MHA Monday Report June 8, 2020

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Monday Report Returns to Regular Format

As the state and country begin to take steps to return to a pre-coronavirus way of life, the MHA Monday Report will resume its pre-COVID-19 format. Updates on the pandemic will continue to be provided for as long as warranted, but articles on other healthcare issues and The Keckley Report will return to the newsletter on a regular basis. Questions and comments are always welcome and may be sent to the MHA Communications team. 

Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of June 1

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced June 1 that certain sectors of Michigan’s economy would reopen across the state and the “safer at home” executive order was rescinded effective immediately. In a June 5 news conference, the governor …

State Telehealth Bills Move to Full Senate

Members of the state Senate Committee on Health and Human Services voted unanimously June 4 to support House Bills 5412 through 5416, which would expand opportunities for providers to receive Medicaid payment for telehealth services. …

Michigan Birthing Hospitals Invited to Attend Educational Webinars and Safety Sessions

Obstetric physicians, nurses, healthcare providers and individuals who work in quality improvement from Michigan birthing hospitals are invited to attend. Participants will discuss barriers, opportunities and successes of identifying and treating obstetric …

2020 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award Nominations Due by July 6

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership is accepting nominations for the 2020 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award, which honors a healthcare leader whose commitment, values, and contributions have improved the health of the public …

Appel Honored as One of Crain’s Notable Women in Health

Laura Appel, senior vice president and chief innovation officer at the MHA, appears on the 2020 Notable Women in Health list compiled earlier this year by Crain’s Detroit Business. Appel is one of 41 Michigan women on the list, who were selected from …

The Keckley Report

Patient Anxiety Needs Serious Attention in Hospitals

"Anxiety and fear in the U.S. population is high: little wonder those considering their elective procedures are having second thoughts. For some, it’s a matter of personal safety."

Paul Keckley, June 1, 2020

News to Know

Important healthcare news for the week of June 8:

  • The Bureau of Professional Licensing (BPL), part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, continues to incorporate licenses into its new database system called MiPLUS.