Minnesota Hospital Association


July 09, 2018

MHA Newsline: July 9, 2018

In this issue 

North Memorial Health honored with MHA Community Benefit Award ​  

MHA on June 1 honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health care at its 34th annual awards ceremony.   

North Memorial Health in Robbinsdale received the Community Benefit Award in the large hospital category, which recognizes hospitals for working beyond their physical walls to improve the health and well-being of their communities.   

North Memorial Health was recognized for North Market and the Wellness Resource Center. This innovative partnership between Pillsbury United Communities and North Memorial Health is a combined grocery store and wellness center that seeks to meet the nutritional and health needs of an underserved community in North Minneapolis.   

Responding to needs identified in North Memorial Health's 2013 and 2016 Community Health Needs Assessments, the grocery store offers affordable and healthy food in one of Minnesota's largest food deserts. The Wellness Resource Center offers free non-medical services, focused on educating customers about their health and connecting customers with additional resources external to North Market.  

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

Apply for Minnesota HIE Grant Program

The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) requests proposals for the Minnesota Health Information Exchange (HIE) Grant Program. The purpose of the Request for Proposals (RFP) is to provide financial assistance to Minnesota health care providers to encourage implementation of admission, discharge and transfer alerts and care summary document exchange transactions.   

Approximately $500,000 is available for these grants. MDH anticipates awarding between five and 25 grants ranging from $10,000 to $100,000. The grant period will be one year, estimated to be from Nov. 1, 2018, through Oct. 31, 2019.   

Potential applicants must submit a letter of intent to apply by 4 p.m. on July 20. Grant applications are due by 4 p.m. on Aug. 24. View the complete RFP, required forms and additional documents on the HIE Grant Program webpage.   

Questions may be submitted by email to mn.ehealth@state.mn.usreturn to top