The MHA Breakthrough event will be held virtually from 1 to 3 p.m. Feb. 17, and registration is encouraged by close of business Feb. 14. For many months, leaders have had limited opportunities to study challenges and learn from each other, and MHA Breakthrough is an easy way to do that. Leaders will discuss a prolonged fourth COVID-19 surge, strategies for managing the politics and misinformation surrounding the virus, and how to re-engage patients and families to combat the increasing rates of violence toward caregivers and volunteers. Keynote speaker Michael Leonard, MD, will share his near-death experience with COVID-19 in the early days of the pandemic and how leaders can minimize the permanent effects of the pandemic on care and caregivers. Following Leonard’s presentation, small group conversations led by Michigan healthcare leaders will allow participants to share ideas and strategies for:
- COVID-19 long-hauler threats and health policy that the MHA and its members can support to better integrate public health to build a stronger healthcare infrastructure.
- Practical, yet more open, visitation policies to rebuild the relationships essential to achieving the best patient outcomes and building a cohesive plan involving family.
- Caring for staff who are exhausted by workforce shortages and have been devastated by living with serious illness and loss of life.