Steve Ahnen is president of the New Hampshire Hospital Association.
Behavioral health crisis must end
By: Steve Ahnen - March 14, 2023
Three weeks ago, the federal district court ruled that the state is failing its responsibility to care for our most vulnerable citizens and must finally to take action to cease its illegal practice of boarding patients experiencing a psychiatric crisis in hospital emergency departments. In response, the governor inserted into his budget bill provisions that […]
March 2 marks the third anniversary of COVID in NH. For hospitals, the challenge continues.
By: Steve Ahnen - March 1, 2023
March 2 marks the third anniversary of the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in New Hampshire. It was on that day that the first case of COVID-19 in New Hampshire was diagnosed. And while strains of COVID have shifted and become more manageable, the challenges facing New Hampshire hospitals today remain as significant as they’ve […]
Commentary: Hospitals still facing significant challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic
By: Steve Ahnen - November 4, 2021
Since those very first days of the pandemic over a year and a half ago, one of the overriding goals has been to ensure our hospitals have the capacity to care for a surge of COVID-19 patients. As we experience an ongoing increase of patients in need of hospital-level care here in New Hampshire, both […]