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Essential Insights

Perspectives on essential people, communities, and hospitals

Better Together

Association members work together to protect essential care

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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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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Tackling Trauma Together: Trauma Survivors Network Spreads to Essential Hospitals Nationwide

Essential hospital The MetroHealth System, in Cleveland, is helping other hospitals launch programs that link trauma survivors with recovery coaches and peer volunteers.

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Premier Collaboration Highlights Correlation Between Behavioral Health, Readmissions

Reducing preventable readmissions, which often are related to behavioral health conditions, with appropriate and timely care is of paramount concern to the members of Premier and America’s Essential Hospitals.

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Stronger Together: Join the Medical Leaders Interest Group

The Medical Leaders Interest Group gives clinical leaders an opportunity to share work, discuss common topics, and learn from essential hospital peers.

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Looking Ahead: 3 Reasons You Can’t Miss VITAL2019

From energizing hallway conversations to inspiring award presentations, hear what makes VITAL a conference you can’t miss.

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Finance and Payment Policy: 3 Key Insights from VITAL2018

Several presentations at VITAL2018 focused on a foundational issue for essential hospitals—finance and payment policy—and provided member insights on topics such as Section 1115 Medicaid waivers, state policy trends in the 340B Drug Pricing Program, and digitizing the revenue cycle.

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Innovation and Adaptation: 3 Key Insights from VITAL2018

Front-line staff engagement, patient empowerment, and collaboration were key themes in our VITAL2018 sessions focused on innovation and adaptation.

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Executive Leadership: 3 Key Insights from VITAL2018

Strong leadership can transform the culture of an organization and make it more efficient. Hear three key takeaways for executive leaders from VITAL2018, the association’s annual meeting.

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6 Key Takeaways from a Trove of VITAL2018 Insights

More than 300 hospital and health system leaders came together in San Francisco for three days to foster their shared mission to champion excellence in health care for all.

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Essential Women’s Leadership Academy Hosts Inaugural Meeting

Women bring critical perspectives to hospital leadership roles, yet they are significantly underrepresented, especially in CEO positions. America’s Essential Hospitals and its members are committed to reducing this gender gap in hospital leadership. For one, essential hospitals have long worked to promote equity — both in delivery of care and in cultivating leaders who are

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