Minnesota Hospital Association


Press Releases

The Minnesota Hospital Association reaches out to the media to share the good work happening in Minnesota’s hospitals and to ensure the hospital perspective is heard on myriad issues. Through periodic press releases, MHA works to inform the media and the public about important health care issues. To view past press releases, click here.

Rural Minnesota hospital to brief congressional leaders about successful opioid reduction efforts

September 27, 2017

In two congressional briefings, CHI St. Gabriel’s Health (CHI St. Gabriel’s) leaders will speak to staff representing members of congress from across the country regarding the rural hospital’s successful efforts to reduce the flow of opioids into their community. The Minnesota hospital, serving the Morrison County population of 35,000 people, has helped 324 patients taper off controlled substances completely. In a year, that translates to more than 370,000 fewer controlled substance doses entering the community.

MHA does not support the Graham-Cassidy bill

September 22, 2017
The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) has long advocated for health care coverage for all Minnesotans. On behalf of our 142 hospitals and health systems, MHA places a priority on preserving health care coverage for low-income Minnesotans. In addition, we want Minnesotans to have meaningful insurance coverage for all essential health care services.

Minnesota hospital programs, leaders honored

June 06, 2017
The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) on June 2 honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 33rd annual awards ceremony.   

Seventeen awards were given for extraordinary achievement in categories ranging from advocacy on behalf of hospitals and volunteerism to innovation and improvement in patient care and patient safety. 

MHA releases report on financial health of hospitals and health systems

March 23, 2017
The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) today released its first report examining the financial health of Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems. MHA plans to release this report annually analyzing the most updated financial data available; the report published today examines publicly available fiscal year (FY) 2015 data that hospitals and health systems are required to submit to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) each year.

MHA does not support the AHCA

March 15, 2017
The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) has long advocated for health care coverage for all Minnesotans. With that principle in mind, MHA supported the opportunities presented by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Minnesota expanded Medicaid early, providing nearly 200,000 additional Minnesotans with Medical Assistance coverage. Minnesota was one of just two states to implement a Basic Health Plan – enhancing our MinnesotaCare program, which now provides nearly 100,000 people with low premiums, low copays and a good benefit set.