Workforce Development

Efforts to support training to enhance employee skills.
The Health Policy Commission in coming months is scheduled to decide on whether the state’s healthcare cost growth benchmark – currently set at 3.1% – should remain at that level.
This week, March 10 through 16 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.
This week, March 10 through 16 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.
MHA, ONL and others are strongly supporting a bill that would authorize Massachusetts to join 31 other states that have adopted the national Nurse Licensure Compact.
MHA-endorsed priority legislation is proposing a step to help resolve the shortage of behavioral healthcare workers.
The American Hospital Association (AHA) last week laid out its 2019 public policy agenda.
A new paper released last week has raised the alarm on the pervasive problem of physician burnout.
MHA is filing legislation to etch into law rules to help foster safer hospital workplaces.
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

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: