Final Session in Webinar Series Focuses on Rural Healthcare

The final webinar in an ongoing series on leadership approaches designed to assist with post-pandemic strategic planning will address strategies for strengthening rural healthcare. Rural Healthcare Delivery in Recovery is scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. Aug. 19.  

An entire cross section of America is now facing the real risk of having no local hospital to turn to. Benjamin Anderson, former CEO of Kearny County Hospital, Lakin, Kansas, will outline the factors closing rural hospitals across the country, the consequences, and how he and the leadership team transformed rural healthcare in his community through a mission-driven approach to recruiting physicians to underserved areas and patient-centered care.

Participants in this session may earn up to one American College of Healthcare Executives Qualified Education Hour toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives designation.

Members can register for this session for $50, and a health system can register for an unlimited number of logins for a flat-rate fee of $200. A recording of webinar will be available for four weeks following the webinar. Questions about the webinar series should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.

PTSD, Rural Health Innovation Discussed in Final Leadership Series Sessions

Lipkin

The final two webinars in an ongoing series on leadership approaches designed to assist with post-pandemic strategic planning are scheduled for July 15 and Aug. 19 from noon to 1 p.m. EDT.

LipkinLeading your Team and Culture Past the Collective COVID-19 PTSD to an Emotionally Healthy Workplace, offered July 15, will describe how to lead through post-traumatic stress disorder following the height of the pandemic. Session faculty Nicole Lipkin has worked with the American Academy of Osteopathic Surgeons and global companies like Honda and Visa. She will outline behaviors and practices that increase organizational and individual resilience and emotional sustainability.

AndersonRural Healthcare Delivery in Recovery will be presented by Benjamin Anderson, former CEO of Kearny County Hospital, Lakin, KS, and faculty for the 2018 MHA Breakthrough. In this Aug. 19 session, Anderson will explain how he and the leadership team transformed rural healthcare through a mission-driven approach to recruiting physicians to underserved areas and patient-centered care.

Participants may earn up to one American College of Healthcare Executives Qualified Education Hour for each of the remaining two sessions of the series toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives designation.

Members can register for a single webinar for $50, and a health system can register for an unlimited number of logins to a single webinar for a flat-rate fee of $200. A recording of the two previous webinars on diversity and inclusion and supply chain excellence are available through July 3 and July 17, respectively, for participants in those sessions. Participants in the July 15 and Aug. 19 webinars will have access to those recordings for four weeks following each webinar. Questions about the webinar series should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.

Series of Webinars Features Global Diversity and Psychology Leaders

An ongoing series of MHA webinars on leadership approaches is designed to Kim Blue, VP of People Experience Partners at Zoomassist with post-pandemic strategic planning.

In the webinar to be presented from noon to 1 p.m. June 3, Kim Blue, the global head of People Experience Partners at Zoom, will describe how to create and execute organizational diversity and inclusion strategies based on her experience with Zoom, ESPN and Microsoft. Whether she is consulting one-on-one or leading training for hundreds of people, Blue coaches people to step beyond the shore of diversity and really explore the ocean that is inclusion.

In a webinar offered from noon to 1 p.m. July 15,  Nicole Lipkin will describe how to lead through post-traumatic stress disNicole Lipkin, PSY.D., M.B.A.order following the height of the pandemic. Lipkin has worked with the American Academy of Osteopathic Surgeons and global companies like Honda and Visa. She will explore behaviors and practices that increase organizational and individual resilience and emotional sustainability.

By attending the webinar series, with sessions offered through August, participants may earn up to one American College of Healthcare Executives Qualified Education Hour per session toward initial certification or recertification of the Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives designation.

Members can register for single webinars for a fee of $50 each. A health system can register for an unlimited number of logins to a single webinar for a flat-rate fee of $200 or for an unlimited number of logins to all remaining webinars at a flat-rate fee of $750. A recording of the April 29 webinar on the use of technology following the COVID-19 pandemic, featuring Daniel Kraft, MD, is available through May 26 for participants in the session, as well as for systems that pay the $750 flat rate and individuals who pay $200 for all remaining sessions. Questions about the webinar series should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.

Webinars Explore COVID-19 Racial Disparities and Unconscious Bias

The MHA webinar series Leadership and Resiliency: Navigating Through and Beyond COVID-19 explores several mission-critical leadership qualities that leaders need to help traverse this difficult time. The final three webinars in the series are scheduled from 1 to 2 p.m. Aug. 6, Aug. 20 and Sept. 3. 

How Healthcare Can Lead a “Quiet Revolution” for Healing will be presented Aug. 6 by Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, PhD.  Bowen Matthew will outline the historic and contemporary role that healthcare providers play in increasing health equity, how critical it is to address fear resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and the importance of building coordinated public messaging about the coronavirus.

Gloria Goins, former chief diversity and inclusion officer at Bon Secours Mercy Health System, will present How Unconscious Bias Harms Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic Aug. 20. Goins will summarize how to address, support and manage racial disparities related to COVID-19 and practical actions leaders can take to improve cultural competency in healthcare operations.

