Annual Membership Meeting

Thanks to Our Sponsors!

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

PlatinumBlue Cross Blue Shield


Grand HotelKitch Attorneys & Counselors


AbilitiCBT LogoMHA Service Corporation

Novo Nordisk


Michigan Professional Insurance exchange (mpie)USA Senior Care Network


SilverAdvomasAlliance-HNI logo

Hall Render


iMPROve Health


Michigan Association of Health Plans

MCG logo

Medical SolutionsSound Physicians

Links Fore Health

Event PartnerKitch Attorneys & Counselors

19th Hole Party SponsorAlliance-HNI

Box Lunch SponsorUP Health Plan

Tee SponsorsSUNRx

2022 MHA Annual Meeting

June 29 – July 1, 2022 | Mackinac Island

“Peace is not the absence of conflict, but the ability to cope with it.” — Mahatma Gandhi

COVID-19 has ravaged our communities in more ways than sickness and death. It has forced us to tackle a serious health emergency by asking people to change the way they lead their lives, resulting in endless battles over priorities and limits. We face a long and unpredictable road, but we are warriors. Through the challenges we relied on each other’s expertise and experiences when no answers were available and gave each other hope when surrounded by fear and uncertainty. Now we must combine hope with a bold and vigorous plan. The tragedy of the pandemic will be the catalyst for creating, and coping with, change.

The MHA Annual Membership Meeting gives us the chance to hear from experts and explore together strategies to move forward. Sessions will address the drivers behind health disparities and ways to eliminate them, how to strengthen systems to treat a dangerous virus and prepare for ongoing public health threats, and how to balance the role of serving and healing with the process of defining your own expectation and finding peace within.

NOTE: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for participants ages 12 and older. See the MHA Code of Conduct section below for additional information.  

Wednesday, June 29

MHA Board of Trustees Meeting 9 a.m.
Registration and Welcome Area Open 10 a.m. – 6 .pm.
Ice Cream Social 3 – 4:30 p.m
Cocktail Reception 6 – 7 p.m.
Children’s Dinner and Parties (ages 6-12) 6 – 10 p.m.

Thursday, June 30

ACHE Annual State Membership Meeting and Breakfast 7 – 8:15 a.m.
Registration and Welcome Area Open 7:30 – 11 a.m.
Spencer C. Johnson Health Policy Lecture 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Call to Order: MHA House of Delegates (Members Only) and Awards Ceremony 9:30 – 10:15 a.m
Spouse/Guest Program 9:30 – 11 a.m.
General Session 10:30 -11: 30 a.m.
Recess: MHA House of Delegates and Grand Luncheon Experience 11:30 a.m.
Links Fore Health Golf Outing Begins 12:30 p.m.
Family Event 1 – 2:30 p.m.
Cocktail Reception 6 – 7 p.m.
Children’s Dinner and Parties 6 – 10 p.m.
MHA Annual Banquet 7 – 9 p.m.
Chair’s and Awards Reception 9 – 11 p.m

Friday July 1

General Session 8:15 – 9 a.m.
Inaugural Remarks of the New Chair 9 – 9:15 a.m.
Closing Session 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Adjournment 10:15 a.m

Charting a Path to Collectively Recover

Spencer C. Johnson Health Policy Lecture
Thursday, June 30 • 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.

The American Hospital Association’s (AHA’s) 2022 Environmental Scan offers a mixed picture for healthcare. There are promising developments and many inspiring stories to share; at the same time, there is serious concern around strengthening the resiliency and capacity of the workforce, significant change for established business models, and the disproportionate impact of COVID-19 on structurally or historically marginalized communities.

Wright Lassiter III, president and CEO, Henry Ford Health, Detroit, who is the AHA’s 2022 board chair, will share details about the AHA strategic agenda, including:

  • Provider relief funding needed to ensure recovery and build a better healthcare system.
  • Strategies to support team members who have been leaning into a global pandemic.
  • Innovative digital partnerships to improve consumer experience, create efficiency, provide access to physicians and expand mental healthcare.
  • Actions focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice, including empowering communities through asset investment and eliminating health disparities.

The Coronavirus Disaster and the Global Public Health Mission

General Session
Thursday, June 30 • 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

In Dr. Scott Gottlieb’s bestselling book Uncontrolled Spread, he recites an inside account of how level after level of American government crumbled as the COVID-19 crisis advanced and how the coronavirus trounced America’s pandemic preparations. Gottlieb, a physician and former commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, will speak about systemwide failure across government institutions, how the failure to recognize a public health disaster is a threat to our national security, and how the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lacked an operational capacity and mindset to mobilize the kind of national response that was needed. Gottlieb will outline policies and investments that are essential to prepare the United States and the world for future threats.

