Workforce Development

Efforts to support training to enhance employee skills.
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
SB995 would bring important equity to the application of penalties related to violations of the state’s wage and hour laws.
MHA statement regarding legislation to authorize Advance Dental Hygiene Practitioners
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 Boston Globe had an interesting article last week on the rise of inpatient psychiatric beds in Massachusetts and the problem hospitals are having in recruiting psychiatrists to staff them.
MHA’s Vice President of Clinical Affairs Pat Noga, R.N., PhD is one of 173 distinguished nurse leaders from across the U.S. selected by the American Academy of Nursing as a 2017 Academy fellow.
Last week Auditor Suzanne Bump issued a mandated report on Chap. 224 that focuses on the gains and remaining challenges of the law.
MHA joined a diverse coalition of community advocates, health care professionals and public officials before the Joint Committee on Health Care Financing in a show of support for legislation that seeks to address racial and ethnic health.

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: