MHA Monday Report May 23, 2022

MHA Monday Report

capitol buildingGovernor Signs Healthcare Bills, New Licensing Bill Introduced

The Legislature acted on several healthcare-related bills during the week of May 16. The governor signed several bills into law to plan for new funding from the national opioid settlement and to allow for certain out-of-state prescriptions. In the House …


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Registration Due May 27 for MHA Annual Membership Meeting

The registration deadline for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting is May 27. The in-person event will take place June 29, 30 and July 1 on Mackinac Island. The mobile meeting app for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting features an updated list …


HSSApplications Close May 23 for In-Person Security Risk Assessment Opportunity

The MHA Keystone Center is partnering with MHA Endorsed Business Partner HSS to offer in-person security risk assessments for its members. This assessment aims to provide an objective evaluation of threats to patients and staff and develop a corrective action plan. …


Webinar Reviews Ligature Risks and Regulatory Requirements

Suicide safety continues to be a priority for accrediting organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission, requiring many providers to evaluate various policies and processes. They include how to keep suicidal patients safe when care is needed …


Hospital Week GraphicMHA Showcases Healthcare Workers for National Hospital Week

Every year, National Hospital Week serves as an opportunity to highlight hospitals, health systems, healthcare workers and the innovative ways they are supporting and connected to the community. For 2022, the MHA celebrated by showcasing member hospital and health system staff across social …


Peters Speaks to Lansing Rotary on Past, Present and Future of Healthcare


MHA Welcomes New Tenants to Headquarters: Canada Geese

The MHA recently became home to a new group of tenants at its Okemos headquarters: a family of Canada geese, including several freshly hatched goslings. The geese originally occupied a section of the headquarters parking lot, where the mother goose nested for many weeks under the guard of father goose. …

The Keckley Report

Paul Keckley

The FTC Will Be Healthcare’s Biggest Headache Until 2025

“In healthcare, the event potentially most consequential to consumers for at least the next 3 years happened last week—the Senate confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission. The addition of the 40-year old attorney, professor and digital privacy expert gives Democrats a 3:2 majority at a critical time …”

Paul Keckley, May 16, 2022


News to Know

The deadline is approaching to apply for the Circle of Life Awards, which recognize innovative palliative or end-of-life care providers.


MHA in the News

The MHA responded to several media requests the week of May 16 on topics including price transparency, workforce challenges and the shortage of contrast media.

MHA Showcases Healthcare Workers for National Hospital Week

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Every year, National Hospital Week serves as an opportunity to highlight hospitals, health systems, healthcare workers and the innovative ways they are supporting and connected to the community. For 2022, the MHA celebrated by showcasing member hospital and health system staff across social media channels. Each day of the week, short videos featured staff from across the state — nurses, volunteers, technicians, etc. — sharing what they love about working in healthcare.

The videos aligned with the American Hospital Association’s #WeAreHealthcare efforts, offering a more local perspective from caregivers who have taken on unimaginable challenges and risen to the occasion repeatedly over the course of the pandemic. Submissions came from healthcare workers across the state, including staff from Beaumont Health, Henry Ford Health, Hurley Medical Center, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services and Sparrow Health System.

The videos totaled more than 40,000 impressions (the number of times content was seen) and more than 1,500 engagements across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Questions about the MHA’s 2022 National Hospital Week campaign should be directed to Lucy Ciaramitaro at the MHA.

News to Know – Week of April 19

Important healthcare news for the week of April 19:

National Hospital Week 2021 will be celebrated May 9-15, providing an opportunity to highlight hospitals, health systems and healthcare workers and the innovative ways they are supporting the needs of community members. The theme for the 2021 commemoration is Inspiring Hope through Healing, and the American Hospital Association has provided logos, templates and more for hospitals’ use in spreading the message leading up to and throughout the week. Products proclaiming the message, with the option for imprinting hospital logos, may also be purchased to present to local communities. Those ordering customized printing should allow 10 to 15 business days for production.