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Essential Hospitals Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening, Awareness

Janelle Schrag
Janelle Schrag

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month; Essential hospitals, like Erie County Medical Center and UT Health Northeast, are leading the field in improving colorectal cancer education, research, and preventive screening.

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Newark Hospital Helps Patient Teach from the Heart

After receiving a lifesaving heart transplant at association member Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, one patient took heart health into her own hands — literally.

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Essential Hospital Launches Mobile ED

Grady Memorial Hospital, in Atlanta, deployed the state-of-the-art mobile medical unit in an effort to free up hospital emergency department space for acute-care patients as flu season heats up.

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Essential Hospitals Tackle Housing Instability

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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Association Remembers Former Board Chair Elliott Roberts

Roberts held several leadership roles at essential hospitals during his career, including at Charity Hospital in New Orleans, Cook County Hospital in Chicago, and NYC Health + Hospitals’ Harlem Hospital Center.

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Going the Distance for Health: A Boston Medical Center Physician’s 1,687-Mile Journey to Puerto Rico

Lisa Fortuna, MD, MPH, medical director of medicine and adolescent psychiatry, traveled to Puerto Rico to donate medication and mental health care to victims of Hurricane Maria.

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Promoting Better Health Through the Tax Code

Public policies that address social determinants of health should be promoted whenever possible — including in the current tax debate.

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

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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Broadlawns Medical Center TEACHes Local Residents About Health Care Careers

Two paid job training programs give low-income Des Moines, Iowa residents the opportunity to earn a certified nursing assistant license.

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Essential Women’s Leadership Academy Empowers Executives

Two Essential Women’s Leadership Academy alumnae reflect on their experiences in this biennial training program that builds empowered hospital executives.

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