The MHA received media coverage the week of Dec. 5 following a virtual press conference Dec. 6 on the financial and staffing challenges impacting hospital viability, as well as topics including hospital capital improvements, mergers and acquisitions and respiratory illness hospital admissions driven by RSV and COVID-19. Stories include comments from MHA CEO Brian Peters, MHA Executive Vice President Laura Appel and MHA Board Chair T. Anthony Denton.
Below is a collection of headlines from around the state that includes interviews or statements from MHA representatives.
The MHA responded to several media requests the weeks of Aug. 15 and Aug. 22 which focused on different aspects of healthcare workforce sustainability, ranging from emergency department wait times to efforts to address the talent pipeline.
Below is a collection of headlines from around the state that include interviews or statements from MHA representatives.
WXYZ Detroit interviewed MHA CEO Brian Peters Jan. 19 during a live segment of 7 UpFront to discuss the impact the COVID-19 surge is having on health systems statewide and their greatest challenges.
Peters shared cautious optimism about the state’s COVID-19 hospitalizations plateauing and the decrease in reported hospitalizations in Southeast Michigan. Peters also focused on continuing workforce sustainability challenges for hospitals.
“Well fortunately, what you’ve heard from Henry Ford Health System is emblematic of what we’re hearing from our number of hospitals throughout the state of Michigan and that is a trend in the right direction after seeing our COVID hospitalization numbers increase day after day after day,” said Peters. “We’re finally trending positively, but are a long ways from being out of the woods at this point in time.”