Friday Postings Highlight Ongoing Safety Efforts

AHA’s #HAVhope Friday is a national day of awareness that unites the hospital and healthcare community to combat violence through the use of digital media.

On Friday, June 8, MHA will join the campaign by posting on its Twitter (@MAHealthHosp) and Facebook feeds.

Each day MHA and its membership are addressing the workplace safety issue on various fronts. Examples include MHA’s Employee Wellbeing Committee, which empowers hospitals to share best practices about how they are working with frontline clinical staff to improve and enhance their current work environment and wellbeing, including reducing violence in the workplace.

The Massachusetts Medical Society-MHA Joint Task Force on Physician Burnout identifies and prioritizes effective strategies to combat physician burnout and will advocate for statewide adoption of identified strategies and practices.

MHA Workplace Safety and Violence Prevention Workgroup focuses on developing and disseminating workplace safety program elements, best practices, data reporting, and employee well-being initiatives.

The MHA-convened MHA Statewide Quality Forum and its members chose to devise and implement a statewide educational strategy for alleviating violence in the healthcare workplace and to promote safety.