The Michigan Osteopathic Association is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. The MOA designates this program for a maximum of 1 of AOA Category 1-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.

The Divided States of America

General Session
Friday, July 1 • 8:15 – 9 a.m.

Tim Alberta, hailing from Brighton, Michigan, is an award-winning journalist, best-selling author and staff writer for The Atlantic magazine. Having covered the biggest stories in national politics — the battles over healthcare and immigration, the election and presidency of Donald Trump and the ideological warfare between and within the two parties — Alberta made the decision to write stories focusing less on partisan divisions and more on elusive root causes: the hollowing out of communities, the diminished faith in vital institutions, the self-perpetuating cycle of cultural antagonism, the diverging economic realities for wealthy and working-class citizens, the rapid demographic makeover of America — and the corollary spikes in racism and xenophobia. Alberta will share his views on the federal and state political climate and how it affects our society.

Art Has No Limits: Paint, Passion & Purpose

Closing Session
Friday, July 1 • 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

Throughout his career, David Garibaldi established himself in pop culture with his eclectic painting style, creating life-size street art paintings on canvas in under 10 minutes. He’s performed at the NBA Finals, the White House, the Olympics, and was a finalist on network TV’s America’s Got Talent, in addition to creating a series of #1 music videos on YouTube. Garibaldi was recently honored at the Kennedy Center for his charitable contributions of more than $6 million from the sale of his paintings.

At the meeting, Garibaldi will create four paintings before our eyes. His signature style will mix choreography and showmanship, all matched perfectly to an energetic soundtrack of music to create these masterpieces, all within a few minutes. Throughout his performance, Garibaldi will explain how he came to his unique style, what gave his passion a purpose, and his journey from a street artist to performing on the biggest stages in the world.

Children’s Activities

Wednesday and Thursday, June 29 and 30

When the end of June closes in, kids begin to daydream about what adventures are in store at the MHA Annual Meeting. The Grand Hotel is a destination in itself, but when kids can catch up with longtime MHA friends and make new ones, the experience is double the fun! The kids’ activities are designed to be age appropriate and are packed with activities. Please note the new age groups. Programs include a meal and activities.

Children’s Schedule and Activity

Age Groups Wednesday 6 – 10 p.m.

Thursday 6 – 10 p.m.

6-8 years

Arts and crafts

Outdoor games

9-12 years Glow golf TikTok Challenge and outdoor games

Policies regarding Children’s Activities

You are encouraged to preregister children for the full meeting and all activities in which they wish to participate. Complete the preregistration form included with this brochure. If children are not registered prior to arrival on the Island, they may do so Wednesday and Thursday in the Welcome Area in the Grand Hotel. Please note these policies:

  • All children must between 6 and 12 years of age to participate in the children’s activities that will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday nights.
  • Children must be picked up at the specified location by 10 p.m. both nights.
  • Children registering for the MHA activities must remain on property during these activities and their parents must be guests of the Grand Hotel. During the children’s activities, parents must be on the Grand Hotel property (includes the Jockey Club and the Gate House.)
  • Dinner and refreshments are included with the events.
  • The MHA children’s programs are organized and staffed by the Grand Hotel. If you have questions or concerns about your child’s participation in the programs, please contact the Grand Hotel at (906) 847-3331.

The Grand Hotel does not offer babysitting services.

There are activities throughout the MHA Annual Membership Meeting for participants of all ages! Choose from the events listed below. (All spouses and guests must pay the registration fee to attend. See details in the Things to Know section below.)

Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, June 29 • 3 – 4:30 p.m.

Join us on the front porch of the Grand Hotel from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday for this delicious treat in a setting enjoyed by generations old and young.

Cocktail Receptions

The cocktail receptions on the Grand Hotel’s famous front porch are the perfect way to reconnect with colleagues and friends after months of being apart. The receptions will be held from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. The Chairs’ and Awards Reception inside the hotel following the MHA annual banquet is a chance to honor the MHA Special Recognition and Meritorious Service Award winners and the outgoing and incoming MHA Board of Trustees chairs. This reception is from 9 to 11 p.m. Thursday.

Spouse/Guest Program
Thursday, June 30 • 9:30 – 11 a.m.

For thousands of years yogis have been touting yoga’s mental and physical powers. Luckily, you don’t have to be an expert to reap the benefits — adding just a few poses to your daily routine can help your health in all kinds of unexpected ways. This yoga class is instructor-led and is for both new and more advanced yogis. Mats and refreshments will be provided. Class size is limited and will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Family Event
Thursday, June 30 • 1 – 2:30 p.m.

The family event includes activities to entertain adults and children alike. An incredible lineup of games continues to be a favorite for the children; in addition, this year includes a caricaturist and a trendy version of the old-fashioned dart game – axe throwing! There’s something at the MHA family event for everyone!

