Minnesota Hospital Association


May 22, 2023

Statement from the Minnesota Hospital Association on the Nurse and Patient Safety Act

SAINT PAUL, MN, May 22, 2023 – Minnesota’s nonprofit hospitals and health systems entered this legislative session facing unprecedented challenges. With a historic health care worker shortage exacerbating an already strained financial environment, our capacity to deliver uncompromised, high-quality care to all Minnesotans is under significant strain. 

We look forward to continuing the collaboration with our direct care professionals to ensure the best possible care is available to all Minnesotans. We deeply appreciate the legislators' thoughtful consideration and their willingness to listen to our concerns regarding legislation impacting patient care. 

The Minnesota Hospital Association (MHA) is unwavering in its support for legislation addressing workplace violence and the workforce shortage confronting our statewide system of care. We affirm our commitment to work in collaboration with our dedicated care teams, including nurses, and welcome all assistance in addressing these challenges in service of those who matter most - our patients. 

As we move forward, we remain resolute in our commitment to work closely with the legislature and caregivers to address the ongoing challenges faced by our nonprofit hospitals and health systems as we remain focused on caring for our patients and communities. We acknowledge that there is much work to be done, and we remain devoted to ensuring that the best possible care is accessible to all Minnesotans.