Healthy Workforce

The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association strongly supports the goals of having a healthy workforce. Our efforts range from providing the necessary immunizations to working to ensure a safe working environment for staff and patients.

MHA’s quality and patient safety website, PatientCareLink.org, has extensive information on hospital and other healthcare providers’ efforts to promote safe working environments. Click here to go to the PCL Workplace Safety pages.
This week, March 10 through 16 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.
This week, March 10 through 16 is Patient Safety Awareness Week.
The January edition of the Betsy Lehman Center’s monthly newsletter, Patient Safety Beat, features a story on the challenge of physician burnout.
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.
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, a national webinar hosted by the AHA’s Health Research and Educational Trust (HRET) featured MHA and Harrington Healthcare System’s Elise Wilson, R.N., who was violently attacked while caring for a patient.
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.
MHA is holding an all-day Healthcare Safety Summit on Tuesday, December 4 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Center for Promotion of Health in the New England Workplace has released an online program to help nurses prevent musculoskeletal injuries.
Over the past year, MHA has worked with its members across the commonwealth to address issues of workplace safety and wellbeing.
The American Medical Association’s (AMA’s) House of Delegates met last week and adopted a series of positions, including those addressing gun violence and pharmaceutical shortages.
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, April 30, approximately 180 opponents of government-mandated nurse staffing ratios attended a hearing on ratio legislation before the Joint Committee on Public Health.
Last Wednesday, the new MHA-MMS Joint Task Force on Physician Burnout held its first meeting.
The harsh flu season has resulted in a spike in boarding at Massachusetts acute care hospital emergency departments.
SB1174, HB1181/SB1183, SB1269, HB1136, HB1137, HB1207, HB3250, SB1248, SB1270, HB1175, HB1197, SB1230, HB2441, HB2477, HB3514, SB1212, SB1234 Healthcare Facilities
The Massachusetts Nurses Association’s attempt to violate Brigham and Women’ Hospital’s mandatory flu vaccination policy was rejected by a Suffolk Superior Court judge.

Resources

Click on the link below for the MMS/HSPH/MHA report on physician burnout (January 2019).

Click on the link below to see The Massachusetts Behavioral Health System Report: Implications of Mandated Nurse Staffing Ratios (August 2018).