Corewell Health’s Freese Decker Named AHA Chair-elect Designate

AHA Chair John Haupert, AHA President and CEO Rick Pollack, AHA Chair-elect Designate Tina Freese Decker and AHA Chair-elect Joanne Conroy, M.D kicked off the 2023 AHA Leadership Summit in Seattle.

The American Hospital Association (AHA) Board of Trustees elected Tina Freese Decker, president & chief executive officer, Corewell Health as its Chair-elect Designate July 16. Freese Decker will be Chair-elect in 2024 and become the Chair of the AHA in 2025, the top-elected official of the national organization that represents America’s hospitals and health systems and works to advance health in America.

“We have many challenges and many opportunities ahead of us,” said Freese Decker. “The greatest opportunity is to showcase our innovation, grit and compassion to evolve and transform health care. I look forward to serving the AHA and its members in our pursuit of better health.”

Freese Decker has been heavily engaged with the MHA, previously serving as MHA Board Chair during the 2021-2022 program year, and remains on the MHA Board of Trustees as a trustee at-large.

MHA Monday Report July 10, 2023

MHA Monday Report

MHA Board of Trustees Holds Final Meeting of Program Year

The MHA Board of Trustees held its final meeting of the 2022-2023 program year in conjunction with the MHA Annual Membership Meeting. As part of a standing agenda item focused on safety and quality lessons …


capitol buildingPolicy Bills Advanced During Budget Week

Many MHA-tracked bills saw movement during the last week of June, with both the House and Senate taking floor votes on legislation before they broke for the summer. In the House, representatives voted in support …


Health & Hospital Association Elects 2023-2024 Officers and Board Members

Members of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) elected new officers and appointed board members during the association’s Annual Membership Meeting June 29. Officers of the 2023-2024 MHA Board of Trustees include Shannon Striebich, …


Healthcare Advocates Honored with MHA Special Recognition Award

The MHA announced two winners of its Special Recognition Award during the Annual Membership Meeting June 29, recognizing them for extensive contributions to healthcare. Each of the winners has uniquely influenced healthcare in Michigan. The …


MHA Meritorious Service Award Recognizes Sen. Stabenow

The MHA announced the 2023 winner of its highest achievement award during the association’s Annual Membership Meeting June 29. Receiving the award for her decades of leadership in elected office supporting healthcare is U.S. Senator …


Hospital Executives Recognized for Outstanding Leadership

The MHA announced the winners of its 2023 Healthcare Leadership Award during its Annual Membership Meeting June 29. Each year, the MHA recognizes outstanding individuals who have provided exceptional leadership to healthcare organizations and to …


Ludwig Community Benefit Award Honors Hospital Programs

The MHA announced the winners of its 2023 Ludwig Community Benefit Award during the association’s Annual Membership Meeting June 29. The honorees include programs supported by Detroit-based Henry Ford Health; Trinity Health Livonia; and ProMedica …


Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital Receives MHA Advancing Safe Care Award

The MHA announced the winner of its 2023 Advancing Safe Care Award June 29 honoring the dedicated team at Henry Ford Kingswood Hospital in Ferndale. The award was announced during the association’s Annual Membership Meeting. …


MDHHS Issues Updated MI-POST Form

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) issued a new Michigan Physician Orders for Scope of Treatment (MI-POST) form. The MI-POST form is available in Spanish, Arabic and English. This update was made …


MI care mattersMHA Podcast Explores Michigan Health Policy Priorities feat. Rep. Julie Rogers

The MHA released another episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, which features interviews with healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of communities. On episode 30, State Representative …


MHA Rounds Report - Brian Peters, MHA CEOMHA CEO Report — The Story of the MHA Program Year

The theme of the 2022-2023 MHA program year was telling our story. With focus and passion, we told the stories of our hospitals and health systems, the challenges and adversity they face, and how they still provide high quality and accessible healthcare to their communities. …


The Keckley Report
Paul Keckley

SCOTUS Decisions open a Can of Worms for Healthcare

“Five recent Supreme Court rulings have reset the context for U.S. jurisprudence for years to come and open a can of worms for healthcare operators. …

Each of these is specific to a circumstance but collectively they expose industries like healthcare to greater compliance risk, potential court challenges and operational complexity.

Paul Keckley, July 3, 2023


News to Know

  • The MHA submitted a comment letter in response to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) Medicaid Policy Bulletin (MMP) 23-39 on Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities issued May 30, 2023.
  • Michigan Medicaid Provider Outreach and Provider Support invite new or currently enrolled doula providers to attend the upcoming Doula 101 webinar scheduled Aug. 2 from 1 – 2 p.m. or Aug. 9 from 10 – 11 a.m. ET.
  • MDHHS issued MMP 23-45, Change in Non-Routine Therapy Prior Authorization Requirements for Medicaid Beneficiaries Residing in a Nursing Facility, June 30 with an effective date of Aug. 1, 2023.
  • The MHA and the Huron Consulting Group are hosting the webinar How AI @ Work Will Advance Human Intelligence Aug. 10 from 1 – 2 p.m.

Brian PetersMHA in the News

The MHA received media coverage the week of June 26 regarding the state budget, the healthcare workforce and auto no-fault utilization review. MHA CEO Brian Peters is quoted in multiple stories. Below is a collection …

MHA CEO Report — The Story of the MHA Program Year

MHA Rounds Report - Brian Peters, MHA CEO

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”Peter Drucker

MHA Rounds Report - Brian Peters, MHA CEOThe theme of the 2022-2023 MHA program year was telling our story. With focus and passion, we told the stories of our hospitals and health systems, the challenges and adversity they face, and how they still provide high quality and accessible healthcare to their communities. This theme was intended to ensure that we as healthcare leaders continue to help those who don’t live and breathe healthcare understand the ways we are working to meet the most pressing needs, but also the support we need from other sectors to continue to offer strong and daily access to care for all. Our theme served to frame the four distinct pillars of our association strategic action plan, which included the financial sustainability of hospitals, workforce restoration and well-being, the behavioral health crisis and continued efforts towards achieving health equity.

I’m pleased to share we made significant progress in telling our story and achieving tangible, impactful results under each of the four strategic pillars, which is summarized in the latest MHA Annual Report. This work evolved around the ending of the COVID-19 public health emergency, a pandemic that tried our member organizations, and especially their healthcare workers, like nothing has before in most of our lifetimes. A large part of our success in making this transition and achieving so many significant outcomes was due to the MHA Board of Trustees, who I want to thank for their strong leadership and commitment to advancing the health of individuals and communities. I particularly want to express my gratitude to our outgoing Chair, T. Anthony Denton, for his steadfast leadership throughout this year.

Key to our efforts to safeguard the financial viability of hospitals is our continued focus on the state budget. Not only were we successful in continuing existing supplemental payment pools such as for Disproportionate Share Hospitals, Graduate Medical Education, Rural Access and Obstetrical Stabilization, but we also secured a Medicaid outpatient hospital rate increase. Collectively, these victories generated hundreds of millions in funding for Michigan hospitals. Long a priority of our association, the MHA also successfully advocated to ensure the Healthy Michigan Plan (our Medicaid expansion program) is fully funded. Our advocacy team continues to be one of the most respected in Lansing, as we saw several MHA-supported bills signed into law while experiencing a 100% success rate in making sure none of the 10 bills we opposed became statute.

Each of the four pillars are equally important to our membership, but it is hard to overstate just how important workforce restoration and well-being is to our healthcare leaders. This is the issue that keeps each of them up at night, whether it is finding new staff or protecting and retaining their existing workers. Our advocacy efforts secured an additional $75 million in funding to support the hospital workforce while also securing $56 million in funding to support partnerships to offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs at community colleges. We also continue to advocate for increased penalties for those who verbally or physically harm healthcare workers, providing them with protections they deserve as front-line caregivers, much like emergency responders receive. The MHA Keystone Center has been active in offering well-being resources, trainings, safety and security risk assessments and other offerings, continuing their long history as a leader in safety and quality not just here in Michigan, but nationally and internationally. Lastly, we recently launched a statewide healthcare career awareness campaign to entice students to pursue health career pathways.

Our work on behavioral health continues, as there remains a need to expand the number of behavioral health professionals and facilities to provide better access to care. The MHA secured both $50 million in the fiscal year 2023 state budget for expanding pediatric inpatient capacity, while adding an additional $10 million to create Psychiatric Residential Treatment Facilities to alleviate state hospital capacity issues. Much of the feedback we have received is the need to add quantitative data to the conversation to demonstrate to lawmakers and stakeholders the degree of the crisis. For several months, our team has been collecting data weekly on the number of patients waiting for a behavioral health bed in Michigan hospitals. This demonstrates the degree to which patients are having difficulty finding care, while also showing how many patients are utilizing hospital resources while the facility receives no reimbursement due to not having an acute care diagnosis billing code.

Lastly, we will not rest as our members continue to address health disparities to ensure health equity. The MHA Keystone Center works closely with the Michigan Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (MI AIM) to help address disparities and reduce the risk of maternal death. This past program year, their efforts resulted in 77% of Michigan birthing hospitals participating in MI AIM, 94% of which are compliant with the pre-partum assessment and 89% are compliant with the post-partum assessment. Our work with the MHA Public Health Task Force also continues as they explore strategies for collaboration that can improve data collection and public health initiatives.

Of course, there are always other items that come up that require MHA attention and effort that are not always known during the development of the strategic action plan. Responding to the shortages of chemotherapy drugs cisplatin and carboplatin and working with Michigan’s Congressional delegation is just one example of the value of association membership and how quickly we can mobilize our relationships in a time of crisis. Other wildcards include our work on licensing Rural Emergency Hospitals, tracking and increasing awareness of candida auris infections and expanding hospital bed capacity.

As we concluded our program year during our Annual Meeting on Mackinac Island, we were able to honor a true healthcare champion with our Meritorious Service Award in U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow. She announced earlier this year she will not seek an additional term in office and this award is the highest honor our association can bestow on an individual for their years of work towards enabling the health and wellness of individuals and communities. We have worked closely with Sen. Stabenow from her time in elected office in the Michigan Legislature to Congress and she will leave an extraordinary legacy for which the MHA family will be eternally grateful. We also had an opportunity to honor a number of other outstanding individuals for their contributions to Michigan healthcare.

Above all else, I want to take this opportunity to thank all MHA staff for their many contributions which made it another successful program year. The challenges we confront in healthcare are daunting and constantly evolving, but my confidence in our team at the MHA has never wavered, as they continue to display their exceptional commitment to their work and embody the MHA culture of member service and value creation every single day.

Now as we formally begin our 2023-24 program year on July 1, I am excited for the leadership of our new Chair Shannon Striebich. We offer our congratulations to her and look forward to working closely together. A year from now, I am confident we will once again be able to report on the successful outcomes we were able to achieve through our unity, collaboration and plain old fashioned hard work.

As always, I welcome your thoughts.

MHA Board of Trustees Holds Final Meeting of Program Year

The MHA Board of Trustees held its final meeting of the 2022-2023 program year in conjunction with the MHA Annual Membership Meeting. As part of a standing agenda item focused on safety and quality lessons learned, board member Mark Eastburg, PhD, president & CEO, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, shared a recent incident from his organization that illustrates the value of regular patient safety training and how a strong caring culture saved a patient and helped him continue to heal. In addition, Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Elizabeth Clement and Jeff Donofrio, president & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan, provided guest presentations on areas of common policy interest, including the importance of nonpartisan and efficient court systems, and the attraction of talent and job growth in Michigan.

The board also engaged in a review and discussion of its ongoing strategic priorities focused on workforce sustainability, financial viability, achieving health equity and improving access and funding for behavioral health. In an ongoing effort to continue to improve access to care, the board reaffirmed its support for the association to maximize the use of provider tax programs in support of Medicaid reimbursement.

Current Health PAC Chair and incoming MHA Board of Trustees Chair Shannon Striebich provided an update on the status of the 2023 MHA Health PAC campaign and encouraged eligible individuals and organizations to meet their contribution goals. The board also approved several associate memberships including Executive Core, Findhelp, Greater Flint Health Coalition, Inc., Lawrence Technological University, QURE Healthcare and VativoRx2.

For more information about actions of the MHA Board of Trustees contact Amy Barkholz at the MHA.

MHA Monday Report April 24, 2023

MHA Monday Report

Several bills tracked by the MHA saw further action in the Michigan Legislature the week of April 17. Committees in the House and Senate took votes on bills to create a new tax credit for blood donations and to allow …


New MHA Resource Outlines Changing Public Health Emergency Flexibilities

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 public health emergency will expire May 11, 2023. The end of the PHE will eliminate several pandemic flexibilities, while others have been extended by Congress. …


MHA Unemployment Compensation Program Receives National Recognition

The MHA Unemployment Compensation Program (UCP) was recognized by the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) April 19 for the MHA UCP’s commitment to utilizing the NASWA’s nationwide, web-based system SIDES for receiving new claims …


FAQs Released for Michigan Physician Order for Scope of Treatment

The Michigan Physician Order for Scope of Treatment is an optional advance care planning form for adult patients with advanced illness or frailty for whom, based on their current medical condition, death would occur …


New State Psychiatric Hospital to Replace Hawthorn Center

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Technology, Management & Budget announced the state will construct a new $325 million psychiatric hospital located at the current site of Hawthorn Center …


Latest AHA Trustee Insights Focuses on Board Competency

A hospital governing board must truly understand factors influencing their community’s healthcare and recruit trustees with the competencies needed to effectively guide annual priorities, objectives and strategies for the hospital. The March edition of Trustee Insights, the …


The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyHospital CEO Pay: in the Spotlight: Three Critical Facts and Important Implications

“In recent months, compensation for hospital CEOs has received heightened attention among regulators, policymakers, academic researchers and in media …

The burden falls on Boards to bolster messaging to address transparency concerns, misinformation and disinformation on a broad range of issues including CEO pay. It falls on the Board compensation committees to justify adjustments to compensation that address the long-term sustainability of the organization, incorporating measures in addition to financial performance in evaluating the CEO’s performance. And increasingly, the relationship between the CEO’s pay to the short and long-term performance of the organization and to the “average worker’s pay” will be closely scrutinized.“

Paul Keckley, April 17, 2023


Annual Meeting iconNews to Know

  • The MHA membership will convene in person for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting June 28 through 30 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island.
  • The Root Cause Coalition is accepting requests for proposals by April 24 to present at the 8th Annual National Summit on the Social Determinants of Health Dec. 3-5 in Kansas City.

MHA in the News

Brian PetersCrain’s Grand Rapids Business published a story April 20 on the annual release of the West Michigan Works! list of “hot jobs,” with nearly half of the 100 high-demand careers being in health-related professions. …

 

MHA Monday Report April 17, 2023

MHA Monday Report

Board of Trustees Meets at MHA Capitol Advocacy Center

The MHA Board of Trustees met April 12 at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center in downtown Lansing, joined by Michigan Senate Health Policy Chair Kevin Hertel (D-St. Clair Shores). Hertel acknowledged the state’s significant challenges …


capitol buildingHealthcare Bills See Action as Session Resumes

The Michigan Legislature returned to session the week of April 10, taking up several bills the MHA is monitoring. In the House of Representatives, MHA-supported legislation to create a new tax credit for blood donations …


MHA Keystone Center Hosts Safe Patient Handling Event April 13

Healthcare workers across the state gathered April 13 in Southeast Michigan to discuss best practices for patient handling to ensure the safety of both the patient and the caregiver. The MHA Keystone Center partnered with …


CMS Releases FY 2024 Inpatient Psychiatric Facility Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment system for inpatient psychiatric facilities for fiscal year (FY) 2024, beginning Oct. 1, …


Eligibility for FEMA COVID-19 Public Assistance Ends May 11

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) updated eligibility and programmatic deadlines for all COVID-19 emergency and major disaster declarations. Costs incurred after the public health emergency ends May 11 will not be eligible for funding …


CMS Releases FY 2024 Skilled Nursing Facility Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service prospective payment system for skilled nursing facilities for fiscal year (FY) 2024, beginning Oct. 1, 2023. …


CMS Releases FY 2024 LTCH Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service long-term care hospital (LTCH) prospective payment system for federal fiscal year (FY) 2024. When all proposed …


CMS Releases FY 2024 Hospital Inpatient Prospective Payment System Proposed Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a proposed rule to update the Medicare fee-for-service hospital inpatient prospective payment system for fiscal year (FY) 2024. The MHA is concerned since …


The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyFrontline Voices: What Artificial Intelligence and Value-based Models mean for Not-for-Profit Hospitals and Health Systems

“On Monday, April 3 in Chicago, 11 C suite executives from some of the most prestigious not-for-profit health systems in the country convened to discuss their future. The group included Chief Medical, Officers, Chief Strategy Officers, Chief Operating Officers and Chief Information Officers with broad responsibilities and much at stake. …

There’s widespread belief generative AI and GPT-4 are game changers in healthcare. How, what, when and how much ($$$) are the big questions. The near-term issues associated with implementation–data-security, workforce usefulness, regulation, investment costs—are expected to be resolved eventually. Thus, it is highly likely that health systems, medical groups, health insurers and retail and digital health solution providers will operate in a widely-expanded AI-enabled world in the next 3-5 years. …“

Paul Keckley, April 10, 2023


Annual Meeting iconNews to Know

MHA Monday Report Feb. 13, 2023

MHA Monday Report

MHA Board of Trustees Reviews State and Federal Advocacy Options to Further Strategic Priorities

The MHA Board of Trustees began its Feb. 8 meeting with a federal advocacy briefing from federal lobbyist Carlos Jackson with Cornerstone Government Affairs. Jackson highlighted the policy and funding threats and opportunities healthcare providers …


capitol buildingFiscal Year 2024 Executive Budget Recommendation Released

Gov. Whitmer released her executive budget recommendation Feb. 8 for fiscal year 2024. The proposed budget fully protects traditional hospital line items for Medicaid and the Healthy Michigan program, continues targeted rate increases from recent budget cycles and includes …


MHA and Rural Members Advocate on Capitol Hill

The MHA and rural hospital leaders visited Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. Feb. 7-9 to advocate for specific rural healthcare policies as part of the National Rural Health Association’s Rural Health Policy Institute event. …


Registration Available for MHA Keystone Center Safe Patient Handling Conference

Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center Safe Patient Handling Conference. The all-day event will take place April 13 at the Ann Arbor Marriott Ypsilanti at Eagle Crest. In partnership with the MHA Keystone Center, EarlyMobility.com …


January MA Enrollment Increases by 33,000 Beneficiaries

Medicare Advantage (MA) enrollment in Michigan totaled approximately 1.25 million in January, an increase of 33,000 beneficiaries since October. The January enrollment is spread across 48 MA plans that are currently operating in the state, …


The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyWave Two Value-Based Care: The Five Market Shifts that Will Reset the Payment Environment for Providers

“Wave One of the Value Based Care environment was marginally effective: CMS’ alternative payment models showed promise but savings to Medicare fell short of expectations per MedPAC. Medicare Advantage enrollment grew but plan sponsors were overpaid by Medicare. Hospital avoidable readmissions and complications efforts have been successful but the pandemic economy decapitated hospital resources necessary to compete in the value-based environment. Wave One is a mixed bag. …

The Wave Two Value Agenda in U.S. healthcare will impact every player and be messy. The backdrop of the 2024 Campaign cycle and post-pandemic economy mean impetus will shift from resource-constrained Medicare to the private sector as both offer significant but distinct opportunities for lower spending. And the revolution of generative AI assures shortcomings of the system—diagnostic error, administrative waste, fraud—will be widely exposed. …”

Paul Keckley, Feb. 6, 2023


News to Know – Feb. 13, 2023

  • Prospective payment system hospitals are reminded that any requests for corrections to the January public use file data being used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to develop the fiscal year 2024 Medicare wage index must be received, along with supporting documentation, by the Medicare Administrative Contractor by Feb. 15, 2023.
  • The MHA is offering its popular Healthcare Leadership Academy program on March 13-15 and May 15-16.
  • MHA Endorsed Business Partner Demand Workforce/Qodex will host a free 30-minute webinar on Mission Impossible: Let’s Talk About How to Heal Your Staffing Crisis at noon ET Feb. 22 to discuss healthcare trends in staffing including creative approaches to deliberately using your nursing workforce.

