Explore Ways to Advance Health Equity, Workforce and Resilience at Breakthrough

Virtual Breakthrough

MHA Breakthrough, which will be held in-person Feb. 17 and 18 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City, provides a venue for crucial conversations about the healthcare crisis and ways providers can lead recovery using information, tools and shared ideas and best practices. Attendees will examine the evolution of the pandemic and its impact, including lessons learned around treatment and staffing, patient and family expectations, and burnout and resilience; how MHA members and partners can address the workforce shortage and drive policy and funding on this critical issue; and how to lead critical conversations about health equity and use structures already in place to build capacity for advancing equity.

A preconference session will feature tactics to optimize the CEO-board relationship by exploring the primary roles and responsibilities and the attributes and actions credited to a high-functioning governing board. The session includes an assessment and improvement activity that can be adopted or modified for use in participants’ organizations as part of an ongoing effort to strengthen CEO-board dynamics.

Breakthrough will be held in-person, and COVID-19 vaccination will be required. The vaccination verification process is detailed online under the Code of Conduct Policy. Registration is open, and a full agenda, additional details and sponsors are posted online. Contact Erin Steward at the MHA with questions about Breakthrough.

Registration Open for MHA Breakthrough In-person Event in February

Virtual Breakthrough

Virtual BreakthroughThe COVID-19 crisis has made clear what American healthcare providers are capable of and their infinite potential, yet challenges remain. COVID-19 variants continue to plague the nation’s health; regular harassment and violence toward caregivers sustains burnout brought about by exhaustion and emotional upheaval; and the essential role of prevention and the politicization of public health are just a few of the obstacles faced.

MHA Breakthrough, which will be held in-person Feb. 17 and 18 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa near Traverse City, provides a venue for crucial conversations about the healthcare crisis and ways providers can lead recovery using information, tools and shared ideas and best practices. By participating in advisory tables, attendees will examine COVID-19 long-hauler threats and hospitals’ role in advancing a strong public health infrastructure, explore tactics to re-engage patients’ families and the public, and discuss methods to combat burnout and build resilience. A special workforce town hall will bring leaders together to openly discuss how MHA members and partners in the Healthcare Workforce Sustainability Alliance can address the workforce shortage and drive policy and funding on this critical issue.

Breakthrough will be held in-person, and COVID-19 vaccination will be required. Details surrounding the vaccination verification process will be available soon. Registration is open, a full agenda and additional details are posted online, and sponsorship is available through Jan. 12. Contact Erica Leyko regarding sponsorship and Erin Steward at the MHA with questions about Breakthrough.

Breakthrough Mobile Meeting App Available

Virtual Breakthrough

The MHA’s mobile meeting app is now available for Breakthrough, taking place Feb. 27 and 28 at the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa. The app features an updated list of attendees and sponsors and offers other essential information about the event. Take advantage of this timesaving tool by downloading it to a mobile device or accessing online.

MHA BreakthroughBreakthrough delivers unprecedented insight and knowledge to healthcare executives, senior leaders and trustees about the competitive landscape and variety of tactics employed by rural healthcare leaders to reinforce long-term viability. A special town hall on Michigan’s rural healthcare strategy will be held Feb. 28, where members of a Tennessee coalition will share results from several ambitious changes to how healthcare is paid for and delivered in Tennessee. Following the panel, attendees will explore how funding, coalition-building and data could lead Michigan hospitals down a similar path toward sustainability.

Register now for Breakthrough! MHA members who register two individuals from the same hospital can register a third person for free. Contact Erica Leyko for assistance with registration, and Erin Steward with any questions about the event.