Workforce Development

Efforts to support training to enhance employee skills.
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.
As 2019 begins, here are a few key developments that should occur.
The Betsy Lehman Center is seeking five pilot hospitals to participate in creating a peer support program to help clinicians and other staff deal with medical errors and other unexpected patient outcomes.
Recently the Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts (WWCMA) announced the winners of its annual WorkWell Massachusetts Awards program.
Details are quickly coming together for the important MHA 2018 Healthcare Safety Summit at MHA’s Conference Center in Burlington on Tuesday, Dec. 4.
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Over the past year, MHA has worked with its members across the commonwealth to address issues of workplace safety and wellbeing.
Bill offers student loan repayment of up to $250,000 for graduates who agree to work as a substance use disorder treatment professionals in areas most in need of their services.
Kim Hollon, president & CEO of Signature Healthcare Brockton Hospital, was presented with the prestigious 2018 William L. Lane Hospital Advocate Award.
Over the past year, MHA has worked with its membership across the commonwealth to address issues of workplace safety and wellbeing.
Last Monday, the Trump Administration released its FY2019 budget proposal.
The U.S. Senate failed last week to move forward any legislation that would resolve the thorny immigration issue and the fate of “Dreamers”.
Statement from Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) President and CEO Steve Walsh on the latest federal immigration legislation
It’s not easy getting “Magnet” designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
Last Wednesday, the new MHA-MMS Joint Task Force on Physician Burnout held its first meeting.
A new nurse education initiative announced on Friday compliments long-standing MHA efforts to improve both the supply and education of registered nurses.
SB2208 An Act Relative to the Scheduling of Employees
Bring together sector leaders for a state-of-the-state discussion of Massachusetts healthcare and one recurring theme that arises, in addition to cost and quality issues, is physician burnout.
HB2167 An Act to Improve Health Care Costs for Employers and Consumers

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: