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Building Healthy Communities

Essential hospitals work to improve population health and patient and family engagement

Barriers to Success in Population Health Management, Value-based Care

Seth Edwards

Team-based, standardized care can help academic medical centers mitigate barriers to success in population health management.

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Opening the Door for Cost of Care Conversations

Deborah Roseman

In a recent webinar, presenters shared research and tools to break down barriers to having cost conversations with patients.

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Social Responsibility in Surgery

Tracey Dechert, MD

At essential hospital Boston Medical Center, the Socially Responsible Surgery program educates and engages future generations of physicians about the importance of addressing the social determinants of health to provide holistic care.

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Hunger as a Health Issue: Essential Hospitals Fighting Food Insecurity

Madeline White

Essential hospitals face the challenge of food insecurity daily; nationwide, they serve more than 10 million patients who lack access to healthy food. Association members UMass Memorial Health Care and Hurley Medical Center shared initiatives to address this issue at a Capitol Hill briefing.

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Essential Hospitals Tackle Housing Instability

Emily Schweich

JPS Health Network and Bon Secours Baltimore Health System recently visited Capitol Hill to tell their stories of innovative housing and care coordination programs to help the chronically homeless.

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Revitalized East Lake Neighborhood Shows Value of Targeting Social Determinants of Health

Madeline White

Purpose Built Communities and the East Lake Foundation have worked to transform this neighborhood to a place where individuals can achieve higher education, financial success, and better health outcomes.

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Christiana Care Program Helps Young Adults SEARCH for Their Passions

Emily Schweich

Christiana Care Health System works with Project SEARCH to provide internship experience and educational opportunities for young adults with disabilities.

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HRSA Recognizes Essential Hospitals for Organ Donation Outreach

Michelle Rosenfeld

Eighty essential hospitals received recognition for their organ, eye, and tissue donation and registration efforts between October 2016 and April 2017.

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Orlando Health Doctors Take Cross-Country Drive for Men’s Health

Emily Schweich

Two Orlando Health urologists visit gyms, bars, and community events around the country, combining social and fitness events with health awareness lectures

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Author Discusses Continued Importance of Essential Hospitals

Michelle Rosenfeld

Essential hospitals strive every day to close the health care equity gap and provide quality care to all, including the most vulnerable. A new book, A Spirit of Charity, highlights the important role these hospitals play in the United States health care system. In the book, Mike King, a reporter for nearly 40 years, profiles

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New Book Highlights Essential Hospitals’ Role in U.S. Health Care System

Michelle Rosenfeld

Public hospitals have always played an important role in the United States health care system and their contributions are emphasized in a new book, A Spirit of Charity. In the book, Mike King, a reporter for nearly 40 years, profiles three members of America’s Essential Hospitals — Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Parkland Memorial Hospital

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The 140-Character HCAHPS Survey?

Jamie Cetrone

Nearly all members of America’s Essential Hospitals use social media to reach out to their communities. But social media is a two-way street, and essential hospitals also understand the value of social platforms, such as Twitter, to monitor and respond to patient feedback and use those interactions to improve care and the care experience. The

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Essential Hospitals Prepare for Zika Battle

Michelle Rosenfeld

Essential hospitals in Florida, New York and Texas — the three states with the highest incidences of Zika cases as of March 9 — are working to educate patients and providers about the virus before warmer weather brings the potential for a spike in the number of cases. Florida had the highest number of Zika cases

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