MHA Monday Report July 1, 2019

Posted on July 01, 2019

MHA Board of Trustees Wraps up Program Year

In conjunction with the MHA Annual Membership Meeting, the Board of Trustees conducted its final session of the program year June 26. State and federal advocacy matters led the agenda, beginning with a status report …

2019-20 MHA OfficersHealth & Hospital Association Elects 2019 Officers and Board Members

Members of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) elected new officers and appointed board members during the association’s Annual Membership Meeting June 27. Officers of the 2019 MHA Board of Trustees include John Fox, chair; …

2019 MHA Meritorious Service AwardHealthcare Champion Receives MHA Meritorious Service Award

The MHA’s highest achievement award was bestowed June 27 upon Paul E. LaCasse, DO, MPH, former executive vice president of post-acute care and diversified business operations at Southfield-based Beaumont Health. Presented during the MHA Annual Membership Meeting ...

2019 Special Recognition AwardMHA Presents Special Recognition Award to Four Healthcare Advocates

During the MHA Annual Membership Meeting held June 26-28, the MHA honored four individuals with its Special Recognition Award for their extensive contributions to healthcare. Each of the winners uniquely influences healthcare in Michigan. The winners include …

2019 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award recipient Matt RushHospital Presidents Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

Two Michigan healthcare leaders were honored June 27 with the 2019 MHA Healthcare Leadership Award, presented by the MHA during its Annual Membership Meeting on Mackinac Island. Each year, the MHA recognizes outstanding individuals who …

2019 Ludwig Community Benefit Award recipients from Mackinac Straits Health SystemLudwig Community Benefit Award Honors Hospital Programs

The MHA presented its 2019 Ludwig Community Benefit Award to programs of three member hospitals during the MHA Annual Membership meeting June 27. The honorees include programs led by Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo; …

2019 Advancing Safe Care Award WinnerSpectrum Health Awarded for Initiative to Lower Adult Sepsis Mortality

The MHA presented its 2019 Advancing Safe Care Award June 27 to the Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health sepsis team, which includes Steve Fitch, MD; Nick Kuhl, MD; Kristen Buck, MSN; and Sarah Fisher, MS. …

 Care Transitions – Key to Population Health Statewide SummitStatewide Summit Discussed Social Determinants of Health, Readmissions

Nearly 175 healthcare professionals from 79 organizations across Michigan gathered in Livonia June 18 for the Care Transitions – Key to Population Health Statewide Summit. The event was hosted by the MHA Keystone Center and MPRO …

Medicare Advantage Enrollment Continues to Rise

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 855,000 in April, an increase of 10,000 beneficiaries since January. The April MA enrollment is spread across 36 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, with …

The Keckley Report

Transparency in Healthcare: The Week Ahead Will Bring Unflattering Attention to Industry Shortcomings
Paul Keckley“Today, increased transparency is a strategic imperative for every healthcare organization. Consumers are anxious about healthcare affordability, surprise medical bills, poor service and lack of transparency about prices, business dealings and performance. Employers are frustrated by health costs that seem inexplicable and think the industry irresponsible. And consumers, employers and policy-makers are increasingly exposed to credible reports that suggest the industry’s proclamations are sometimes suspect.”

Paul Keckley, June 24, 2019

News to Know

MHA offices will be closed July 4 and 5 in honor of Independence Day. The MHA Monday Report will not be published July 8. However, the latest news will be published in the MHA Newsroom on a regular basis and will be included in the July 15 issue of the Monday Report. Have a safe and healthy holiday!


  • MHA Monday Report July 1, 2019

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