MHA Monday Report Oct. 19, 2020

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Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Oct. 12

The MHA is keeping members apprised of pandemic-related developments affecting Michigan hospitals through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. …


Legislature Works to Replace Executive Orders

The Michigan Legislature was busy during the week of Oct. 12, voting on several important issues that impact hospitals. Some of the most notable pieces of legislation included bills to provide limited immunity to businesses and health facilities for their work during the peak pandemic  …


MHA Provides Guidance on Hospital Bedside Voting

As the Nov. 3 election approaches, the MHA is reminding hospitals that voters may make an “emergency” request for an absentee ballot if he or she cannot attend the polls because of personal disablement …


Association Mourns Bill Jackson

Bill Jackson, who was senior vice president and chief financial officer at the MHA from 2013 until his recent retirement, passed away Oct. 10 following a year-long battle with cancer. The former CEO of Charlevoix Area Hospital …


Michigan Harvest Gathering Virtual Kickoff is Oct. 20

The 2020 Michigan Harvest Gathering will virtually kick off at 10 a.m. ET Oct. 20 through a Facebook Live event on the Food Bank Council of Michigan's page. The 30-minute virtual event will include remarks by MHA CEO Brian Peters; Phillip Knight, PhD, executive …


Participate in Updating Michigan’s Health IT Roadmap

The Michigan Health Information Technology (IT) Commission and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services  have begun developing a Statewide Five-Year Health IT Roadmap, which will be a guide for future planning, investments and governance of health …

MHASC Board and HR Committee Address 2020-2021 MHA Action Plan Priorities

The MHA Service Corporation (MHASC) Board of Directors held a virtual strategic planning retreat Oct. 13 to assess and further develop programs and services to support key initiatives in the 2020-2021 MHA Action Plan. MHASC-specific goals outlined in the …


MHA Joins Public Health Officials in Urging Residents to Prevent COVID-19 and Flu

The MHA joined the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Michigan Association for Local Public Health at a press conference Oct. 13 to provide COVID-19 data updates and urge …


Michigan Birthing Hospitals Discuss Obstetric Hemorrhage and Severe Hypertension

The MHA Keystone Center and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services launched five interactive maternal health safety sessions from June through September 2020. The safety sessions were held virtually for birthing hospitals across various …


Celebrate Infection Preventionists During International Infection Prevention Week

International Infection Prevention Week (IIPW), established in 1986 by the Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology, shines a light on infection prevention annually. This year, IIPW is celebrated Oct. 18 through 24. …


New Guide to Hospital Partnerships Available to MHA Members

MHA Endorsed Business Partner Juniper Advisory has released a book providing a start-to-finish look at what it takes to create a successful hospital partnership. The book, “A Healthcare Leader’s Guide to Successful Mergers & Acquisitions,” includes articles from Juniper …


The Keckley Report

What the K Recovery Means for Healthcare

“There’s growing evidence that the U.S. economic recovery will be a K recovery: a bi-directional response to the pandemic that will produce winners and losers. And the implication is profound in healthcare.”

Paul Keckley. Oct. 12, 2020


MHA Race of the Week – Michigan Supreme Court

The MHA Race of the Week series highlights the most pivotal statewide races for Election 2020. The series will provide hospitals and healthcare advocates with the resources they need to make informed decisions on Election Day, including candidates’ views and background.

MHA Monday Report Aug. 31, 2020

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Combating the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19): Week of Aug. 24

The MHA continues to keep members apprised of developments affecting Michigan hospitals during the pandemic through email updates and the MHA Coronavirus webpage. Important updates are outlined below …


MHA Joins Governor and MDHHS to Encourage Flu Vaccinations

The MHA participated in a news conference Aug. 25 with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, the Franny Strong Foundation and the Michigan Primary Care Association at the George W. Romney Building, Lansing, to urge Michigan residents …


MHA Launches MI Vote Matters Campaign to Encourage Voter Participation Nov. 3

The upcoming general election will set the stage for critical healthcare policy decisions for Michigan and the nation in the years ahead. In November, Michigan voters will help elect the next president of the United States …


New Joint Commission Compliance Requirements Addressed in Webinar

Regulatory agencies like The Joint Commission, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and Det Norske Veritas recently announced plans to return to survey activity as providers begin to emerge from crisis operations due to the COVID-19 …


September is Sepsis Awareness Month, Keystone to Host Twitter Chat

In 2011, the Sepsis Alliance designated September as Sepsis Awareness Month. Sepsis is the most expensive inpatient cost in American hospitals, with an average of over $18,000 per hospital stay and more than 1.5 million sepsis hospital stays per year. Members can honor Sepsis Awareness Month by …


MHA Webinar Offers Tips for Building Rural Telehealth Program

Telehealth improves not only access to care, but also health outcomes, by removing barriers of time and distance. COVID-19 has transformed telehealth from a desirable program into an essential element of care delivery. The implementation of telehealth …


Participate in Updating Michigan’s Health IT Roadmap

The Michigan Health Information Technology (IT) Commission and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services are inviting hospitals to participate in a statewide process to prioritize strategies and tactics for Michigan’s 5-Year Health …


The Keckley Report

Three Themes will Frame Post-Pandemic Employer Health Coverage

“Looking beyond the pandemic, studies by the Kaiser Family Foundation, MetLife, Mercer, Deloitte, and releases last week by the Business Group on Health and Commonwealth Fund, three themes emerge about how employer-sponsored health benefits will evolve.”

Paul Keckley, Aug. 24, 2020