Headline Roundup: Week of Dec. 13 for COVID-19 in Michigan

MHA SVP Adam Carlson speaks with WWMT-TV on SB 759
MHA SVP Adam Carlson speaks with WWMT-TV on SB 759
MHA SVP Adam Carlson speaks with WWMT-TV on SB 759.

The MHA has been actively fielding and responding to media requests related to the surge of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, and workforce sustainability challenges.

Below is a collection of headlines from around the state that include statements from the MHA, including media clips from a press release issued Dec. 14 by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services that includes a quote from MHA CEO Brian Peters.

Sunday, Dec. 19

Thursday, Dec. 16

Wednesday, Dec. 15

Tuesday, Dec. 14

Monday, Dec. 13

Members with questions on COVID-19 efforts and resources should contact Ruthanne Sudderth, and any questions regarding media requests should be directed to John Karasinski at the MHA.

MHA Statement on Passage of Senate Bill 759

MHA CEO Brian Peters

The following statement can be attributed to Brian Peters, CEO of the Michigan Health & Hospital Association.

Brian Peters

The situation in Michigan hospitals is dire and the overwhelming support of Senate Bill 759 from the Michigan Legislature places into law another tool hospitals can use to address staffing shortages in the short-term. We appreciate the speed which lawmakers prioritized this bill and encourage Gov. Whitmer to sign this important piece of legislation so out-of-state providers who are in good standing and trained, educated, and experienced to provide medical care can continue to do so in Michigan without a Michigan-specific license.