The MHA Board of Trustees held its final meeting of the 2022-2023 program year in conjunction with the MHA Annual Membership Meeting. As part of a standing agenda item focused on safety and quality lessons learned, board member Mark Eastburg, PhD, president & CEO, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services, shared a recent incident from his organization that illustrates the value of regular patient safety training and how a strong caring culture saved a patient and helped him continue to heal. In addition, Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Elizabeth Clement and Jeff Donofrio, president & CEO, Business Leaders for Michigan, provided guest presentations on areas of common policy interest, including the importance of nonpartisan and efficient court systems, and the attraction of talent and job growth in Michigan.
The board also engaged in a review and discussion of its ongoing strategic priorities focused on workforce sustainability, financial viability, achieving health equity and improving access and funding for behavioral health. In an ongoing effort to continue to improve access to care, the board reaffirmed its support for the association to maximize the use of provider tax programs in support of Medicaid reimbursement.
Current Health PAC Chair and incoming MHA Board of Trustees Chair Shannon Striebich provided an update on the status of the 2023 MHA Health PAC campaign and encouraged eligible individuals and organizations to meet their contribution goals. The board also approved several associate memberships including Executive Core, Findhelp, Greater Flint Health Coalition, Inc., Lawrence Technological University, QURE Healthcare and VativoRx2.
For more information about actions of the MHA Board of Trustees contact Amy Barkholz at the MHA.