Clinic Health System offers women’s health and wellness program
Since 2008, Mayo Clinic Health System has offered an annual women’s health
program designed to educate women on health prevention and wellness. In 2018,
Mayo Clinic Health System hosted a Women’s Health and Well-Being Symposium at
locations in Albert Lea, Owatonna and Red Wing.
To design the program, a regional committee composed of Community Engagement
and Public Affairs staff from Albert Lea, Owatonna and Red Wing came together
to identify symposium topics in alignment with Community Health Needs Assessment
findings. The program focused on mental health, including mental illness and
issues stemming from drug addiction, and promoted resiliency and strategies for
managing physical pain induced by stressful situations.
The committee partnered with Mayo Clinic Health System care providers who are
experts in the field of mental health related to addiction, pain management and
resilience. Approximately 25 staff and volunteers, in addition to the speakers,
helped to make the three events successful in each location. Over 300 women
attended the free events and heard how resiliency can positively impact mental
and physical health, and how drug addiction can impact all aspects of life.
Visit the MHA website to learn more and read the full Community Benefit Report. return to top
health and human services budget provisions heard in committee
The House Health and Human Services Finance Committee on March
21 heard the governor’s health and human services budget recommendations in HF
2184, authored by Rep. Tina Liebling (DFL-Rochester).
MHA supports many provisions in the proposal, including funding for
school-linked mental health grants, certified community behavioral health
clinics (CCBHCs) and compliance with the outpatient 340B drug rule. A
problematic provision creates a controlled substance provider registry that
includes a $125 registration fee for any provider who prescribes a controlled
substance. Mary Krinkie, vice president of government relations, MHA, testified
in support of the outpatient drug rule and also shared concerns about the new
controlled substance registry. The bill was laid over for possible inclusion in
the House HHS omnibus bill.
With questions, contact Mary Krinkie, vice president of government
relations, MHA, 651-659-1465, or Kristen McHenry, director of state government
relations, MHA, 651-603-3526.
Session bill tracker
For a complete list of 2019 legislative bills MHA is tracking, visit the MHA Member Center. For assistance accessing the
Member Center, contact Ashley Beno, member services and
communications specialist, MHA, 651-603-3545. return to top
for April education sessions for rural hospitals
MHA will hold its annual Health Care Delivery Strategies for
Rural Hospitals sessions April 23 at Arrowwood Lodge at Brainerd Lakes in
Baxter and April 24 at Jackpot Junction in Morton.
Designed for rural hospitals, the sessions address state and federal policy
developments, cost report issues, Medicare and Medicaid billing updates,
billing for victims of trafficking and sexual assault, price transparency and
Following each daily general session, separate breakout sessions will be
provided for billing and finance issues. Finance sessions will be presented by
Joe Schindler, vice president of finance, MHA; Sue Ankeny, director, RSM US
LLP; and Michael Smith, health care reimbursement senior manager, Eide Bailly
LLP. National Government Services provider outreach and education staff Kim
Thomas will speak at the billing breakout sessions.
The programs are cosponsored by the Minnesota Chapter of the Healthcare
Financial Management Association.
More information and registration materials are available on the MHA website. With questions, contact Christy Hammer, education specialist, MHA, 651-659-1412. return to top
extended to April 5 for MHA annual CEO, CFO and CNE salary surveys
The deadline to submit this year’s chief
executive officer, chief financial officer and chief nurse executive online
compensation surveys has been extended to April 5.
The survey results will highlight salary averages by budget size, years in
health care, geographical region and years in current positions. The broader
the survey participation, the more representative the results. Participants
will receive summary reports.
Members eligible to participate in the confidential surveys were emailed access
information on Feb. 21. With questions regarding the surveys, contact Nick Johnston, financial analyst, MHA, 651-603-3536, or Jennifer Sanislo, division assistant, MHA, 651-659-1440. return to top