AHA-Related Organizations


The American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association (AHA), is the national organization of over 9,000 nurses who design, facilitate and manage care. Since 1967, the organization has provided leadership, professional development, advocacy and research to advance nursing practice and patient care, promote nursing leadership excellence and shape public policy for health care.  AONE's 48 affiliated state and metropolitan chapters and its alliances with state hospital associations give the organization's initiatives a regional and local presence. 

The Center for Healthcare Governance brings CEOs, trustees, executives and clinical leaders the best in education, tools and resources to develop stronger, better-informed boards and more effective governance.

The Health Forum provides communications, information, education and research products and services that advance leadership for health. These services empower health care providers, suppliers, payers and consumers with new knowledge and learning toward the advancement of organizational leadership, market leadership, clinical and medical leadership and community leadership.

The Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) keeps its focus on helping hospital leaders address their everyday challenges through evidence-based tools, educational offerings and on-site consultations.

Hospitals in Pursuit of Excellence, a resource of the AHA designed to help hospitals accelerate their quality improvement processes to achieve better outcomes for patients and improve organizational performance.

The Institute for Diversity in Health Management (IFD) operates several initiatives to assist health care in attaining diversity, including a series of “Diversity Dialogues” that showcased via teleconferences best practices from hospital and health systems around the country.

The Physician Leadership Forum (PLF) is a new way for physicians and hospitals to advance excellence in patient care. Through the Forum, the AHA will work more closely with the medical community to identify best practices and deliver value-based care. Participating physicians and hospitals will commit to improve the quality, safety, and efficiency of care delivery.

The Symposium for Leaders in Healthcare Quality (SLHQ) is a community of health care professionals whose work is focused on performance improvement in support of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) aims of providing care that is safe, timely, effective, efficient, equitable and patient centered.



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