Messages from MHA's President

From MHA President and CEO Carmela Coyle

  • Supporting Moms and Babies

    August 19, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    Gov. Larry Hogan has proclaimed August to be Breastfeeding Month for the State of Maryland. In the proclamation, he noted that breastfeeding is a key to the healthy development of newborns, and encouraged all Marylanders to protect, promote and support breastfeeding families.
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  • Progress on CON, Capital Funding, and Capacity

    August 12, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    Nearly three years ago, when we as a field and as a state agreed to a modernized all-payer model with CMS, we accepted that some of the details would be sorted out along the way. And we had confidence that all stakeholders were committed to two overriding principles: health care should be provided more efficiently and the quality of care should be improved.
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  • Change at the HSCRC

    August 05, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    At the August 10 meeting of the Health Services Cost Review Commission, the chair up until now occupied by Dr. Stephen Jencks instead will be taken by Joseph Antos. Antos was quietly named by the Governor last month to replace Jencks, who had been eligible for reappointment after his term expired June 30.
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  • Stemming the Tide of Violence

    July 29, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    “Do your little bit of good where you are; it’s those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu The names of the cities evoke the images: Dallas, five killed, nine wounded; Baton Rouge, three dead, three wounded; Orlando, 50 dead, 53 wounded; San Bernardino, 14 dead, 22 wounded; Newtown, 27 dead; Charleston, nine dead, one wounded; Aurora, 12 dead, 70 wounded.
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  • Closing the Health Disparities Gap

    July 22, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    Earlier this year, Maryland became the first state in the country to see 100 percent of its community hospitals pledge to participate in Equity of Care, the national campaign to improve the health of minority populations by reducing disparities in care.
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  • Transformation in Action

    July 15, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    Earlier this week, a dozen women and men graduated from Frederick County’s first community health worker program, a joint initiative of Frederick Memorial Hospital and the Asian American Center of Frederick. The program teaches participants to promote healthy behaviors, expand health literacy and help their neighbors navigate billing and insurance questions.
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