ST. PAUL, Minn.
— Eight hospital and health system trustees from across Minnesota were
recognized for earning certification through the Minnesota Hospital
Association’s trustee certification program. The rigorous and comprehensive
certification process prepares hospital and health system trustees to
effectively meet the growing demands of serving on a hospital and health system
board and to be strong health care and community leaders.
participating in MHA’s voluntary certification program, hospital and health
system 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.
have completed MHA board certification are eligible to participate in an
additional eight hours of coursework to progress towards advanced
certification, which provides education to ensure excellence, innovation, and
accountability in health care governance.
“There are increasingly
complicated issues facing hospitals and health systems during this time,” said
Dr. Rahul Koranne, MHA president and CEO. “MHA’s trustee certification program
ensures that hospital and health system leaders are well-prepared for informed
decision making within these critical governance positions.”
“Over the last
two years, we have continued to see significant evolution in governance policies
and practices.” Koranne added, “Earning these certifications demonstrates a
trustee’s commitment to the patients, staff, and communities their hospital and
health systems serve.”
Bias-Mosel, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center
Nelson, Lakewood Health System in Staples
earning advanced certification include:
Allen Molascon, Hendricks Community Hospital Association
Keil, Perham Health
Gross, Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin
McIlravy, Lakewood Health System in Staples
Ortloff, Alomere Health in Alexandria
Ann Harty, River’s Edge Hospital and Clinic in Saint Peter
information about MHA’s hospital trustee certification program, visit
information about Minnesota hospitals, visit www.mnhospitals.org.
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