The final webinar, The New Healthcare Ecosystem, will be presented Sept. 3 by Tom Koulopoulos, chairman of global futures think tank The Delphi Group. This session will highlight the threat of future pandemics, the questions surrounding development of new pharmaceuticals and therapies to treat disease and supply chain inconsistencies, and possible answers for the future delivery system. 

Members can register for one of more of the sessions for $99 each. Questions about this webinar series should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.

Webinars Explore COVID-19 Financial Impact and Racial Disparities

The MHA webinar series Leadership and Resiliency: Navigating Through and Beyond COVID-19 explores several mission-critical leadership qualities leaders need to help traverse this difficult time. The remaining four webinars will cover different topics over the next several weeks; each webinar will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.  

On July 23, Jeff Goldsmith, president of Health Futures Inc., will present The Post-COVID Healthcare Strategy, which will outline the financial effects of an economic slowdown, current political uncertainties, and the threats of disruption by new technologies and competitors, as well as provide direction on strategies to consider now. On Aug. 20, Gloria Goins, former chief diversity and inclusion officer at Bon Secours Mercy Health System, will present How Unconscious Bias Harms Patients During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Goins will summarize how to address, support and manage racial disparities related to COVID-19 and practical actions leaders can take to improve cultural competency in healthcare operations.

Members can register for one of more of the sessions for $99 each. Questions about the webinar series should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.

Webinars Explore Coronavirus Impact and Future Strategy

The MHA webinar series Leadership and Resiliency: Navigating Through and Beyond COVID-19, explores several mission-critical leadership qualities leaders need to help traverse this difficult time. The series studies six topics over the next several weeks; each session will be held from 1 to 2 p.m.

On July 9, Marty Makary, MD, Johns Hopkins surgeon and transparency guru, will present Update on Coronavirus: What’s Next and How to Plan. Makary will interpret the current data from foreign and U.S. studies projecting the coronavirus impact in the U.S. and will review best practices, transparency policies and how to deal with the epidemic in real time. On July 23, Jeff Goldsmith, president of Health Futures Inc., will present The Post-COVID Healthcare Strategy, which will outline the financial effects of an economic slowdown, current political uncertainties, and the threats of disruption by new technologies and competitors, as well as provide direction on strategies to consider now.

Members can register for one or more of the sessions for $99 each. Questions about the webinar series should be directed to Erin Steward at the MHA.

2020 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award Nominations Due by July 6

The National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) is accepting nominations for the 2020 Gail L. Warden Leadership Excellence Award, which honors a healthcare leader whose commitment, values, and contributions have improved the health of the public through leadership and organizational excellence, and/or who has made significant and lasting leadership contributions to the health and healthcare field. 

Nominations are due July 6, and award criteria are provided on the downloadable nomination form. Nominees can represent any sector, including healthcare delivery, community health, public health, insurance, suppliers, public policy, government, professional/trade associations, research, and academic institutions. Nominees for the award must be actively engaged in the field and have broad national influence. Self-nominations are not eligible. 

The recipient will be honored virtually in November. The exact date and connection information for the webcast will be announced.

Completed nomination forms should be emailed to Nilu Faiz-Ali, and questions about the nomination form or nomination process should be directed to LeAnn Swanson at the NCHL. Copies of prior award recipients’ nominations are also available upon request. 

Honor Safe Care, Healthcare Leadership with Nominations for MHA Awards

Matt Rush

Hospitals can recognize phenomenal leaders and teams who are committed to providing quality care by nominating them for the MHA Healthcare Leadership Award or the MHA Advancing Safe Care Award.

Advancing Safe Care AwardThe MHA Advancing Safe Care Award honors a team of healthcare professionals within MHA-member hospitals. The award recognizes those who demonstrate a fierce commitment to providing quality care across diverse socio-economic populations, lead the charge for quality improvement, promote transparency to improve healthcare, and achieve better outcomes due to a strong culture of safety.

Judging for this award is based on four criteria: reducing health disparities among specific patient populations; supporting a learning culture committed to trusting, feedback and higher problem-solving; evidence of transparency among care teams, with patients and families, and with community stakeholders; and improving safety by creating high degrees of psychological and physical safety. Nominations must be submitted online by March 27.

Matt Rush, a 2019 winner of Healthcare Leadership AwardThe MHA Healthcare Leadership Award recognizes outstanding members of healthcare governing boards and outstanding executive, physician, nursing and other health leaders. The award honors those who have provided exceptional leadership to an individual healthcare organization and to the health and well-being of the community.

Nominees must represent an MHA-member organization in good standing and have been actively involved with the healthcare organization within the last three years. Judging for the award is based on the nominee’s organizational contributions and leadership and culture contributions. Nominations must be submitted online by April 3.

Honorees will be announced at the 2020 MHA Annual Membership Meeting that will be held June 24-26 on Mackinac Island. For more information, contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.