News to Know – Jan. 23, 2023

Hospital leadership and key decisionmakers will gather June 28-30 for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting on Mackinac Island. The meeting brings together more than 300 healthcare decision-makers to discuss healthcare issues and recognize and celebrate MHA program year achievements. Registration materials will be available in early April. Members with questions should contact Field Engagement at the MHA.

 

 

 

News to Know – Jan. 9, 2023

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) announced Jan. 5 she will not seek a fifth term in 2024. Sen. Stabenow was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2000, following her service as an elected official in the U.S. House of Representatives, in the Michigan Legislature and in county-level politics. Sen. Stabenow has been a healthcare champion throughout her time in elected office, including her leadership on the Children’s Health Insurance Program (known in Michigan as MI Child), community health centers, Medicare and behavioral health initiatives. Her decision not to run in 2024 means Michigan will have an open Senate seat during the 2024 midterm election.

MHA CEO Brian Peters released a statement expressing gratitude to Sen. Stabenow for her years as a healthcare champion in elected office.

News to Know – Dec. 19, 2022

Due to the holidays, Monday Report will not be published Monday Report will resume its normal schedule Jan. 9. Member alerts and MHA newsroom articles will continue to be published during that time to provide relevant updates to the MHA membership, as necessary.

News to Know – Dec. 12, 2022

Medtel was approved for associate membership in Nov. 2022. Medtel was founded in 2016 with a mission to improve surgical care experiences and outcomes for patients and providers by developing and delivering technology solutions. One of their core products, SurgiScript, is a cloud-based platform connecting the stakeholders throughout the surgical ecosystem. Their platform improves surgical care coordination through connected teams and shared information, standardized workflows, actionable data and embedded clinical and financial guidelines. SurgiScript has demonstrated a meaningful impact on surgical outcomes, profitability and physician loyalty for their client partners.

News to Know – Nov. 21, 2022

  • DataGen is hosting a national webinar to review the 2023 Medicare fee-for-service outpatient prospective payment system final rule and hospital impact analysis at 3 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2022. This webinar is available free of charge but registration is required. The MHA will provide hospitals with an impact analysis of the final rule within the next few weeks. Members with questions should contact Vickie Kunz the MHA.
  • MHA Endorsed Business Partner NextJob is hosting a free webinar on Actionable Neuroscience Insights for Improved Workplace Performance at noon ET Dec. 7, 2022 to educate employees about the brain processes of perception, cognition and neuro-linguistics and share tips to help improve performance at work. MHA members are invited to register and share information about the webinar with their colleagues. To learn more, visit the business partner profile page for NextJob or contact Paul Dzurec at NextJob.

News to Know – Week of Nov. 7

Michigan Harvest GatheringsMany Michigan hospitals are underway with their Michigan Harvest Gathering campaign which runs through Nov. 18. Online donations by hospital employees and community members to the Michigan Harvest Gathering program can be made through the Food Bank Council of Michigan’s website. The MHA will be issuing a final report on the contributions of its members in the MHA Monday Report, on social media and in a state press release. Members with questions about the Michigan Harvest Gathering may contact Erin Steward at the MHA

News to Know – Week of Oct. 24

  • The last day to register online to vote in the Nov. 8 election is Oct. 24. Registration can be completed through the Michigan Voter Information Center of the Michigan Secretary of State website. Voters can still register to vote in person at a clerk’s office until 8 p.m. of Election Day.
  • The second gubernatorial debate is this Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7 p.m. on the Oakland University campus between Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Republican candidate Tudor Dixon. Representatives from WXYZ Channel 7 Detroit, WXMI FOX 17 Grand Rapids and WSYM FOX 47 Lansing will moderate.
  • Early in person voting by absentee ballot at a clerk’s office remains available. Absentee ballots can be dropped off at a designated drop box or local clerk’s office between now and 8 p.m. Nov. 8.
  • Complimentary MI Vote Matters informational posters and the 2022 Candidate Guide are still available for MHA members. An online order form is available to request the guide and/or various sizes of laminated posters. In addition, the MI Vote Matters webpage contains up-to-date election information and social media conversations using the hashtag #MIVoteMatters afford additional insight and opportunities to discuss how the 2022 election affects healthcare. Questions regarding the election should be directed to Laura Appel at the MHA.

News to Know – Week of Oct. 17

  • The last day to register online to vote in the Nov. 8 election is Oct. 24, 2022. Registration can be completed through the Michigan Voter Information Center of the Michigan Secretary of State website. Voters can still register to vote in person at a clerk’s office until 8 p.m. of Election Day.
  • Early in-person voting by absentee ballot at a clerk’s office remains available. Absentee ballots can be dropped off at a designated drop box or local clerk’s office between now and 8 p.m. Nov. 8.
  • Complimentary MI Vote Matters informational posters and the 2022 Candidate Guide are still available for MHA members. An online order form is available to request the guide and/or various sizes of laminated posters. In addition, the MI Vote Matters webpage contains up-to-date election information and social media conversations using the hashtag #MIVoteMatters afford additional insight and opportunities to discuss how the 2022 election affects healthcare. Questions regarding the election should be directed to Laura Appel at the MHA.