MHA's Friday Update Messages

MHA Friday Update Weekly Messages

  • The Power Within Us

    June 15, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    If there’s a common theme that the three featured speakers at this week’s annual MHA membership meeting shared, it’s this: each of us, both professionally and personally, has immense power to change people’s lives for the better.​
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  • The Values of Our Hospitals

    June 08, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    “In medicine, you are asked to open yourself to others’ lives and perspectives—to people as well as to circumstances you do not and perhaps will not understand.” – Dr. Atul Gawande ​ Last week, Dr. Atul Gawande delivered a commencement address to graduates of the U.C.L.A. Medical School.​ His message was straightforward and inspiring: hospitals are among the few places where one encounters the whole span of society. The special role of health care professionals is to recognize each patient, no matter what their circumstances, as having a common core of humanity – as being a person.​
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  • Patient Partners

    June 01, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    “Our ultimate goal, after all, is not a good death, but a good life to the very end.” – Dr. Atul Gawande For the past five years, Maryland’s hospitals have upended the traditional definition of what it means to be a hospital. You’ve brought proactive care to people’s neighborhoods, homes, and families. You’ve become not only a safety net for when people are injured or ill, but also a driving force to keep them healthy in the first place.
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  • Another Case for Health Equity

    May 25, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Earlier this week, MHA hosted the latest in our series of conversations about how to reduce health disparities in Maryland. For the two dozen attendees charged with this task at hospitals across the state, the focus was how to elevate the pursuit of health equity in the face of budget limitations. MHA presented a framework to begin thinking about how to capture the financial benefit of reducing health disparities in our communities.​
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  • Maryland on the Leading Edge

    May 18, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Earlier this week, Gov. Larry Hogan, along with officials with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, announced the approval of the next phase of Maryland’s unique health care financing system, the Enhanced Total Cost of Care Model. The successor to the highly effective All-Payer Model will begin in January and build on the impressive accomplishments hospitals have made in the past five years.
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  • Taking a Stand Against Violence

    May 11, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    Every day, around the clock, the women and men who work at Maryland’s hospitals offer their patients compassionate, professional care. In places that are dedicated to help others heal, it’s especially jarring to recognize that these hospital associates are too often in serious danger.​
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