The American Hospital Association Extends Its Exclusive Endorsement of Equipment Financing from First American Healthcare Finance

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Equipment financing solution can help hospitals conserve capital for patient initiatives and to hedge against equipment obsolescence.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) has extended its exclusive endorsement of Equipment Financing from First American Healthcare Finance for five more years. AHA Solutions, Inc., a subsidiary of the AHA, awards the AHA Endorsement to products and services that help member hospitals and health care organizations achieve operational excellence.

Anthony J. Burke, senior vice president of the AHA, and president and CEO of AHA Solutions, says, “We endorsed First American’s financing solutions because they offer hospitals a simple, cost-effective way to acquire new equipment. We continue to endorse First American’s solution because it consistently stands out for its health care and technology focus, nationwide scope, breadth of financing options and exceptional service.”

Recent changes in the health care industry, including investments in electronic medical records, big data analytics relating to patient health, and the shift from fee-for-service to wellness-based service, require more capital than ever before. First American Healthcare Finance helps hospitals fulfill these capital and investment needs for the latest health care information technology, medical equipment, service and software acquisitions through leasing and financing. First American’s endorsed service can help hospitals conserve capital for patient initiatives and to hedge against equipment obsolescence.

“First American Healthcare Finance is honored to have received the AHA’s extension of this endorsement for our equipment financing solution,” said Lori Dennis, senior vice president. “We look forward to helping AHA member hospitals achieve their financial goals so they can provide the highest quality care to patients.”

About the AHA
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit association of health care provider organizations and individuals that are committed to the improvement of health in their communities. The AHA is the national advocate for its members, who include nearly 5,000 member hospitals, health systems and other health care organizations and 43,000 individual members. Founded in 1898, the AHA provides education for health care leaders and is a source of information on health care issues and trends. Visit to learn more.

About AHA Solutions, Inc.
AHA Solutions, Inc. is a subsidiary of the American Hospital Association, dedicated to serving member hospitals by helping them identify the optimal solutions to their most pressing market challenges. Through the AHA Endorsement, along with educational programs featuring peers and industry experts, AHA Solutions supports the decision-making process for hospitals looking for partners to help with clinical integration, information technology, talent management, cultural transformation, financial sustainability, the patient flow and other key challenges.

AHA Solutions is proud to reinvest its profits in the AHA Mission: To advance the health of individuals and communities. For more information, contact AHA Solutions at 800.242.4677 or visit Also connect with us via Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

About First American Healthcare Finance
First American Healthcare Finance’s equipment finance solutions are exclusively endorsed by the American Hospital Association (AHA). First American has also earned the Peer Reviewed by HFMA* designation from the Healthcare Financial Management Association. First American has been recognized as an Inc. Magazine fastest growing private company, among the Best Places to Work in New York State, as one of Fortune Magazine’s 20 Great Workplaces in Financial Services and Fortune’s 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials, as well as receiving a Top Company Cultures ranking from Entrepreneur Magazine. For more information, visit

*HFMA staff and volunteers determined that these products and services have met specific criteria developed under the HFMA Peer Review Process. HFMA does not endorse or guarantee the use of these products and services.

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Marie Watteau
Vice President, Media Relations and Digital Media
American Hospital Association

Sara Fay
Assistant Vice President, Marketing
First American Healthcare Finance

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