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This annual snapshot of America's Essential Hospitals' membership tells a story about the essential people and communities our members serve.

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This brief summarizes background on the opioid crisis and the key role essential hospitals play in the health care industry’s response to the opioid crisis.

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With funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Essential Hospitals Institute developed the road map to guide hospitals toward, and overcome barriers to, population health improvement activities.

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This brief summarizes the challenges that food-insecure patients face and the measures hospitals can take at the patient, system, and community levels to help improve food security.

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New report from America's Essential Hospitals on the association's membership details average operating margin, patient health care coverage, physician training, inpatient and outpatient visits, and other key data.

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Essential hospitals 2.67 times more likely than other hospitals to receive penalties under Medicare readmissions program in FY 2016

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New research brief from Essential Hospitals Institute explores some of the key barriers and subsequent solutions to successful behavioral health and primary care integration in essential hospitals.

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New data brief from Essential Hospitals Institute investigates which hospital characteristics are linked with lower CMS star ratings and finds that large, urban, teaching hospitals tend to receive lower star ratings.

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New brief from Essential Hospitals Institute focuses on clinical and process outcomes from DSRIP waiver work at Contra Costa Regional Medical Center in California and University Health System in Texas.

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Brief summarizes essential hospitals' role caring for homeless patients, strategies for improving care, and recommendations for forming sustainable community partnerships.

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Member characteristics data shows essential hospitals' commitment to vulnerable patients and communities with high-quality care, vital services

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Brief finds that hospitals with more than 400 beds, teaching hospitals, those treating complex patients, and essential hospitals more likely to receive penalties; no evidence that penalties align with outcomes

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The third in a series of waiver-related briefs, this research brief summarizes perspectives from hospital leaders in Massachusetts, California, and Texas.

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This literature review explores how social connections impact health outcomes and overutilization and offers responsive strategies by essential hospitals.

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Annual member characteristics data report documents essential hospitals' commitment to vulnerable patients and communities with high-quality care and vital services, such as trauma, burn, and psychiatric care and physician training. It also shows member hospitals provided outstanding care while ofte

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Survey of literature and essential hospital experiences, supported by Aetna Foundation

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Challenges essential hospitals may face when implementing HIT

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Insight from Boston Medical Center and Cambridge Health Alliance

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About America’s Essential Hospitals

America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.