MHA Monday Report May 17, 2021

Posted on May 17, 2021

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of May 10

As the spring surge of COVID-19 cases continues to recede in Michigan, the state has surpassed the 55% mark in adults ages 16 and older receiving at least one dose of the vaccine to prevent the disease. In addition, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has launched its “Vacc to Normal” tracker ...

MHA Hospital Priorities Fully Funded in Legislative Budget Proposals

The state House of Representatives and Senate advanced budget proposals May 13 for both the current year and the upcoming fiscal year that fully fund hospital priorities, including new MHA Board of Trustees’ priorities from its April meeting. ...

State Legislature Discusses Numerous Healthcare-related Issues

The Michigan Legislature addressed several bills impacting hospitals during the week of May 10, including legislation to expand the essential health provider loan repayment program, remove certain positron emission ...

Webinars Help Build Proficiency with Quality Improvement Processes, High Reliability

A webinar series offered by the MHA is designed to help healthcare professionals build knowledge in quality improvement (QI) processes and high reliability. The May 20 webinar Timesaving Approaches to QI Tools will review approaches for applying ...

Shifting Strategic Options Require Governance Knowledge and Skills

The seismic forces disrupting healthcare present boards with a new set of strategic options that will profoundly affect their hospital or health system. These options may shift the mission and require swift action to result in maximum effect. Understanding the depth and breadth ...

Registration Open for MHA Communications Retreat

Communications and public relations personnel in Michigan hospitals are invited to join their peers from across the state from 1 to 2:45 p.m. May 26 for an abbreviated retreat geared toward the specific needs of hospital communicators. ...

Series of Webinars Features Global Diversity and Psychology Leaders

An ongoing series of MHA webinars on leadership approaches is designed to assist with post-pandemic strategic planning. In the webinar to be presented from noon to 1 p.m. June 3, Kim Blue, the global head of People Experience Partners at Zoom, will ...

Effect of COVID-19 Demonstrated Through MHA OSHA Data

The MHA collects Occupational Safety and Health Administration Recordable Incident Rate, Lost Time Case rate and Days Away, Restricted or Transferred rate data from member organizations as part of the MHA Workplace Safety Collaborative. ...

Placing Clinicians in One Week at the Start of COVID-19 in NYC

Due to a rapid increase in COVID-19 cases at the beginning of the pandemic, a hospital turned to Medical Solutions, its trusted staffing partner, to address its demand for needing skilled clinicians in New York as quickly as possible. ...

Headline Roundup: Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Expands to 12- to 15-Year-Olds

MHA CEO Brian Peters provided a statement May 12 expressing the MHA is pleased that the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommended 12- to 15-year-olds can receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. ...

Keckley Report

Walmart Acquisition of MeMD Has Greater Implication in Healthcare than Telehealth

“Last Thursday, Walmart (WMT) announced it plans to acquire telehealth provider MeMD and offer nationwide virtual health care services. Though terms of the deal were not disclosed, it’s no surprise. The company’s footprint in U.S. healthcare services has evolved from wellbeing and primary care services for its 1.6 million U.S. associates to a sophisticated omni-channel strategy to tap into the lucrative U.S. healthcare market.”

Paul Keckley. May 10, 2021


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