MHA representatives appearing in published stories include CEO Brian Peters, Executive Vice President Laura Appel, Senior Director of Government & Political Affairs Elizabeth Kutter and Senior Director of Communications John Karasinski.
Below is a collection of headline from around the state.
The MHA received media coverage the week of May 8 regarding nurse staffing legislation, healthcare worker shortages, the ending of the COVID-19 public health emergency and more. A joint media statement was published May 11 by the MHA and the Michigan Organization for Nursing Leadership (MONL) immediately following a press conference announcing legislation that would mandate nursing staffing ratios. The statement referenced the potential for the proposed bills to severely harm hospitals and access to important services for patients, if the bills become law.
MHA representatives appearing in published stories include CEO Brian Peters, Executive Vice President Laura Appel and Senior Vice President Sam Watson. MONL President Kim Meeker, RN, BSN, MBA, also appears in a collection of stories on the nurse staffing legislation. Below is a collection of headlines from around the state.
MyMichigan Health President and CEO Diane Postler-Slattery, PhD, FACHE, and her husband, Don, died unexpectedly as a result of a plane crash in Florida the evening of March 8, the health system reported. Funeral arrangements had not yet been announced as of March 11.
Postler-Slattery joined MyMichigan Health, formerly MidMichigan Health, as its president and CEO in 2013 and has been a member of the MHA Board of Trustees since 2015. In addition to her many contributions to healthcare, she was extremely active in the Midland community.
MHA CEO Brian Peters expressed the condolences of the entire MHA family in a statement March 9. Expressions of sympathy poured in from across the state and were published by The Detroit News, WNEM-TV and Becker’s Hospital Review. Information on memorial services will be shared when it is available.