the second Culture of Excellence cohort
MHA, in partnership with Stratis Health, is pleased to offer an
opportunity for hospital chief executive officers (CEOs) and designated quality
and patient safety staff to join a second cohort of the Culture of Excellence program.
Since leadership is instrumental in building a successful culture, CEOs will
have an active role and peer networking opportunities throughout the program.
Each participating CEO will partner with their designated Culture of Excellence
champion to develop and implement an action plan to advance quality, employee
engagement and patient satisfaction.
Key elements of the program include:
- AHRQ Culture Survey
administration and response support
In-person kickoff to network
and learn from mentors and other participants
- Monthly educational conference
calls to guide the design, implementation and sustainability of your
- Mentorship and support
throughout the program
- One-on-one assistance provided
by a quality improvement specialist
- Data benchmarking
- Support with available patient
safety culture tools and resources including staff education
- Ability to tailor the program
to meet your local needs
To find out more about the Culture of Excellence program,
contact Lori Skinner, quality and patient safety clinical specialist,
651-603-3537. return to top
leaders encouraged to attend local Chamber of Commerce policy meetings
Every year the Minnesota Chamber of Commerce hosts its Statewide
Policy Tour, a series of community meetings to solicit input from its members.
Meetings are scheduled Jan. 8-22 in various cities across the state.
MHA members who are also chamber members are encouraged to attend a meeting in
their local area. Chamber staff and local business community members appreciate
hearing from local hospital stakeholders with personal expertise about health
care issues and issues affecting their community’s hospital.
View the meeting schedule. The meetings are free of
charge, but advance registration is preferred.
For additional information, contact Mary Krinkie, vice president of government
relations, MHA, 651-659-1465. return to top
Health Innovation Grant proposals due today
The Minnesota Department of Human Services (DHS) on Nov. 27
issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a qualified grantee to improve
accessibility and quality of community-based outpatient mental health services
and reduce admissions to and stays beyond medical necessity in regional
treatment centers and Community Behavioral Health Hospitals. For more
information, see the Dec. 4 issue of Newsline.
Responses to the RFP are due no later than 4 p.m. today, Jan. 8. Instructions
for submission are outlined in the RFP.
To learn more, visit the DHS website or
contact Amanda Calmbacher, Mental Health Division,
DHS, 651-503-4050. return to top
Nurse Boot Camp scheduled for Feb. 22
In partnership with the Minnesota Organization of Leaders in
Nursing (MOLN), a workshop is being offered at MHA to help prepare new charge
nurses and those who wish to refresh their leadership training with essential
skills such as conflict resolution, effective communications, team building and
dealing with difficult situations. Join us for a fast-paced, interactive and
relevant session by Sharon Roy, RN, clinical nurse educator and simulation
center manager, Cuyuna Regional Medical Center.
For additional information and registration material, visit the MOLN website. return to top
in MHA’s class action settlement recovery service
Forty MHA member hospitals are participating in
MHA’s class action settlement recovery service. In 2017, MHA entered into a
strategic agreement with Managed Care Advisory Group, LLC (MCAG), to help MHA
members identify and recover funds from current and future class action
Through this agreement, MCAG tracks relevant settlements, identifies
opportunities that are meaningful and assists in filing claims for
payment. MCAG is also available to help hospitals review settlement
notices that they receive directly. The settlement recovery service is provided
on a contingency fee basis with no cost to MHA members until a recovery is
MCAG is still accepting enrollment in the program. To learn more, visit MCAG’s website for MHA members.
With questions, contact Ben Peltier, vice president of legal services and
federal relations, MHA, 651-603-3513. return to top