MHA's Friday Update Messages

MHA Friday Update Weekly Messages

  • With Deep Appreciation

    November 17, 2017 By: Mary Pat Keurkamp
    As we enter the Thanksgiving holiday, our thoughts naturally turn toward all the things in life for which we are grateful: family, friends, work, health, love, laughter. And when we express gratitude for these gifts, we also contemplate their potential loss.​ What would life be like without our friends? Without our meaningful work? Without our health?​
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  • A Threat to Hospitals’ Charitable Purpose

    November 10, 2017 By: Your MHA Team
    With the public release last week of a federal tax reform package, and its passage Thursday by the House Ways and Means Committee, Maryland’s hospitals face the possibility of losing an important means of raising money for critical infrastructure projects that support their mission of care.
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  • Coverage Remains Key

    November 03, 2017 By: Your MHA Team
    For the millions of Americans who have health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, and the millions more who still need coverage, the past six months have felt a bit like a yo-yo. First, Congress was going to repeal Obamacare, then it was going to replace it, then it was going to fix it.
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  • Empowering Communities

    October 27, 2017 By: Your MHA Team
    On Wednesday in Baltimore County, MHA joined with many of Maryland’s hospital and health care officials, state and federal legislators, and community leaders for a far-reaching conversation on how our nation’s and state’s health care system is evolving.​
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  • Kicking Advocacy into High Gear

    October 20, 2017 By: Mary Pat Seurkamp
    With the start of the 2018 General Assembly session less than three months away, preparations for what is expected to be a challenging and complex political climate are well underway at MHA. There have been many meetings with key legislators, plenty of input into the state’s budget process, and the development of supporting advocacy materials like infographics and legislative briefs.​
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  • Addressing Opioid Crisis Will Take Teamwork

    October 13, 2017 By: Your MHA Team
    Hospital leaders know that finding solutions to Maryland’s opioid crisis requires partnerships – with community-based behavioral health providers, with law enforcement, with state agencies, and more.​
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