American College of Healthcare Executives Annual State Membership Meeting and Breakfast
Thursday, June 30 • 7 – 8:15 a.m.

Join American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members and healthcare colleagues to hear the latest news and perspectives from ACHE. You must be preregistered to attend this session. There is an additional fee. The MHA Health Foundation is authorized to award 1 hour of pre-approved Category II (non-ACHE) continuing education credit for this program toward advancement or recertification in the American College of Healthcare Executives. Participants in this program wishing to have the continuing education hours applied toward Category II credit should list their attendance when applying for advancement or recertification in ACHE.

Links Fore Health
Thursday, June 30 • 12:30 p.m.

The Links Fore Health golf outing is back by popular demand! Proceeds from the outing help underwrite the MHA Health Foundation and its Ludwig Community Benefits awards, which recognize the programs and services Michigan hospitals provide at low or no cost to improve the quality of health and life. Not only does your Links Fore Health registration go for a good cause, golfing is fun, good exercise and people of all skill levels can enjoy the nine-hole scramble format — and we include the popular golf ball toss for good measure! Register individually or in pairs, and we’ll assign you to a group of four. Prizes are given in a variety of categories, including lowest score and longest putt. Children under age 18 must golf with a parent.

Complete the Links Fore Health portion of the registration form and include the outing fee with your registration materials. (Registration fee is less than market value and cannot be considered a charitable donation.)

The MHA Annual Membership Meeting is a private membership meeting. Attendance 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.

You can register online for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting online or by completing and returning a registration form. All registration materials and appropriate fees must be returned to the MHA on or before May 27. Credit card payment is required when registering online.

NOTE: Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 is required for participants ages 12 and older. See the MHA Code of Conduct section below for additional information.  

Children’s Programs

All children must be registered to attend the MHA Annual Membership Meeting, regardless of whether they will be participating in any MHA-sponsored events. Children ages 17 and younger should be registered under the children’s section. Children must also be preregistered for the events in which they wish to participate. Because these events are intended to be age appropriate, children may not attend programs designed for age groups older than they are. If desired, children may attend events planned for younger age groups.

Spouse/Guest Information

All spouses and guests must pay the registration fee to receive a nametag that permits entrance to receptions and events. This fee also includes attendance at any or all of the general sessions. Guests include children ages 18 and older and others who are not employees, governing board members or medical staff of registering organizations.

Ferry Service

Discounted ferry rates to and from Mackinac Island are available to Annual Meeting attendees via the MHA’s preferred service, Shepler’s Ferry. The special rates are $23 for ages 13 and older and $14 for children ages 5 through 12. There is no charge for children ages 4 and under to ride the ferry.

To receive the discounted rates, indicate you will be attending the MHA Annual Membership Meeting when purchasing your tickets at the Shepler’s Ferry dock.

For more information, visit Shepler’s website at or call (800) 828-6157.


Casual dress is encouraged during the day, with business or semiformal attire reserved for after 6 p.m. Children may be in casual dress if attending the MHA children’s programs.


If you have questions about the 2022 MHA Annual Membership Meeting, email the MHA at annualmeeting@, call (888) 413-2118 or visit Questions on room reservations for the meeting should be submitted to the Grand Hotel.


Instructions for submitting proof of vaccination are available in the MHA Code of Conduct and Antitrust Policy section below.

Important information about your lodging request:

  • A separate form must be submitted for each requested room.
  • There will be no additional charge for children under 6 years of age who stay in the same room with their parents.
  • This includes breakfast and dinner each day of the stay, as well as the Grand Luncheon Experience Thursday, June 30.
  • The regular adult rate applies when children occupy a room by themselves.
  • When sharing a room with two guests paying the full rate, additional people ages 6-17 are $70 daily per person, and those 18 and older are $149 daily per person.
  • Accommodations are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, based on membership status. Delegates from Type I organizations receive first priority.
  • If you request more than one room, your request will be assigned based on availability.
  • All accommodations are in the Grand Hotel until the room block is filled.
  • There is no guarantee of lodging in the Grand Hotel.
  • Phone reservations will not be accepted.
  • In accordance with Michigan law, the Grand Hotel is a nonsmoking property.
  • All confirmations will be sent to you via email from the Grand Hotel. Be sure to complete all information on the form.
  • To reserve accommodations for this meeting, complete the hotel reservation form and return it to the Grand Hotel. All hotel reservations must be returned on or before May 27. Confirmation of lodging will be sent after June 1. Questions regarding room reservations for the annual meeting should be submitted to the Grand Hotel.
  • In the event the MHA room block at the Grand Hotel is exhausted, the MHA will assist registrants with accommodations at downtown Mackinac Island hotels that have contracted with the MHA and are able to accommodate the lodging requests.

