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Social Responsibility in Surgery

Tracey Dechert, MD
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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2019 State Health Policy Priorities

With expected gridlock between our new divided Congress, states could be the ones to drive major health policy activity in 2019.

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Fostering Inclusivity for Transgender Youth

Essential hospitals nationwide work to make their facilities more inclusive for all. The MetroHealth System, in Cleveland, launched its Pride and Kidz Pride clinics to offer an array of services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning patients of all ages.

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Essential Hospitals Lead the Way in LGBTQ Care

Essential hospitals have long shown a commitment to care for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer or questioning patients. The 2016 mass shooting at Pulse in Orlando spurred a concerted effort at Temple University Health System, in Philadelphia, to create a more inclusive environment.

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We Need to Talk … About Cost

America’s Essential Hospitals, with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has launched an online library of resources to help essential hospitals better communicate about cost of care.

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UVA Health System Harnesses the Digital Revolution

With telehealth programs at home and abroad, the Charlottesville health system works to improve access to quality care.

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Medicaid: A Growing Share of States’ Budgets

As states’ Medicaid costs rise with every budget cycle, many are exploring new approaches to manage program spending by targeting rising prescription drug costs.

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Federal Action Aims to Curb Rising Medicaid Drug Costs

The nature of the Medicaid program means these skyrocketing costs have strained federal and state resources, prompting action through both policy and legislation.

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Helping Women Leaders Thrive at Essential Hospitals

Four health care leaders shared strategies for supporting women leaders in the workplace at the Essential Women’s Leadership Academy closing panel.

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Inaugural Hackathon Tackles Health Equity Challenges

Coders, game designers, and data professionals joined health economists and health policy experts to create data-driven solutions for health care inequities during the inaugural National Health Equity Hackathon.

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