Tina Smith convenes opioid roundtable with MHA as host
Sen. Tina Smith on
Jan. 12 convened an opioid roundtable discussion hosted by MHA. Experts from
the Minnesota Hospital Association, CHI St. Gabriel's Health, the Minnesota
Department of Human Services, NAMI Minnesota and the City of Inver Grove
Heights Police Department shared how Minnesota is responding to the opioid
epidemic and how Smith can work on behalf of Minnesotans on the federal level.
“I am one voice in Washington, D.C., but I intend to be a strong voice,” said
Smith. “I will go into any room and tell the stories of Minnesotan families
whose lives have been destroyed by opioid misuse and addiction. There are also
great recovery models here in Minnesota that I look forward to taking back to
Washington so we can build support to treat addiction, rather than cutting
health care programs that are helping people today.”
“Minnesota is recognized as a national leader when it comes to health care
quality. If we come together, we can tackle the opioid crisis in the same way
we have tackled other health care problems,” said Dr. Rahul Koranne, MHA’s
chief medical officer. “We look forward to our continued partnership to find
solutions. We owe this to our patients, their families and our
communities.” return to top
participation sought for new MHA crowdsourcing project on workforce issues
To bring meaningful and actionable solutions to health care
workforce challenges in Minnesota, MHA is launching a new crowdsourcing
project, where participants generate ideas and help identify which ones seem
most promising. This is MHA’s first foray into this type of process.
Through the end of January, MHA is seeking as many ideas as possible from MHA
members related to any workforce challenges their institutions face. No topics
have been excluded from consideration; employee engagement, recruitment and
retention, training, day care for employees and any other workforce topic may
be submitted. Ideas can be submitted online.
All members are encouraged to participate in this project and all submissions
will be considered. Crowdsourcing offers a safe, anonymous and quick way to
share opinions, thoughts and ideas. It takes little time but has the potential
to yield very valuable results.
Once the idea generation phase is over, participants will vote to choose which
of the ideas to pursue. MHA will provide an executive summary of the
submissions to participants. MHA will also use the results to inform activity
around workforce issues.
This project is being done in partnership with St. Mary’s University and
ignite! Innovation, which is a service offered by Optum.
Learn more online or contact Mark Sonneborn, vice president, health information and analytics, MHA,
651-659-1423, or Nathalie Squire, workforce project manager,
MHA, 651-603-3540. return to top
your inbox for MHA 2018 membership directory survey
Hospital CEOs, their administrative assistants
and associate members should watch their email inboxes for the MHA 2018
Membership Directory survey.
MHA annually updates contact information of senior leaders and key contacts
within hospitals, health systems and associate member companies to ensure the
MHA database is up-to-date and communications reach the appropriate contacts.
If you have questions regarding the membership survey, contact Ashley Beno,
member services and communications specialist, MHA, 651-603-3545. return to top