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Bill to reform 'adversarial and punitive' surveys on nursing facilities and staff considered by Michigan Senate committee

| Jun 10, 2022 | Michigan

Nursing home representatives and legislators are progressing legislation to rein in “adversarial and punitive” regulatory surveyor citations to limit the persistent challenges faced by staff from these numerous regulatory actions, said Richie Farran, VP of Government Services at the Health Care Association of Michigan.  The Senate Health Policy and Human...[ Read More ]

BHSH System names new President for BHSH Beaumont Health

| Jun 8, 2022 | Michigan

BHSH System welcomes Benjamin Schwartz, MD, MHCM, FACOG, FACS, as the new president of BHSH Beaumont Health, effective July 5. “In the search for the new president of BHSH Beaumont Health, we were looking for a leader with the proven ability to drive excellence, a strong developer of teams and...[ Read More ]

Community colleges, universities, and MHA partner in nursing pipeline budget proposal to increase access to BSN education

| Jun 8, 2022 | Michigan

A partnership of Michigan higher education and health care leaders is seeking $56 million from the FY 2023 state budget to increase access to Bachelors of Science in Nursing (BSN) education at community colleges.  The Michigan Community College Association (MCCA), Michigan Association of State Universities, Michigan Health and Hospital Association...[ Read More ]

5 Things Michigan: State-based exchange bill, MDHHS Keynote video, Q&A w/ Linda Vail

| Jun 7, 2022 | Michigan

This month's edition of "5 Things We're Watching" includes a run-down of bills we're watching in the legislature, additional coverage from our conference, and a conversation with Ingham County Health Officer Linda Vail. Thank you for reading! Eli Kirshbaum State of Reform   1. State-based exchange, lead poisoning bills considered...[ Read More ]

Michigan Legislature hears bills to require blood lead testing for children

| Jun 3, 2022 | Michigan

As issues with lead poisoning continue to affect Michiganders in places like Benton Harbor, the legislature is working on bills to require lead screenings for school-aged children across the state.  House Bills 4678 and 4679 were heard at the Michigan House Health Policy Committee meeting on May 26th. These bills...[ Read More ]

Keynote: An update from MDHHS

| Jun 2, 2022 | Michigan

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) is focusing on Medicaid, behavioral health, and public health in their budget.  As a keynote speaker at our 2022 Michigan State of Reform Health Policy Conference, Farah Hanley, Chief Deputy for Health at MDHHS, talked about the pandemic’s impact on state...[ Read More ]