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Essential Insights

Perspectives on essential people, communities, and hospitals

40 Years Essential: A Blueprint for Building Equity

Mini Swift, MD, MPH, vice president for population health at association member Alameda Health System, shares how the association’s research tools and Essential Women’s Leadership Academy shaped her career.

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Hurley Medical Center Helps Community ‘Activate their Health Care Power’

Tarnesa Martin, RN, BSN, brings care from the hospital into the community as association member Hurley Medical Center’s inaugural patient resource and community advocate.

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Remove ‘Road Blocks’ to Achieve Effective Capacity Management

An effective discharge planning process can help essential hospitals live out their mission to care for marginalized and underserved populations.

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Medicaid Trends in FY 2022 State Budgets

Nearly all states have enacted FY 2022 budgets with notable themes emerging, including investments in health care through Medicaid expenditures and general funds. Medicaid rate changes, equity initiatives, mental health funding, graduate medical education, and COVID-19 relief feature prominently.

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RWJBarnabas Health Empowers Staff, Community with Food Equity Challenge

Association member RWJBarnabas Health’s food equity challenge encouraged staff and community members to examine the intersection of structural racism, food insecurity, and health outcomes.

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Integrating Telehealth into Home- and Community-Based Services

Health care providers need long-term strategies to adopt, normalize, and reimburse telehealth care for patients receiving home- and community-based services.

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Essential Hospitals Continue Climate Work Amid Pandemic

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, essential hospitals continued to act as models in the industry for sustainability practices.

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Bolstering Resilience in Health Care by Investing in Energy Efficiency

It’s time to become more intentional about reducing the impact of waste emissions on the health of our communities.

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An Essential Toolkit

Christy Neuhoff, JD, MBA, past-chair of the Essential Hospitals Institute board of directors, reflects on the Institute’s work and her experience creating and participating in its leadership development programs.

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Imagining Better Health Care … and Better Patient Satisfaction

Patients at essential hospitals face bigger challenges than their health, so it’s critical to support their care journey in a digestible, user-friendly way.

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40 Years Essential: Health Equity in Policy and Practice

Susan Ehrlich, MD, MPP, past-chair of the association board, reflects on her personal health equity journey and what she’s learned from essential hospitals.

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40 Years at the Center of Medicaid

I entered the practice of law in late 1991, amid what turned out to be one of the most consequential policy debates of the last half-century for essential hospitals. America’s Essential Hospitals, then and since, has been at the heart of every major Medicaid national debate.

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Henry Ford Therapeutic Choir Helps Patients Find Their Voices

Henry Ford Health System’s therapeutic choir helps patients with Parkinson’s disease, long-term COVID-19 symptoms, and other conditions regain their voices.

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40 Years of Health Equity

As our association celebrates its 40th anniversary, we look back on a long legacy of working to ensure equity in health care, especially for those affected by the public health threat of structural racism.

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Essential Hospitals Support Communities with Disabilities

To recognize Disability Pride Month and the 31st anniversary of Congress passing the Americans with Disabilities Act, we showcase three essential hospital programs to support communities with disabilities.

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Essential Hospitals Have Pride: Improving LGBTQ Care

For 40 years, America’s Essential Hospitals and its members have championed care for underserved communities, including LGBTQ people. As we celebrate Pride Month, the association reflects on members’ efforts to improve care for this population and recent administration actions to support this goal.

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Eskenazi Health Builds Confidence in COVID-19 Vaccines with Community Town Halls

Eskenazi Health in February launched a virtual town hall series to share information about the development, safety, and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.

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America’s Essential Hospitals: A Washington Leader

Founding member, past board chair, and corporate affiliate member Tom Traylor reflects on the association’s achievements over the past 40 years.

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America’s Essential Hospitals: Together in Tough Times

The community that held members together in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks continues to hold members together today, Christine Capito Burch reflects.

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2021 State Health Policy Priorities

While most states remain consumed by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, state leaders are drafting fiscal year 2021 budgets and shifting focus to rebuilding their economies, improving health equity, and investing in health care infrastructure.

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Essential Hospitals Fight Human Trafficking

Often serving populations targeted by traffickers, essential hospitals are in a unique position to address this problem. Two association members — Henry Ford Health System and Harris Health System — offer examples of education and best practices for identifying and caring for those affected.

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America’s Essential Hospitals and Bipartisan Budget Reconciliation: An Origin Story

Reconciliation and bipartisanship were vital to the origin story of America’s Essential Hospitals and will play a key role in the association’s future.

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Adapting and Partnering: University Health’s COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy

Leaders from University Health, in San Antonio, share how partnerships, preregistration, and constant adaptation shaped their COVID-19 vaccine distribution effort.

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Essential Hospital UVA Health Advances in CMS Artificial Intelligence Competition

Association member UVA Health System is one of seven finalists in the CMS Artificial Intelligence Health Outcomes Challenge, which encourages the use of artificial intelligence to predict unplanned admissions and adverse events.

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Essential Hospital Leaders Found ‘Get Us PPE’

Leaders from essential hospitals Oregon Health & Science University and Rhode Island Hospital founded a national nonprofit that provides donated personal protective equipment to facilities in need.

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Students Step Up: Integrating Social Determinants Screening into Medical Education amid COVID-19

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University students and faculty developed a tool to screen patients for social determinants of health during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In It for the Long Haul: UW Medicine Launches Post-COVID Telehealth Clinic

Association member UW Medicine, in Seattle, is tackling COVID-19’s long-term effects through a Post-COVID Telehealth Clinic.

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Essential Hospitals Get Out the Vote

Communities essential hospitals serve often face barriers to voting, but essential hospitals can help by facilitating voter registration and emergency absentee ballots.

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Operational Strategies to Meet COVID-19 Financial Challenges

The immediate urgency that the COVID-19 pandemic has placed on our delivery system’s infrastructure is both mounting and innately unpredictable. There are innovative operational strategies any hospital can implement to meet these challenges. 

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No Turning Back: Telehealth Will Play Major Role After COVID-19

COVID-19 suddenly made it possible and necessary to quickly ramp up Valleywise Health’s telemedicine program—and the overwhelmingly positive reaction from physicians and patients alike means there is no going back.

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Essential Hospitals Target Housing Insecurity Amid COVID-19

Screening tools and community partnerships are key to treating patients experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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