Legislature Begins Work on 2018 State Healthcare Budget Last week, preliminary work began on the state’s healthcare budget for fiscal year 2018 when both the House and Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on Health and Human Services reported the initial versions of the budget to ... Read mo... Read More
Monday Report | April 24
MHA Board of Trustees Meets The MHA Board of Trustees met April 6 to address a number of public policy and operational matters. Of particular note, the association has been engaged in a yearlong process to determine the future relationship between the MHA and Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan ..... Read More
Monday Report | April 17
This April 10, 2017, article in The Mining Journal highlights MHA CEO Brian Peters' discussion with more than 100 Upper Peninsula hospital administrators and trustees during a health care forum held in Marquette. Peters discussed the MHA's efforts to improve patient safety and quality and al... Read More
MHA In The News | April 11
First Goal Achievers Announced for 2017 Health PAC Campaign The 2017 MHA Health Political Action Committee (Health PAC) fundraising campaign among member hospitals began Feb. 27, working toward the association’s statewide goal of raising $385,000. ... Read more Register for April 20 Mich... Read More
Monday Report | April 10
“If patient engagement were a drug, it would be the blockbuster drug of the century and malpractice not to use it.”  These are the words of Leonard Kish, an information technology strategy consultant, when discussing effective engagement of patients as the standard of care in his... Read More
Michigan hospitals and the Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA) are advocating to protect access to high-quality care throughout the state as federal lawmakers consider the repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act, which has the potential to threaten access to care and healthcare cove... Read More
MHA In The News | April 03
Governor Signs Bill to Resolve Telehealth and Clinical Nurse Specialist Issues Last week, Gov. Rick Snyder signed Senate Bill (SB) 213, which resolves an unintended consequence of a telehealth bill that was passed during the last legislative session. Without the change, mental health providers ..... Read More
Monday Report | April 03
On March 27, the MHA Keystone Center hosted a care team from Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, Israel, who travelled to the U.S. to learn about the experiences and successes in Michigan hospitals as part of the MHA Keystone Center’s efforts to improve safety culture and reduce hospital-acq... Read More
U.S. House of Representatives Pulls Bill Repealing and Replacing ACA Late last week, the U.S. House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA) after it became clear there were not enough “yes” votes to pass the bill. ... Read more State Rep... Read More
Monday Report | March 27
March 24, 2017: For Immediate Release Attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters Today, the U.S. House of Representatives cancelled a scheduled vote on the American Health Care Act (AHCA), a bill that could have a severe and negative impact on Michigan residents, our communities and our hospitals and ... Read More
Michigan healthcare leaders launched the I Vaccinate campaign today to protect children, families and communities from vaccine-preventable diseases. The campaign, supported by the MHA, aims to boost childhood immunization rates in the state by giving parents access to science-based facts about th... Read More
News Releases | March 20
MHA Testifies on Importance of Healthy Michigan Plan The MHA testified before the House Health Policy Committee last week about the importance of the Healthy Michigan Plan in protecting access to affordable, high-quality care for all Michigan residents. ... Read more House Committee Approves F... Read More
Monday Report | March 20
The American Hospital Association (AHA) is launching a television ad urging Congress to protect health coverage for the most vulnerable as it considers legislation to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The 30-second ad will being airing this weekend (March 17) on national cable and in... Read More
March 13, 2017: For Immediate Release Attributed to MHA CEO Brian Peters Today, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its scoring of the recently introduced American Health Care Act (AHCA), which will repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, or “Obamacare.” ... Read More
A Special Message from MHA CEO Brian Peters on the American Health Care Act Dear Colleague, Last week, we finally got a glimpse at the House Republicans’ plan for repealing and replacing the Affordable Care Act. As it is currently written, the American Health Care Act (AHCA) threatens th... Read More
Monday Report | March 13
The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) and the MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) have presented the first-ever annual MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award to Seth Raymond, DO, of Kalamazoo Anesthesiology and Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. This was the inaugur... Read More
News Releases | March 10
MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award presented LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) announced this year’s winners of its MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety & Quality Leadership Award during the 2017 MHA Patient Safety a... Read More
Nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, Receives Quarterly Speak-up! Award Karen Kazyak, RN, a nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, was honored last week with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. The award celebrates patient and staff safety through the recognition of individuals o... Read More
Monday Report | March 06
Karen Kazyak, RN, a nurse at Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, was the recipient of the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. The award celebrates patient and staff safety through the recognition of individuals or teams in Michigan hospitals who demonstrrate a commitment to the prevention of pa... Read More
News Releases | March 02
In guest commentary submitted to Modern Healthcare magazine, Beaumont Health President and CEO John T. Fox discusses the key components of an ACA replacement plan and shares the importance of maintaining health coverage that nearly 1 million Michigan residents rely upon under the current law. Read More
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