Governance

Information to assist hospital and healthcare organization directors, trustees and other governing boards.
The HPC is expected to vote Wednesday on the preliminary Cost & Market Impact Review relating to the BID-Lahey merger.
Things moved at a slow pace during last week’s oppressive heat wave and mid-week Independence Day holiday. But MHA continued its focus on key priorities.
Stories from across the state showing advancements from the Massachusetts hospital community.
Last week, MHA, working with member facilities, released two documents to assist hospitals in addressing a trend of patients misusing opioids within facilities.
Bruce Auerbach, M.D., the president and CEO of Sturdy Memorial Hospital in Attleboro since 2014, resigned his post last Tuesday.
Maureen Banks, the COO of the Spaulding Rehabilitation Network and a member of the MHA Board of Trustees, has been presented the Mary B. Conceison Award for Excellence in Nursing Leadership.
Late Thursday night, Berkshire Medical Center and the Massachusetts Nurses Association reached an agreement on a contract.
MHA presents the Trustee Excellence in Leadership Award to honor significant contributions by a trustee leader whose professional achievements have been of exceptional value to healthcare.
Mark A. Keroack, M.D., president & CEO of Baystate Health, is the 78th Chair of the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association Board of Trustees.
ACHE of Massachusetts – an independent chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives – presented two awards at MHA’s Annual Meeting.
Kim Hollon, president & CEO of Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, was presented with the prestigious 2018 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award.
Tim Gens, the longtime executive vice president of MHA, was awarded the annual Stephen J. Hegarty Memorial Award
06.04.2018  | Transition
Michael L. Gustafson, M.D., MBA, the president of Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital since 2015, has been named the president of UMass Memorial Medical Center.
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.
Baystate Franklin Medical Center announced last Wednesday that it had agreed to a new five-year contract with its nurses who are represented by the Massachusetts Nurses Association.
05.21.2018  | Transitions
Tufts Medical Center, part of the Wellforce system, has made the following changes.
Massachusetts General Hospital and two N.H.-based entities have signed a letter of intent to explore development of a regional non-profit corporation.
The Commonwealth Fund’s most recent Scorecard on State Health System Performance places Massachusetts at number 2 in the nation – up from fifth place in 2017.
UMass Memorial Medical Center was one of three finalists for the prestigious 2017 Foster G. McGaw Prize for Excellence in Community Service.
The former Hallmark Health system has rebranded itself to MelroseWakefield Healthcare to better define its service area of north suburban Boston.

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: