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Highlighting the innovative and important impact that Michigan hospitals make in healthcare in our state and across the country, the MHA Rounds blog shares updates from MHA thought leaders in the healthcare and public policy fields.

CEO Report: MI Vote Matters

CEO Report: MI Vote Matters

Following August’s primary election and party conventions, the November ballot has been finalized. As we approach Election Day Nov. 6, the stakes are extraordinarily high.
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MHA Rounds | September 12
Leadership Corner: Celebrating Change, Progress at MHA Keystone Center

Leadership Corner: Celebrating Change, Progress at MHA Keystone Center

Sam R. Watson, MSA, CPPS, senior vice president of patient safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center discusses his new role at the MHA and new leadership of the MHA Keystone Center.  
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Passion for Profession: From Scrubs to Suit

Passion for Profession: From Scrubs to Suit

I am often asked two questions: “What do you do now that you’re not a doctor anymore?” and “Why would you leave a successful practice at the pinnacle of your career to go to the dark side?”
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MHA Rounds | August 20
CEO Report: Ensuring Community Immunity

CEO Report: Ensuring Community Immunity

As we enter August and direct our focus to the upcoming program year, I want to draw attention to a very important campaign that affects every community within our state. 
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MHA Rounds | August 06
Leadership Corner: The Different Forms of Leadership

Leadership Corner: The Different Forms of Leadership

According to William Shakespeare, some people are born leaders, some achieve greatness, and some have leadership thrust upon them.
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CEO Report: Celebrating the Successes of 2017-2018

CEO Report: Celebrating the Successes of 2017-2018

As we look back at the Michigan Health & Hospital Association’s 2017-2018 program year that ended June 30, we reflect on the myriad challenges and successes we have faced together, with the common goal of improving health across our state. 
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MHA Rounds | July 23
Leadership Corner: Leading a Culture of Safety

Leadership Corner: Leading a Culture of Safety

We often talk within the healthcare realm about the culture of an organization, unit or team, and its critical importance to the success of delivering high quality, safe care. However, focused efforts to improve organizational culture are often overlooked among the myriad of new and ongoing initiati...
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CEO Report: Tackling Violence in our Hospitals

CEO Report: Tackling Violence in our Hospitals

As we approach the finish line of the 2017-2018 MHA program year and reflect on the many diverse issues confronted by the association and our members, we can be rightfully proud of the tremendous success we have had. 
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MHA Rounds | June 19
Michigan is Working to Address Behavioral Health Need

Michigan is Working to Address Behavioral Health Need

Removing the barriers that stand in the way of providing appropriate care to people with behavioral health needs – including mental illness and substance abuse disorders – is a dominant concern across Michigan hospitals.
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MHA Rounds | June 12
Leadership Corner: Boost Happiness to Avoid Burnout

Leadership Corner: Boost Happiness to Avoid Burnout

Much is being shared among healthcare professionals regarding the revision of the Triple Aim – an integrated approach to better patient outcomes, creating a better patient experience and lowering healthcare costs.
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CEO Report: MHA Value Extends Beyond Traditional Footprint

CEO Report: MHA Value Extends Beyond Traditional Footprint

We are now officially in the home stretch of the 2017-2018 MHA program year. 
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MHA Rounds | May 16
Leadership Corner: Investing in Michigan Physicians

Leadership Corner: Investing in Michigan Physicians

Current estimates suggest more than 50 percent of Michigan physicians are employed by a hospital or healthcare system. The MHA recognizes the importance of partnering with Michigan physicians and has taken many proactive steps to further invest in them.
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Leadership Corner: Highlighting National Minority Health Month

Leadership Corner: Highlighting National Minority Health Month

April is National Minority Health Month. It’s recognized annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a time to highlight the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations.
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CEO Report: Improving Hospital Infrastructure

CEO Report: Improving Hospital Infrastructure

The first quarter of calendar year 2018 is now in the books. Over the weekend, many of us celebrated Easter Sunday or the beginning of Passover.   
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MHA Rounds | April 02
CEO Report: Honoring Teams, Individuals for Meaningful Work

CEO Report: Honoring Teams, Individuals for Meaningful Work

The annual Academy Awards ceremony was held Sunday night. As you may recall from a prior letter, I again boycotted the awards in protest of Dodgeball’s inexplicable snubbing a number of years back.
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MHA Rounds | March 06
Leadership Corner: Tackling the Opioid Crisis

Leadership Corner: Tackling the Opioid Crisis

The opioid epidemic has become America’s worst drug crisis in history, resulting in 115 deaths per day and an estimated cost of $1 trillion since 2001. 
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Leadership Corner: Marking American Heart Month

Leadership Corner: Marking American Heart Month

Gary Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer, Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), discusses the dangers of heart disease and the importance of making yourself a priority in the new year.
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CEO Report: Focusing on Rural Health in Michigan

CEO Report: Focusing on Rural Health in Michigan

I returned yesterday from the annual American Hospital Association Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, where more than 800 rural clinicians, trustees and executives gathered to share the latest insights.
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MHA Rounds | February 08
CEO Report: Commit to Mentorship in 2018

CEO Report: Commit to Mentorship in 2018

Happy New Year! I hope that you had the opportunity to spend some quality time with loved ones over the holiday season and to recharge as we head into what promises to be a very busy and challenging 2018. 
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MHA Rounds | January 08

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