MHA Monday Report May 24, 2021

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Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of May 17

As of May 20, the Michigan Vacc to Normal Tracker indicated more than 57% of Michiganders ages 16 and over had been given at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The MHA continues to keep members apprised of pandemic-related  …

MHA Members Testify Before Senate Committee on CRNA Legislation

The Senate’s Health and Human Services Policy Committee addressed a pair of bills relevant to hospitals during the week of May 17. The committee took testimony on House Bill (HB) 4359, which would modernize the scope …

State Budget Director Massaron Addresses MHA Legislative Policy Panel

The MHA Legislative Policy Panel convened May 19 to develop recommendations for the MHA Board of Trustees on legislative initiatives impacting Michigan hospitals.The meeting was highlighted by a presentation from State Budget Director Dave Massaron …

Workplace Safety Explored During Chairman’s Round Table

More than 75 healthcare chief executive and chief medical officers participated in the May 13 virtual Chairman’s Round Table focused on strategies to improve safety culture, prevent injury and reduce costs that are recordable by the Occupational Safety and Health …

“Ask the Question: Did They Serve” Initiative Supports Health Equity

The MHA and the MHA Keystone Center have long been committed to addressing health disparities, a foundational concept that shapes the organizations’ quality improvement and safety efforts. One effort in ensuring equitable outcomes for all has been supporting hospitals …

Trustee Insights Edition Discusses Engaging Boards in Online Meetings

The latest edition of Trustee Insights, the monthly digital package from the American Hospital Association, is now available. This month’s issue includes an article on how to engage board members during online meetings. Virtual meetings, while convenient, have enabled …

The Keckley Report

Is the April CPI Report Good or Bad News for Healthcare?

“Not getting attention was the release last Wednesday of the April Consumer Price Index that showed prices increased 0.8% after rising 0.6% in March. Over the last 12 months, the CPI increased 4.2% before seasonal adjustment—the largest 12-month increase since a 4.9% increase for the period ending September 2008.”

Paul Keckley. May 17, 2021

News to Know

In recognition of the Memorial Day holiday, the MHA Monday Report will not be published May 31. The next issue of the newsletter will be dated June 7. In the interim, news will continue to be posted in the MHA Newsroom. Have a safe, healthy holiday!

MHA in the News

State of Reform published an article May 19 on both chambers of the Michigan Legislature advancing budget proposals for both the current and upcoming fiscal year that fully fund hospital priorities, including a focus on behavioral health.