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.

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.

Minnesota Hospital Association selected to continue improvements in patient safety

October 03, 2016

MHAhas been selected as one of 16 national, regional, or state hospital associations, Quality Improvement Organizations, and health system organizations to continue efforts in reducing preventable hospital-acquired conditions and readmissions. The Hospital Improvement Innovation Network (HIIN) contracts awarded build upon the collective momentum of the Hospital Engagement Networks (HEN) and Quality Improvement Organizations to reduce patient harm and readmissions.

Nearly 1 in 5 mental health bed days in Minnesota hospitals is potentially avoidable

August 11, 2016
A new study by the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) found that nearly one in five days mental health patients spend admitted to inpatient community hospital psychiatric units is potentially avoidable. “Potentially avoidable days” are days that mental health patients spent admitted to the hospital when they would more appropriately have been treated in a different care setting.