MHA's Friday Update Messages

MHA Friday Update Weekly Messages

  • Taking a Stand Against Violence

    June 09, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    Kirsty Boden was 28 years old when she died on Saturday – a victim in the attack on London Bridge that claimed the lives of seven others and has left dozens still fighting for their lives in London hospitals. Kirsty was a nurse who worked at Guy’s Hospital, just a few hundred yards from the bridge. She died doing her duty, following her calling. A statement from her family: “As she ran toward danger, in an effort to help people on the bridge, Kirsty sadly lost her life…Helping people was what she loved to do in her job as a nurse and in her daily life.”
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  • Great Teams Need Support

    June 02, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    Just over a year ago, Maryland became the first state in the country to achieve 100 percent hospital participation in the national Equity of Care pledge to reduce disparities in the health of minority populations. Since then, a few things have become clear: the work is not easy (but what good work is?); it will take a long time to create meaningful change; and there will be inspiring leaps forward and disappointing setbacks during the journey.​
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  • It’s All About Coverage

    May 26, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    This week’s report by the Congressional Budget Office scoring the revised American Health Care Act does not demonstrate any remedy to the core problem the original proposal would have created, namely that 23 million more Americans would lose health insurance by 2026 (a reduction of 1 million from the previous version). In addition, the $300 billion cut from hospitals to help fund Affordable Care Act coverage expansion would not be restored.​
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  • See You Soon

    May 19, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    MHA’s Annual Membership Meeting is less than a month away, and already close to 100 of your colleagues have registered. We’re hoping you’ll join us in Baltimore as well, to take time to reflect on your accomplishments, assess Maryland’s – and the nation’s – health care landscape, and spend some quality time with your peers.​
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  • 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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