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A barrier in the form of a trench; usually used to prevent livestock from crossing; a sunken fence.
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Bentley, PhD, Senior Vice President, Strategic Policy Planning for the American Hospital Association.
The national organization, the American Hospital Association (AHA) represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, their patients and communities with national health policy development.
The court is most vulnerable and comes nearest to illegitimacy when it deals with judge-made constitutional laws having little or no cognizable roots in the language or design of the Constitution,'' the American Hospital Association argued in its brief.
The American Hospital Association hosted the first meeting in Washington D.
The growing shortage of qualified health care workers is a condition that the American Hospital Association described as the greatest threat to America's health care system.
The American Hospital Association, which has tried to keep track of the developments, has identified 10 hospitals in the Midwest and East Coast - none in California - that have 48-hour guarantees, said spokeswoman Alicia Mitchell.
These organizations include the American Board of Medical Specialties, the American Hospital Association, the American Medical Association, the Association for Hospital Medical Education, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Federation of State Medical Boards of the U.
In a recent national survey of future trends conducted by the Society for Healthcare Strategy and Market Development of the American Hospital Association, three out of four respondents (74 percent) predicted that a growing number of hospitals and health systems would be forced into bankruptcy in the next three to five years.
McGaw Award for their commitment to provide a variety of health care programs that reach out to all members of the Glendale community, said Larry Macke, a spokesman for the Baxter Foundation, the philanthropic group of Baxter International and the American Hospital Association which sponsor the award.
According to the fourth annual survey, Retirement Plan Trends in Today's Healthcare Market - 2006, conducted by the American Hospital Association (AHA) and Diversified Investment Advisors, Inc.
The American Hospital Association has released guidelines for health systems to prepare for Y2K: (3)
In 1984 there were about 5,759 community hospitals nationwide; that number dropped to 5,261 in 1993, according to the American Hospital Association.

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