MHA Monday Report March 4, 2019

Posted on March 04, 2019

Report Shows Healthcare is Michigan’s Largest Private-sector Employer

Economic Impact of Healthcare in MichiganThe latest report from the Partnership for Michigan’s Health shows that healthcare directly employed more than 602,000 Michigan residents in 2017, demonstrating that healthcare continues to be the largest private-sector employer in the state. The …

Thumbnail of Critical Access Hospital infographic.New MHA Infographic Highlights Michigan’s Critical Access Hospitals

The MHA has released a new infographic highlighting Michigan’s 36 critical access hospitals (CAHs). The publication is part of the MHA’s public information campaign launching this spring, MiRuralCareMatters, which is designed to bring attention to the …

Outpatient Safety Highlighted During Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient Safety Awareness WeekPatient Safety Awareness Week (PSAW) is celebrated annually and hosted by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The observance highlights the importance of patient safety, celebrates the progress being made to improve care and focuses …

Sponsor by March 22 to Appear in MHA Annual Membership Meeting Brochure

Grand HotelHealthcare leaders from across the state will gather June 26 through 28 for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. March 22 is the deadline to be recognized as a sponsor in …

Social Determinants of Health Focus of Care Transitions Statewide Summit

Social determinants of health are socio-economic factors, such as education and ZIP code, that can drastically influence and shape health outcomes. Addressing these issues is imperative to improving health and wellness, as well as reducing disparities ... 

Michele Richards, MBA, from Henry Ford Health System leading a Learning Zone on Partnerships to Increase Health Equity.MHA Breakthrough Examined Healthcare Disruption, Business Strategy

Chief executive officers and senior leaders from across the state attended Breakthrough Feb. 21 and 22 to dialogue about disruption in healthcare and how to design and launch a business strategy that results in better …

The Keckley Report

Healthcare is on Trial in the Court of Public Opinion
Paul Keckley“Last Wednesday, actuaries at the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) released their annual National Health Expenditure (NHE) projections for the period 2018 to 2027. They forecast average annual growth of 5.5% in total health spending and reaching $6 trillion, or 19.4% of US gross domestic product (GDP) by 2027. ...

“This report surprised no one. Annual healthcare spending increases that exceed wage growth, consumer price increases and the gross domestic product are a recurring theme. ...

“What’s new is the public’s mood. For most, the jury’s out on whether the health system is motivated by compassion or purpose or profit and greed.”

Paul Keckley, Feb. 25, 2019

News to Know

Upcoming events and important healthcare news for the week of March 4:

  • The MHA will host workplace safety training, Techniques for Effective Aggression Management (TEAM®), at several locations this week.  
  • The webinar Social Determinants of Health (SDOH): From Screening to Action will be offered from 11 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Monday.  
  • The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) Annual Meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Henry Autograph Collection, Dearborn, with a virtual option available.  
  • Part 2 of the three-part MHA Health Foundation webinar series on the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) 2019 Conditions of Participation for Hospitals will take place from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday.  
  • The state Office of Regulatory Reinvention (ORR) is revising the rules for licensing health facilities and agencies to develop a single, updated rule set to replace the current six rule sets. On Feb. 21, the ORR approved the draft Licensure Rules for Hospitals and Other Health Facilities.

Chris MitchellMHA in the News

Read recent coverage about the MHA, including an article about the recently released Economic Impact of Healthcare report and a Michigan's Big Show radio broadcast interview about auto no-fault insurance reform efforts.


  • MHA Monday Report March 4, 2019

Tags: PSO, webinar, annual meeting, economic impact, critical access hospitals, health equity, Breakthrough, MHA Annual Meeting, sponsorship, National Patient Safety Awareness Week, health facility licensure, workplace safety, social determinant of health

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