MHA Event Offers Hospital and Health System Trustees Insight on Advocating for their Patients

Posted on October 18, 2019

MHA member CEOs, Board of Trustee members and Excellence in Governance fellows gathered at the MHA Capitol Advocacy Center in downtown Lansing  Oct. 15 for Trustee Day at the Capitol. The event offered hospital and health system trustees the opportunity to learn about policymaking at the state and federal levels as well as network with peers from around the state.

Kyle Jen, Deputy State Budget Director, provides an update on Michigan's FY 2020 BudgetThis event covered central issues impacting healthcare organizations in Michigan, such as auto no-fault, patient safety and behavioral health. It also allowed attendees to hear directly from state leaders about the governor’s plans for healthcare and the state budget.

Speakers included Nancy McKeague, senior vice president & chief operating officer, MHA; Meghan Groen, health policy advisor, Office of Gov. Gretchen Whitmer; Kyle Jen, deputy state budget director; Laura Appel, senior vice president & chief innovation officer, MHA; Karen Kent-VanGorder, MD, senior vice president & chief medical and quality officer, Sparrow Health System; Marianne Udow-Phillips, director, Center for Health & Research Transformation; and Erin Steward, vice president, Field Engagement, MHA.

Members with questions about Trustee Day at the Capitol should contact Paige Fults or Erin Steward at the MHA.


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Tags: behavioral health, patient safety, auto no-fault, state budget, Trustee Day at the Capitol, Excellence in Governance

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