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MHA Today | May 28, 2021



MHA Today

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Editor’s Note: MHA Today will not be published Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Publication will resume Wednesday, June 2.


Memorial Day weekend is here — the unofficial start of summer. What a very different Memorial Day this will be, compared to the last.

Throughout the last year, terms usually reserved for battlefields regularly have been used in health care. Hospitals and the health care system were in a very real sense on the front lines against COVID-19. As we enter the second Memorial Day of the pandemic, we have a growing sense of optimism that we are winning.
The war against the virus has produced casualties — in the communities we serve and in our organizations. It also has taken a toll in lives lost.

Memorial Day reminds us to pause and reflect on those who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. I don’t want to diminish this by comparison. However, as we reflect on our service members who have fallen, we might want to reflect also on the great sacrifices of the last year.

Real sacrifice — putting others’ lives, health and future before one’s own — is increasingly rare. It is a deed worth venerating.

As you enjoy your weekend, I encourage you to reflect both on the true nature of the holiday, and the very real acts of selflessness that have allowed us to once again gather together safely during this Memorial Day.

Let me know what you’re thinking.

Herb Kuhn, MHA President & CEO



Herb B. Kuhn
MHA President and CEO

In This Issue

MLN Connects Provider eNews Available
HRSA Hosts COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Webinar
AHA Supports Legislation To Fund Additional SUD Specialists
Stimulant Deaths Increase Compounded By Rise In Synthetic Opioids
HRSA Telehealth Technology-Enabled Learning Funding Available
SSM Health DePaul Hospital Names New President

Quality & Population Health
CEO Updates
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