MHA Monday Report Aug. 27, 2018

Posted on August 27, 2018

Michigan Harvest GatheringProject Leaders Sought for Michigan Harvest Gathering Campaign

The MHA encourages members to renew their support of the Michigan Harvest Gathering (MHG) by conducting food drives within their facilities. The MHG is a one-of-a-kind emergency food program that benefits hungry Michigan families through the ...

Cybersecurity Member Forum Features Nationally Recognized Expert

The MHA Cybersecurity Member Forum features nationally recognized healthcare cybersecurity expert John Riggi, senior advisor for cybersecurity and risk, American Hospital Association (AHA). Riggi's professional career includes nearly 30 years with the FBI, investigating areas of counterterrorism ...

Trustee Events Focus on Workforce and Quality

The MHA will conduct a trustee orientation from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 26 at MHA headquarters in Okemos. The orientation will inform healthcare board members about ways providers and the MHA are collaborating. It will also review challenges ...

Register Today for Michigan’s Premier Patient Safety and Quality Event

Symposium. Engagement. Quality. Care.As the MHA Keystone Center celebrates its 15-year anniversary, it is important to recognize how, collectively, hospitals have prevented infections and harm to patients, saved countless lives and avoided millions of dollars in healthcare costs. The 2018 MHA Patient ...

Lakeland Health and MHA representatives during the Speak Up Award presentation.MHA Keystone Center Honors Two Lakeland Nurses for Speaking Up

Two nurses from Lakeland Health were honored Aug. 22 with the MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award. The award recognizes healthcare professionals and hospital staff who choose to speak up to prevent patient or staff harm in Michigan hospitals. Crystal Watson, RN, and Lori Engler ... 

MHA Keystone Center to Launch Opioid Safety Initiative

The MHA Keystone Center, as part of the Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network, will launch a three-state opioid safety initiative for emergency department (ED) teams. The project will replicate the Alternative to Opioids (ALTO) ... 

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 810,000 in July, an increase of 4,000 beneficiaries since April. The July MA enrollment is spread across 33 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with ...

The Keckley Report

U.S. News & World Report Hospital Rankings: Do They Really Matter?
Paul Keckley“Being designated among U.S. News Best Hospitals is coveted. Hospital marketers are quick to announce their ranking as it is arguably the industry’s best known. Prominent institutions appear at the top each year. The perennials are familiar brands ...

“So, is U.S. News Best Hospitals recognition key to a hospital’s success? Here are the facts ...”

Paul Keckley, Aug. 20, 2018

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of Aug. 27:

  • MHA offices will be closed Sept. 3 in honor of Labor Day.
  • The Review of FY 2019 Medicare Inpatient Final Rule webinar will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29.
  • The MHA Small or Rural Hospital Council will meet from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Sept. 5 at MHA headquarters.
  • The Michigan Hospital Opportunity to Challenge Medicare Inpatient Prospective Payment System Standardized Amount webinar will take place from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 6.
  • The Great Lakes Partners for Patients Hospital Improvement Innovation Network Sepsis Simulation will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Central Michigan University College of Medicine, Saginaw.


  • MHA Monday Report Aug. 27, 2018

Tags: MHA Keystone Center, Symposium, Patient Safety and Quality, Michigan Harvest Gathering, Medicare, webinar, small and rural, Speak-up! Award, FFS, governance, Trustee Orientation, final rule, MA, Sepsis simulations, cybersecurity, member forum, opioid safety initiative

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