MHA's Friday Update Messages

MHA Friday Update Weekly Messages

  • Opioid Crisis Demands Action

    August 25, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    The Maryland Department of Health has reported that drug- and alcohol-related deaths continued to climb in 2017 – the 550 deaths in the first quarter of 2017 represent a 44 percent increase from the same period last year. The need for effective measures to mitigate the crisis is becoming even more pressing.
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  • Hospitals Leading Efforts to Reduce Violence

    August 18, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    Violence in our communities and workplaces has become all too commonplace. In 2014, there were more than 365 violent crimes per 100,000 Americans across the country; in our state, that number is more than 446 per 100,000 Marylanders.​
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  • In Transition

    August 11, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    Whenever MHA’s membership elects a new chair to the Executive Committee, we try as soon as we can to make schedules meet so that MHA’s staff can have some time with that new leader. So, we were all very pleased to welcome Mary Pat Seurkamp to MHA’s offices for a lunch with the staff earlier this week.
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  • A Forum for Maryland’s Future

    August 04, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    In the coming months, as negotiations continue on a path forward for the All-Payer Model and federal leaders debate changes to health care policy and funding, a new state commission will serve as an important forum for Maryland’s stakeholders to protect health care coverage.​
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  • At the Table to Preserve Coverage

    July 28, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    For hospital leaders fighting to protect coverage for their patients and communities, it’s been another week of Capitol Hill consternation. Fifty senators, with Vice President Mike Pence breaking a tie, voted to allow debate to proceed on several bills aimed at repealing and possibly replacing the Affordable Care Act.​
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  • The Fight Isn't Over

    July 21, 2017 By: Carmela Coyle
    Despite the failure this week of Senate Republicans to pass a bill that would have repealed the Affordable Care Act and replaced it with an alternative plan, millions of Americans remain at risk of losing their health care coverage.​ There are several reasons.​
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