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15 Mar, 2017, 11:54 ET MHA does not support the AHCA

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) has long advocated for health care coverage for all Minnesotans. With that principle in mind, MHA...


07 Mar, 2017, 12:16 ET Minnesota's nonprofit hospitals contribute $4.5 billion in uncompensated care and health improvement programs to Minnesota communities

Minnesota's hospitals and health systems contributed more than $4.5 billion in programs and services in 2015 to benefit the health of their...


03 Oct, 2016, 11:01 ET Minnesota Hospital Association selected to continue improvements in patient safety

 The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) has been selected as one of 16 national, regional, or state hospital associations, Quality...


11 Aug, 2016, 10:36 ET Nearly 1 in 5 mental health bed days in Minnesota hospitals is potentially avoidable

A new study by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) found that nearly one in five days mental health patients spend admitted to inpatient...


04 Feb, 2016, 11:50 ET Minnesota's nonprofit hospitals contribute $4.3 billion in uncompensated care and health improvement programs to Minnesota communities

 Minnesota's hospitals and health systems contributed more than $4.3 billion in programs and services in 2014 to benefit the health of their...


21 Jan, 2015, 13:06 ET Minnesota's nonprofit hospitals contribute $4.2 billion in health care and programs to Minnesota communities

Minnesota's hospitals and health systems contributed more than $4.2 billion in programs and services in 2013 to benefit the health of their...


08 Dec, 2014, 15:04 ET Minnesota hospitals recognized for excellence in medication-use safety

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) was named a finalist for the 2014 Award for Excellence in Medication-Use Safety from the American Society...


02 Dec, 2014, 17:36 ET Minnesota hospitals make progress in preventing patient harm

 Minnesota hospitals and health systems have prevented more than 12,000 patients from being harmed and saved more than $93 million as a result...


24 Oct, 2014, 16:21 ET Minnesota Hospitals Identify Strategy for Ebola Care

 The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) announced today that hospitals and health systems from around the state have developed a coordinated...


22 Jul, 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...


28 Apr, 2014, 12:48 ET 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...


24 Feb, 2014, 13:11 ET 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...


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

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


09 Oct, 2013, 11:55 ET 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...


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

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


24 Apr, 2013, 11:59 ET 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...


07 Feb, 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...


31 Jan, 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...


18 Dec, 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...


22 May, 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...


16 Jan, 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,...


16 Dec, 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...


14 Nov, 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...


26 Sep, 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...


12 Sep, 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...