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Latest News for Patients and Families

Patients & Families

How Community Members Can Help A Stressed System

As healthcare organizations and caregivers navigate another challenging winter, the Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association is sharing these basic measures that community members can take to help support the system

NAM launches AHA-supported resource compendium for health care worker well-being

The National Academy of Medicine today launched Resource Compendium for Health Care Worker Well-Being, which highlights...

MHA Releases Comprehensive Report on the Massachusetts Healthcare Workforce

There are an estimated 19,000 full-time job vacancies across Massachusetts hospitals, which has led to the closure of hospital beds and services, steep financial losses for facilities, and access challenges for patients.

Latest News for Improving Patient Care

Improving Patient Care

WEBINAR | Care of Infants with RSV in the NICU

On December 19, 2022, MHA hosted this webinar with four key objectives.

WEBINAR | Eliminating Surgical Smoke

Massachusetts hospitals have committed to eliminating surgical smoke from their facilities by 2024. This preliminary webinar is intended to help provide facilities with tools, resources, and case studies to fulfill the mission.

WEBINAR | High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) in Bronchiolitis: Managing Care Outside the ICU

Given the recent surge in cases of respiratory illness in children, MHA and the Department of Public Health hosted a webinar, High Flow Nasal Cannula (HFNC) in Bronchiolitis.

Latest Success Stories

Success Stories

MHA Launches New Workforce Toolkit

Building on the success of our Workforce Summit, MHA developed an interactive toolkit to share just a few of the best and emerging practices to address current workforce challenges.

Story: Hospitals align care with new state requirements for patients with dementia

The unique safety and care needs of geriatric patients are receiving increased attention in hospitals, due in part to new state requirements for identifying patients with dementia and optimizing their care.

AHA Releases “Building the Team” Workforce Strategies Guide

The AHA in September 2022 released the third and final section of its workforce strategies guide designed to ...

After the Hospital:

A Guide to Post-Acute Care

The Massachusetts Health & Hospital Association (MHA) prepared this guide to support you and your family to make the best decisions about your post-acute care options. The information in this guide will help you to make these healthcare choices confidently. »Read more

The Healthcare Provider Promise

PatientCareLink participants promise and are committed to following the Five Guiding Principles:
  1. Advancing Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety
  2. Providing Hospital Staffing that Meets Patient Needs
  3. Making Healthcare Data and Performance Measures Transparent and Publicly Available
  4. Empowering Patients and Families in their Healthcare Choices
  5. Promoting Development/Advancement of the Healthcare Workforce in a Safe, Respectful and Supportive Work Environment
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