Hillsdale Podcast Explores Hospital Financial Viability, Workforce Restoration and More

MHA CEO Brian Peters joins Jeremiah Hodshire, CEO of Hillsdale Hospital, and Rachel Lott, Chief Communications Officer at Hillsdale Hospital.

In conjunction with the MiCare Champion Cast, Hillsdale Hospital released an episode of the Rural Health Rising podcast April 27 featuring MHA CEO Brian Peters. Joining hosts Jeremiah Hodshire, CEO of Hillsdale Hospital, and Rachel Lott, Chief Communications Officer, Peters explores the state of healthcare as the MHA and member hospitals approach a new program year.

Each week, Rural Health Rising covers healthcare triumphs, challenges and opportunities facing rural America. On Episode 101: The State of Healthcare in Michigan, Peters, Hodshire and Lott cover:

  • How hospital’s financial viability impacts Michigan patients and healthcare delivery – especially in rural communities.
  • What action lawmakers can take to continue supporting Michigan hospitals and health systems.
  • Challenges and opportunities in Michigan’s behavioral healthcare system.
  • How to get involved and advocate for local hospitals and healthcare workers.

The episode, which also serves as Ep. 28 of the MiCare Champion Cast, is available to stream on SpotifyYouTubeApple Podcasts and SoundCloud.

The MiCare Champion Cast 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. Each month, the podcast features interviews with healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of communities.

Members with questions or who would like to submit ideas for future podcasts should contact Lucy Ciaramitaro at the MHA. Those interested in learning more about Rural Health Rising are encouraged to visit the Hillsdale Hospital website.