Minnesota Hospital Association


September 11, 2017

MHA Newsline: Sept. 11, 2017

In this issue 

Jim McDonough honored with MHA Trustee of the Year Award

MHA on June 2 honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 33rd annual awards ceremony.   

Jim McDonough, trustee at Regions Hospital, received the Trustee of the Year Award, which honors a hospital leader who has contributed significantly to the health of the community by providing leadership and guidance to the hospital or health system board.   

McDonough is passionate and dedicated to both the care delivered at Regions Hospital and making sure Ramsey County makes the most of all that Regions has to offer. He is currently in his second period of service on the Regions Hospital Board and is the board’s chairman. As a member of the Ramsey County Board, he is a key player in the unique relationship between Ramsey County and Regions Hospital.   

Mental health is one of McDonough’s areas of focus. During his first term on the Regions board, he was instrumental in making Regions’ $179 million, 11-story expansion become a reality, marking the beginning of a renewed commitment by Regions that included a new mental health facility a few years later. McDonough has also been a member of the East Metro roundtable, which works to remove barriers to care and develop solutions that help people reach their mental health recovery goals.  

Additional award winners will be profiled in upcoming issues of Newsline. To learn more about the award winners, visit the MHA websitereturn to top   

Register for Sept. 21 patient and family engagement webinar

MHA will present a webinar on Sept. 21 from 11 a.m. – noon featuring Lisa Morrise, a patient advocate from Consumers Advancing Patient Safety, who will share her expertise in patient storytelling and the importance of those stories in creating a culture of patient- and family-centered care. Morrise will present ideas on helping patients tell their own stories succinctly, the importance of defining goals for stories and how to prepare audiences to receive and honor stories.   

This networking webinar of the MHA Community of Patient Partners is open to all leaders, staff, and patient partners who are interested in enhancing patient-centered care and Patient and Family Advisory Council (PFAC) implementation and management. Participants need to register in advance. To learn more, contact Joy Benn, quality and process improvement specialist, MHA, 651-659-1441. return to top   

Register for Oct. 3 falls and delirium conference

National Falls Prevention Day is Sept. 22 and MHA is hosting a falls and delirium conference on Oct. 3 in Redwood Falls to provide training, peer learning opportunities and networking for hospital staff working to prevent falls and delirium. Topics to be covered by experts in the field include early mobility, interdisciplinary collaboration and the role of physical therapy in delirium prevention. Dr. Patricia Quigley, a national expert in falls prevention, will provide the keynote address on new directions in fall prevention. 

For more information or to register, download the brochure or visit the MHA websitereturn to top   

New educational videos for board meetings available on MHA’s website

MHA has added to our series of board education videos designed as short introductions on specific health care topics to be shared during hospitals’ board meetings or for individual use. MHA recently filmed eight new videos. These videos, as well as previously recorded videos, are available on MHA’s website. Topics and speakers include:  

  • What the Board Should Know to be Ready for Any Investigation 
    • David Glaser, attorney, health law group, Fredrikson & Byron, P.A., Minneapolis, MN   
  • 340B: Background and Key Compliance Issues 
    • Renee Gravalin, partner, health care practice, Eide Bailly LLP, Fargo, ND   
  • 5 Facts to Know About Donation/5 Questions to Ask About Donation 
    • Sara McFee, manager of donor development, Minnesota Lions Eye Bank, Saint Paul, MN   
  • Cybersecurity: What Questions Should Management and Board Be Asking About Cybersecurity Risks and Controls 
    • Karen Andersen, manager, risk advisory services, Eide Bailly LLP, Minneapolis, MN (video pending)   
  • The 2017 Legislative Session in Review and 2018 Session Preview 
    • Mary Krinkie, vice president, government relations, Minnesota Hospital Association, St. Paul, MN   
  • HIPAA Risk Analysis: Does Your Assessment Adhere to the OCR Guidelines 
    • Janice Ahlstrom, FHIMSS, CPHIMS, CCSFP, RN, BSN, director, Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP, Minneapolis, MN   
  • Compensation for Physician Executive Roles: A Case Study 
    • Cathy Kibbe, principal consultant, physician services, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Minneapolis, MN
  • Health Care Disparities 
    • Tania Daniels, vice president, quality and patient safety, Minnesota Hospital Association, St. Paul, MN

If you find other topics that you would like MHA to explore, please contact Peggy Westby, vice president of education and membership services, MHA, 651-603-3518. MHA plans to add additional videos at least once a year. return to top