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January 16, 2019

Providers at HealthEast, part of Fairview Health Services, serve the largest Karen population in the Twin Cities. They recognized that American treatment programs for mental health and chemical dependency issues were being lost in translation and decided to do something about it.

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January 16, 2019

Regions Hospital and People Incorporated, a mental health services nonprofit, are each supplying a full-time social worker to the St. Paul Police Department's new Mental Health Unit to help connect people in crisis with the care they need and significantly reduce mental health crisis-related arrests and repeat calls for service.

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January 16, 2019
Windom Area Hospital works alongside community organizations to increase awareness of the prevalence of Type 2 diabetes and promote community resources available to both diagnosed diabetics and those at risk for developing diabetes.

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January 16, 2019
Essentia Health is reaching out to the communities it serves to help people better understand mental illnesses and help reduce the stigma felt by those who experience it. Staff at three Essentia Health hospitals across northern Minnesota are partnering with other organizations to provide educational materials, organize community events and create speakers’ bureaus.

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January 15, 2019
Twenty-five hospital trustees from across Minnesota were recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) trustee certification program. The comprehensive certification process prepares hospital trustees to effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital board and to be strong health care and community leaders. 

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December 18, 2018
The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) today released its annual report examining the financial health of Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems. The report examines publicly available fiscal year (FY) 2017 data – the most recent available – that hospitals and health systems are required to submit to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) each year.

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November 01, 2018
Minnesota’s leadership on quality and patient safety is recognized throughout the nation, and other states look to the Minnesota Hospital Association in creating their own patient safety programs.

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September 01, 2018

Consumers can get up-to-date, accurate information about what they will pay for medical services by contacting their health insurer and reviewing available quality resources. 

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September 01, 2018

MHA's 142 member hospitals and health systems have earned a national reputation for delivering safe, high-quality care and for meeting the needs of our communities.

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August 01, 2018

Health care is a prominent issue for voters in the 2018 election. Learn more about health care-related issues that are of importance to Minnesota's hospitals and health systems.

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July 17, 2018
ST. PAUL — Twenty-two hospital trustees from across Minnesota were recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program. The comprehensive certification process prepares hospital trustees to effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital board and to be strong health care and community leaders.    

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June 01, 2018
Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems are committed to working collaboratively with mental and behavioral health care providers, policymakers and other health care stakeholders to create an effective and accessible health care system that meets the needs of individuals, families and communities

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January 23, 2018

Fairview Health Services has offered evidence-based Mental Health First Aid training to teach community members how to help someone in a mental health crisis, just as people would learn CPR to help when someone stopped breathing. 

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January 18, 2018
Fifteen hospital trustees from across Minnesota were recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee certification program. The comprehensive certification process prepares hospital trustees to effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital board and to be strong health care and community leaders.

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January 01, 2018

A variety of federal health care programs provide resources to the state of Minnesota and health care providers in support of health care services for low income and underserved Minnesotans. Without reauthorization, services to thousands of Minnesotans may be affected.

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December 19, 2017
The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) today released its annual report examining the financial health of Minnesota’s hospitals and health systems. The report published examines publicly available fiscal year (FY) 2016 data – the most recent available – that hospitals and health systems are required to submit to the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) each year. 

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December 11, 2017
The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) has announced that the Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) has joined the ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program™ (Portfolio Program). Hospitals and health systems participating in MHA’s continuous quality and patient safety improvement activities can now support Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Improvement in Medical Practice (Part IV) credit for physicians who are Board Certified by one of the 20 of 24 ABMS Member Boards participating in the Portfolio Program.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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May 01, 2017
Minnesota's hospitals are working hard to deliver safer care, improve the patient experience and save health care costs. View the fact sheet below to better understand health care spending and the cost of health care, insurance and prescription drugs. 

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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.

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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.

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March 08, 2017
Since 2006, Hennepin County Medical Center’s Clinical Laboratory and Radiology departments have taken part in an annual “See, Test and Treat” event held at NorthPoint Health & Wellness Center in Minneapolis. The three-day See, Test and Treat program provides free cervical and breast cancer screening, diagnosis and follow-up for uninsured and underinsured women – all in one visit. 

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March 08, 2017
CentraCare Health – Long Prairie is creating community well-being and promoting healthy lifestyles. The hospital’s goal is to provide programs, services and amenities designed to support well-being through the six dimensions of wellness: occupational, physical, social, intellectual, spiritual and emotional. In collaboration with community members, regional organizations, area businesses and foundations, CentraCare Health – Long Prairie and BLEND (Better Living, Exercise, Nutrition Daily) have taken the lead role to help the nearly 24,000 residents in Todd County make the healthy choice the easy choice everywhere, every day. 

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March 08, 2017
In 2012-13, a formal community health needs assessment was conducted in the Thief River Falls area. Community stakeholders identified mental/behavioral health as the top priority. Seeing the need for more and enhanced services, Sanford Thief River Falls Behavioral Health Center and its community board of directors worked together on implementation strategies to address the behavioral health needs in the community.

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March 08, 2017
As an organization focused on community health, reaching out to employers is one way for Winona Health to increase awareness of issues that impact people’s health and well-being. A significant portion of many people’s day is spent in the workplace. What happens at work can ultimately play an important part in protecting and improving health and well-being.

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March 08, 2017
HealthEast conducted its second community health needs assessment in FY 2015, including Ramsey, Dakota and Washington counties. Mental health was identified as a priority health concern by all stakeholder groups for the HealthEast assessment and in assessments completed by the three local public health departments. HealthEast took a multifaceted approach in responding to this need, improving access to mental health services through expanded inpatient and emergency department services, as well as community-led, culturally appropriate programs with community partners.

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March 08, 2017
Our nation’s opioid epidemic has been well reported. In 2014, the most recent year on record, more people died from drug overdoses in any previous year, and more than six out of 10 of those deaths involved an opioid. Since 1999, the rate of overdose deaths involving opioids has nearly quadrupled. 

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March 08, 2017
New mothers and mothers-to-be have a chance to visit with other women and receive expert breastfeeding support every week through Baby Café. Mayo Clinic Health System in Cannon Falls and Lake City, along with the Goodhue Wabasha Pierce County Breastfeeding Coalition, launched Baby Café in 2015 in Lake City and in 2016 in Cannon Falls.

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March 08, 2017
In recent years, FirstLight Health System has taken a particular interest in helping kids in Mora, Pine City, Hinckley and Ogilvie become healthier. FirstLight introduced this concept through a community wellness program called WellnessFirst, which has been inspiring kids to become healthier by teaching them healthy habits including good nutrition and physical activity.

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May 29, 2013
A broad-based coalition of hospitals and care providers working across the continuum of care has prevented 4,570 avoidable hospital readmissions between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2012. As a result of the RARE Campaign (Reducing Avoidable Readmissions Effectively), it is estimated that patients spent 18,280 more nights sleeping comfortably in their own beds instead of the hospital. It’s better for patients and their families.

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January 31, 2013
The Adverse Health Events reporting system recorded a total of 314 adverse health events in Minnesota hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers last year. Overall, the report shows a decrease in medication errors, retained foreign objects and pressure ulcers, while there was an increase in falls, wrong body part surgical/procedural events, and patient protection events (suicides and elopements). There were 14 deaths and 89 serious injuries that resulted from the reported events.

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