Weekly Messages From MHA

Weekly Message From MHA

  • Addressing Workforce Challenges

    June 09, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    A highly trained and fully engaged workforce is essential for Maryland’s hospitals as you strive to deliver the best clinical care along with a superior experience for patients. We know you face challenges filling in-demand positions, retaining good talent, combating workplace violence, and more.
    Full story
  • Maryland Outperforms Nation on Health Spend

    June 03, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    Health care costs are up nationwide, but in Maryland, hospitals and health systems are controlling health care spending while improving the quality of care.​ That is an impressive win under our unique agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which requires all payers — Medicare, Medicaid, employer-sponsored insurance plans, and others — to pay the same rates.​
    Full story
  • Addressing the Behavioral Health Crisis

    May 28, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    May is Mental Health Month. Though we in health care don’t need a designated month to know that our nation — and our state — is in a behavioral health crisis.​
    Full story
  • A Fresh Perspective on Patient Experience

    May 20, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    Maryland’s hospitals have steadily raised their patient experience scores. And, while our hospitals are improving faster than the nation, it has not been enough to close the gap. Delivering a consistently positive experience to all patients remains a challenge.​
    Full story
  • Saying Thank You

    May 13, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    Today marks the start of National Hospital Week. We at MHA want to share our appreciation for all of you – the more than 100,000 people who advance the health and well-being of 6 million Marylanders.​
    Full story
  • Thanks for the Input!

    May 06, 2019 By: Bob Atlas
    We, the staff of MHA, rely on member input to fulfill our mission advocating for, and helping improve the performance of, Maryland’s hospitals and health systems. Throughout the year, we seek and receive your valuable input. Our multiple councils, task forces and work groups churn through serious issues – quality and safety of care, payment policy, behavioral health, medical liability, and much more.​
    Full story