The MHA received media coverage the week of May 15 regarding a shortage of two critical chemotherapy medications, hospital nurse staffing legislation and the well-being of hospital workers. A press release was published May 17 by the MHA regarding the shortage of cisplatin and carboplatin and the strategies hospitals and health systems are implementing to continue chemotherapy treatments for patients.
MHA representatives appearing in published stories include CEO Brian Peters and Executive Vice President Laura Appel. MONL President Kim Meeker, RN, BSN, MBA, also appears in a story on the nurse staffing legislation, while MHA Keystone Center WELL-B partner Bryan Sexton, PhD, from the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, appears in a story about how hospitals assist healthcare workers with feelings of grief and loss.
Below is a collection of headlines from around the state.
Friday, May 19
- Bridge: Amid cancer drug shortages, some Michigan doctors are forced to ration.
- Chief Healthcare Executive: Hospitals wrestle with shortage of cancer drugs, becoming a ‘life-threatening issue’
Thursday, May 18
- WJR Newsradio 760: Laura Appel ~ The Guy Gordon Show
- Crain’s Grand Rapids Business: Cancer drug shortage reaching a ‘tipping point’ in Michigan
- Twitter: Rep. Elissa Slotkin on cancer drug shortages
Wednesday, May 17
- CBS News Detroit: Bill to lower nurse-to-patient ratio met with mixed response
Tuesday, May 16
Members with any questions regarding media requests should contact John Karasinski at the MHA.