Hospitals In Focus

Hospitals In Focus with Chip Kahn

Hospitals In Focus with Chip Kahn is a podcast series from the Federation of American Hospitals. This podcast shines a light on everything hospitals; from the advancements in patient care to how a hospital benefits its community. FAH President and CEO, Chip Kahn explores with experts in the field topics like using big data to save lives and how hospitals prepare for disasters.

Protecting Access to Care in Rural America with Brock Slabach

In this episode:  We’ll discuss the major stresses and challenges facing rural hospitals, including geography, patient mix, a growing workforce crisis, and funding shortfalls.    Since 2010, 140 rural hospitals have closed, including 25 since the […]

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In the Advancing Health Equity series experts discuss how things like living conditions, language barriers, transportation impediments and poor access to technology impact people’s health. Each in-depth conversation explores the role of hospitals, as well as how current practices and policies can be shaped to overturn current disparities and achieve greater health equity across race and ethnic lines… LISTEN NOW

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The Joint Commission’s Future

In this episode: The Joint Commission’s role in working to reduce the health care workforce shortage. How TJC is addressing health equity moving forward. How hospital measurement is used to assure patients that their hospitals … Listen now


Cancer Care Close to Home

In this episode: How the Sarah Cannon Cancer Institute’s integrated care model allows for high quality patient care close to home. The research being done at Sarah Cannon, including finding the potential cure for sickle cell disease. … Listen now


Patient Care at Hospitals After Roe V Wade Overturned

The overturning of Roe V Wade has far reaching implications for hospitals and health care providers. Hospitals have a duty to care for every patient that walks through their emergency room, however that care may … Listen now


New Doctors Caring for Their Hometowns Plus Making the Rounds: From Firefighter to Nurse of the Year

Our country is facing a doctor shortage of nearly 124,000 physicians in just 2 years and the impact on patient access could be devastating. The problem is especially acute in economically disadvantaged areas, like California’s … Listen now


COVID-19: Hospital’s New Normal

Hospitals have learned a lot about treating COVID-19 since the world first learned of the novel disease at the end of 2019. Integrated hospital systems worked together to share knowledge and best practices to treat … Listen now


The Real Story: A Second Chance at Life after COVID

Rachel Watson is a survivor. Last year Rachel and her husband David fell ill with COVID-19. Though David recovered without intervention, Rachel needed extreme measures. When HCA Florida West Marion Hospital received Rachel she was … Listen now


The Real Story: Courtney Clarke, RN

Courtney Clarke is a nurse at Lake Cumberland Regional Hospital in Somerset Kentucky and her efforts to help a patient and protect her kids during treatment made such an impact that she was recognized by … Listen now


Making the Rounds: At the Forefront of Care

Dr. Ana Pineda has grown her health care career within HCA Healthcare. In fact, the doctors she works alongside today are the very ones that inspired her to take the first steps towards becoming an … Listen now