Guides/Reports

Oct 21, 2020
TrendWatch Chartbook analyzes the latest in hospital and health system trends. It is produced by the AHA. Charts will be updated semi-annually as new data become available. The last update was October 23, 2020.
Jul 14, 2020
Improving the health of their communities is at the heart of every hospital’s mission. For example, tax-exempt hospitals annually demonstrate accountability to the communities they serve by reporting to IRS on the benefits they provide to their community using the IRS Form 990 Schedule H and making…
Jan 8, 2020
America’s hospitals and health systems are at the center of their communities, both as providers of critical services and as large – and often the largest – employers. They train tomorrow’s health care providers and cultivate future leaders by building and expanding their dynamic workforces to…
Feb 6, 2018
EY was commissioned by the American Hospital Association to analyze the federal revenue forgone due to the tax exemption of non-profit hospitals as well as the community benefits they provide. This study presents estimates for 2016, the most recent year for which community benefit information is…
Jun 29, 2022
The AHA has been collecting resources to assist organizations in their efforts to plan for the future post-COVID-19 workforce.
Jun 22, 2022
As we chart a new path together, we have developed this new resource – under the guidance of the AHA Board of Trustees’ Task Force on Workforce and with input from many members of the Association – to help hospitals navigate workforce challenges and opportunities, as well as highlight strategies…
Jun 5, 2022
In 2019, the estimated tax revenue forgone due to the tax-exempt status of non-profit hospitals is $12.4 billion. In comparison, the benefit tax-exempt hospitals provided to their communities, as reported on the Form 990 Schedule H, is estimated to be $110.9 billion, almost 9 times greater than the…
Jun 5, 2022
Beginning in 2018, the AHA contracted with Guidestar to create a file of all Schedule H forms electronically submitted by hospitals to the IRS for the most recently completed tax year, 2019. Using the Guidestar database, as well as AHA annual survey data, the AHA can now provide benchmark reports…
Jun 2, 2022
Following the tragic murders of four people and many wounded on the campus of St. Francis Hospital in Tulsa, OK, the National Mass Violence Victimization Resource Center offers these resources, which may provide guidance for the victims, survivors, and community in the coming days and months.
May 31, 2022
As America confronts a health care landscape deeply – and likely permanently – altered by the COVID-19 pandemic, behavioral health care access has emerged as both a challenge and opportunity.