MHA Monday Report July 11, 2022

MHA Monday Report

Tina Freese Decker at the MHA Annual MeetingMHA Board of Trustees Holds Final Meeting of Program Year


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State Budget Advances to Governor’s Desk


Health & Hospital Association Elects 2022-2023 Officers and Board Members


MHA Meritorious Service Award Recognizes Wright Lassiter III

The MHA announced the 2022 winner of its highest achievement award June 30 during the association’s Annual Membership Meeting. Receiving the award for his leadership in the fight against COVID-19 is Wright Lassiter III, …

 


Healthcare Advocates Honored with MHA Special Recognition Award


Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Receives MHA Advancing Safe Care Award

 


Ludwig Community Benefit Award Honors Hospital Programs


Hospital Executives Recognized for Outstanding Leadership


MHA Rounds Report - Brian Peters, MHA CEO

MHA CEO Report — Stronger Together


Paul KeckleyThe Keckley Report

The Three Immediate Impacts on U.S. Healthcare of June 2022 SCOTUS Rulings

“The Supreme Court ended its 2021-2022 term issuing 58 rulings including 2 last week with immediate consequence to the healthcare industry.”

Paul Keckley, July 5, 2022


News to Know

MHA Endorsed Business Partner NextJob will host a free webinar on workplace communication skills at noon ET July 18 to help employees better engage with coworkers and build a better sense of belonging.


MHA in the News

The MHA received media coverage on a variety of topics during the weeks of June 27 and July 4. Areas of focus included the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, the passage of the fiscal year 2023 state budget and challenges facing small and rural hospitals.

MHA Board of Trustees Holds Final Meeting of Program Year

Tina Freese Decker at the MHA Annual Meeting
Tina Freese Decker at the MHA Annual Meeting
2021-2022 MHA Board Chair Tina Freese Decker.

After a two-year pause due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the MHA Board of Trustees held its final meeting of the 2021-2022 program year on Mackinac Island in conjunction with the MHA Annual Membership Meeting. As part of a standing agenda item focused on safety and quality lessons learned, board member Ed Ness, president and CEO, Munson Healthcare, shared examples of community and workforce resiliency exhibited by the Gaylord community and Otsego Memorial Hospital team members in the wake of the destruction caused by the recent EF3 tornado that carved a path through that community and within a block of the hospital, resulting in injury and loss of life. The board also had a strategic conversation about the most effective association engagement on matters of social and public health, health equity, financial sustainability and improving the patient experience. In all of these areas, the board stressed the importance of focusing on the mission of healthcare organizations to advance the health of patients and communities and explaining the challenges healthcare providers face in achieving this mission with specific examples. Other business included final program year reports from the committees on Behavioral Health and Public Health, with the recommendation to continue the work of these standing committees.

Current Health PAC Chair and incoming MHA Board of Trustees Chair T. Anthony Denton provided an update on the status of the 2022 MHA Health PAC campaign and encouraged eligible individuals and organizations to meet their contribution goals. Information about the MHA Health PAC is available online. The board also approved type 3 membership for BMG Money Inc., Fifth Third Bank, Vituity, and new Endorsed Business Partners AMN Language Services, B.E. Smith, HealthRise and WeLearn.

Board chair Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO, BHSH Health System, acknowledged outgoing board members Tim Johnson, president and CEO, Eaton Rapids Medical Center, and Dan Babcock, CEO, Marlette Regional Hospital and Deckerville Community Hospital. Freese Decker also recognized past chair Ed Ness for his leadership during the pandemic and wished incoming chair T. Anthony Denton, senior vice president and chief operating officer, University of Michigan Health System, well in his leadership role. For more information about actions of the MHA Board of Trustees, contact Amy Barkholz at the MHA.

Pollack To Address MHA Annual Membership Meeting Participants

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Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association (AHA), will address members during the virtual MHA Annual Membership Meeting scheduled from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. June 24. Pollack will outline the nation’s changing healthcare landscape, outline federal legislation affecting hospitals and health systems and share key conclusions from the AHA’s 2021 advocacy agenda. Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, a leader in health equity who serves as a fellow within the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Minority Health, will also address participants, exploring racism and its effect on public health, as well as breaking social stigmas relating to racial injustice in healthcare. 

The virtual meeting will include the MHA House of Delegates business meeting; recognition of the annual MHA award winners; and remarks from incoming board chair Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO, Spectrum Health.

Event details are available on the meeting’s webpage, and members should register online by June 16 to participate. The meeting is open to MHA members, meeting sponsors and invited guests of the MHA. To learn more about the meeting or opportunities for sponsorship, which are available through June 4, contact Erica Leyko at (517) 285-7785.