The 2022 MHA Annual Membership Meeting will return to an in-person meeting June 29, 30 and July 1 on Mackinac Island. COVID-19 vaccination is required for attendees 12 years of age and older, and details surrounding the vaccination verification process are outlined on the Code of Conduct section of the dedicated Annual Meeting webpage. Opportunities for sponsorship of the annual meeting are available through May 6, including sponsoring a hole at the Links Fore Health golf outing fundraiser, which supports the programs and services Michigan hospitals provide at low or no cost to improve the quality of health and life.
The annual meeting will feature an outstanding lineup of healthcare experts, including Scott Gottlieb, MD, former commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and author of the New York Times bestseller Uncontrolled Spread: Why COVID-19 Crushed Us and How We Can Defeat the Next Pandemic, and Wright Lassiter III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health and board chair of the American Hospital Association. Events like the ice cream social, the chairs’ and awards reception, and more will provide ample time to network and renew relationships.
Register by May 27 to attend this memorable event. Members with questions should email the MHA or call (888) 413-2118.
MHA members will return to an in-person annual meeting June 29 through July 1 on Mackinac Island. COVID-19 vaccination is required for attendees 12 years of age and older; details surrounding the vaccination verification process are outlined on the Code of Conduct section of the annual meeting webpage. The meeting’s outstanding lineup of healthcare experts include Scott Gottlieb, MD, a physician and former commissioner of the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, and Wright Lassiter III, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health. Gottlieb will speak about systemwide failure across government institutions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the policies and investments essential to prepare the United States for future threats. Lassiter will address diversity, social justice and healthcare strategic priorities.
The annual meeting also includes the popular family event with games and entertainment, the ice cream social, the Links Fore Health golf outing fundraiser, and many more opportunities for relationship building.
Register by May 27 to attend this memorable event. Opportunities for sponsorship of the annual meeting are available through May 6. Members with questions should email the MHA or call (888) 413-2118.
The MHA released another episode of the MiCare Champion Cast, which features interviews with healthcare policy experts in Michigan on key issues that impact healthcare and the health of communities.
On this episode, Wright Lassiter, president and CEO of Henry Ford Health, discusses social determinants of health — what they are, why they matter, and how understanding them can help achieve better health outcomes. Lassiter also shares valuable insight about how to best support healthcare workers as they continue to face pandemic burnout and what drove the organization’s recent rebranding to Henry Ford Health, previously Henry Ford Health System.
As president and CEO, Lassiter oversees the $7 billion integrated health system comprised of six hospitals, a health plan and a wide range of ambulatory, retail and various health services across more than 250 locations in Michigan and 33,000 employees. Lassiter joined Henry Ford Health in 2014 as president and assumed the role of president and CEO in 2016.
This podcast is part of the statewide #MiCareMatters campaign, launched in 2017, which aims to build a network of citizens — “MiCare Champions” — who will be called upon to engage in advocacy efforts to protect access to affordable healthcare services in Michigan. It is currently available viaSpotify, iTunes and SoundCloud.
For more information, visit micarematters.org. Members with questions or who would like to submit ideas for future podcasts should contact Lucy Ciaramitaro at the MHA.