leaders join 73 others in state who have completed comprehensive certification
Minn. - Thirteen hospital trustees from across Minnesota were recognized
for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital Association’s trustee
certification program. The comprehensive certification process prepares
hospital trustees to effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a
hospital board and to be strong health care and community
participating in MHA’s voluntary certification program, hospital trustees
receive training on current health care trends; governance best practices;
ethics; government regulations; patient safety; and quality. Participants
undergo 35 hours of coursework, making Minnesota’s initiative the most
comprehensive in the nation.
Minnesota, more and more hospital trustees are formally preparing themselves to
address the often complicated issues facing hospitals and health systems
today,” said Lawrence Massa, MHA president and CEO. “Our trustee certification
program proactively ensures that hospital leaders are well-prepared to make
“With so many
changes in health care policy and practice — especially under federal and state
health care reform — hospital trustees want this kind of support to be strong
leaders in their organizations,” he added. “And earning this certification
demonstrates a trustee’s commitment to the patients and communities the
the newly certified trustees:
Memorial Hospital, Cloquet
Health System, Mora
Health System, Staples
Regional Health Services, Hibbing
E. Anderson (former board member)
Healthcare Center, Aitkin
W. Newstrom (former board member)
River Falls Medical Center
Area Health Services, Inc.
Health Care, Wadena
- Thomas P.
Van Bruggen, M.D.
information about MHA’s hospital trustee certification program, visit www.mnhospitals.org/trustees. For more information about Minnesota
hospitals, visit www.mnhospitals.org.