New MiCare Champion Podcast Features Community Benefit Efforts

Posted on April 19, 2018

MiCareMatters podcast logoThe latest episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, the MHA’s podcast on issues surrounding healthcare, features stories from Henry Ford Health System and Aspirus Ironwood Hospital to demonstrate the substantial role healthcare plays in the well-being of both the state’s residents and its economy.

The episode covers the launch of two new reports — the Economic Impact of Healthcare in Michigan and the Community Benefit Report — and highlights how hospitals work in local communities to help people of all ages get healthy and stay healthy both in and out of the hospital.

It features interviews with Susan Hawkins, senior vice president of population health, Henry Ford Health System; Katherine Scher, director of population health management, Henry Ford Health System; David Sim, manager of marketing and public relations, Aspirus Ironwood Hospital; and Brian Peters, MHA CEO.

The episode can be heard on SoundCloud or iTunes. To listen on a mobile device, subscribe to the “MiCare Champion Cast” with a podcast app, such as Apple podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher and more. 

The podcast is part of the statewide #MiCareMatters campaign, launched in 2017, which aims to build a network of citizens — “MiCare Champions” — who will be called upon to engage in advocacy efforts to protect access to affordable healthcare services in Michigan.

Past episodes have featured interviews with other MHA members and covered topics including the opioid crisis, the Affordable Care Act, sepsis, Michigan’s auto no-fault insurance system, health equity and more. For more information, visit

Members with questions or who would like to submit ideas for future podcasts should contact Laura Hall at the MHA.


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