Messages from MHA's President

From MHA President and CEO Carmela Coyle

  • 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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  • Total Cost of Care: A Moving Target

    July 08, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    Within the reams of data contained in the Medicare Trustees’ most recent report, released June 22, there’s a single number that should attract the attention of every hospital executive in Maryland: 0.7 percent.
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  • A Breath of Fresh Care

    July 01, 2016 By: Carmela Coyle
    For those of you whose life’s work is dedicated to helping others, there are moments that bring you back to the heart of why you choose to work at a hospital. When I visit Maryland’s hospitals, I often see these small, telltale signs peppered through their halls – handwritten letters, Hallmark cards, flowers – thanking your caregivers for tending to those in need. It’s a heartwarming reminder of why what you do is special. Now it’s my turn to say thank you.
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