News from MHA
A new study released today by the Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) and the Montana Hospital Association shows Montana hospitals account for close to 12 percent of Montana’s private sector employment and 13 percent of total private sector wages. The research documents the powerful role Montana’s hospitals are playing as a leading economic driver for the state in terms of income and job growth.
As part of an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 across the state, the Montana Hospital Association and the Montana Department of Commerce today announced shipments of 45,000 free cloth face coverings to 25 communities statewide.
MHA in the News
Across the country, people are lining up to get vaccinated against COVID-19, including a group of veterans in Kalispell, Montana.
The Montana Legislature is considering a bill proponents say will offer increased clarity and protections for privacy in the digital age.
The state of Montana posts a daily hospital capacity report in its effort to share important COVID-19 data publicly, but there have been recent questions raised about how it’s being perceived by those outside of the health care system.
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen’s Weekly Update
MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen delivers his weekly update for the week ending on September 17, 2021. He gives an update on hospitals and the Covid-19 crisis in our state. He encourages us all to thank our health care professionals for getting us through this difficult time. Watch for more.
MHA has received a number of questions from legislators around the current COVID-19 surge in Montana and facilities’ needs at this time. In response, MHA is has organized virtual Region Meetings for each MHA region this week to allow MHA members to discuss the current situation in their communities and their needs with their state legislators, representatives of Montana’s executive branch and Montana’s Congressional Delegation.
This week, MHA President & CEO Rich Rasmussen asks MHA members to support a grant application to make the One Mind program available to all. This program was presented by Daryl Tol at the MHA midyear CEO meeting in #Missoula. It aims to transform workplaces at the employer level to focus on brain health and mental health. Signatures of support are due by 10am on Monday, August 30. Details are in the MHA Weekly News Release (WNR). Watch the video for more.