Facility Operations

Resources to effectively manage physical plants, supplies and equipment.
MHA is filing legislation to etch into law rules to help foster safer hospital workplaces.
A new paper released last week has raised the alarm on the pervasive problem of physician burnout.
The American Hospital Association released a report last week showing that total drug spending per hospital admission increased 18.5% between FYs 2015 and 2017.
The Board of Registration in Pharmacy’s much anticipated regulations on how a pharmacy can conduct sterile compounding will have unintended consequences that will increase costs and disrupt patient care.
An important Healthcare Safety Summit MHA held last week featured experts from throughout the state discussing not only strategies to prevent healthcare violence and conflict, but initiatives to promote wellness and resilience.
Recently, a national webinar hosted by the AHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) featured MHA and Harrington Healthcare System’s Elise Wilson, R.N., who was violently attacked while caring for a patient.
An MHA Workgroup has developed a guidance document to assist hospitals with implementing care and management practices for patients with Alzheimer’s and related dementias.
Details are quickly coming together for the important MHA 2018 Healthcare Safety Summit at MHA’s Conference Center in Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
DPH recently released a notice outlining new requirements for providers prescribing benzodiazepines.
Governor Charlie Baker has announced that he will vote NO on Question 1.
MHA is holding an all-day Healthcare Safety Summit on Tuesday, December 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Over the past year, MHA has worked with its members across the commonwealth to address issues of workplace safety and wellbeing.
Late Thursday night, Berkshire Medical Center and the Massachusetts Nurses Association reached an agreement on a contract.
AHA’s #HAVhope Friday is a national day of awareness that unites the hospital and healthcare community to combat violence through the use of digital media.
The proposed statewide ballot question to impose one-size-fits-all ratios on hospitals would threaten the state's cost growth benchmark.
Hospitals are still reporting that they are low on IV bags, saline and emergency products.
Partners HealthCare and Care New England announced they have entered into a “definitive agreement”.
Since 1976 there have been 17 federal government shutdowns.
There's been a nationwide shortage of IV fluids through injection bags since Hurricane Maria disrupted production facilities in Puerto Rico.
SB1174, HB1181/SB1183, SB1269, HB1136, HB1137, HB1207, HB3250, SB1248, SB1270, HB1175, HB1197, SB1230, HB2441, HB2477, HB3514, SB1212, SB1234 Healthcare Facilities

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: