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.
Much is being shared among healthcare professionals regarding the revision of the Triple Aim – an integrated approach to better patient outcomes, creating a better patient experience and lowering healthcare costs.
We are now officially in the home stretch of the 2017-2018 MHA program year.
Current estimates suggest more than 50 percent of Michigan physicians are employed by a hospital or healthcare system. The MHA recognizes the importance of partnering with Michigan physicians and has taken many proactive steps to further invest in them.
April is National Minority Health Month. It’s recognized annually by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a time to highlight the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations.
The first quarter of calendar year 2018 is now in the books. Over the weekend, many of us celebrated Easter Sunday or the beginning of Passover.
The annual Academy Awards ceremony was held Sunday night. As you may recall from a prior letter, I again boycotted the awards in protest of Dodgeball’s inexplicable snubbing a number of years back.
The opioid epidemic has become America’s worst drug crisis in history, resulting in 115 deaths per day and an estimated cost of $1 trillion since 2001.
Gary Roth, DO, MBA, FACOS, FCCM, FACS, chief medical officer, Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA), discusses the dangers of heart disease and the importance of making yourself a priority in the new year.
I returned yesterday from the annual American Hospital Association Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, where more than 800 rural clinicians, trustees and executives gathered to share the latest insights.
Happy New Year! I hope that you had the opportunity to spend some quality time with loved ones over the holiday season and to recharge as we head into what promises to be a very busy and challenging 2018.