• MHA's Legislative Focus

    November 20, 2023
    With less than two months until the start of the 2024 legislative session of the Maryland General Assembly, MHA is working to advance the field’s legislative agenda. Just as important will be legislation we will defend against hospital detractors, including a variety of anticipated bills that would harm health and health care in our state. MHA is working with your own GA leaders to champion your interests throughout the 90-day session.
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  • A Safe Haven

    October 30, 2023
    Hospitals, as places of health and healing, should be safe havens in our communities and for our employees. Yet, too often they are affected by harassment in the workplace and other factors that lead to stress and burnout—and ultimately affect your ability to recruit the workforce of the future.
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  • Entering a New Era for MHA

    October 16, 2023
    Last Friday Senator Melony G. Griffith was named the new Maryland Hospital Association president & CEO starting Dec. 18. With this experienced leader comes an opportunity for new and renewed relationships with legislators and regulators at the local, state, and federal levels.
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  • Adverse Events Coverage Response

    October 03, 2023
    A week ago The Washington Post ran an article based on the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) Office of Health Care Quality’s (OHCQ) Maryland Hospital Patient Safety Program Annual Report for fiscal year 2022.
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  • MHA Member Spotlight: Harsh K. Trivedi, MD

    September 18, 2023
    Learn about Harsh K. Trivedi, MD, President & CEO, Sheppard Pratt
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  • Labor of Love

    September 05, 2023
    This holiday weekend, we want to take a moment to honor and celebrate the incredible strength of the hospital workforce in Maryland. We thank you for your dedication, resilience, and unwavering commitment. Without you and your teams, many of our families, friends, and neighbors would not be with us.
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  • MHA Member Spotlight: Kevin Sowers

    August 21, 2023
    Learn about Kevin Sowers, president of Johns Hopkins Health System, executive vice president of Johns Hopkins Medicine, and the chair of MHA Council on Legislative & Regulatory Policy in this edition of Member Spotlight.
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  • A Path to Health Equity: Fieldwide Progress Report

    August 07, 2023
    Health equity is the cornerstone of a just and effective health care system for all. Despite progress made in Maryland hospitals and communities, disparities continue to persist, leading some populations to endure poorer health outcomes than others. We continue to strive for the highest level of health for all individuals, regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender, age, or socioeconomic status.
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  • MHA Member Spotlight: Thomas Kleinhanzl

    July 24, 2023
    Learn about Tom Kleinhanzl, president of Frederick Health and the chair of MHA’s newly formed Board of Trustees, which began a three-year term July 1.
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  • Governance Changes Drive Mission Forward

    July 10, 2023
    MHA recently made several changes to modernize our governance structure and ensure the Association remains nimble, responsive, and well-positioned to address the emerging challenges and opportunities in health care. MHA held elections during our Annual Membership Meeting last month, welcomed a new Board of Trustees, and implemented significant governance changes to drive your priorities forward.
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  • Highlights from MHA Annual Membership Meeting

    June 20, 2023
    More than 150 hospital and health system leaders attended MHA’s Annual Membership Meeting June 12-13 in Baltimore. We were joined by an impressive set of speakers, including special guest Gov. Wes Moore, and had an opportunity to celebrate our hospitals’ achievements and honor our legislative champions.
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  • Gov. Wes Moore to Kick off MHA Annual Meeting

    June 05, 2023
    Maryland’s history-making governor, Wes Moore, plans to kick off our Annual Membership Meeting June 13. We look forward to an energetic, passionate address about his priorities for health and health care and how they align with our shared mission. His insights and vision for the future of health care have been well received, and we welcome this opportunity to show the Governor all we are doing to support a Better Maryland.
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  • 7 Reasons to Attend the 2023 MHA Annual Membership Meeting

    May 22, 2023
    The MHA Annual Membership Meeting is June 12-13 at the Four Seasons Hotel Baltimore. Learn the the 7 reasons you should attend.
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  • Showing Gratitude

    May 08, 2023
    In the weeks before National Hospital Week, which begins today, MHA asked Marylanders to share how the care you and your hospitals deliver every day has made their life better.
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  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    April 24, 2023
    Forensic nurse examiners care for patients who are survivors of violence. They improve the health of their communities by building partnerships and strengthening violence prevention and awareness.
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  • A Winning Session for Hospitals, Health Care

    April 17, 2023
    The 2023 legislative session successfully concluded Monday with numerous wins for hospitals and health care in our state. Early advocacy, outreach, and education to and with lawmakers ensured all the hospital field priority bills to strengthen the hospital workforce passed overwhelmingly. That includes legislation to reform Maryland’s Board of Nursing, modernize physician credentialing, and invest in loan repayment.
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  • In Need of Repair

    April 03, 2023
    Maryland’s behavioral health system of care is broken. This has been the case for some time and primarily affects your emergency departments, which are often the first point of contact or the facility of last resort for those in behavioral health crisis. (More on this in MHA’s new behavioral health one pager).
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  • Ongoing Hospital Financial Strain

    March 27, 2023
    The most recent KaufmanHall National Hospital Flash Report points to persistent and ongoing financial challenges for hospitals. The report reflects what you are seeing in your own organizations—specifically double-digit wage increases to curb reliance on contract labor, sharp upticks in supplies and drugs, and increased costs to ensure physician access.
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  • Cracks Starting to Show

    March 20, 2023
    Your hospitals, like others nationwide, unfortunately are now accustomed to operating under extreme staffing shortages. Once-in-a-lifetime challenges have strained your workforce, but for the most part remain hidden from your patients.
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  • A Way Forward

    March 13, 2023
    The average wait time in a Maryland hospital emergency department—roughly 3.5 hours by one measure—has been in the spotlight, both in Annapolis and in the media. For a state considered a national leader in EMS and trauma care, our ED wait times have consistently been among the longest in the nation. Some of the causes are known, and some we are still uncovering.
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