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Highlighting the innovative and important impact that Michigan hospitals make in healthcare in our state and across the country, the MHA Rounds blog shares updates from MHA thought leaders in the healthcare and public policy fields.

Leadership Corner: Leading a Culture of Safety

Leadership Corner: Leading a Culture of Safety

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...
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CEO Report: Tackling Violence in our Hospitals

CEO Report: Tackling Violence in our Hospitals

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. 
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MHA Rounds | June 19
Michigan is Working to Address Behavioral Health Need

Michigan is Working to Address Behavioral Health Need

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.
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MHA Rounds | June 12
Leadership Corner: Boost Happiness to Avoid Burnout

Leadership Corner: Boost Happiness to Avoid Burnout

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.
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CEO Report: MHA Value Extends Beyond Traditional Footprint

CEO Report: MHA Value Extends Beyond Traditional Footprint

We are now officially in the home stretch of the 2017-2018 MHA program year. 
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MHA Rounds | May 16
Leadership Corner: Investing in Michigan Physicians

Leadership Corner: Investing in Michigan Physicians

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.
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Leadership Corner: Highlighting National Minority Health Month

Leadership Corner: Highlighting National Minority Health Month

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.
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CEO Report: Improving Hospital Infrastructure

CEO Report: Improving Hospital Infrastructure

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.   
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MHA Rounds | April 02
CEO Report: Honoring Teams, Individuals for Meaningful Work

CEO Report: Honoring Teams, Individuals for Meaningful Work

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.
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MHA Rounds | March 06
Leadership Corner: Tackling the Opioid Crisis

Leadership Corner: Tackling the Opioid Crisis

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. 
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Leadership Corner: Marking American Heart Month

Leadership Corner: Marking American Heart Month

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.
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CEO Report: Focusing on Rural Health in Michigan

CEO Report: Focusing on Rural Health in Michigan

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.
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MHA Rounds | February 08
CEO Report: Commit to Mentorship in 2018

CEO Report: Commit to Mentorship in 2018

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. 
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MHA Rounds | January 08

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