MHA Annual Meeting

2021 Virtual Meeting | Thursday, June 24 | 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. | Register Now

The 2021 Virtual MHA Annual Membership Meeting will present ideas about how we can continue to change our vision, mindset and practices to meet the reality of the present era. The pandemic caused despair and disruption, but it also revealed opportunities for growth and expansion. For example, now we better understand how racial inequality results in disparities and are focused on dismantling systemic racism. We know that developing a more resilient infrastructure and forging relationships with other providers avoids facing critical shortages in times of crisis. Leaders may view the future with some trepidation, but by working together and learning from each other, we will emerge stronger for our patients and our communities.


The 2021 Virtual MHA Annual Membership Meeting will include a business meeting; recognition of the annual MHA award winners; remarks from incoming board chair Tina Freese Decker, president and CEO, Spectrum Health; and presentations from two national experts in their fields.

Rick PollackAdvocacy in the Year Ahead

Rick Pollack, president and CEO of the American Hospital Association, will examine our nation’s changing healthcare landscape, outline federal legislation affecting hospitals and health systems, and share key conclusions from the AHA’s 2021 advocacy agenda.


Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhDEquity into Action

Kevin Ahmaad Jenkins, PhD, was 11 years old when his mother was diagnosed with renal disease. He vividly recalls a doctor telling his mother that she was “on his time now” and that, if a kidney came in the middle of the night, he would not get out of bed to do the surgery. It was in that moment that Jenkins saw inequity happen. As a young adult, Jenkins used his journalistic skills to advocate against racism and its effect on public health and wrote his doctoral dissertation on breaking the social stigmas relating to racial injustice in the field of healthcare. Today Jenkins is a leader in health equity and serves as a fellow within the Veterans Health Administration’s Office of Minority Health and on the National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine’s Roundtable on Health Equity.


Register: Online registration is available.

Registration Fee: There is no fee for participation in the 2021 Virtual MHA Annual Membership Meeting.

Registration Deadline: June 16, 2021

Virtual Meeting Format: The MHA will be using a custom technology platform for the meeting. More information will be sent with your registration confirmation. Support will be available throughout the meeting. Questions on the platform should be directed to Adam Nelson.

Sponsorship: Sponsorship of the meeting is available through June 4, 2021. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA at (517) 285-7785.

Questions: For more information about the virtual meeting or registration, contact Erica Leyko at (517) 285-7785.

Note: The MHA Annual Membership Meeting is a private membership meeting. Participation is open to MHA members, meeting sponsors and invited guests of the MHA. Please contact Sam R. Watson, senior vice president, Field Engagement, with questions regarding membership.

Advertising Placement Sponsors

Advomas Healthcare Eligibility Advocates

Dykema Gossett

Honigman labcorp
Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists Sound Physicians Stratasan Varnum Attorneys at Law

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

The generous and continued support of our corporate sponsors makes the MHA Annual Membership Meeting a valuable and productive event. We’d like to thank these sponsors in advance of the meeting for generously responding to our request for support.


Event Sponsors


Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook

MHA Service Corporation


Video Placement Sponsors

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

Hall Render Killian Heath & Lyman

novo nordisk


Virtual Platform Sponsor



Advertising Platform Sponsors

The MHA also thanks the sponsors of the Annual Meeting Advertising Platform, which can be viewed by clicking on the blue toggle bar near the bottom of this webpage.


Additional sponsorship opportunities for the 2021 Virtual MHA Annual Membership Meeting are available through June 4.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA at (517) 285-7785.

MHA 100 Year Anniversary

Watch the video »