Emergency Management

Information to assist in evolving emergency and disaster preparedness issues. 
The Massachusetts Employer Health Coalition holds its kickoff breakfast meeting tomorrow at The University of Massachusetts Club in Boston.
According to DPH, as of October 19, influenza-like illness was at “minimal” intensity in Massachusetts.
Emergency Department (ED) wait times will go up and care will be compromised if Question 1 passes.
Massachusetts General Hospital is just one of two hospitals nationwide to receive an important federal grant to develop a regional plan for delivering medical care during an emergency.
Congratulations to Lawrence General Hospital which treated a large influx of patients from the gas explosions that rocked the towns of Lawrence, Andover, and North Andover.
In the event of a public health or medical emergency, a wide-scale threat or a disaster, will you be ready?
Hospitals are still reporting that they are low on IV bags, saline and emergency products.
There's been a nationwide shortage of IV fluids through injection bags since Hurricane Maria disrupted production facilities in Puerto Rico.
SB1193 An Act Relative to Emergency and Disaster Planning For Healthcare Providers
HB2469 / SB1214 An Act to Enhance Access to Prescription Information and Overdose Reporting for Care Coordination
SB995 would bring important equity to the application of penalties related to violations of the state’s wage and hour laws.
MHA appreciates this opportunity to offer comments in strong support of HB2322 “An Act Relative to Emergency and Disaster Planning for Healthcare Providers.”
Twenty-seven MA nurses and a cath lab tech took off this morning from Hanscom Field as part of a deployment organized by MHA to assist Bay Area Regional Medical Center (BARMC) in Webster, Texas, as the facility, its employees and staff recover from H
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of our member hospitals, health systems, physician organizations and allied healthcare providers, appreciates the opportunity to offer its strong support for HB659.
The Massachusetts Hospital Association (MHA), on behalf of its member hospitals and health systems, appreciates this opportunity to offer comments related to the bills highlighted below.

Resources

Click on the links below for easy access to important information related to state healthcare issues and advocacy.
Visit the Commonwealth of Massachusetts websites below to find information on legislative hearings and other meetings of interest to the healthcare community.
To guide your navigation of the legislative process and assist your advocacy efforts, please visit the following state websites:
MHA has also developed the following documents for your information and benefit: