Unifying Hospitals' Political Voice

In today’s political environment, there are more new legislators due to term limits, fewer legislators with in-depth knowledge about healthcare issues, more legislative proposals that directly and dramatically impact hospitals, and more aggressive interest groups competing for limited resources.The MHA Health Political Action Committee's (Health PAC) mission is to promote and protect access to quality healthcare throughout the state by supporting state and federal candidates who are supportive of Michigan's hospitals and healthcare systems.

As the 5th ranked political action committee in Michigan in 2016, Health PAC supports hospital and healthcare-friendly candidates for office and helps inform legislators about crucial healthcare issues. Health PAC's mission is carried out through the collective voice of individuals within the healthcare field who participate in the annual fundraising campaign. 

For more information about Health PAC, contact Stacy Dowdy at the MHA.

MHA Health PAC Board

Health PAC is governed by its bylaws and the MHA Health PAC board, which approves all fundraising activities and expenditures, campaign strategies and more. The 2016-2017 program year Health PAC board includes:

Loren Hamel, MD, Lakeland Health (Health PAC board chair)

Robert Casalou, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System

Gregory Lane, McLaren Health Care

Brian Peters, MHA

Robert Riney, Henry Ford Health System

2017 Campaign Materials

The following 2017 campaign materials coming soon:

  • MHA-conducted Campaigns
  • Organization-run Campaigns 
  • MHA Mailing Service Request Form 
  • Sample Solicitation Letter 
  • Sample Follow-Up Letter 
  • Sample Thank-You Letter 

American Hospital Association Political Action Committee (AHAPAC)

 

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