Emergency Preparedness

Healthcare organizations face emergencies as widely varied as mass casualty incidents to infectious disease threats. The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association offers members the latest information on those threats with guidance from a wide range of state, federal and clinical resources.
Hospitals are still reporting that they are low on IV bags, saline and emergency products.
After the state experienced a small dip in the flu during the first two weeks of January, last week flu cases spiked upward.
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.
Massachusetts DPH and the Mass. Adult Immunization Coalition will hold the 23rd Annual Mass. Adult Immunization Conference on Tuesday, April 10.
As of the end of last week, about 34% of Puerto Rico residents lacked electrical power and in some parts of the island at least 10% of the residents didn’t have running water.
Providers participating in the Medicaid or Medicare program are facing new “Conditions of Participation”
HB1162, HB1219, SB1265 Emergency Medical Services; Vital Records; Disposition of Remains
SB2208 An Act Relative to the Scheduling of Employees
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
In response to the ongoing humanitarian needs hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico, Heywood Healthcare has sent out a shipment of needed medical supplies.
SB995 would bring important equity to the application of penalties related to violations of the state’s wage and hour laws.
Puerto Rico, a U.S. territory whose inhabitants are U.S. citizens, is suffering.
MHA appreciates this opportunity to offer comments in strong support of HB2322 “An Act Relative to Emergency and Disaster Planning for Healthcare Providers.”
The Massachusetts healthcare community stepped up to the plate this past week, quickly responding to a call for help from a hospital outside of Houston, Texas.
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
On Tuesday, MHA President & CEO Lynn Nicholas, FACHE, took a phone call from an old colleague – Steve Jones, Jr., the CEO of Bay Area Regional Medical Center (BARMC) in Webster, Texas, just outside of Houston. Jones’ hospital was being hammered by Hu
Many Texas hospital employees are working around the clock while their lives and the lives of their families have been affected by the destruction from Hurricane Harvey. If you would like to help Texas hospital workers, the Texas Hospital Association
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.

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