MHA in the NewsMHA CEO Brian Peters

The MHA received media coverage the week of Feb. 6 regarding a variety of topics, including the fiscal year 2024 executive budget recommendation, the role food insecurity has as a social determinant of health, the new state House Behavioral …

MHA Board of Trustees Reviews State and Federal Advocacy Options to Further Strategic Priorities

The MHA Board of Trustees began its Feb. 8 meeting with a federal advocacy briefing from federal lobbyist Carlos Jackson with Cornerstone Government Affairs. Jackson highlighted the policy and funding threats and opportunities healthcare providers face under the new divided Congress and Biden administration, including possible provider cuts to address deficit reduction, programs affected by the expiration of the federal public health emergency declaration and ongoing pharmaceutical industry challenges to 340B drug pricing policies.

The board also examined several state advocacy initiatives to further the board’s strategic priorities focusing on financial viability, workforce wellbeing and restoration and the furtherance of efforts aimed at improving health equity and behavioral healthcare. The board supported pursing additional state funding for workforce security and pediatric psychiatric care, as well as an effort to maximize federal Medicaid matching funds. The board also directed the MHA to work with the MHA Health Equity Taskforce and the MHA Safety and Quality Committee to address health disparities through the development of tools for the transparent reporting of health equity performance measures.

In addition to advocacy efforts aimed at state and federal policymakers, the board continued to support the association’s ongoing partnerships with hospitals throughout the state to “tell our story” publicly about the challenges and opportunities healthcare organizations face and how hospitals can work together to advance the health of individuals and communities.

The board also received a report from the MHA Service Corporation, which included a spotlight of Endorsed Business Partner Merritt Hawkins, as well as a discussion of staff succession in light of the upcoming retirement of longtime Chief Operating Officer Peter Schonfeld at the MHA.

The board concluded with regional hospital council reports and an update from MHA CEO Brian Peters.

For more information about actions of the MHA Board of Trustees, contact Amy Barkholz at the MHA.

MHA Board of Trustees Advances Strategic Action Plan, Affirms Policy Panel Legislative Recommendations

The MHA Board of Trustees began their Nov. 2 meeting with a review of key communication strategies to assist hospitals and health systems to “tell their stories” about the unprecedented financial and workforce challenges they currently face and how they are adapting to meet the critical healthcare and economic development needs of their communities. The board had previously identified financial viability and workforce restoration and wellbeing, along with behavioral health and health equity, as the four key pillars in its annual strategic action plan. The board also affirmed recommendations by the MHA Legislative Policy Panel regarding Certificate of Need and potential measures to improve access to care and patient experience, and potential legislative options to assist hospitals with challenges associated with placing patients in post-acute care settings.

Guest presenter, Bryan Sexton, director, Duke University Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality, provided an update on the success and effectiveness of his ground-breaking work with the MHA Keystone Center on the “Well-B” project to improve caregiver well-being and mitigate burnout through a series of cost free, one-hour sessions accessed at the participant’s convenience through their mobile phone. Nearly 5,000 registrants have participated in the no-cost sessions, which qualify for continuing medical education credits, and the results have been proven using evidence-based methodologies to reduce stress and improve feelings of gratitude and well-being. A new series of sessions will be available starting in January and previous sessions continue to be accessible to Michigan-based healthcare workers at no cost.

The board concluded with regional hospital council reports and an update from MHA CEO Brian Peters.

For more information about actions of the MHA Board of Trustees, contact Amy Barkholz at the MHA.

Recording Available for MHA Strategic Action Plan Review

The MHA hosted a virtual forum Oct. 18 reviewing the Strategic Action Plan that was approved by the MHA Board of Trustees in August. The forum discussed pressing challenges and opportunities facing healthcare, including workforce development and wellbeing, health equity, behavioral health and financial stability. The forum also discussed the tactics to accomplish these goals and how the membership can support these initiatives. The forum was recorded and is available to members.

Members with questions should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.