MHA Board of Trustees Holds Final Meeting of Program Year

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.

Deadline Approaching for Early Sponsorship Commitment

The deadline to be featured as a sponsor of the MHA Annual Membership Meeting brochure, which is shared with hospital and health system CEOs, is March 17. The MHA’s sponsors are vital to helping conference participants emerge with innovative ideas and solutions to achieve hospital and health system goals. In turn, sponsors gain new customers, discover fresh leads and develop deeper relationships.

A variety of sponsorship opportunities are outlined in the 2023 MHA Corporate Sponsorship & Advertising brochure. Organizations that secure sponsorship will be featured in the MHA Annual Membership Meeting event brochure, mailed out in early April.

Members with questions about sponsorship or the Annual Membership Meeting should contact Erica Leyko at the MHA.

MHA Monday Report Jan. 23, 2023

MHA Monday Report

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The Keckley Report

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News to Know

Hospital leadership and key decision-makers will gather June 28-30 for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting on Mackinac Island. …

News to Know – Jan. 23, 2023

Hospital leadership and key decisionmakers will gather June 28-30 for the MHA Annual Membership Meeting on Mackinac Island. The meeting brings together more than 300 healthcare decision-makers to discuss healthcare issues and recognize and celebrate MHA program year achievements. Registration materials will be available in early April. Members with questions should contact Field Engagement at the MHA.