The MHA conducted Nov. 4 a virtual press conference announcing the Healthcare Workforce Sustainability Alliance, a newly formed partnership with the Health Care Association of Michigan (HCAM), the Michigan Association of Ambulance Services (MAAS), the Michigan Community College Association (MCCA) and the American Nurses Association of Michigan (ANA-MI). The press conference featured Michigan healthcare and education leaders advocating for a $650 million investment to support staffing needs in hospitals, nursing facilities and emergency medical services and workforce training programs to grow the healthcare talent pipeline.
- MHA CEO Brian Peters.
- HCAM President/CEO Melissa Samuel.
- MAAS Executive Director Angela Madden.
- MCCA President Michael Hansen.
Over a dozen media outlets from across the state joined the call, including MLive, Detroit Free Press, The Detroit News, Michigan Radio, MiBiz, The Center Square and Gongwer. Stories from these publications and more were widely syndicated throughout Michigan.
Following the press conference, a press release was distributed to statewide media echoing the remarks made during the event.
Members with questions on advocacy and workforce sustainability efforts should contact Adam Carlson, and any questions regarding media requests should be directed to John Karasinski at the MHA.