Rice honored with MHA Stephen Rogness Distinguished Service Award
MHA on June 1 honored innovative programs and outstanding leaders in health
care at its 34th annual awards ceremony.
Tim Rice, president and CEO of Lakewood Health System in Staples, received the
Stephen Rogness Distinguished Service Award, which recognizes an executive at
an MHA hospital who has demonstrated a history of significant leadership beyond
his or her hospital or system.
In his 38 years at Lakewood Health System, Rice has set the standard for
distinguished service in Minnesota health care. His leadership has guided the
organization through numerous clinic and senior living additions and
acquisitions, significant building projects and expansions and a merger between
the hospital and clinic to become integrated as one of the largest Critical
Access Hospitals in the state, employing more than 800 people.
He has led the implementation of programs that are unique to his region - like
the comprehensive Medical Home and palliative care programs - and are
high-performing - like nationally recognized food access programs and the LHS
care center, which is ranked in the top 1 percent in Minnesota.
Additional award winners will be profiled in upcoming issues of Newsline. To
learn more about the award winners, visit the MHA website. return to top
HAI Committee chair elected ISDA fellow
Ayesha Rashid, M.D., FACP, chair of MHA’s Healthcare-Associated
Infection (HAI) Committee, has been elected a fellow of the Infectious Disease
Society of America (ISDA). Fellowship in IDSA honors specialists who have
achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the
Rashid has an outpatient and inpatient infectious disease practice at Allina
Health and Fairview Health Services through the St. Paul Infectious Disease
“Ayesha has been a strong and passionate leader across Minnesota who has worked
diligently to reduce the burden of infectious disease in our communities and
carefully steward powerful antimicrobials to improve patient care,” said Rahul
Koranne, M.D., MHA’s chief medical officer. “We are truly grateful for Ayesha’s
continued leadership on the MHA HAI Committee alongside experts from throughout
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awards first Maintenance of Certification credits for quality participation
MHA on Aug. 29 awarded its first set of Maintenance of
Certification (MOC) credits through its partnership with the American Board of
Medical Specialties (ABMS) Multi-Specialty Portfolio Program.
ABMS MOC credits allow physicians to meet the requirements for maintaining
their board certification while meaningfully participating in MHA quality and
patient safety improvement programs in their organizations. MHA launched its partnership with ABMS in late 2017.
ABMS has currently approved two MHA quality improvement projects focusing on
surgical safety and practitioner burnout for MOC credits. Dr. Mark Matthias,
vice president of medical affairs, St. Cloud Hospital, earned the first 20
credits from MHA through the American Board of Family Medicine. Matthias serves
as chair for the burnout quality improvement project.
“Getting Maintenance of Certification points through the MHA and ABMS
partnership was a very easy process with minimal burden,” said Matthias. “This
new process helps align the continuous quality improvement activities of
physicians with the health care system and our teams in order to improve the
health of the patients, families and communities we are privileged to serve.”
Physicians involved with MHA quality improvement work will now be eligible to
receive MOC credits on an ongoing basis. With questions, contact Dr. Rahul Koranne, chief medical officer, MHA, 651-659-1445. return to top
you to Annual Meeting sponsors
MHA's Annual Meeting will be held Sept. 19-21 at
Madden’s on Gull Lake in Brainerd. For more information or to register,
download the conference brochure or visit the MHA website.
Many key sponsors have already committed to helping MHA deliver a high-quality
program. MHA would like to thank the following sponsors for their generosity
and continued commitment to Minnesota health care. For more information about
sponsorships, contact Cari Kronschnable, clerical/program
coordinator, MHA, 651-659-1428.
Groove Entertainment Technologies
Ryan Companies U.S. Inc
Dougherty & Company LLC
EAPC Architects Engineers
Eide Bailly LLP
JE Dunn Construction
Life Link III
RSM US LLP
B. E. Smith
Delta Medical Systems
Stinson Leonard Street LLP
Wold Architects and Engineers
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