Webinars Focus on Improving Emotional Health and Rural Healthcare

Benjamin Anderson

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.

Offered July 15, Leading your Team and Culture Past the Collective COVID-19 PTSD to an Emotionally Healthy Workplace will describe how to lead through post-traumatic stress disorder following the height of the pandemic. Nicole Lipkin, faculty for the webinar, 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.

Benjamin AndersonRural Healthcare Delivery in Recovery, offered Aug. 19, will be presented by Benjamin Anderson, former CEO of Kearny County Hospital, Lakin, KS, and faculty during the 2018 MHA Breakthrough. 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 three 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 June 17 webinar on supply chain excellence is available through July 17 for participants in the session. 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.

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.

Patient Safety Organization Offers Rural Health and Opioids Safe Table

As a member organization dedicated to improving safety and quality in healthcare, the MHA Keystone Center continues to offer events and serve members despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

The MHA Keystone Center Patient Safety Organization (PSO) will host its first virtual safe table Nov. 17. Safe tables provide a legally protected environment for MHA Keystone Center PSO members to discuss sensitive topics related to patient safety. The safe table will occur from 1 to 3 p.m. and focus on rural health and opioids.

The safe table will be beneficial for healthcare organizations located in rural areas, which often experience different cultural, economic and social issues than their urban counterparts. These issues can contribute to opioid prescribing and misuse.

Registration is free and open to all MHA Keystone Center PSO members. Limited participation is available, and registrations will be honored on a first come, first served basis. Members with questions may contact the MHA Keystone Center PSO.

Paul W. Smith “Live from Lansing” Show Focuses on Healthcare

Chris WJR

On Jan. 30, the MHA sponsored the WJR News Talk Radio broadcast of the Paul W. Smith “Live from Lansing” show as part of its annual coverage of legislative and policy issues facing the state.

MHA Executive Vice President Chris Mitchell (left) was featured on WJR’s “Live from Lansing” Jan. 30 broadcast, hosted by Paul W. Smith (right).Hosted by Rep. Angela Witwer (D-Delta Twp.) in the Anderson House Office Building, Smith spoke with various political and business leaders, including MHA Executive Vice President for Advocacy and Public Affairs Chris Mitchell. Mitchell spoke about several different topics, including maternal health, the state healthcare budget, rural health and changes to Michigan’s auto insurance law.

Other individuals making an appearance on the show included Gov. Gretchen Whitmer and Senate Majority Leader Mike Shirkey (R-Clarklake).

As a sponsor of the event, the MHA developed a 60-second message for airing before and during the broadcast. For more information, contact John Karasinski at the MHA.