The MHA responded to several media requests the week of Sept. 27 that focused on the signing of the fiscal year 2022 state budget by Gov. Whitmer and the healthcare workforce crisis.
“The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged hospitals throughout the state and, on behalf of our members, we commend Gov. Whitmer for signing today a state budget that continues vital funding sources for our hospitals, increases support for direct care workers and ambulance services, and maintains extended Medicaid coverage for mothers up to 12 months postpartum,” said Peters. “We extend equal appreciation to both the Legislature and Gov. Whitmer and her administration for passing a budget on time that maintains access to care throughout Michigan.”
The MHA contributed to a story published Sept. 27 by Bridge Michigan that looks at the potential of using overseas healthcare personnel to address the existing national healthcare workforce shortage.