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Jul 22, 2014, 10:16 ET

New Minnesota Hospital Association study projects shortage of Minnesota physicians

 A new study conducted for the Minnesota Hospital Association confirms what many in health care have already warned: a shortage of primary care...

Apr 28, 2014, 12:48 ET
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Minnesota hospital programs, leaders honored

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 30th annual awards ceremony on...

Feb 24, 2014, 13:11 ET
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Upward trend in uncompensated care continues according to Minnesota hospitals' annual Community Benefit Report

In 2012, Minnesota hospitals and health systems contributed more than $3.9 billion in programs and services to benefit the health of their...

Jan 06, 2014, 15:24 ET
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Minnesota hospitals make care safer

Annual report shows pressure ulcer prevention, drastic reduction of early elective deliveries and reduced readmissions  In its annual...

Oct 09, 2013, 11:55 ET
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Minnesota hospitals chosen to further expand patient safety and quality efforts

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Hospital Engagement Network (HEN) has been awarded $4.5 million from the U.S. Centers for Medicare and...

May 20, 2013, 14:00 ET
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Minnesota hospital programs, leaders honored

 The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 29th annual awards...

Apr 24, 2013, 11:59 ET
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Blue Cross reimbursement change will plunge rural hospitals into the red

Patient access to care in jeopardy  The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) is opposing a payment change plan by Blue Cross and Blue...

Feb 07, 2013, 09:00 ET

Uncompensated care increased in 2011, according to Minnesota hospitals' latest Community Benefit Report

In 2011, Minnesota hospitals and health systems contributed more than $3.6 billion in programs and services to benefit their communities, an...

Jan 31, 2013, 00:01 ET

Minnesota hospitals take intentional steps to prevent adverse health events

Hospitals making progress in some areas, reporting system identifies new areas for improvement The Adverse Health Events reporting system...

Dec 18, 2012, 16:44 ET

Minnesota hospitals improve patient safety

Partnership for Patients initiative is improving patient care by reducing readmissions, falls and pressure ulcers  Concluding the first...

May 22, 2012, 09:21 ET

Minnesota hospital programs, leaders honored

Minnesota Hospital Association's annual awards recognize patient safety, volunteerism, innovations in patient care, hospital excellence...

Jan 16, 2012, 13:06 ET

Report Shows Minnesota Hospitals Contributed $3.4 Billion to Minnesota Communities in 2010

The community contributions made by Minnesota nonprofit and government hospitals and health systems in 2010 totaled more than $3.4 billion,...

Dec 16, 2011, 16:30 ET

Minnesota Hospital Association Awarded Key Federal "Partnership for Patients" Contract

Organization is among 26 nationwide chosen to work on patient safety initiatives  The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) is one of 26...

Nov 14, 2011, 17:00 ET

Renowned Patient Safety Collaborative Hires First Executive Director

Nancy Kielhofner to lead Minnesota Alliance for Patient Safety, which has restructured itself A renowned Minnesota collaborative that...

Sep 26, 2011, 16:38 ET

Second Group of Minnesota Hospitals Launch Project to Improve Care at Bedside

Nurse-led innovations popular among front-line staff Twenty-three care teams from Minnesota hospitals gathered earlier this month to launch an...

Sep 12, 2011, 16:46 ET

Twelve Minnesota Hospitals Win Latest Patient Safety Awards

Program works to prevent adverse health events A dozen Minnesota hospitals each won a Minnesota Hospital Association Patient Safety Excellence...

Jul 12, 2011, 18:28 ET

Minnesota Hospital Trustees Earn Certification

Ten leaders recognized July 8 Ten Minnesota hospital trustees were honored July 8 at the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) Summer Trustee...

Jun 27, 2011, 12:43 ET

Nineteen Minnesota Hospitals Win Latest Patient Safety Awards

Adverse health event prevention awards program reaches three years old Nineteen Minnesota hospitals won a total of 21 awards in the...

Jun 02, 2011, 13:03 ET

Federal Health-Care Quality Report Puts Minnesota at No. 2 Nationally

State's overall health care improves from No. 3 last year The quality of health care in Minnesota improved from third-best in the nation last...

May 13, 2011, 18:29 ET

Minnesota Hospital Association Opposes Health and Human Services Bill

The following is a statement from Lawrence J. Massa, President and CEO, Minnesota Hospital Association: The Minnesota Hospital Association opposes...

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