MHA Monday Report March 13, 2023

MHA Monday Report

Supplemental Signed into Law, MHA Provides Additional Testimony

Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a supplemental appropriation bill on March 8 that includes $75 million for hospital recruitment, retention and training of healthcare workers. The funding was included as a part of House Bill 4016 …

MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena Nurse Receives Q1 MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award

The MHA Keystone Center presented Laura Smith, RN at MyMichigan Medical Center Alpena, with the quarterly MHA Keystone Center Speak-up! Award, which celebrates individuals or teams in Michigan hospitals demonstrating a commitment to the prevention …

Webinar Outlines Considerations for the End of the Public Health Emergency

The Department of Health and Human Services COVID-19 public health emergency expires May 11, 2023, which may significantly decrease the flexibility providers have become accustomed to. The MHA will host The End of the …

MDHHS Candida auris Patient Transfer Recommendations

Candida auris cases have been reported in multiple healthcare facilities in Michigan, including acute care hospitals, long-term acute care hospitals and skilled nursing facilities. Auris is a yeast pathogen that can cause serious …

MHA Podcast Covers Patient Safety Awareness Week feat. The MHA Keystone Center

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 27, Adam Novak, …

Resources, Webinars Available for Navigating Medicaid Eligibility Changes

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services recently released a final policy bulletin informing providers that Medicaid eligibility redeterminations will resume in June 2023 for the first time since early 2020, with some …

Applications Open for Excellence in Governance Fellowship, Prepares Trustees to Lead

The MHA Excellence in Governance Fellowship is now available to healthcare board members looking for innovative, effective ways to lead their organizations as hospitals and health systems navigate financial strain and labor challenges. Applications are …

Governance Webinar Series Helps Trustees Advocate on Important Issues

Every board member must have a common understanding of critical issues, the implications for the hospital or health system and how to share the impact with government and community leaders. Without support, it is difficult …

Deadline Approaching for Early Sponsorship Commitment

The deadline to be featured as a sponsor of the MHA Annual Membership Meeting brochure, which is shared with hospital and health system CEOs, is March 17. The MHA’s sponsors are vital to helping conference …

News to Know

Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center Safe Patient Handling Conference.

Brian PetersMHA in the News

The MHA received media coverage the week of March 6 regarding Gov. Whitmer signing House Bill 4016, which will appropriate $75 million for the recruitment, retention and training of hospitals workers. Below is a collection …

News to Know – March 13, 2023

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. The free event will provide participants with a better understanding of how caregiver and patient safety are connected. Attendees will also learn how safe, early and continuous mobility can help achieve better patient outcomes in less time with fewer staff. Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center.

MHA Monday Report March 6, 2023

MHA Monday Report
During the week of Feb. 27, the Michigan Legislature passed a supplemental appropriation bill that included $75 million to help address the ongoing staffing crisis in hospitals. The appropriation was part of House Bill 4016. …

Application Period Begins for Michigan Opioid Treatment Access Loan Repayment Program

Applications for the Michigan Opioid Treatment Access Loan Repayment Program (MIOTA) will be accepted from Feb. 27 through March 13. MIOTA is a medical education debt repayment program focused on incentivizing healthcare providers to begin …

mha advancing safe care awardNominations Being Accepted for 2023 Advancing Safe Care Award

To recognize Michigan hospitals that are tackling issues daily to make care safer and more dependable, the MHA is accepting nominations for its annual Advancing Safe Care Award. Eligible nominees include teams from hospitals across …

Registration Open for MHA Human Resources Member Forum

The MHA will host an in-person Human Resources Member Forum at the MHA Headquarters in Okemos from 8:30 a.m. to noon April 26, with a virtual option available as well. The forum is structured as …

AMN Healthcare B.E.SmithUsing Interim Leadership to Strengthen Organizational Agility

AMN Healthcare / B.E. Smith has a track record of success in providing experienced interim leaders to fill open positions while clients conduct searches for a replacement. An additional item, AMN Leadership / B.E. Smith is excited to offer is …

MHA CEO Report — The Challenges for Rural Hospitals

Having just returned from the annual American Hospital Association Rural Health Care Leadership Conference, where I was joined by a strong contingent of MHA members and staff, the future of our rural hospitals has been top of mind.

The Keckley Report

Paul KeckleyStrategery in Healthcare: Are Insiders Prepared to Shift?

“Healthcare’s insiders talk good games but default to incrementalist’ strategery not because the future is an unknown. It’s because many boards are uncomfortable with ‘too much’ change or, in some cases, executive comp is geared to risk avoidance and short-term financial success. Often, excuses masquerade as reasons. That’s why outsiders are gaining ground on insiders.

Healthcare’s future is not a repeat of its past. Strategery in every organization needs a fresh look– especially among its insiders.“

Paul Keckley, Feb. 27,2023

News to Know

  • The MHA is offering its popular Healthcare Leadership Academy program on March 13-15 and May 15-16.
  • Registration is now open for the MHA Keystone Center Safe Patient Handling Conference.

News to Know – Jan. 30, 2023

  • The Rural Health Redesign Center, the technical assistance provider chosen by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, in partnership with Mathematica held a with new information for eligible rural hospitals interested in converting to the new Rural Emergency Hospital (REH) designation. Presenters shared new information regarding the REH Additional Facility Payment Methodology, as well as information regarding timelines and important considerations for hospitals that are considering converting to REH status. Members considering the REH designation should review the slides and fact sheet. Members with questions should contact Lauren LaPine at the MHA .
  • The MHA and Comprehensive Reimbursement, Inc. are offering a free Occupational Mix educational webinar at 10 a.m. Jan. 31. Login information for the Zoom event will be provided upon registration, which is required. Members with questions regarding the registration process should contact Crystal Mitchell. Members with questions regarding the occupational mix survey or Medicare wage index should contact Vickie Kunz.







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.