MHA Monday Report May 23, 2022

MHA Monday Report

capitol buildingGovernor Signs Healthcare Bills, New Licensing Bill Introduced

The Legislature acted on several healthcare-related bills during the week of May 16. The governor signed several bills into law to plan for new funding from the national opioid settlement and to allow for certain out-of-state prescriptions. In the House …

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Registration Due May 27 for MHA Annual Membership Meeting

The registration deadline for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting is May 27. The in-person event will take place June 29, 30 and July 1 on Mackinac Island. The mobile meeting app for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting features an updated list …

HSSApplications Close May 23 for In-Person Security Risk Assessment Opportunity

The MHA Keystone Center is partnering with MHA Endorsed Business Partner HSS to offer in-person security risk assessments for its members. This assessment aims to provide an objective evaluation of threats to patients and staff and develop a corrective action plan. …

Webinar Reviews Ligature Risks and Regulatory Requirements

Suicide safety continues to be a priority for accrediting organizations such as the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and The Joint Commission, requiring many providers to evaluate various policies and processes. They include how to keep suicidal patients safe when care is needed …

Hospital Week GraphicMHA Showcases Healthcare Workers for National Hospital Week

Every year, National Hospital Week serves as an opportunity to highlight hospitals, health systems, healthcare workers and the innovative ways they are supporting and connected to the community. For 2022, the MHA celebrated by showcasing member hospital and health system staff across social …

Peters Speaks to Lansing Rotary on Past, Present and Future of Healthcare

MHA Welcomes New Tenants to Headquarters: Canada Geese

The MHA recently became home to a new group of tenants at its Okemos headquarters: a family of Canada geese, including several freshly hatched goslings. The geese originally occupied a section of the headquarters parking lot, where the mother goose nested for many weeks under the guard of father goose. …

The Keckley Report

Paul Keckley

The FTC Will Be Healthcare’s Biggest Headache Until 2025

“In healthcare, the event potentially most consequential to consumers for at least the next 3 years happened last week—the Senate confirmation of Alvaro Bedoya to the Federal Trade Commission. The addition of the 40-year old attorney, professor and digital privacy expert gives Democrats a 3:2 majority at a critical time …”

Paul Keckley, May 16, 2022

News to Know

The deadline is approaching to apply for the Circle of Life Awards, which recognize innovative palliative or end-of-life care providers.

MHA in the News

The MHA responded to several media requests the week of May 16 on topics including price transparency, workforce challenges and the shortage of contrast media.

Peters Speaks to Lansing Rotary on Past, Present and Future of Healthcare

Peters speaks to Lansing Rotarians at weekly meeting.

MHA CEO Brian Peters presented as the keynote speaker at the Rotary Club of Lansing’s weekly meeting May 13, discussing the MHA’s work supporting hospitals and healthcare systems across the full care continuum.

During his presentation, Peters kept his focus on the current workforce shortages Michigan’s hospitals have been facing. “The healthcare workforce staffing shortages existed before COVID-19 but have worsened and are expected to continue beyond this pandemic. Our hospitals must remain ready for and responsive to patients affected by COVID-19 as well as other patients who need urgent and life-saving care outside of COVID-19,” said Peters.

Peters also discussed the election forecast for the year ahead and what implications the midterm election will have on the healthcare community. To learn more about these issues facing healthcare, visit the MHA’s Workforce Sustainability and Elections pages.