Messages from MHA's President

From MHA President and CEO Carmela Coyle

  • Spreading the Word on the Medicaid Tax

    February 12, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    There’s a reason that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg this week surpassed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to take the fourth spot on the world’s-richest person list: the social media network has 1 billion daily users, 161 million of whom live in the U.S. and Canada, and estimates say that more than half of Maryland’s 6 million people use Facebook.
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  • The Future of Hospitals Is in Your Hands

    February 05, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    If there was a dominant theme at the American Hospital Association's most recent Board of Trustees meeting last week, it was this: health care in the United States is at a critical evolutionary juncture, and without a firm, proactive response to the myriad forces shaping this environment, hospitals could quickly be left behind.
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  • 24-7: For Hospitals, More than a Catch Phrase

    February 01, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    There’s a classic question often asked of firefighters: “How is it that you can run into a burning building, while everyone else is running out?” The intent of this query is to probe the unique combination of personality traits firefighters have that enables them to do their jobs – bravery, dedication, selflessness, honor, to suggest a few. After seeing how the caring women and men who work at Maryland’s hospitals performed during this epic blizzard, it’s clear that they possess the very same qualities.
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  • Out of the Gate Running

    January 27, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    It would be something of an understatement to say that this year’s General Assembly session is off to a quick start. Instead of the customary grace period at the outset that many have grown accustomed to over the past few years, by the end of the first two weeks in 2016, legislators had already requested more than 2,000 bills, several of which have required MHA action.
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  • What's Next for Maryland's Medicare Waiver?

    January 15, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    Earlier this week, Health Services Cost Review Commission Executive Director Donna Kinzer shared some valuable insights about hospitals' progress on the goals outlined in the Medicare waiver, and offered a glimpse of her vision for what comes next.
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  • In Full Swing for the New Year

    January 08, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    The 2016 General Assembly session is less than a week away, which means that the hospital field will be in full swing on a lot of important issues that affect your organization, your patients and your communities.
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