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Q&A: HMA's Dave Schneider gives outlook on COVID and 2022 legislative session

| Dec 29, 2021 | Michigan

Dave Schneider is a managing principal at Health Management Associates' Lansing office. He is an experienced public administrator with more than 30 years’ experience dedicated to improving specialty care.  Prior to HMA, Schneider worked as a behavioral health specialist at the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) where...[ Read More ]

Biden's COVID-19 plans send emergency medical teams to Michigan

| Dec 23, 2021 | Michigan

In President Joe Biden’s Tuesday announcement on new COVID-19 actions, he included plans to send emergency response teams of over 100 clinical professionals and paramedics immediately to Michigan and five other states.  Ruthanne Sudderth, senior vice president of public affairs and communications at the Michigan Health and Hospital Association, says...[ Read More ]

Workforce provisions are front and center in the Michigan Legislature and Governor's office

| Dec 22, 2021 | Michigan

As Michigan’s 2021 legislative session comes to a close, the legislature and Governor Gretchen Whitmer are still making efforts to improve and augment the health care workforce in Michigan. These measures continue the theme of providing financial and programmatic support to assist the health care workforce due to significant shortages...[ Read More ]

Michigan hospitals in 'dire' situation with highest hospitalization rate in country, workforce assistance bills needed says MHA

| Dec 13, 2021 | Michigan

Michigan set its record high for COVID-19 hospitalizations at nearly 4,700 patients last week and currently has the highest COVID-19 hospitalization rate in the U.S at 47 per 100,000 residents.  Adam Carlson, senior vice president of advocacy at Michigan Health and Hospital Association (MHA), says the biggest issues surrounding the...[ Read More ]

Sparrow nurses and health care professionals ratify new contract

| Dec 13, 2021 | Michigan

Sparrow Hospital nurses and healthcare professionals overwhelmingly voted to ratify their new 3-year contract. The agreement will go into effect immediately. PECSH-MNA represents approximately 2,200 caregivers at Sparrow Hospital across 53 different classifications including nurses, pharmacists, and laboratory scientists. “We are so proud of what we have accomplished for our...[ Read More ]

U-M health leaders: COVID-19 surge keeping us from delivering lifesaving care, people dying at home

| Dec 9, 2021 | Michigan

Leaders from University of Michigan Health, Michigan Medicine, shared the dire situation the hospital organization is facing due to the recent wave of COVID-19 cases, which has strained the system and affected patient care. “The bottom line is that the surge of COVID-19 is putting others at risk and keeping...[ Read More ]

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