMA urged HHS to change the regulations last year in order to remove a major barrier to reducing the nationwide epidemic of drug-related overdose and death.
    ...
    01-19-2021, 03:34 AM
  • Staff Reporter 1
    American Medical Association Underscores need for Coordinated, Comprehensive Pandemic Response
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    American Medical Association Underscores need for Coordinated, Comprehensive Pandemic Response | site |




    (Information contained in American Medical Association [AMA] press release dated: January 12, 2021)


    Chicago - - In a national address today, American Medical Association (AMA) President Susan R. Bailey, M.D., outlined immediate action necessary for a coordinated, comprehensive federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The address, titled “COVID-19: The Long Road to Recovery,” focused on steps policymakers should take to tackle the pandemic and ensure we are better prepared for future tests of our health system and public health infrastructure. Dr. Bailey also focused on the need for a science-based approach to decision making, highlighted the scientifically rigorous process that produced the COVID-19 vaccines, and urged Americans to get the vaccine when it is their turn. In the speech delivered via livestream ...
    01-15-2021, 10:44 PM
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    American Hospital Association Statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID Relief Plan
    by Staff Reporter 1
    American Hospital Association Statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID Relief Plan | site |




    (Information contained in American Hospital Association [AHA] press release dated: January 14, 2021)





    AHA Statement on President-elect Biden’s COVID Relief Plan


    Rick Pollack
    President and CEO
    American Hospital Association


    January 14, 2021

    America’s hospitals and health systems, and our heroic front-line caregivers, applaud President-elect Biden’s focus and broad approach in bringing the COVID-19 pandemic to an end. We both share this as among the highest priorities for the nation. We continue to call for increased federal leadership, support and resources to combat this virus that has devastated countless families and communities and this plan makes important strides in these directions. In particular, we are pleased that it includes much-needed additional funding to ...
    01-15-2021, 10:01 PM
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    Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association partner to help Veterans diagnosed with Lung Disease
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    U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, American Lung Association partner to help Veterans diagnosed with Lung Disease | site |




    (Information contained in U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, press release dated: December 18, 2020)

    Washington - - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) today announced its partnering with the American Lung Association to help Veterans, diagnosed with lung disease, live healthier lives.

    The partnership will increase Veterans’ access to information about lung disease and resources. “This collaboration will promote effective coping strategies designed to slow the progression of lung disease and offer support networks to help Veterans and their caregivers,” said VA Secretary Robert Wilkie. “VA researchers are dedicated to learning more about diseases that impact both Veterans and humankind to help with prevention and treatment.” VA and the Lung Association will also join forces on tra
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    12-26-2020, 10:07 PM

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