Chief Medical Officer Debunks COVID-19 Vaccine Myths on MiCare Champion Cast

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MiCareMatters PodcastThe MHA released a new 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 this episode, Lydia Watson, MD, senior vice president and chief medical officer of MidMichigan Health, discusses her perspective of the COVID-19 pandemic, from managing the needs of front-line staff to sharing stories of hope and healing throughout some of the most challenging moments of 2020. Later in the show, Watson debunks some common myths about the COVID-19 vaccines.

This podcast is part of the statewide #MiCareMatters campaign, launched in 2017, which aims to build a network of citizens — “MiCare Champions” — who will be called upon to engage in advocacy efforts to protect access to affordable healthcare services in Michigan. It is currently available to listen to via YouTube and SoundCloud.

Members with questions or who would like to submit ideas for future podcasts should contact Lucy Ciaramitaro at the MHA.

MHA Launches Statewide #COVID19Heroes Campaign

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#COVID19HeroesThe MHA has launched a statewide #COVID19Heroes campaign to thank and highlight the healthcare workers and others who are on the front lines in the battle against the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).

The association is partnering with hospitals across the state to share stories that celebrate the successes in this battle on the association’s social media channels. The campaign complements the #MiCareMatters statewide campaign launched in 2017 that urges Michiganders to become a MiCare Champion and engage in advocacy efforts on behalf of Michigan’s hospitals.

All Michiganders can engage in the #COVID19Heroes campaign by thanking healthcare workers, using a new Facebook Profile Photo Frame and learn other ways to show their support by visiting

Members are encouraged to submit photos and success stories to the MHA to be featured in the campaign.  

The MHA extends deep gratitude to all of the healthcare workers, community partners and state and federal officials for their work and collaboration during this unprecedented crisis. Members with questions may contact Ruthanne Sudderth at the MHA.