MHA Code of Conduct

The Michigan Health & Hospital Association (MHA) is dedicated to providing a safe event experience for all participants and has established guidelines for participation in this event. Given that the responsibility of a safe in-person event is equally shared among event organizers, sponsors and attendees, the MHA has developed the following code of conduct for all participants. This document outlines a collection of rules and regulations and should serve as a reminder that, if we collectively respect the significance of this contribution, we are advocating for the well-being of our fellow citizens.

The MHA reserves the right to change this policy based on current COVID-19 public health guidance. Any necessary changes will be provided in writing and posted on


  • Attendees 12 and older must provide proof of at least two doses of an mRNA COVID-19 vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
  • Children under 12 may attend without proof of vaccination.
  • Individuals with a medical or religious exemption will be required to mask at the indoor events. Please contact Erica Leyko to learn the process for submitting exemption documentation.
  • Masks will not be mandatory indoors. Masks will be available to attendees who would like one and do not have one.
  • Many of the MHA Annual Membership Meeting events are held outdoors. The MHA will work with the Grand Hotel to ensure enhanced indoor safety precautions.


The MHA has partnered with, an MHA Endorsed Business Partner, to verify participants’ vaccination status. Please follow the instructions below. If you have questions, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA at (517) 285-7785.

The verification process is easiest on a mobile device but may also be completed on a computer. Please have your vaccination card available when following these steps:

  • Visit the dedicated verification webpage for the MHA Annual Meeting.
  • You will be prompted to enter your first and last name; then click next.
  • You will be asked if you are fully vaccinated (yes or no).
  • Next, upload a picture of your vaccination card by clicking the upload button, then click next.
  • You will then see a QR code on your screen with a green check at the top of the screen. You will need this QR code on-site during registration. Take a screenshot of the QR code or download and save the QR code on your smart phone.
  • You have now finished the vaccination verification status. Thank you!

You may also contact Erica Leyko at the time of registration to provide alternative confirmation of the vaccination status of any attendees 12 years and older in lieu of using the electronic app.


The MHA reserves the right to reschedule or cancel a program because of an insufficient number of registrations or speaker availability, as well as the right to close registration when programs are full. The MHA may cancel a program when circumstances beyond the MHA’s control — including, but not limited to, acts of nature, governmental authority or war in the United States — make it impractical or impossible to host the program or, in the opinion of the MHA, risk putting participants in harm’s way.


  • The MHA reserves the right to terminate or deny access to the event for any reason.
  • The MHA reserves the right to expel any registrant who does not abide by these guidelines.
  • The content included in this event is for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing professional or legal advice. Participants should seek qualified legal or professional advice with respect to any area of concern specific to their or their organization’s situation.
  • The opinions expressed at this event are the opinions of the individual author, speaker, presenter or sponsor and do not necessarily reflect the opinions or positions of the MHA or its members.

By registering for the MHA event, the participant accepts this code of conduct policy, the MHA Antitrust Policy, and any other terms outlined in the registration materials, speaker agreements or sponsorship agreements for this meeting.

Please contact Erin Steward at the MHA with questions about the code of conduct policy.

MHA Antitrust Policy Statement

This meeting brings together representatives of hospitals and health systems that may be competitors to discuss issues and initiatives to benefit hospitals and the communities they serve. Although the subject matter of these discussions is not intended to restrain competition in any manner, it is important to recognize that this meeting could be viewed by some as an opportunity for inappropriate information exchanges or agreements that could result in anticompetitive or otherwise unlawful conduct in violation of antitrust laws.

Each participant, therefore, has the duty to avoid behavior at this meeting that could appear to be anticompetitive or violate the antitrust laws. If there are questions about the appropriateness of a discussion topic or a particular piece of information to be shared, or concern that a violation of this policy has occurred, MHA legal counsel should be promptly consulted. Topics that should not be discussed include specific:

  1. Prices, rates, discounts, or other price-related information.
  2. Salaries or other compensation information.
  3. Nonpublic plans for expansion (new facilities, new services)
  4. Customers or classes of customers, or whether your organization will or will not do business with them.
  5. Allocation of geographic or service markets.
  6. Any refusal to deal with a specific health plan, self-funded employer, or supplier.
  7. How to deal with the actual or potential market behavior of a competitor.
  8. Any other topic involving any possible anticompetitive practice.

The discussions of this meeting and any actions resulting from them are not intended to directly influence the individual competitive business decisions of the participating hospitals and health systems, nor in any way restrict competition among them. This policy is intended to help all participants understand their role in ensuring strict compliance with the antitrust laws. When participating in an MHA-hosted meeting, you agree to abide by this guidance.