The following is an excerpt of a blog post that originally appeared on Kaufman Hall’s website. At this year’s Breakthrough, participants will analyze and discuss disruption in healthcare and how to design and launch a business strategy that results in better outcomes and less cost.
As we recognize Feb. 14 as National Donor Day, we salute those organizations and individuals who assist Michigan hospitals in identifying generous donors who are willing to make a lifesaving contribution to help the more than 3,000 Michigan residents on the organ donor waiting list.
Brittany Bogan senior vice president of safety & quality, MHA, and executive director of the MHA Keystone Center, discusses the role hospitals need to play in ensuring health equity.
The MHA's ability to foster strong relationships and speak with one voice in the healthcare community — key attributes that have allowed the association to be successful throughout its 100-year history — will continue to be vital in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Change is a fact of life and we at the MHA experienced our fair share in 2018. Yet with change also comes opportunity, and we are excited about the future.
Sam R. Watson, senior vice president, field engagement, MHA, shares the recently released IHI white paper Framework for Effective Board Governance of Health System Quality, which provides trustees with guidance on how to navigate the complex world of healthcare quality.
Michelle Norcross, MSA, senior director of safety and quality, MHA Keystone Center, discusses factors that create health inequities and available resources to drive improvement.
The Michigan Harvest Gathering is a statewide food and funds drive that allows each of us to shape Michigan’s culture to come alongside our hungry neighbors and make our communities stronger and better. Hospitals across Michigan are a central point where people come together to receive both he...
Graduate Medical Education (GME) funding is critical in the foundational development of the next wave of healthcare providers. All Michigan hospitals have an ongoing need for qualified, skilled clinical practitioners, and GME funding plays a critical role in filling these positions.
Brittany Bogan, executive director, MHA Keystone Center, discusses how the MHA and its member health systems work together to enhance healthcare quality and safety.
Given the sheer size and scale of hospitals and their standing as major employers in their communities, their energy utilization can be significant. Hence as healthcare leaders, we have an obligation to lead by example with our environmental stewardship.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
According to William Shakespeare, some people are born leaders, some achieve greatness, and some have leadership thrust upon them.
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.
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...
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.
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.