Minnesota Hospital Association


January 01, 2018

MHA Newsline: Jan. 8, 2018

In this issue 

Join 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 action plan 
  • 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   

Hospital 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   

Mental 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   

Charge 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 websitereturn to top   

Enroll 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 settlements.   

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 received.  

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