WXYZ Detroit interviewed MHA CEO Brian Peters Jan. 19 during a live segment of 7 UpFront to discuss the impact the COVID-19 surge is having on health systems statewide and their greatest challenges.
Peters shared cautious optimism about the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations plateauing and the decrease in reported hospitalizations in Southeast Michigan. Peters also focused on continuing workforce sustainability challenges for hospitals.
“Well fortunately, what you’ve heard from Henry Ford Health System is emblematic of what we’re hearing from our number of hospitals throughout the state of Michigan and that is a trend in the right direction after seeing our COVID hospitalization numbers increase day after day after day,” said Peters. “We’re finally trending positively, but are a long ways from being out of the woods at this point in time.”