Registration Open for the 2023 Healthcare Leadership Academy

The MHA is offering its popular Healthcare Leadership Academy program on March 13-15 and May 15-16. With 10 years of history helping healthcare professionals lead more effectively, the program focuses on developing a new generation of healthcare leaders. Delivered in partnership with Executive Core and Grand Valley State University, two power-packed modules will help develop healthcare professionals’ ability to lead. This year’s program will be presented on the Grand Valley State University campus in Grand Rapids and features insightful sessions with executive leaders from Corewell Health, Bronson Healthcare and Sparrow Health System in addition to the renown faculty form GVSU.

The healthcare-focused business content develops understanding in finance, process improvement principles, technology and innovation while the professional leadership track builds essential skills to empower teams and stakeholders. Leadership 360º development with personal executive coaching ensures each delegate gets the most from the MHA program. Members are encouraged to register rising leaders to help build a stronger, more resilient organization. Attendees will develop valuable skills and insights that enable them to think strategically and improve outcomes, all while earning up to 42.5 CMEs or CEUs.

Physicians, clinicians and others who are engaged in healthcare and wish to strengthen their leadership skills are encouraged to register for the Healthcare Leadership Academy. Registration includes both the March and May module dates.

To further explore this offering, please contact Paul Velasco at Executive Core.

Crain’s Healthcare Leadership Summit Features MHA and Hospital Leaders

The Oct. 20 Crain’s 2022 Healthcare Leadership Summit featured speakers from the MHA and member hospitals in a series of panels on policy issues, labor force solutions and technology integration.

MHA EVP Laura Appel spoke on a policy panel that covered what role government can play in affordability, equity & improving care.

Rising costs, uncertain governmental policies, workforce challenges, behavioral health and equity issues have put hospitals and health systems in a compromising position. The summit aimed to connect industry experts to collaborate on solutions and share best practices to tackle these issues.

Laura Appel, executive vice president of government relations and public policy at the MHA, spoke on a panel that covered solutions to the labor challenges and measures that reduce pressure on healthcare institutions throughout the state.

“There are no quick, easy fixes,” Appel noted. “Public health is a way for us to get people in a better place in the aggregate – we cannot solve diabetes, for example, with healthcare alone. We’ve got to do the policy work that it takes to push back and reduce rates [of illness], as opposed to just stopping the upward trends.”

Leaders from MHA-member hospitals and health systems were also featured in breakout sessions that covered workforce challenges and technological solutions to improve efficiency and safety. Panelists included:

  • Kimberly Keaton Williams, vice president of talent acquisition and development and chief diversity officer at McLaren Health Care.
  • Shana Lewis, vice president of talent acquisition and workforce development programs at Trinity Health.
  • Lisa Ouellette, interim chief human resources officer at Corewell Health.
  • Robert Riney, president & CEO of Henry Ford Health.

The event also featured keynote speaker Dr. Joneigh Khaldun, vice president and chief health equity officer at CVS Health, who spoke about attainable solutions for addressing inequities and improving health outcomes for underserved, vulnerable communities.