American Hospital Association Recognizes the Foundation for Healthy Communities for Achievements in Quality Care and Value

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The AHA Center for Health Innovation Awards Foundation for Healthy Communities for Achievements in Quality Care and Value

CHICAGO – August 7, 2019 – Shining a spotlight on quality care and value, The American Hospital Association Center for Health Innovation has named the Foundation for Healthy Communities as an honorable mention for the 2019 AHA Performance Improvement Award for hospital engagement in the AHA/HRET Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, part of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Partnership for Patients program.

This distinguished honor in performance improvement was announced by Marie Cleary-Fishman, Vice President of the AHA Center for Health Innovation’s Performance Improvement, at a special reception on July 24th at the AHA Leadership Summit in San Diego. Selected organizations were celebrated for creating a culture of patient safety, delivering value, and executing evidence-based practices as part of day-to-day operations.

“As expectations on health care performance and growth are rising dramatically, the Foundation for Healthy Communities is making great strides to help hospitals and health systems reach a new level of quality care, patient safety and value,” said Cleary-Fishman. “They have found effective ways to foster operational excellence, communication, and engagement with desirable outcomes.”

Other Allied Associations receiving honorable mentions for their work include:

  • Florida Hospital Association
  • Hospital Association of Rhode Island
  • Nebraska Hospital Association
  • Texas Hospital Association

 

“We’re very proud of this honor in recognition of the ongoing efforts of our member hospitals to increase patient safety and improve the quality of care they deliver,” stated Anne Diefendorf, MS, RDN, LD, Associate Executive Director and Vice President of Quality and Patient Safety at the Foundation.  “The NH Partnership for Patients initiative has achieved significant results over the past 8 years, and we look forward to continuing these activities as part of this collaborative, nationwide effort.”

To learn more about the AHA Center for Health Innovation’s performance improvement initiatives, visit www.aha.org/center/performance-improvement.

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About the Foundation for Healthy Communities

Affiliated with the New Hampshire Hospital Association, the Foundation for Healthy Communities (FHC) is a non-profit organization that works statewide to improve health and healthcare through innovative partnerships with both individuals and organizations.  For more information, visit the website at www.healthynh.org.

 

About the AHA Center for Health Innovation

The AHA Center for Health Innovation, created by the American Hospital Association, enhances hospital and health system transformation and accelerates innovation at scale. The Center was formed in September 2018 from the merger of AHA’s Health Forum, Health Research & Educational Trust, Data Center and The Value Initiative. The Center serves as a key partner to AHA members, supporting their innovation and transformation journey with new tools, data products and analytics, learning collaboratives, conferences and virtual expeditions, market intelligence and advisory services. For more information, visit the website at www.aha.org/center.

About the American Hospital Association

The AHA is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the health improvement of their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, which include nearly 5,000 hospitals, health care systems, networks, other providers of care and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides insight and education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. For more information, visit the AHA website at www.aha.org.