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.
The U.S. House of Representatives has passed H.R. 728, The Title VIII Nursing Workforce Reauthorization Act.
The National Academies of Sciences, has issued a report showing that as many as half the nation’s doctors and nurses experience substantial symptoms of burnout.
The Worksite Wellness Council of Massachusetts has announced the winners of its annual WorkWell Massachusetts Awards.
The American Nurses Credentialing Center has designated Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital as a “Magnet” facility.
The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association, in collaboration with the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Massachusetts Nurses Association, is pleased to host an all-day, hospital-based safe patient handling program on Friday, Sept
The Betsy Lehman Center for Patient Safety released a new report Thursday offering recommendations to aid and bolster safety improvement efforts in Massachusetts emergency departments (EDs).
MHA’s priority legislation on workplace safety was the subject of a hearing before the Joint Committee on Labor & Workforce Development last Tuesday.
The Schwartz Center’s Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference takes place Sunday through Tuesday, September 8-10 at the Westin Boston Waterfront.
Fifteen Massachusetts hospitals and outpatient practices have joined a pilot program aimed at helping clinicians and staff members who have been involved in an event that harmed a patient.
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.

Resources

Click on the link below for the MMS-MHA Joint Task Force on Physician Burnout and Reliant Medical Group white paper on EHR best practices to reduce clinician burnout (April 2019).

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).