MHA's Friday Update Messages

MHA Friday Update Weekly Messages

  • Listening, Questioning, and Learning

    May 12, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    It was a packed room Wednesday, when hospital leaders gathered from across the state to hear from and provide face-to-face feedback to the state regulators who are negotiating with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation on the next phase of the All-Payer Model.
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  • Time to Say Thanks

    May 05, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    Next week, concurrent celebrations offer a ripe opportunity to recognize the people and places responsible for providing healing and hope to more than 6 million Marylanders.​ National Nurses Week kicks off May 6 with its theme, “Nursing: the Balance of Mind, Body and Spirit,” focusing not only on how nurses promote the well-being of patients, but also on how to nurture the mental and physical health of nurses. The American Nurses Association has several resources to help your organization celebrate the caregivers who make up the backbone of hospitals, including: a logo library, a resource toolkit, and a May 10 webinar: “A Nurse’s Guide to Preventing Compassion Fatigue, Moral Distress, and Burnout.”
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  • Face-to-Face on the All-Payer Model

    April 28, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    In the lead-up to the modernization of Maryland’s All-Payer Model three-and-a-half years ago, there were countless meetings, conference calls, emails, and negotiation sessions. This was not surprising given the magnitude of the seismic health care transformation that was being debated. But what made these talks successful was that the leaders of Maryland’s hospitals were engaged not just in the outcome, but also in the process.
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  • Face-to-Face

    April 21, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    Hospital leaders in Maryland are sorting through the tumult of state and national change to craft the best strategies to care for their patients and communities. It’s a time that cries out for connection among all of us as we work both independently and together to get the job done. As always, MHA is here to help make that connection. Our annual member meeting in June offers a great opportunity to provide insight and understanding into where Maryland’s hospitals fit in this whirlwind of change, independently and as a field.
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  • Legislature Helps Battle the Opioid Crisis

    April 14, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    For Maryland’s hospitals, the state’s behavioral health crisis has been a priority – both on the front lines of care and in the halls of Annapolis. Some important bills were passed during this year’s just-adjourned legislative session that hold the promise of hope for those who are suffering:​
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  • Countdown to Sine Die

    April 07, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    “A river cuts through rock, not because of its power, but because of its persistence.” – Jim Watkins​ There are just three days left until Sine Die, the official close of the 2017 session of the Maryland General Assembly, and this year has proven to be a political roller coaster. Of course, things can change at the last minute, but we have a pretty good sense of how the issues of greatest importance to hospitals are shaping up.​
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