Hospitals/Health System Associations

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General Hospitals

  • National Association of Children’s Hospitals & Related Institutions (NACHRI)
  • American Hospital Directory.
  • 100 Top Hospitals. Truven Health Analytics’ The 100 Top Hospitals® program recognizes 100 healthcare organizations from across the country that achieve the highest national scores based on nine separate measures of hospital performance—operational, clinical and financial—that affect patients as well as the quality of care in the community. The results of the annual studies are released exclusively to Modern Healthcare.

  • Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access (SNHPA).  SNHPA is a 501(c)(6) non-profit organization of 1,000 public and private non-profit hospitals and health systems throughout the U.S. that participate in the Public Health Service 340B drug discount program. SNHPA, which was originally named the Public Hospital Pharmacy Coalition, was formed in 1993 to increase the affordability and accessibility of pharmaceutical care for the nation’s poor and underserved populations.

Teaching Hospitals

Public Hospitals

  • America’s Essential Hospitals (formerly National Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems [NAPH]). Since 1981, this is the leading association and champion for about 200 hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable.
  • California Association of Public Hospitals and Health Systems (CAPH). California ’s 19 public hospital systems make up the core of the state’s medical safety net – delivering care to all who need it, regardless of ability to pay or insurance status.

One Response to Hospitals/Health System Associations

  1. pat holguin says:

    Where does one find a malpractice waiver available to give the ill control to prevent ordeals such as the one below. A choice to recover at home with one’s dearest could be the final, most important of their life. In a free society hospitals must accept, should even appreciate, a legal waiver of patient rights to file for malpractice.
    I had a long, productive career in top medical schools giving expert care to many thousand patients. At 70 now I refuse to live out my days fearing I will be denied the choice to die in my lovely home on my terms with those dearest to me.
    My family is 2 caring basenjis. I stay healthy as possible & keep them the same but was sick 2 yrs. before the last of 8 specialists found a big gallstone needing removal. For months I tried to schedule surgery in the full service hospital nearest home in case of complications. Each time I was rescheduled on short notice to ambulatory surgery several miles away.
    My friends are seniors. Those still living travel a lot, are sick, live thousands of miles away, or no longer drive. I arranged a drive home from surgery by Dial-A-Ride, a friend to stay 24 hrs. and a 3rd back-up person to both drive me and stay. I gave a note with their names and numbers to staff. Medical forms did not stipulate that the same person must be prevailed upon to both drive me AND stay over.
    Gowned, briefed & ready to be wheeled to the OR, I heard the nurse prejudicially tell my surgeon a black, homeless man was my after caregiver. This old friend lives independently. Not licensed to drive, he is far more sensible than hospital staff I met. I sheltered him in my guest room a few cold nights this winter. He was happy to offer help.
    Staff refused several times to call either caregiver or to operate, & stonewalled as to why. My vitals had checked out perfect.
    I took the bus home without cash, as they ordered, then spent the day arranging for a better surgeon to operate the next morning at my chosen hospital.
    I filed a legal Health Care Directives form in 2002. It obviously requires an addendum. Does a form exist whereby we would not be forced to endure refusing all medical treatment to achieve our goals?

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