MHA Breakthrough Draws Hospital Leaders

Posted on March 02, 2018

Gary Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System.Chief executive officers and senior leaders attended MHA Breakthrough Feb. 22 and 23 to dialogue about patient-centered care, safety accountability and transparency, and the quadruple aim.

Keynote speaker Benjamin Anderson, CEO of Kearny County Hospital, Lakin, KS, told a personal story about his daughter’s lifesaving journey and how it was a catalyst for driving patient-centered care and eliminating harm. Gary Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System, Seattle, talked about the system’s leadership, board and physician compact to immerse themselves in quality improvement and how that has led to dramatic transformation in appropriateness of care and cost reduction.

Attendees participated in the event’s Learning Zones to share ideas and solutions for problems surrounding social determinants of health, teaching and modeling the principals and behaviors of just culture, and managing behavioral health crises by building coalitions of support.

Benjamin Anderson, CEO of Kearny County Hospital with his daughter.The MHA thanks the event’s sponsors, who made it possible to present the conference’s new platform. They include:

  • Platinum Sponsors
    • Coverys/MHA Insurance Company
    • Michigan Professional Insurance Exchange (MPIE)
  • Silver sponsors
    • Alliance-HNI, LLC
    • Behavioral Health Professionals, Inc.
    • HPS
    • Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook
    • Lumeris
  • Bronze Sponsors
    • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
    • Consumers Energy
    • Michigan Association of Nurse Anesthetists
    • MHA Service Corporation
    • Varnum LLP

Featured in Monday Report. Click for the full edition.Questions about the conference should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.

Photo Captions: Gary Kaplan, MD, chairman and CEO, Virginia Mason Health System, Seattle, WA, leads one of the Learning Zones on safety accountability and transparency.
(Second) Benjamin Anderson, CEO of Kearny County Hospital, Lakin, KS, shared his daughter’s story and she joined him on stage to urge attendees to work together.

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