MHA's Friday Update Messages

MHA Friday Update Weekly Messages

  • 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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  • Celebrating Hospitals

    May 04, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    “For the sick it is important to have the best.” – Florence Nightingale​ Next week, hospitals throughout the country will celebrate the women and men who support the health and well-being of their communities. The celebration is part of the American Hospital Association’s National Hospital Week, May 6-12, a time for hospital leaders to show their appreciation both for hospital associates and for the communities that rely on and support their organizations.​
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  • Spotlight on Health Disparities

    April 27, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    There’s a common refrain among health care providers when it comes to discussing health disparities. It goes something like this: “I treat all my patients exactly the same, regardless of their color.” Or this: “A disease ought to be treated the same, no matter who has it.” Or this one: “I’m a doctor/nurse/pharmacist/etc. – I treat illnesses, not personal problems.”
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  • Empowerment through Care Planning

    April 20, 2018 By: Bob Atlas
    This week, the nation mourns the death of Barbara Bush, one of just two women in history to be both a First Lady and a mother to a U.S. president. Two days before she died, a family spokesman announced that Mrs. Bush would no longer accept medical treatment and had chosen the option of “comfort care.”​
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