MHA, Member Hospitals Deliver ‘Hospital 101’ Presentation to Senate Committee

Posted on February 15, 2019

Sen. VanderWall (center) welcomed Peter Marinoff (left) and Chip Falahee (right) to the Feb. 14 meeting of the Senate Committee on Health Policy and Human Services.The MHA and executives from two MHA-member hospitals provided an informational presentation before members of the Senate Committee on Health Policy and Human Services Feb. 14. The presentation was designed to provide committee members with a “hospital 101” on the opportunities and challenges currently facing Michigan hospitals and health systems.

Chris Mitchell, executive vice president of advocacy and public affairs, MHA, discussed the changing dynamics in healthcare, hospitals as an economic engine, and the ways hospitals are focusing on delivering high-quality, cost-effective care.

Chris Mitchell, executive vice president of advocacy and public affairs, MHA, testifies before the Senate Committee on Health Policy and Human Services.Peter Marinoff, president, Munson Healthcare Paul Oliver Memorial Hospital, Frankfort, and MHA Board member James “Chip” Falahee, senior vice president of legal and legislative affairs, Bronson Healthcare, Kalamazoo, provided the committee with their perspectives on the changing dynamics in healthcare and their organizations’ dedication to quality patient care. Marinoff gave an overview of the healthcare environment from a rural perspective, while Falahee provided the urban healthcare perspective.

Sen. Curt VanderWall (R-Ludington), the committee chair, led a robust question-and-answer session from committee members following the presentation. Topics covered during the conversation included Certificate of Need, the opioid crisis, behavioral health and graduate medical education, among others. For more information, contact Adam Carlson at the MHA.


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