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.

Local hospital leaders recognized by Minnesota Hospital Association for completing comprehensive certification training

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.    

MHA releases report on financial health of hospitals and health systems

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. 

MHA joins ABMS Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program

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.

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.