Advocacy Team Members, MHA, Recognized for Effectiveness
Posted on June 02, 2017
The MHA and two members of its Advocacy team were recognized for their effectiveness in a biennial survey of Lansing “insiders” published in the May 30 edition of MIRS, a Lansing-based report detailing news and activities for the legislative, judicial and executive branches of Michigan’s state government.
Both Chris Mitchell, senior vice president of advocacy, and Dillon McGough, director of government relations, were recognized for their lobbying expertise in the survey. The two MHA Advocacy team members were part of a three-way tie for second place in the “most effective lobbyists for an association” category. In the category for most effective “single-issue lobbying organization,” Mitchell and McGough tied for third place with lobbyists from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, among others.
In the category of “most effective membership organization,” the MHA came in second following the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, a position the business group has held since the survey started in 2005.
“The MHA is the leading voice in health and healthcare, and we are proud that our team is so effective at advocating for our members and their patients,” said MHA CEO Brian Peters. “Our goal is to keep decision-makers informed about the impact Michigan hospitals make in their communities.”
The survey included responses from 479 legislators, lobbyists, staff members and other insiders in and around Lansing. It was conducted online from May 12 through May 19 and had a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percent.
Photo Captions: (From left to right) Chris Mitchell, senior vice president of advocacy, and Dillon McGough, director of government relations, were recognized for their lobbying expertise.
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