Annual Membership Meeting

Thanks to Our 2023 Sponsors!

Our corporate sponsors’ generous and continued support 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.

All-Access SponsorsBlue Cross Blue Shield


Kitch Attorneys & Counselors

Transformation Sponsor

Community SponsorsAdvomasHall Render


Links Fore Health

Tee Sponsors

2023 MHA Annual Meeting

June 28 – June 30, 2023 | Grand Hotel, Mackinac Island

Hospital leadership and key decisionmakers will gather June 28-30 for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island. The meeting brings together more than 300 healthcare decision-makers to discuss healthcare issues and recognize and celebrate MHA program year achievements. Registration materials will be available in early April.


For more information, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA. 


9 a.m.
MHA Board of Trustees Meeting

10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Welcome Area Open

3 – 4:30 p.m.
Ice Cream Social

6 – 7 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

6 – 10 p.m.
Children’s Dinner and Parties (ages 6-12)


7 – 8:15 a.m.
ACHE Annual State Membership Meeting and Breakfast

7:30 – 11 a.m.
Welcome Area Open

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Call to Order
Presentation of Advancing Safe Care Award and Circle of Honor Awards

8:45 – 9:30 a.m.
Spencer C. Johnson Health Policy Lecture

9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
MHA House of Delegates (Members Only)
Health PAC Awards

10:15 – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 – 11 a.m.
General Session

11 – 11:30 a.m.
Fireside Chat

11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
Presentation of Ludwig Community Benefit Awards and Healthcare Leadership Awards

11:45 a.m.
Recess: MHA House of Delegates
Grand Luncheon Experience

12:30 p.m.
Links Fore Health Golf Outing Begins

1 – 2:30 p.m.
Family Event

1:30 – 3 p.m.
Physician CME

6 – 7 p.m.
Cocktail Reception

6 – 10 p.m.
Children’s Dinner and Parties (ages 6-12)

7 – 9 p.m.
MHA Annual Banquet

9 – 11 p.m.
Chairs’ and Awards Reception


8:15 – 9 a.m.
General Session

9 – 9:15 a.m.
Inaugural Remarks of the New Chair

9:15 – 10:15 a.m.
Closing Session

10:15 a.m.

Health Equity Belongs to Everybody

Spencer C. Johnson Health Policy Lecture
Thursday, June 29 • 8:45 – 9:30 a.m.

Alisahah Jackson, MD, is highly passionate about health equity, advocating that everyone should have the ability to achieve great health, no matter what they look like, how much money they make or where they come from. As president of the Lloyd H. Dean Institute for Humankindness & Health Justice at CommonSpirit, Jackson is charged with leveraging the science of kindness, compassion, empathy and trust to accelerate health equity and social justice systematically across multiple states and counties. In this session, Jackson will outline:

  • How information and observational studies outside of typical healthcare data can be used to uncover health disparities and guide clinical approaches to health improvement.
  • Ways to leverage partnerships and technology to connect patients to social resources.
  • Organizational strategies for developing a more diverse healthcare workforce to meet the health and social needs of future generations.
  • Relationship and communication strategies for overcoming misinformation and lack of trust within communities.

Taking Health Further

General Session
Thursday, June 29 • 10:30 – 11 a.m.

When Marcus Whitney moved to Nashville in 2000, he was a college dropout with a one-year-old, waiting tables and living in a week-to-week efficiency hotel. Whitney knew harnessing his creativity and “stickwithitness” to solve business problems was his path to a better life. Marcus became a successful entrepreneur in the software and digital marketing space. He co-founded venture capital firm Jumpstart Health Investors and started Jumpstart Nova, the first fund investing exclusively in Black-founded and led healthcare startups. In the midst of the pandemic and America’s investment in equity and inclusion, Whitney used his influence with healthcare leaders to acknowledge racism and inequities in power and wealth accumulation. Today he is a strong voice for change. In this session, Whitney will discuss:

  • Actions focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and social justice, including examples of empowering communities to fight health disparities.
  • Partnerships among stakeholders to bring new, inclusive innovative solutions to healthcare delivery.
  • His path to mental wellness and balance.

Fireside Chat: Problem Solving Urgent Challenges

General Session
Thursday, June 29 • 11 – 11:30 a.m.

Our mission is to provide safe, affordable care to families. But are we really moving the needle? Every family has a story about unmet needs and every provider has a process for meeting these needs. But until the gap between these two is solved, disparities will continue. Alisahah Jackson, MD, and Marcus Whitney will share their experiences in problem-solving and collaborating to improve health and well-being.

Talking Health: Good Health Depends on Better Communication

General Session
Friday, June 30 • 8:15 – 9 a.m.

Public health in the United States has been underfunded, undervalued and misunderstood largely because of the unclear and inconsistent way leaders talk about it. Communication is key and constantly evolving and because of serious vulnerabilities and systematic injustice, leaders have an opportunity to embrace new ways of communicating. Brian Castrucci, DrPH, MA, president and CEO of the deBeaumont Foundation and an author of “Talking Health,” will review messages that change language and transform public perception. Castrucci will explain ways to:

  • Define public health more clearly.
  • Reframe public health assumptions.
  • Avoid messages that backfire.
  • Bring data to life through storytelling.

The Coffee Bean: Lessons to Create Positive Change

Closing Session
Friday, June 30 • 9:15 – 10:15 a.m.

At 20 years old, Damon West was a division 1 starting quarterback at the University of North Texas when he suffered a career-ending injury. He turned to hard-core drugs to cope with the injury and disappointments of life, eventually going to prison. During his incarceration, West had a spiritual awakening. Armed with a program of recovery, renewed faith and a miraculous second chance at life, West emerged a changed man. He is now a college professor, internationally known keynote speaker and best-selling author of “The Coffee Bean: A Simple Lesson to Create Positive Change.” His story of redemption, grit and determination is inspirational.

Children’s Activities

Wednesday and Thursday, June 28 and 29

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 children’s activities are designed to be age appropriate and are packed with fun of all kinds. Please note the new age groups. Programs include a meal and activities.

Children’s Schedule and Activity

Age group Wednesday from 6 – 10 p.m. Thursday from 6 – 10 p.m.
6 – 8 years Arts and crafts Outdoor games
9 – 12 years Scavenger hunt Pickle ball competition

Policies regarding Children’s Activities

You are encouraged to pre-register children for the full meeting and all activities in which they wish to participate. Complete the pre-registration 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 be 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. on both nights.
  • Children registering for the MHA activities must remain on the 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 (which includes the Jockey Club and the Gatehouse.)
  • 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.

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